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 2nd, 2016

September 4th, 2016

  • Summer Brewery Tour: Burning Brothers Brewing

    September 4th 2016 02:00 PM

    This is just one stop on our Summer Brewery Tour! Follow us all summer and get to know some of the best breweries in the Twin Cities while you raise money for rescue and connect with your community. Each of the breweries on the tour will be donating some Read More

September 8th, 2016

  • Outdoor Canine Manners Class- ongoing open enrollment

    September 8th 2016 07:30 PM

    Outdoor Canine Manners Class *Open Enrollment Style: means that you can begin attending class whenever you want, and finish 4, 6 or 8 weeks later – essentially, you choose your own start and end dates!•Instead of waiting for the start date of the cl Read More

September 10th, 2016

  • Woofstock - Linden Hills

    September 10th 2016 10:00 AM

    Thousands of dogs and 40+ exhibitors of food, services, rescues, and stuff for your furry friend...what could be better? There will also be live entertainment from Linden Hills House of Music. The 12th Annual Dog Trick Contest and 8th Annual “aver Read More

  • Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day

    September 10th 2016 10:00 AM

    Dog owners and dog enthusiasts of all ages are invited to learn the responsibilities of dog ownership and enhance their relationships with their pets during Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day. Dogs and their owners can participate in conformation, obe Read More

  • DoggiePalooza

    September 10th 2016 10:00 AM

    Savage is going to the dogs! Join us for the most "pupular" event in Savage - DoggiePalooza! Join us for an expo, contests, demonstrations, tasty food, professional photos and so much more! Read More

  • Animal Ark Day

    September 10th 2016 11:00 AM

    The Mayor of Hastings will be declaring September 10th as Animal Ark Day! To celebrate, join us for a fun, event filled day for the entire family! Here are a few of our highlights for the day: Max Bitterman, Professional Dog Trainer & owner of Your D Read More

September 11th, 2016

  • Strut Your Mutt

    September 11th 2016 08:00 AM

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  • Goldzilla Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue

    September 11th 2016 08:30 AM

    The Goldzilla Golden Retriever Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue is one of the biggest Golden Retriever celebrations in the country. There's lots of fun for the doggies and their people, from lure course and agility, to the doggie swimming beach and play ar Read More

  • Puppy Playgroups

    September 11th 2016 11:00 AM

    PLAYGROUP RUNS FROM 11:15 AM -12:15 PM Just like humans, dogs love social interaction. With it, they can become more confident in themselves, with other dogs, and even with you. And when you come enjoy these experiences with your little furry friend, yo Read More

  • Bags for Wags

    September 11th 2016 11:00 AM

    Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits and The Big South Group®, along side the Minnesota Lynx, have teamed up to help raise funds for Pet Haven. Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fun anchored by a 64 team doubles cornhole tournament, hosted by Surly Brewing Com Read More

  • Home for Life's Last Best Pool Party of the Season

    September 11th 2016 11:30 AM

    Home for Life's Pool Party will welcome you and your dog(s) for fun in the sun at the beautiful Town & Country Club for an afternoon of swimming in their Olympic size pool overlooking the Mississippi River. Enjoy open swim time with your dog, compete in o Read More

  • Small Dog Playgroup

    September 11th 2016 12:30 PM

    Just like humans, dogs love social interaction. With it, they can become more confident in themselves, with other dogs, and even with you. And when you come enjoy these experiences with your little furry friend, you form stronger, longer-lasting bonds. Joi Read More

  • Tiny Tots Playgroup

    September 11th 2016 01:30 PM

    PLAYGROUPS RUN 1:45-2:45PM Not all dogs are ready for the limelight of running with the popular crowd. Our Tiny Tots Playgroup is designed for dogs under 15 lbs. and who need a little encouragement to run and play. This gives your little one a chance to Read More

September 13th, 2016

  • Yappy Hour at The Freehouse

    September 13th 2016 05:00 PM

    Leash up your pup and join Sidewalk Dog for a yappy hour at The Freehouse in Minneapolis. You'll enjoy food and drinks specials, freebies, and more on a gorgeous patio. FREE to attend. Benefits Carver Scott Humane Society. Read More

