Dog Events in Virginia

Mark your calendars! There are 10 upcoming events in Virginia. 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 Virginia, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

APR
29

Kriser's Grand Opening Party

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Wylie Wagg is now part of Kriser's and they are celebrating with a Grand Opening Party! You won't want to miss this one because they are going all out and will be celebrating with: - free pet ID tags - free reusable bags - free poop bag holders - plus samples, treats, chances to win and more! - a $200 doorbuster spree where one of the first people in line when the store opens on Saturday at 10am will win a $200 gift certificate to Kriser's Natural Pet! *Please note all freebies and giveaway items are while supplies last, limit one per household. No purchase necessary. In-store entries only."
APR
29

Kriser's Grand Opening Party

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Wylie Wagg is now part of Kriser's and they are celebrating with a Grand Opening Party! You won't want to miss this one because they are going all out and will be celebrating with: - free pet ID tags - free reusable bags - free poop bag holders - plus samples, treats, chances to win and more! - A $200 doorbuster spree where one of the first people in line when the store opens on Saturday at 10am will win a $200 gift certificate to Kriser's Natural Pet! *Please note all freebies and giveaway items are while supplies last, limit one per household. No purchase necessary. In-store entries only."
APR
29

Kriser's Grand Opening Party

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Wylie Wagg is now part of Kriser's and they are celebrating with a Grand Opening Party! You won't want to miss this one because they are going all out and will be celebrating with: - free pet ID tags - free reusable bags - free poop bag holders - plus samples, treats, chances to win and more! - A $200 doorbuster spree where one of the first people in line when the store opens on Saturday at 10am will win a $200 gift certificate to Kriser's Natural Pet! *Please note all freebies and giveaway items are while supplies last, limit one per household. No purchase necessary. In-store entries only."
APR
29

Kriser's Grand Opening Party

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Wylie Wagg is now part of Kriser's and celebrating with a Grand Opening Party! You won't want to miss this one, because they are going all out and will be celebrating with: - free pet ID tags - free reusable bags - free poop bag holders - plus samples, treats, chances to win and more! - A $200 doorbuster spree where one of the first people in line when the store opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. will win a $200 gift certificate to Kriser's Natural Pet! *Please note all freebies and giveaway items are while supplies last, limit one per household. No purchase necessary. In-store entries only."
APR
30

Fur Fashion Model Call for Dogs

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The Juicy Jones Collection is hosting their 1st fur fashion model call for dogs. The model call is to select dogs to model Juicy's premiere collection along with 3 other designers for their fashion show in June. The dogs will be judged in 4 categories such as: Coat/Fur, Personality, Ability to walk on a runway in clothes and Owner/Dog Interaction by a panel of 4 judges. In addition, most interviews will be between 10 and 15 minutes where we will visit with each of you and go through your materials as well answer any questions that you might have about the upcoming fashion show. Make sure that you have your dog's current shot record with you. Please bring current photos of your dog, these do not need to be professionally done, one should be a headshot and the other a full length shot. Please know your dog's clothing size and ensure they have on a piece of clothing when they come to the model.
MAY
21

2017 Wine & Fleas

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Bring Fido to spend a relaxing afternoon while enjoying some of the most breathtaking views in the region! Registration fee includes boxed lunch (sandwich, chips & cookie from Panera), bottled water, full wine tasting, event souvenir (while supplies last), and other goodies. There will also be a silent auction and raffle items! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure we have enough boxed lunches. All dog breeds welcome. Event will be held rain or shine.
JUL
8

The 13th annual “Horse and Hound” Wine Festival

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Enjoy wine from some of Virginia’s finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Virginia’s most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as the Parade of Horses, lure course and mus krat racing. Families will enjoy this festival because it appeals to both young and old and we have a Kiddie Korral. The event takes place on the spacious and gracious grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 with spectacular Blue Ridge mountain views. 11am-6pm Patriotic Opening At noon we will have our Patriotic Opening with the presentation of flags on horseback, pledges and anthems. This is a very impressive event. Lure Coursing There will be a demonstration of Lure Coursing given by Laura Cormier. Lure coursing is a humane sport which recreates the chase of the hare by the pursuing hound. The "bunny" consists of strips of white plastic attached to a continuous loop line that runs through a series of pulleys to simulate the zigzag path of a rabbit on the run Muskrat Races This event uses the Jack Russell Terrier's highly developed prey drive to swim through water in pursuit of an artificial lure. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to swim across the pond in pursuit of an artificial lure. There will be three divisions of competition: small, medium, and large dogs. The winner in each division will receive a trophy. Parade of Horses The Horse parade will continue to be a crowd pleaser with a wide variety of horses to be exhibited. Kiddie Korral Supervised activities for children simulating rodeo games and quiet games as well throughout the day. Supervision by the staff and volunteers of Brook Hill Farm Rehabilitation and Rescue Part of the proceeds will benefit 501-3c organizations that benefit horses and dogs and are The Campbell Co.-- Bits N Pieces 4-H Horse Club, All-American Mutt Rescue, Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Commonwealth Search & Rescue Review
JUL
15 – 16

Richmond Pet Expo - Amazing Pet Expos

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The Richmond Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
SEP
10

DogFest Walk 'N Roll Washington D.C.

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Bring Fido out for a tail-waggin' good time! Furry friends and their families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more. Schedule: • 12:00pm - Registration Begins • 12:30pm - DogFest Walk 'n Roll Begins • 12:45pm - Opening Ceremonies • 1:00pm - Walk ‘n Roll Begins • 2:00pm - Festival Opens with Live Music! Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who registers and raises $125 or more by August 11, 2017 will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift!
OCT
14

2017 Virginia & Family Pet Festival

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Pet adoptions Fun rides, great food & music Petting Zoo 50/50 Raffle Dogs welcome! Proceeds to charity for medical fund for sick & injured animals