Heading down to Florida in January? Make sure you hit up one of these fun pet events. They range from dog socials to charities, and even a race you can run with your dog! You should enjoy the nice weather and do some fun stuff!
Pet Supply Drive
Raymond James Stadium
This is a pet supply drive for the Humane Society of Tampa. It will be there from 12:00 noon-4:00 PM, at the entry gate for the Buccaneers vs. Falcons Game. It is sponsored by the Glazer Family Foundation. Bring supplies for those who need them!
Posh Pets in the Park
Ave Maria Town Center
Ave Maria, Florida
This is a fund raising event for the Humane Society located in Ave Maria, a new town just eat of Naples, Florida. There will be all sorts of vendors with all sorts of pet products, as well as adoptions. Other entertainment will include a dog agility course, a dog fashion show, raffles with great prizes, pet photography, food, drinks, music and more. Admission is free for all, and it will occur from 12:00 noon-3:00 PM.
Run for the Paws
Naples Municipal Airport
This is the fourth annual Run for Paws Run/Walk, which will begin at 8:00 AM. Registration is open now until 7:45 AM on the day of the event. It costs $20 per person before January 20, then $25 from January 21-29, then $30 on the 30th. There will be discounts for families and high school students.
It will be a 5k race that will start on North Road. At that location will be parking, registration, finish line and refreshments. Pets can race with you, so long as they are on a non retractable leash, have proper vaccinations and can run the whole way with you. You can bring supplies to donate to the Humane Society Naples, such as canned food (not dry), hand sanitizer or laundry detergent.
Dog Bowl IV
Dogs are welcome at this crazy event, which is a day of activities for humans and pets alike. It is hosted by Boxer Friends, Inc. It will go on from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Some of the activities include best dressed contest, bobbing for hot dogs, silly pet trick contest, best tail contest, dog massages, best howl and more. There will be a raffle with great prizes. Dogs must be well-behaved, under current vaccinations (with proof), and must get along with other dogs.