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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September 1st, 2014

  • Wiener Dog Race

    September 1st 2014 01:00 PM

    Wiener dogs wanted to race in a fun and short race for Labor Day weekend festivities at Sandcastle on Lake Nokomis. We will have about 3-4 dogs race at a time to find the fastest. Chef Doug Flicker also races as his famous food item the Dog Flicker (in a h Read More

September 2nd, 2014

  • Brews for Hounds

    September 2nd 2014 06:00 PM

    Brew. Food. Dogs. Live Music. Please join us at 612 Brew for a fun event benefiting SHH! There will be shirts for sale, with the proceeds going to SHH as well as a cash raffle with prizes from the sponsors! We will also have live music from Pennyroyal Read More

September 3rd, 2014

  • Calendar Release Party

    September 3rd 2014 05:00 PM

    Please join Tangerine House of Design as we celebrate the release of THREE pet rescue fundraising calendars! When: Wednesday, September 3 from 5-8 pm Where: Tangerine House of Design 6129 France Ave S, Edina (Parking will be limited in the driveway, Read More

September 6th, 2014

  • MN Responsible Dog Ownership Day

    September 6th 2014 09:00 AM

    The sixth annual Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, MN from 9:00 to 3:00. The event will be hosted by a statewide group of AKC All-breed, Group, Speci Read More

  • Linden Hills Woofstock

    September 6th 2014 10:00 AM

    Thousands of people and their dogs are expected as the Linden Hills Business Association hosts its tenth annual Linden Hills Woofstock Day for dog lovers on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The event will take place in the Linden Hills Business District on 43 Read More

September 7th, 2014

  • Cocobear Pack Walks

    September 7th 2014 10:00 AM

    A free dog walking group, everyone welcome! No registration needed, just show up with your pup. Cocobear will donate $1 per dog that comes to every pack walk to a pet rescue. Check Facebook for updates. Read More

  • Dog Day MIA

    September 7th 2014 01:00 PM

    Presented by The MIA’s going to the dogs! Bring your pooch to an outdoor afternoon of dogs and art. Dress (your dog) to impress for an artful puppy parade. Read Scooby’s mind with Animal Bridges. Mark your territory on a Read More

September 9th, 2014

  • Holistic Dog Training Class

    September 9th 2014 07:00 PM

    Holistic Basic Manners Class *Puppy Grads & dogs of any age *Length: 4 week class *Cost: $115 The aim of this class is to have a well-behaved dog you can take anywhere and introduce to anyone. From a holistic approach, we will cover all aspects of Read More

September 10th, 2014

  • September Beer with your Buddy

    September 10th 2014 06:00 PM

    Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s more Beer with your Buddy ahead! Join us in September at Darby’s, where we’ll be enjoying happy hour specials that go until 7pm, live music, FREE parking at the lot right next door and – of course – ou Read More

  • Out & About-Adventure Class

    September 10th 2014 07:00 PM

    Out & About-Adventure Class Starts: Wednesday, Sept. 10th 4 sessions: 1st session: Sept. 10th. 7-8pm (Beer with your Buddy event, Darby's Pub, Mpls) 2nd session: Sept 15th. 6:30-7:30pm (Hiking with Manners, Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul) 3rd se Read More

September 13th, 2014

  • Mpls Farmer's Market has Gone to the Dogs!

    September 13th 2014 07:00 AM

    Farmer's Market has gone to the dogs!!! SoCal Style will be hosting their 3rd pet rescue event down at the Farmer's Market Annex on Sunday, Sept.13 from 9am - 1pm. Come down and meet some great pets that are available for adoption & interact with some Read More

  • Pet Seminar: Relationships 1: The Honeymoon Phase

    September 13th 2014 10:00 AM

    There's nothing more adorable than a wiggly bundle of love entering your lives - it's so easy to indulge. When is it alright to indulge and when might it lead to bad habits? We'll talk about times it's okay to let your dog slide a bit and when you might wa Read More

  • Can Do Woofaroo

    September 13th 2014 10:00 AM

    Lace up your walking shoes and get ready for the Can Do Woofaroo, a fundraising walk and festival benefiting Can Do Canines. With a one-mile fundraising walk, entertainment, food, vendors and prizes, this year’s event promises to be better than ever. Read More

  • Walk/Run FUR Love

    September 13th 2014 10:00 AM

    Come walk or run with your furry friend in support of a worthy cause that finds shelter and forever homes for displaced animals. This 5k walk/run begins at 11:30, with registration open at 10 am. Registration fee includes lunch, entertainment, exhibits, ve Read More

