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 3rd, 2016

  • Holiday Photos with Santa

    December 3rd 2016 09:00 AM

    Tis the season and all Pets - naughty or nice - are invited to Ark Pet Hospital for photos with Santa Paws. 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 Read More

  • RAGOM Holiday Event

    December 3rd 2016 10:00 AM

    RAGOM Holiday Event at the former MSNAP office, Minnetonka (map); 10am-2pm Good to know: Event to benefit Retrieve a Golden and also includes doggy games and gifts for sale. Read More

  • I'll Be Home For the Holidays

    December 3rd 2016 11:00 AM

    We hope that all lost dogs can come home in time for the holidays. Come to Total Dog Company for pictures with Santa and fundraising games to support the Retrievers. If you need to get your holiday shopping done for your furry friends, check out out Total Read More

  • Photos with Santa at Petco

    December 3rd 2016 12:00 PM

    Photos with Santa at Petco, Stillwater (map); 12-4pm Good to know: Event to benefit Cocker Spaniel Resources and the PETCO Foundation Read More

  • Paw•liday Portraits: Pet Photos for the Holidays

    December 3rd 2016 03:00 PM

    Need a great holiday photo of your pet? Stop by Chuck & Don’s at Yorkdale Shoppes in Edina and professional photographer Christa Reed will be there to immortalize your pet with or without Santa. Suggested donation of $10 per pet will go to the vetting an Read More

December 4th, 2016

  • Photos with Santa

    December 4th 2016 11:00 AM

    Photos with Santa at Pet Evolution (map), 11am-3pm Good to know: Free event; donations accepted in support of the Woodbury Coins For K9’s Program. Read More

  • Twin Cities Live Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    December 4th 2016 11:00 AM

    Note: Sidewalk Dog will be at this event selling some pawesome goodies ( but please leave your pups at home for this one! Join Twin Cities Live on Sunday, December 4th from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for our Ho Read More

  • Pet Photos With Santa

    December 4th 2016 12:00 PM

    Unleash the Holiday Cheer and join us for PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA. Located at the Westgate Pet Clinic, 4345 France Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (612-925-1121). Suggested donation of $20 will go to Leech Lake Legacy for the care of reservation anima Read More

  • Pet Photos with Santa

    December 4th 2016 07:30 PM

    Pet Photos with Santa at Mall of America (map), The Santa Experience, Level 1 next to Macy’s; 7:30-9pm Good to know: Signed waiver required. Read More

December 5th, 2016

December 6th, 2016

  • Pet Photo Night

    December 6th 2016 06:00 PM

    Pet Photo Night at Rosedale Center, lower level JCP Lane (map); 6-8pm Read More

December 7th, 2016

December 8th, 2016

  • Dogs & Storks

    December 8th 2016 07:00 PM

    Dogs & Storks Group Workshop at Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota in Minnetonka. Located at: 10029 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Dogs & Storks is the world's leading parent education program for expecting and adopting families wi Read More

December 9th, 2016

December 10th, 2016

  • Pictures with Santa Paws

    December 10th 2016 10:00 AM

    Pictures with Santa Paws at Urban Tails Pet Supply (map); 10am-2pm Good to know: Event to benefit Twin Cities Pet Rescue; FREE photo with donation of a bag of kitty litter (and paw-lease buy it at Urban Tails!). Read More

  • Photos with Santa (plus puppies!)

    December 10th 2016 11:00 AM

    Head to Camp Bow Wow Burnsville for Photos with Santa, a a fundraiser and adoption day for Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue and Spot’s Last Stop Canine Rescue. Plenty of puppies will be there hoping Santa will make their wishes come true! - Get a free pic Read More

  • Santa's Cause and Open House

    December 10th 2016 01:00 PM

    Join us for our Open House at Wag 'n Woofs new location and our Annual Holiday Photo Fundraiser! Bring your dog for photos with Jack Skellington, meet some of the adoptable pit bulls and Rottweilers from A Rotta Love Plus, enjoy some holiday eats, and Read More

  • Ugly Sweater Pawty

    December 10th 2016 03:00 PM

    Calling all Dog Lovers! Its time to bundle up in your holiday sweaters and bring your dogs to join us for a Holiday Ugly Sweater Photo Party to benefit Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS)! Come get fun Holiday photos. Dogs or Humans in ugly sweater Read More

December 11th, 2016

  • Tiny Tots Playgroup

    December 11th 2016 11:00 AM

    ACTUAL PLAYGROUP RUNS 11:15-12:15PM Location: Apple Valley 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. Th Read More

  • Puppy Playgroup

    December 11th 2016 12:30 PM

    Location: Apple Valley 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 Read More

  • Small Dog Playgroup

    December 11th 2016 01:30 PM

    Location: Apple Valley ACTUAL PLAYGROUP TIME: 145-245PM 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 li Read More

  • Pet Photo Night

    December 11th 2016 06:00 PM

    Pet Photo Night at Southdale Center (map); 6-8pm Read More

December 12th, 2016

December 14th, 2016

  • Dogs & Toddlers

    December 14th 2016 07:00 PM

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    December 14th 2016 07:00 PM

    2 HR WORKSHOP FOR NEW PARENTS WITH DOGS. Discover tools for supporting the various ages and stages of baby’s first 3 years. Learn to prevent problems, facilitate appropriate interaction, and help dog and child thrive. Read More

December 17th, 2016

  • 10th Annual Pug - A – Dazzle

    December 17th 2016 11:30 AM

    Your invited to the 10th Annual Pug – A – Dazzle. The party starts at 11:30 am and runs to 2:30 pm on Saturday December 17th, 2016. No matter whether your Pug has been naughty or nice. We will have a warm lunch, a Kiddie Kraft table, raffle, silent au Read More