Dog Events in Massachusetts

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 The Holiday Market at Snowport
The Holiday Market at Snowport Leashed dogs are welcome at this outdoor market that features 120+ local, small businesses, a tree market, food vendors, a custom cocktail bar from Tuscan Kitchen, and festive decor including a mistletoe arch, and winter wish wall. The market will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and December 26th. See Details
Nantucket Noel's Christmas Stroll Shops will be open late on the first weekend of December and offering goodies to visitors. This event features the arrival of Santa via his nautical “sleigh” at noon on Saturday, and holiday activities, including strolling carolers in Victorian garb, the Magical Talking Tree, craft shows, and a European-style Christmas Marketplace. See Details
English Bull Dog Meet Come meet lots of English Bull Dogs in the area at one of JB's awesome meet ups! You will be glad you did. Please see JB's website for a full list of requirements. All pets must be current on flea & tick prevention as well as Rabies, Bordetella, Parvo and Distemper vaccinations. See Details
Pug Meet Up Come meet lots of pugs at one of JB's awesome meet ups. Please see JB's website for a full list of requirements. All pets must be current on flea & tick prevention as well as Rabies, Bordetella, Parvo and Distemper vaccinations. See Details
Golden Retriever Meet Up Join us at a fantastic golden retriever meet up. All pets must be current on flea & tick prevention as well as Rabies, Bordetella, Parvo and Distemper vaccinations. See Details
Jingle Bell Run The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume. Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Please ensure your dog is kept on a leash. See Details
Santa Paws is Coming to the Barking Lot! Santa will land in the JB's Barking Lot for fun and photos with Fido and the family! Vendors, hot chocolate and entertainment by a trio of Victorian Carolers will add to the holiday fun. See Details