Dog-Friendly Events

If you’re seeking news on dog-centric gatherings, walks, fundraisers and more, look below. And if you have an event you want us to post, just click here.

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December 2nd, 2014

  • Cheesecake, Pet Food Drive, + Holiday Bazaar

    December 2nd 2014 04:00 PM

    Over 32 kinds of cheesecake to sample, plus shopping local goods, sipping tea samples, and listening to three local groups -- all while helping a great cause! The event is free and open to the public with donation of the following: a new unwrapped toy a Read More

December 5th, 2014

  • Holiday Gift Wrapping

    December 5th 2014 11:00 AM

    No Dog Left Behind (NDLB) will be operating the gift wrapping store at Ridgedale Center this holiday season! We can help you avoid paper cuts, sticky tape and holiday burnout while our nimble fingered volunteers wrap up your gifts nice and tidy. We wil Read More

  • Yoga For A Cause

    December 5th 2014 06:30 PM

    This donation based event starts at 6:45 pm and goes until 8:00 pm. You are cordially invited to join us for 75 minutes of yin and vinyasa yoga for all levels! 100% proceeds/donations will go to Second Chance Animal Rescue. Together, let's make a Read More

December 6th, 2014

  • Winter Bike Expo

    December 6th 2014 09:00 AM

    Freewheel Midtown Bike Center is hosting their Winter Bike Expo and Secondhand Hounds will be the Main Charitable recipient, meaning the proceeds of the day will be donated to SHH! There will be many things to do, see, and adoptable dogs as well! Read More

  • Holiday Photos with Santa Paws

    December 6th 2014 09:00 AM

    'Tis the season and all pets – naughty or nice – are invited to Ark Pet Hospital for Photos With Santa. Photo sessions are only $15. You will receive a professional photo session that includes a JPEG file ready for you to create a wonderful holiday mem Read More

  • Santa Photos

    December 6th 2014 10:00 AM

    Come have your photos taken with Santa. You get a 4x6 picture for $5 at: Foley Blvd Animal Hospital 11247 Foley Blvd Coon Rapids, MN 55448 All funds raised goes to Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Katurah Fund. All animals welcome. Read More

  • Sheltie Play Date

    December 6th 2014 01:00 PM

    Come play with us! All Shelties are welcome to come play, run, socialize, observe, use agility equipment (for those who have attended one of our prior training classes), work on obedience and have lots of fun while the humans stay warm! No charge (donation Read More

December 7th, 2014

  • Across America Boxer Meet and Greet

    December 7th 2014 11:00 AM

    Come meet some fabulous Boxers, both adults and puppies. All looking to find their forever homes in time for the holidays. The meet and greet will be in our training facility in Apple Valley this Sunday the 7th from 11-2. We look forward to seeing you. Cal Read More

  • Care To Share

    December 7th 2014 12:00 PM

    The orphan Pets of Homeward Bound Rescue have many needs on their journey to a forever home. If your dog or puppy has an item it no longer needs, our homeless pets do. We are n need of collars, leashes, coats, sweaters, blankets and kennels for the wonderf Read More

  • SANTA PAWS - Photos with Santa

    December 7th 2014 12:00 PM

    A holiday fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue. Photos with Santa (choose from multiple backgrounds). $25 for a 10 minute session - You go home with all of the raw photos taken during your 10 minute session! Cash or check only - no credit card Read More

  • ~8th Annual Pug-A-Dazzle~

    December 7th 2014 01:00 PM

    The 8th Annual Pug-A-Dazzle Holiday Party. The biggest Pug Holiday Event of the year for Pugs in the City Meetup Group! All Pug lovers welcome to enjoy the holidays with other pug lovers.We will have food, raffle, pug play time and more. Check our website Read More

  • Pet Pictures with Santa (Fundraiser for RPAW)

    December 7th 2014 01:00 PM

    Santa is coming to Maplebrook Pet Care Center! Bring your furry family members to pose for photos with Santa and help support a worthy cause! Photo sessions are $20.00 for one 5" x 7" photograph and digital copy. ALL proceeds will go to Rescued Pets Are Read More

December 11th, 2014

  • Wapiti Labs Dog Stocking Stuffers Promo

    December 11th 2014 05:00 AM

    Searching for the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for your furry friend? At Wapiti Labs, purchase $50 worth of items elk antler chews (great for dental health) and receive free shipping on your order. Read More

December 13th, 2014

  • Santa Photos

    December 13th 2014 10:00 AM

    Come have your photos taken with Santa. You get a 4x6 picture for $5 at: Foley Blvd Animal Hospital 11247 Foley Blvd Coon Rapids, MN 55448 All funds raised goes to Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Katurah Fund. All animals welcome. Read More

  • Mini Adoption

    December 13th 2014 12:00 PM

    Homeward Bound Rescue will have some of our favorite overlooked pets for adoption. Please come by and see what wonderful homeless pets are waiting for a forever home! We will have a small group that day, the others will be at the main adoption. Wishing fo Read More

December 14th, 2014

  • Puppy Playgroup - DDG

    December 14th 2014 12:00 PM

    Puppy Playgroup is a great opportunity for your pup to develop play skills with both you and other puppies in a safe and supervised environment. Puppy playgroup is intended for puppies ages 12 weeks to 9 months. This is an off leash event with the owner pr Read More

  • Small Dog Playgroup - DDG

    December 14th 2014 01:00 PM

    Do you sometimes want the chance to let your little pup run around with friends only his size? And did you want to be there for the fun? Here is your chance! Calling all dogs under 30 pounds and their owners. This is an off leash event held in our training Read More

  • Pictures with Santa at Southdale Center

    December 14th 2014 06:00 PM

    Come get your pet's picture taken with Santa! One night only! Enter through Door 16, located between Herberger’s and Rojo’s. Read More

December 15th, 2014

  • Pet Pictures with Santa at Ridgedale Center

    December 15th 2014 06:00 PM

    At Ridgedale, Santa is located right in the center of things, so they haven’t specified a certain door for you and your buddy to enter through. They do, however, encourage you to buy your photo package ahead of time to save 30%. Insider Tip: If your d Read More

  • Pictures with Santa at EP Center

    December 15th 2014 06:00 PM

    Head to the Sears Court for your Santa visit. Plus, you’re allowed to take candid shots with your own camera here, in addition to buying some pics taken by the pros, so you’ll go home with a smorgasbord of photographic mementos. Insider Tip: Once yo Read More

December 19th, 2014

  • Ugly Sweater Party: Pet Edition

    December 19th 2014 04:00 PM

    Join us on National Ugly Sweater Day to support Frankie's Friends, a charitable pet foundation. What could be better than an ugly pet sweater -- A PARTY for it! Grab Fido, your ugly sweaters and help us celebrate the HOWLidays in style. The afternoon w Read More