  • Minnesota Boxer WiggleFest

    September 13th 2014 11:00 AM

    Minnesota Boxer Rescue's 8th Annual WiggleFest (rain or shine) at Bush Lake Park in Bloomington, MN. All details/registration on our website. Register before Sept. 1 and save $3! Lunch, Silent Auction, Raffles, Buy MNBR Merchandise, Walk with Your B Read More

  • Brooklyn Park Bark Park Expo

    September 13th 2014 12:00 PM

    Join us as we celebrate our pooches! Tips from trainers, merchandise and food and more will be on-site, including the pack from Sidewalk Dog. Held at the Brookdale Park dog park. Read More

  • Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue 2nd Annual Golf Fundraiser

    September 13th 2014 01:00 PM

    This is the 2nd annual Golf Fundraiser for the Danes. Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue is looking for golfers to come out, have fun and support the Danes. $75.00 per golfer includes driving range, green fees, cart and a meal. Silent auction, raffle, priz Read More

  • Howl'in For Growlers

    September 13th 2014 02:00 PM

    A special "Yappy Hour" hosted by Top Dog Country Club and Excelsior Brewing Co. to benefit Top Dog Foundation. There is no cover charge. Come enjoy a few brews . . . Big Island Blonde or perhaps Bitteschlappe, listen to some blues, jazz, funk from TC Or Read More

September 14th, 2014

  • Goldzilla - A Benefit for Retrieve a Golden of MN

    September 14th 2014 08:30 AM

    Join us for Goldzilla, a benefit for Retrieve a Golden of MN. Raise pledges to help more than 400 dogs we rescue and rehome each year! The event is held at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton. In addition to the Walk for Rescue, there will be a Fost Read More

  • Husky Huddle and Malamute Mingle

    September 14th 2014 10:00 AM

    We are a group that hosts monthly playdates for huskies and malamutes (all northern breeds as well) at dogs parks around the Twin Cities. Usually we have 50-60 dogs at our playdates! Every September we hike in support of Logan's Law. So Sunday, September Read More

  • Cocobear Pack Walks

    September 14th 2014 10:00 AM

    A free dog walking group, everyone welcome. No registration needed, just show up with your pup! Cocobear will donate $1 per dog that comes to every pack walk to a pet rescue. Check Facebook for updates. Read More

  • Brood-A-Tude Minnesota Greyhound Rescue Fundraiser

    September 14th 2014 11:00 AM

    We are having a fundraiser to raise money for the extra medical costs of our broodie greyhounds. These are the females used for breeding. We are having a silent auction, raffles, games, and food. Families and other hounds welcome. Suggested $5 donation per Read More

  • Dog Day Getaway Blood Drive for TCABB

    September 14th 2014 12:00 PM

    Dog Day Getaway will be hosting our 2nd blood drive for Twin Cities Animal Blood Bank. This is an opportunity for your furry friend to pay it forward and help other dogs in need. We will be typing 1 dog every 15 minutes at 2 stations. The blood bank is in Read More

September 17th, 2014

  • Simplifying Canine Nutrition

    September 17th 2014 07:00 PM

    Grand Avenue Veterinary Center will be hosting a community education seminar on simplifying canine nutrition. Dr. Jen Seidl will provide you with useful information to make the best nutrition choices for your dog. "My goal first and foremost is to revie Read More

September 20th, 2014

  • Vintage Dog Day

    September 20th 2014 10:00 AM

    The vintage shops along Minnehaha Ave are all about the vintage, retro, and up-cycled. But now they've put a whole new twist on FURniture and DOG-eared collectibles. Stop by and see why an older dog may be a great addition to your family. E's Emporium will Read More

  • Pet Seminar: Relationships 2: Settled In

    September 20th 2014 10:00 AM

    You may think you'll have to put up with quirks, like your dog's obsession with slippers or the desire to hide whenever a storm approaches. Just because you've gotten into a routine doesn't mean you need to be in a rut. And don't forget your dog's changing Read More

  • Petstember Fest!

