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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August 1st, 2014

  • 30 Dogs in 30 Days Art Gallery Opening

    August 1st 2014 06:00 PM

    Come to Diamond Coffee Shoppe for an opening celebration for Kat Corrigan's 30 Dogs in 30 Days portrait gallery! It's a dog-friendly event held in the public space at Diamond, with wine, cheese, and other snacks for human attendees. 1618 Central Ave Read More

August 3rd, 2014


    August 3rd 2014 10:00 AM

    Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, The Big South Group® and Nomad World Pub have teamed up to raise funds for a local animal rescue, Secondhand Hounds. Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fun anchored by a 64 (max) doubles cornhole tournament, live music, craft Read More

  • Paws on Grand

    August 3rd 2014 11:00 AM

    Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on Grand! Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to pamper and celebrate four-legged friends all along the Avenue. Gather up giveaways, relax on a pet-friendly restau Read More

  • Paws on Grand

    August 3rd 2014 11:00 AM

    The Grand Hand Gallery will be hosting Secondhand Hounds as well as Primitive Precision in front of their gallery. Primitive Precision will be making custom dog tags and all proceeds go to SHH! Read More

  • Paw On Grand

    August 3rd 2014 11:00 AM

    Warm Water Dog Wash Aug. 3 Part of 'Paws On Grand" Frattallone's Hardware Store 650 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN Fundraiser for Homeward Bound Rescue - A no kill shelter and placement. Minimum donation: $10.00 Wash, towel dry, doggie treat bag. A Read More

  • Mini Adoption

    August 3rd 2014 12:00 PM

    Mini Adoption, Part of Paws On Grand Homeward Bound Rescue 'No Kill' will have a few wonderful orphan pets for adoption. Come and meet the faces that are waiting for a forever home! Location: Frattallone's Hardware Store 1676 Grand Ave St Paul Fratta Read More

August 6th, 2014

  • Pet Seminar: Rescue Me

    August 6th 2014 07:00 PM

    Rescuing pets saves lives and feels very meaningful, but it's not for everyone. Sometimes it comes with behavioral challenges--from hyper-vigilance to separation anxiety to fear. We'll talk about strategies to handle those challenges and let you know about Read More

August 8th, 2014

  • Yappy Hour!

    August 8th 2014 03:00 PM

    Another great Yappy Hour event! Come join us for the 3rd dog-friendly event in our patio series! Urban Eatery 2730 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 3-7pm Summit Brewing Company and AVIV 613 Vodka drinks benefit SHH! Stop by with your pooch, e Read More

August 9th, 2014

  • Woofstock

    August 9th 2014 10:00 AM

    This is THE event of the year!! Vendors, live music, and lots of activities for kids of all ages and pooches too, all being hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes!! Stay tuned for updated activities!! Admission is FREE! Your vaccinated and leashed dogs are w Read More

August 12th, 2014

  • Pints for Paws Happy Hour

    August 12th 2014 04:00 PM

    The good folks at The Freehouse love pups just as much as they love pints, which is why Sidewalk Dog is teaming up with them to host a no-holds-barred, dog-friendly happy hour to benefit local favorite, Top Dog Foundation. A portion of all Freehouse bee Read More

  • Pet Seminar: Why does my dog do that...and what should I do?

    August 12th 2014 07:00 PM

    Have you ever wondered why your dog jumps on you when you get home? Would you love to know how you can train your dog to ring a bell to go outside? And why does your dog have a nasty poop eating habit? Come with your questions and we'll share our best answ Read More

August 13th, 2014

  • Party In the Park

    August 13th 2014 04:00 PM

    Beginning at 4 p.m., Orono Park in Elk River will be full of games, prizes, food and more. Guests will get to enjoy free food, like hot dogs and cookies, and activities (such as games and face painting). The event takes place from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and is Read More

August 16th, 2014

  • Dog Days Westonka

    August 16th 2014 09:00 AM

    The 4th annual “Dog Days Westonka” invites all animal lovers to attend the fun-filled day including a pet parade, expo, contests, demonstrations, education and animal blessing.  Pet Expo with a wide array of pet products, services and activities, dog Read More

  • 5K Doggie Day

    August 16th 2014 09:00 AM

    Join us for our 4th Annual 5K Doggie Day Fundraiser. The dog friendly 5K run/walk begins at 9am. Afterwards, join as Pet Evolution for a silent auction, fun activities and to meet adoptable Rescue dogs! All proceeds benefit Cocos’s Heart Dog Rescue. Read More

  • Warm Water Dog Wash

    August 16th 2014 10:00 AM

    Warm Water Dog Wash Fundraiser for Homeward Bound Rescue & Placement (a "no kill" shelter). Date: Aug. 16 Time: 10 am - 2 pm Location: Bone Marche parking lot (next to Byerly's) Min. donation: $10.00 Includes: Wash, Towel Dry, Doggie Treat Bag & Read More

August 17th, 2014

  • Care To Share

    August 17th 2014 12:00 PM

    Homeward Bound Rescue & Placement is in the 25th year of saving homeless pets! We are in need of blankets, towels, collars and leashes. If you have some of these items you don't need, our orphans do, We care for them on their journey to a forever home. A Read More

August 23rd, 2014

  • Pet Haven Doggy Dash

    August 23rd 2014 08:00 AM

    The second annual Pet Haven Doggy Dash will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Trapp Farm Park in Eagan, MN. The event includes a 3K walk or 5K run. Kids (including children in strollers) are encouraged to attend, and canine participants are absolutely welc Read More

August 24th, 2014

  • MN Disc Dogs at the MN State Fair!

    August 24th 2014 09:00 AM

    Our frisbee dogs will be performing once again at the MN State Fair! Bring all your family & friends to watch our fantastic dogs & learn more about our club. Check out our web page at or Facebook page at Minnesota Disc Dogs. Read More