Dog Events in Washington

When you want to really spoil your dog, or just meet other dog owners in Washington 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 Washington 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 Santa Paws Photos at The Village at Totem Lake
Santa Paws Photos at The Village at Totem Lake Make your reservations to bring your dog or cat for a photo with Santa! All pets must be leashed or in carriers and up-to-date on vaccinations. See Details
Photos with Santa Paws at Northwest Spay & Neuter Center in Tacoma Pet photo packages include a pet photo and holiday card, plus a digital photo file of 30-50 photos on a bone-shaped USB flash drive for your personal use, and a Photo with Santa Paws ornament. A Santa Paws goodie bag with dog toys and treats will be provided for each session. You will also receive a Photo with Santa Paws ornament. Dogs must be on a leash and cats and other pets must be in a carrier. 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
Pet Photos with Santa Bring Fido for a Christmas photo with Santa! Dress your pet in their best festive attire to pose alongside Santa. No reservation is required and a $15 donation to Alternative Humane Society buys a digital copy of your memorable holiday photo. 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
Magnuson Series Holiday Fun Run Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at this running event for all abilities! Register in advance to participate in the 5K, 10K, 15K or kids dash. Dressing up in your holiday best is encouraged. There will be a hot chocolate bar at the finish line for runners to enjoy. See Details