Cheers to the heckin’ weekend! Your woofer has been going over his calendar all week sniffin’ out the pawfect way to spend more time with you. From live music to a baseball game, it’s time to plan a grrreat weekend with your fave Fido. Sniff out a few things to do in Seattle this weekend with doggo in tow.
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Lion’s Park, Poulsbo
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; registration required
PetsWALK, presented by Mud Bay, is a summertime celebration of our fave furry frens. Lace up your sneakers and leash up da pup to run the gentle, mostly flat 5K course with gorg water views. 5K not really your thing? They have a 1-mile option as well! Either way, you’ll be helping raise money for the Kitsap Humane Society. Stick around after the race for the vendors fair, as well as costume, talent, and butt wiggle contests at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Your pooch has a real shot at that butt wiggle trophy, so go here for more info while pup practices.
2. One Night at the Eagles
Stoup Brewing, Seattle
Saturday, June 25, 6:30–10:00 p.m.
Rock ‘n’ roll! Beer! Did that get your attention? Your rockstar rover is gonna ruv to awoo while you enjoy an outdoor brew and the sounds of One Night at the Eagles rockin’ out this Saturday. This FREE event will keep the tunes going with more music from local band Benchmark. Hooman and furry kids are welcome, so dust off those dancin’ shoes and pack lots of treats.
3. MLBR @ Pooch Paw-Ty Day
Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail, Puyallup
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
MustLuvBoxers Rescue is hosting a Pooch Paw-ty, and everypuppy is invited. Your goodest boy won’t notice the difference, but this is a day dedicated to him (he thinks they all are). Check out doggy vendors, a scavenger hunt, a “ruffle drawing,” and mutts more. There’ll even be a visit from the Pierce County Sheriff’s K9 Team. A pup in uniform is always adorable, so don’t furget to dress up doggo for the costume contest!
4. Free Microchips in Downtown Seattle
1919 3rd Ave, Seattle
Saturday, June 25, 12–3 p.m.
Pup may not think getting microchipped is the most fun ever, but getting lost is yapsolutely zero fun. Sadly, more dogs go missing during July 4–6 than any other time of year, but luckily for Fido, Pawsitive Alliance (in partnership with Doney Coe Pet Clinic), is microchipping 100 dogs for FREE this Saturday. What a relief to know you’ll always be able to find your fur baby. Check their website to make sure you are income-qualified here.
5. Bark at the Park
T-Mobile Park, Seattle
Monday, June 27, 7:10 p.m.; tickets required
Heeeeyyy batter batter! Can I has the ball plz? Grab your well-behaved floof and cheer/howl on the Seattle Mariners as they go head-to-head with the Baltimore Orioles this Monday. We feel pretty sure she’s gonna gain some fans of her own. Sniff out pup vendors, snacks, and even adoption events during the game (more below), and then gear up for a special activity after the game. That’s right, you and Babe Ruff get to walk the bases. OMD. Check out more info on Bark at the Park, including other upcoming games, here!
Life’s Better With a Pup
You’ve been hopin’ to meet the hound of your dreams. Make those dreams a reality by checking out these Seattle adoption events.
Dog Gone Seattle
- There’s no happier ending than a rescue dog success story. This Saturday, June 25, from 3:30–5:30 p.m., head to Cairn Brewing for Drink a Draft with a Rescue Dog, sponsored by Airbnb and Dog Gone Seattle. This event allows dog lovers to grab a brewsky and hang with some canine cuties. Dog Gone doesn’t allow same-day adoptions, but you can schedule to meet available puppers on their website.
Bark at the Park Adoption Event
- Meet some un-furgettable dogs at the Mariners game this Monday, June 27 when nonprofits Pawsitive Alliance, Forgotten Dogs Rescue, Sunny Sky’s Animal Rescue, and OkanDogs Animal Rescue all join paws to host an adoption event during Bark at the Park. You can meet adorbs adoptable pups in the 300-level Left Field concourse before and during the game. Same-day adoptions aren’t allowed (it’s always best to bond a lil’ first), but one thing’s for sure—you + a rescue pup = a home run!
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: Seth Weisfeld
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