If the upcoming holidays will bring loads of family into your home, do yourself a favor and sneak in some one-on-one time with puppers before it all goes to heck. We’ve got your relaxed pre-holiday weekend plans covered with our dog-friendly Denver list.
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1. Sniff Out the Perfect Tree
Aspen Grove, Littleton
Opening Day: Thursday, November 17, tree lot hours
Pup’s had Christmas on the brain ever since Halloween ended, so why not make his day and get a heckin’ tree already! Neighborhood Tree Lot is back at dog-friendly Aspen Grove in the BARBOX Garden. You’ll find trees, wreaths, garland, and other accessories to make your home (or dog house) holly jolly. Prefer to venture out to cut your own? Check out our list of dog-friendly Denver Christmas tree farms.
2. Cherry Creek Holiday Market
Cherry Creek North, Denver
Opening Day: Thursday, November 17, market hours
The elves have been working overtime to puppare for this year’s Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Popping up on Fillmore Plaza, this annual holiday market features 80+ rotating local makers, designers, and creators for a one-stop-shopping experience for all of floof’s gifting needs. Sign up to attend cuz the first 2,500 RSVP’s receive a free 1-year subscription to 5280 Magazine.
3. Coat Drive with Melvin Brewing
Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, Lafayette
Friday, November 18, 4–9 p.m.
Ever since doggo heard about this bar and off-leash dog area combo, he’s been beggin’ to go. Head there Friday and you can enjoy Melvin Brewing bevvies and dog park zoomies while being a doo-gooder at their coat drive event. Donate gently used coats to be entered for a chance to win prizes. Pre-register your K9 here bc a day pass is just $5 and while your dog cares about keeping others warm, she’s more focused on letting loose with her new furry frens.
4. Make Your Own Dog Treats Pop-Up
Curate Mercantile, Centennial
Friday, November 18, 4–6 p.m.
‘Tis the season to shop local! Point your paws towards Centennial to visit dog-friendly Curate Mercantile. They’re hosting a pop-up event where you can buy unique cake mixes for dogs from treat company The Bear & The Rat. These mixes are perfect to make holiday or birthday treats for your pup—they even include frosting! While you’re there, shop 100+ local small vendors offering jewelry, home goods, self-care items, plants, clothing, and more.
Life’s Better With a Pup
No wet nose to boop? What a heckin’ tragedy. We want to help you fix that, so check out where you can adopt below. And who knows, you might just meet your new slobbery soulpup.
- Give a rescue pup something to really be thankful for this season—you! Adorable doggies of L.O.L.A.’s Rescue will be at Ace Hardware in Arvada this Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Rescue Puppy Yoga
- This Sunday, November 20 from 4–5 p.m The Denver Athletic Club is hosting rescue puppy yoga. Enjoy an hour of yoga with adorable pups demonstrating their best downward facing dog for all the belly rubs. Stick around after class for some extra petting time.
Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!
Featured photo: Rebecca Scholz
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