September 17th, 2016

  • Can Do Woofaroo and Dog Film Festival

    September 17th 2016 10:00 AM

    Bring your well-behaved dog and your friends and join us for the Woofaroo—a one-mile walk and festival benefiting Can Do Canines! The walk begins at 11 a.m.and the dog video festival begins at 1 p.m. After the one-mile fundraising walk, join us Read More

  • Pet Jubilee

    September 17th 2016 11:00 AM

    This event is a pet-friendly, fun, family carnival with great food, games, and prizes. All proceeds benefit the homeless pets at Northwoods Humane Society. Read More

  • St. Cloud Pride Fest

    September 17th 2016 11:00 AM

    Join in the fun at St. Cloud Pride Fest at Lake George/Eastman Park and visit with Ruff Start Rescue and many other vendors. The Ruff Start Rescue booth will have some amazing adoptable pets to play with and you can also purchase some awesome Pride/pet the Read More

  • Pug Play Time

    September 17th 2016 11:00 AM

    Just a regular meet up to play w/ our favorite furriends. Fall is coming so dress your pug up in his//her favorite sports team. There will be NO SMACK talking amongst the Pugs. This event is $3/per person ***Pugs & Kids FREE*** You will also be able to p Read More

  • Bark Park Expo

    September 17th 2016 12:00 PM

    Are you crazy about your pooch? Come out to Brooklyn Park's premier dog event! It's free! All leashed dogs are welcome. Features: -Pet friendly businesses -Adoption options -Rescue organizations -Seminars -Games -Treats for you -Treats for your Read More

September 18th, 2016

  • Pet Project Rescue Flea Market

    September 18th 2016 10:00 AM

    PPR's all day Flea Market will have tons of new and gently used dog and cat products, and a few things for the humans too! Whatever you need for your pet you can get it her for a steal! Thanks to Ollu Dog Wash & Grooming Salon for donating a portion of pr Read More

  • Richfield Penn Fest

    September 18th 2016 12:00 PM

    Join the Fun at Open Streets at Penn Fest! Take part in Pet Zone at Penn Fest. Rescue groups, animal advocates, and pet businesses will all be there to showcase all things pets. Enjoy K9 demonstrations, and lots of interactive activities for both humans a Read More

September 23rd, 2016

  • Drop In Dog Training Sessions

    September 23rd 2016 10:00 AM

    Drop in sessions will start Sunday, October 9th: 10-11am at Chuck and Don's in Edina. $25 for a 1 hour session. This is semi private training. Great deal!! Come and work on the Doggie Manners you need help with. No need to sign up. Just show up on any Sund Read More

September 24th, 2016

  • Carver-Scott Humane Society Walk/Run Fur Love

    September 24th 2016 08:00 AM

    Support your local animal rescue organization by attending Carver-Scott Humane Society’s 5K Walk/Run Fur Love! It’s a day of sunshine, animals, a walk/run, a picnic in the park and entertainment. The walk/run takes place rain or shine. All well behaved Read More

  • 5K Doggie Day

    September 24th 2016 08:00 AM

    6th Annual Doggie Day 5K/10K Saturday, September 24th 2016 Join Us For Our 6th Annual Coco's Heart Doggie Day Run/Walk at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. This is a Family Friendly Event That Anyone Can Participate In... Including Your Dog! Dogs Are Welco Read More

  • KW5k walk/run

    September 24th 2016 08:30 AM

    Pet friendly fundraising event! Pets can Walk or Run for FREE! They must however, bring their people. Read More

  • Moonshine Bar in Princeton Motorcycle Ride

    September 24th 2016 09:00 AM

    Take part in a special breakfast and motorcycle ride benefiting Ruff Start Rescue. Join us for breakfast at Moonshine Bar and Grill and then hop on your bike for a special ride to bring awareness to homeless pets. 2752 75th Ave, Princeton, MN Email even Read More

  • Walk Fur Love 5K

    September 24th 2016 09:00 AM

    Walk/Run Fur Love kicks off with the 5k walk/run, and follows with food, entertainment, exhibits and prizes. All proceeds will support the ongoing food, supplies and medical needs of animals in the care of the Carver-Scott Humane Society. More informat Read More

  • Dobe-O-Rama

    September 24th 2016 10:00 AM

    Join Doberman Rescue Minnesota for DOBE-O-RAMA! It’s a day of fun for the whole family, four-legged members included; celebrating all things Doberman. It's FREE to attend and you do not need a Doberman - all dogs welcome! There will be games, demonstrati Read More