    September 20th 2014 02:00 PM

    Proceeds Benefit Southern Minnesota Animal Rescue Team (SMART). Please view this link for all event details, including colored flyer. Thank you! :) Read More

  • Princeton Speedway 50/50

    September 20th 2014 03:00 PM

    Princeton Speedway is a 1/4 mile clay banked oval located in Princeton, Minnesota inside the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds. This night is the final race of the season!!! It's the "Showdown." No Dog Left Behind will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the ga Read More

September 21st, 2014

  • Bark & Rec Day

    September 21st 2014 08:00 AM

    St. Paul's Bark and Rec Day featuring Midwest Animal Rescue & Service's Wiggle Butt 5K Run is Sunday, September 21 on Harriet Island. The fun begins at 8:00 AM with the start of the run and continues until 2:00 PM. This is an outdoor event for dogs and the Read More

  • Cocobear Pack Walks

    September 21st 2014 10:00 AM

    A free dog walking group, everyone welcome! No registration needed, just show up with your pup! Cocobear will donate $1 per dog that comes to every pack walk to a pet rescue. Check Facebook for updates. Read More

  • Doga: Yoga with your dog

    September 21st 2014 10:00 AM

    Yoga with your dog, or otherwise known as Doga, combines the 2 things that many love! Your dog will love the attention, being near you and the doggie massage. As you calm, your pooch will too. We’re continuing the Zen of nature with outdoor Doga for the Read More

  • CGC Testing

    September 21st 2014 01:00 PM

    Dog Day Getaway will be hosting an open house for CGC Canine Good Citizen Testing. CGC is designed to reward dogs who practice good manners at home and within the community. This honor is recognized by the AKC. A CGC certified dog could lead to many benefi Read More

September 23rd, 2014

  • Pints for Paws at Longfellow Grill

    September 23rd 2014 04:00 PM

    IN A NUTSHELL: A dog-friendly happy hour hosted by Sidewalk Dog and Longfellow Grill to benefit the adorable pooches of Save-a-Bull Rescue! THE PERKS: $2.50 Freehouse beers!!!! SaveaBull is bringing PUPPIES $1 from each Freehouse beer sold will go Read More

September 27th, 2014

  • Strut your Mutt

    September 27th 2014 07:00 AM

    Ready, Set, Strut! Join fellow dog lovers as we strut our mutts to raise money and save the lives of shelter pets! Saturday, September 27 at Rosland Park in Edina. Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk and festival featuring a fun run or leisurely walk with your Read More

  • Fall Car Show

    September 27th 2014 09:00 AM

    Come over for Heritage Festival & check out the Classic Car Show @ Lakeside Cabinets in Nowthen, MN. There will be dinner by Texas Roadhouse, carnival rides & fireworks! Donate! Bring a toy to donate for Toys For Tots (receive a free hot dog) or bring Read More

  • Pet Seminar: Relationships 3: The Twilight Years

    September 27th 2014 10:00 AM

    After a rich life with your beloved pet or a late life adoption of a needy animal, you begin to prepare for the inevitable. This is also a rich time for you to continue to build on your foundation and to make sure you're giving your dog the highest quality Read More

  • I'm In the Dog House!

    September 27th 2014 11:00 AM

    Please join us at Minneapolis's Animal Shelter as we "kennel" and then "adopt" local celebrities and elected officials to raise much-needed funds for the 4,000 animals we'll care for this year. Join the celebrities and "kennel" yourself for a few minute Read More

  • Canine Companions for Independence Walk 'n Roll

    September 27th 2014 02:00 PM

    DogFest Walk 'n Roll is the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disa Read More

  • Nite of Fall Fashion

    September 27th 2014 06:00 PM

    Please join Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique in celebrating a Nite of Fall Fashion on September 27th at 6pm. Nosh on scrumptious food catered by Kafe 421 and sip wine while you enjoy a special preview of fall fashion's for men and women. Watch as loca Read More

  • A Toast to Tails

    September 27th 2014 06:30 PM

    A Toast to Tails, Wine and Beer Tasting Saturday, September 27th 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Location: Stella’s on 97 Event Center, 7050 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, MN Wine and Craft Beer Tasting, Spin-the-Bottle wine grab, Cork Raffle to win a Read More

September 28th, 2014

  • Cocobear Pack Walks

    September 28th 2014 10:00 AM

    A free dog walking group, everyone welcome! No registration needed, just show up with your pup! Cocobear will donate $1 per dog that comes to every pack walk to a pet rescue. Check Facebook for updates. Read More

September 30th, 2014

  • Downtown Hounds Happy Hour at Mason's

    September 30th 2014 03:00 PM

    There's nothing better than a dog-friendly happy hour that benefits a local animal non-profit, right? Right! That's why the good folks at Mason’s are throwing happy hour wide open with extended times (3:00 – 7:00) and fabulous specials ($3 beer and Read More