Dog Events in Connecticut

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Connecticut 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 in Connecticut 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.

Pet Friendly Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland
Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland Experience the magic of Christmas with Fido! Visitors receive a free 4x6" photo with Santa. Other photo packages available for purchase. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can go quickly. Hours vary by store. See Details
Pet Friendly Holiday Light Fantasia
Nov. 12, 2022 –
Jan. 4, 2023

Holiday Light Fantasia

Holiday Light Fantasia Bring Fido to this much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays. Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Years and Three Kings Day. See Details
Santa Paws at Naturally Dogs and Cats Drop in to visit with Santa and have your picture taken with your camera phone. Santa asks that you make a $5 donation to the Enfield Dog Park. See Details
Santa Photo Event at PetSmart - East Hartford Register online to book your free photo with Santa! Dress Fido in his favorite holiday attire and head to PetSmart to capture the perfect photo with Santa. The East Hartford, CT, location is hosting Santa on the weekend of December 10th & 11th. See Details
Santa Paws at Enfield Dog Park Santa will be at the Enfield Dog Park for photos with Fido. Santa asks for a $5 donation for the Enfield Dog Park. See Details
Santa Photo Event at PetSmart - East Hartford Register online to book your free photo with Santa! Dress Fido in his favorite holiday attire and head to PetSmart to capture the perfect photo with Santa. The East Hartford, CT, location is hosting Santa on the weekend of December 17th & 18th. See Details