  • WiggleFest

    September 24th 2016 11:00 AM

    WOWZA: Minnesota Boxer Rescue is celebrating 10 years in the rescue business! Fun for the whole family awaits you at their celebratory WiggleFest! This ALL-BREED event at the gorgeous Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton will feature a walk, games, Read More

  • Saving Shepherds of MN training fundraiser

    September 24th 2016 12:00 PM

    A fun filled afternoon to benefit Saving Shepherds of MN rescue dogs! We have teamed up with Hansen Kennels to provide training to our dogs who may need to learn some manners or need a tune up on basic obedience. Come watch live demonstrations from a Ramse Read More

  • Princeton Chili Fest

    September 24th 2016 12:00 PM

    Come taste a variety of chilis and salsas at the 11th Annual Chili Fest! Ruff Start Rescue will be the only animal welfare group and we do have a pretty fantastic chili recipe we will be whipping up for all to sample. We look forward to seeing you all t Read More

  • UnderDog Rescue annual Biscuits & Brews fundraiser

    September 24th 2016 02:00 PM

    UnderDog Rescue of Minnesota's annual Biscuits and Brews fundraiser held at Fetch Delivers in Minneapolis in conjunction with the local brewery next-door (dogs welcome at Northgate Brewery). Have your picture taken with your pooch, bid on a silent auction Read More

September 25th, 2016

  • Husky Huddle and Malamute Mingle Hike/Huddle

    September 25th 2016 09:00 AM

    Every September we do the Hike to Remember, it is always held the last weekend in September across all the state H2M2 groups. This is a walk to remember all of the dogs lost to unnecessary violence, and in support of Logan's Law in MI, which would be the f Read More

  • Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair

    September 25th 2016 10:00 AM

    Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair is a free community event for all pet lovers. We showcase unique products and services for pets and their people. MN Disc Dogs Club will be there to perform. The trained dogs of MinnSARDA will demonstrate their search and resc Read More

  • 4th Annual Benefit for Public Safety K9s

    September 25th 2016 11:00 AM

    This year, we're thrilled to support a new, Minnesota-based non-profit that provides assistance to public safety K9s. Our event this year will feature a raffle, demos, select vendor tables, and local treats. Plan to attend for a great day of community a Read More

  • Benefits of trick training

    September 25th 2016 12:00 PM

    Sky's the Limit Dog Training will be at our adoption event at Chuck & Don's on Sunday, September 25, 2016 to briefly speak to the benefits of trick training and do a little demo. Come meet your next furry family member and/or learn more about fostering! Read More

  • Summer Brewery Tour: Boom Island Brewing

    September 25th 2016 01:00 PM

    This is just one stop on our Summer Brewery Tour! Follow us all summer and get to know some of the best breweries in the Twin Cities while you raise money for rescue and connect with your community. Each of the breweries on the tour will be donating some Read More

  • Pints for Pups

    September 25th 2016 06:00 PM

    Join us for Pints for Pups benefiting Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN on September 25th! $1 from each pint sold will go to the rescue. Dog friendly patio, and dog menu available for pups. Read More

September 27th, 2016

  • Feast For Fidos & Felines

    September 27th 2016 09:00 AM

    Dine out at Dehn's Country Manor in Maple Grove on 9/27 and 20% of your tab will be donated to Pet Haven. Dogs are welcome on the patio! 11281 Fernbrook Lane ● Maple Grove, MN 55369 Make your reservations: Read More

September 29th, 2016

  • Spill Event and Carpet Giveaway

    September 29th 2016 04:00 PM

    Admit it, dog lovers: there’s at least one room in your home that could use a little freshening up thanks to wear-and-tear from you-know-who. Maybe your pooch uses your floors as a racetrack, or perhaps she has a not-so-secret potty spot (“ma, you k Read More

September 30th, 2016

  • Essential Oils for Healthy Pets

    September 30th 2016 07:00 PM

    Ready to make a change? Is your dog itchy? Do they suffer from chronic health issues? Are you looking for new ways to make them healthier? Tired of vet bills? Wondering if all those medicines are necessary or even safe? What about on the weekend when every Read More