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Top Dog Events Worldwide

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners who are as crazy about their pets as you, there's no better place to bring Fido than a dog event. Attend any of the dog shows, agility competitions, costume parades, festivals or fundraisers on our Dog Events Calendar and you'll meet hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dog lovers. And since 70% of the events listed benefit humane societies, attending one is a great way to help homeless pets too.

SEP 18, 2016 –
SEP 22, 2019

Soldiers Pace Canicross and Trail Run

The race and all proceeds are to benefit “K9s on the Front Line,” a nonprofit organization that works to rescue shelter dogs by training them to be certified service dogs and thus fit to assist suffering PTSD/TBI military veterans. The sport of canicross is an event in which one runs with their dog. A harness or belt around the waist is worn by the human runner, and a harness is worn by the dog. The dog, in more competitive events, is to run in front of the person at all times, though in amateur gatherings exceptions are made! It is a pulling sport for some, with active vigorous participation from the human and for others it is a stroll with man’s best friend by their side. The beauty is the health benefit for both participants on an outside trail setting. The separate 5k trail run for those who would prefer to run without a dog! The event is open to all trail runners to wishing to participate at this scenic venue. In addition to the races, there will be pet activities, music, pet vendors as well as photography. There are going to be a number of kid-focused activities including a clever compilation of Maine-themed obstacles beginning with a sleeping bag scoot under a tented table and ending with a mock-marshmallow roast. The kids run is .3 miles and will begin at 10:30a. After the races participants are encouraged to time enjoying the “farmscape”.

Yappy Hour

This doggie play date features treats from Urban Tails, giveaways, contests, and prizes. During the second hour, stretch with your four-legged friend during Doga (dog yoga) led by Liliana Tanil. This unique yoga class allows you to partner with your pet through acts of yoga, meditation, gentle massage, and stretching. Achieve a positive attachment and a greater harmony with your dog.
MAR 20 –
APR 14

National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has teamed up with Mars Petcare and the Better Cities for PetsTM Program to ensure attending dogs are healthy, happy and safe. As part of the partnership with Mars Petcare, the Festival provides pet comfort services throughout the event at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and during events such as the Blossom Kite Festival and Petalpalooza. To protect your dog, it’s important to keep your dog on a leash to ensure they are secure in the crowd and other attendees don’t get any unwanted attention. There will be hydration stations, treats, waste bags and relief areas available at the Festival, but please come prepared with anything specific your dog may need outside of your home. While humans love the visual spectacle of fireworks, the sounds may frighten dogs, so please plan to depart with your pet before the Petalpalooza fireworks begin.

Yappy Hour

Bring Fido out for complimentary treats, and food and drink specials for you.
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