Dog Events in New Jersey

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar Take a stroll with Fido on the Asbury Park Boardwalk and celebrate the holidays! Enjoy shopping with local vendors, food, libations, holiday decor, workshops, holiday photo stations and entertainment. See Details
Santa Paws - Pet Pictures with Santa Pet pictures with Santa. Bring the whole family for a chance to meet Santa. Sponsored by Second Chance for Animals to benefit the Franklin Township Animal Shelter (Somerset County) and other township animals in need. Receive a USB with all photos or 2 printed pictures. See Details
Santa Paws Pictures Bring Fido out for photos with Santa and help raise money for a good cause. Shore Saves' mission is to provide care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while finding them loving homes and families. See Details
Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: Shop Small Saturday Small Biz Spectacular Bring Fido to this fun event hosting 150+ different vendor tables featuring small businesses, artists and makers. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. They celebrate inclusiveness, individuality, the arts, music, family, friendships, small businesses, DIY culture and most importantly, community. In addition to local makers and vintage sellers, there will be food trucks and live music. See Details
Winter Wonderland Pet Photoshoot Beautiful winter scene for photo shoot of you and your pup! Guests will receive two edited, digital photos for $25. Proceeds benefit the Dogtopia Foundation sponsoring service dogs for US Veterans. See Details
Eleventh Hour Rescue's A Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland is a perfect way to kick off the season of giving while also giving back to a great cause. Highlights of the event include adoptable dogs and cats, 60+ vendors, food and baked goods sales, pictures with Santa, a tricky tray and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available to area businesses. See Details
FAB Christmas Bulldog Meetup Dress up your pup in an ugly sweater or their cutest Christmas PJs and bring them to Garden State Beer Company for a pet-friendly Christmas party! The event is open to Bulldogs and all other breed types. See Details
Photos With Santa Pick out a festive outfit for Fido and head down to get a picture taken with Santa! All proceeds will go directly to Rescue Haven Foundation. See Details