Dog Events in Michigan

Mark your calendars! There are 9 upcoming events in Michigan. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year's event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Michigan, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

APR
28 – 30

Grand Rapids, MI Dog Walking Academy

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An intensive 3-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
APR
29

West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan's 32nd annual Breed Specialty

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On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the members of the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan, an AKC Breed Club, will hold their 32nd annual Breed Specialty at the Ann Arbor Dog Training Club in Whitmore Lake. The public is welcome to attend and can find details on the website (www.westieclubmi.com). Westies come from many states to attend and compete for Best of Breed. Mid-day the Club honors the Westies who were rescued during the previous year by holding a Rescue Parade, featuring Scottish piper and a representative from St. Andrews in full parade dress. Club Westies, known as Wee Marshalls, are dressed in their kilts and lead the rescued Westies in the parade. A good lunch is available, along with fundraising items and time to meet and talk to fellow Westie lovers as the day goes on.
MAY
20

Walk & Wag Run

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Register with Fido today and enjoy a fun-filled day that includes: • 5k run or 1 mile walk (with your dog, if you have one) • Meet our 2017 Celebrity Spokesdog! • Animal themed goodies and services to purchase • Games and activities for your dog, including lure and agility • Kids' games and activities • Enter your dog in the "Best Pet Trick" contest • Raffle drawing to include a $1000 grand prize! • Hosted by Martin Bandyke of 107.1 • Rain or shine
JUL
14 – 15

A Taste of Brighton

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Experience Downtown Brighton’s amazing event, A Taste of Brighton! Grab your pup and head to Main Street to get “a taste” of everything Brighton has to offer. Local businesses will showcase their amazing stores for you to browse and shop all day. Restaurants will extend their outdoor seating and have sample-size offerings from their unique menus for you to sample. Lots of pet friendly spots throughout, including a shaded Pet Park for your four legged friend to get off the hot cement and out of the sun. There are also water bowls up and down the street sponsored by local dog loving businesses that want to show off their dog!
AUG
12

Wag N Walk Pet Expo

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Bring Fido out for a fun day dedicated to our furbabies! There will be a morning dog walk, pet vendors, activities, and free family fun for two and four legged!
AUG
12

Northport Dog Parade

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The theme of this year's 21st Annual Northport Dog Parade is "Hairy Tales" (a take off on Fairy Tales), so plan your costumes accordingly! The parade registration and line-up is on Third Street starting at 9:30am and the parade begins at 11am. There will be prizes for best costumes and the awards ceremony will begin at 11:45am in Haserot Park. It will be a fun day for dogs and their owners!
AUG
26

Bark For Life and Fido 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

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Bark For Life and the Fido 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Run and Walk is a canine event to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. 2017 will be our 7th Ann Arbor event, and sure to be the best ever! Participants take part in the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk, and then take part in a long list of canine activities, games and contests for the rest of the morning. Participants can sign up online and fundraise or sign-up on site the day of the event.
SEP
23

Festival Of The Senses Dog Parade

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Psst! Don’t tell the dogs, but the funds raised from Clinton Township’s Festival of the Senses Dog Parade benefit Macomb Community College’s Foster Kitten Fund. At the same time, it is a fun kick-off to the annual festival, with dogs (and some owners) dressing in costume, a pet/owner look-a-like contest and best trick competitions.
OCT
13 – 15

Ann Arbor, MI Dog Walking Academy

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An intensive 3-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.