Thanksgiving isn’t the only gathering Fido can celebrate this November. He’s invited to have fun at fall festivals, hang out with a huge pack of Goldens on the beach, and dress to the nines at a glitzy ball during November’s best pet-friendly events.
Posted by Billy Francis
Pet-a-Palooza -The Day Of The Dog
Pet-a-Palooza -The Day Of The Dog returns to Scottsdale this November. Four-legged attendees can try samples from more than 65 pet exhibitors and take part in a variety of fun activities at this two-day event. Sign up for yoga with puppies and experience mindfulness with your mutt. For people and pups who prefer a faster pace, there are the hotly contested Chihuahua, Wiener or Corgi races, and the fastest dog competition for canines of all shapes and sizes. After Fido crosses the finish line, he can splash down in the pools at the cooling stations, snag prizes for a winning photograph at the selfie wall, and fill up for free at the dog omelet bar.
Pet-a-Palooza -The Day Of The Dog Scottsdale will be held from November 12-13. Hotel Valley Ho is within walking distance of the festival, so you won’t have to miss a minute.
WTZQ's Tails in Town
WTZQ's Tails in Town is back once again to warm the hearts of Hendersonville's hounds. Sponsored by local animal organizations, the town’s only pet-centric festival features over 50 vendors, pet rescues with animals available for adoption, a pet boutique, live music, the Be “Pawvilous” fashion show presented by Barkers Anonymous, and other fun activities. There will also be a pet food drive to benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society, and it will include a chance to win gift certificates for Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique.
WTZQ's Tails in Town will be held on November 12. Reserve a stay a mile down the road at Timberlake, where dogs can enjoy off-leash fun in a fenced backyard, then take a dip in the lake.
Annual Doggie Street Festival
San Diego’s Annual Doggie Street Festival at Liberty Station NTC Park aims to bring together the rescue community, showcase adoptable animals, and share expert advice from veterinarians, nutrition experts and trainers with would-be adopters and pet owners. Take a stroll with your furry best friend from vendor to vendor, sampling yummy treats, meeting special guests, hearing from knowledgeable speakers, and entering contests for big prizes along the way.
Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee
Mark your calendars for the Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee, Florida’s “fur-most” Golden Retriever gathering. The event raises awareness for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which aims to identify risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Many of the pups taking part in the study will be in attendance, but all pooches are welcome. Soak up the sun and surf off-leash on Jupiter Beach in the morning. Then, join the big group of Goldens for a taco and fajita buffet and beers from local pet-friendly establishments Surf Taco and Tequesta Brewery to benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida.
The Annual Jupiter Golden Jubilee will be held on November 5. There’s no need to leave the beach behind if you book this charming 1940s cottage with private beach access.
PAWS Chicago Annual Fur Ball
Get ready for Chicago’s premier pet-friendly black-tie gala, PAWS Chicago Annual Fur Ball. This year, the legendary Drake Hotel will host more than 800 guests and their canine plus ones to walk the red carpet, participate in live and silent auctions, enjoy a dinner buffet and dance into the night. Four-legged guests can expect an indulgent evening of excess, including crystal goblets at the dog buffet, paw-dicures, massages and pet-friendly spritzes in the Dog Spa.
PAWS Chicago Annual Fur Ball will be held on November 11. Fido can rub shoulders with Chicago’s canine elite, before heading upstairs to sprawl out on his complimentary dog bed at The Drake.
Puptopia Festival Houston
Puptopia Festival Houston is a “pawradise” for dogs and dog lovers alike. Visitors can head to the main stage for performances from an internationally-renowned stunt dog team, showcasing dock diving, freestyle Frisbee disc catching, flyball racing, high jumping and dog agility. If he’s feeling jealous, Fido can show off his own talent at the Pupformance agility course. Then, pounce with your pooch at the PAWground, an Instagram-worthy playground with a 9-foot fire hydrant, a life-size dog bowl filled with kibble, and giant-sized tennis balls. Relax and refuel with snacks for humans and dogs at the K9 Lounge, before pampering your pooch at the SPAW.
Puptopia Festival Houston will be held on November 5. Spend the night downtown at Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.