Dog Events in Iowa

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Dog Sweater Pawty
Dog Sweater Pawty Bring Fido to this annual event that includes three judged contests. Categories include Most (P)ugly Sweater, Most Unique Sweater and Best Friends Costume (Dog + Human Combo). Creativity is key, so feel free to make sweaters and costumes at home or purchase them. A prize will be awarded to each category winner. All pups must be current on their rabies vaccine and follow the dog park rules. See Details
Pet Friendly Best Friend Project Dog Paddle
Best Friend Project Dog Paddle Bring your own kayak or canoe and your friendly leashed pup out for a day of paddling and celebrating a worthy cause! Paddle along the Des Moines River from the Henderson River Access 11 miles to Lehigh. Registration starts at 11:00 AM. A sandbar refueling station will be at the halfway paddle point with refreshments for a donation. After the paddle there will be food trucks with food to purchase, a fun foam party for all ages, live music, local vendors, a silent auction and more. See Details