Your Dog-Friendly Seattle Weekend: December 1-5, 2022

You and doggo nearly made it to the end of 2022 and he’s on his best behavior since the big man in red is watching for naughty and nice pups. Reward one heckin’ good boy with these dog-friendly Seattle weekend adventures!

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1. Trivia Night at Dog Yard Bar

Dog Yard Bar, Seattle 
Thursday, December 1, 7-8:30 p.m.; registration required

Your dog may not understand the questions but he’s trying his best. Get your crew together for Dog Yard Bar’s monthly trivia, and paws crossed that one of the questions is, “Who’s a good boy?”. Don’t forget to reserve your table and upload pup’s vet records before you go! Dogs mutts either have a membership or purchase a day pass before the event.

2. Holiday Photos with Santa Paws

Ruston Waterfront Market, Ruston
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; registration required

Fluffy’s got a long wish list this year so she’s gonna need some face time with Santa Paws. Buy her some time and a photo with the man himself at Angel Dog Photography’s Holiday Photos with Santa Paws at the Ruston Waterfront Market. Plus, this gift is a real two-fer; all proceeds will benefit Three Little Pitties Rescue.

3. Holiday Night Barket

Dog Yard Bar, Seattle 
Saturday, December 3, 5-9 p.m.; reservations recommended

Whether you did all your shopping on Bark Friday or you’re just starting now, find everything you need at Dog Yard Bar’s Holiday Night Barket. Humans get in for free and holiday-wear is strongly encouraged. Dogs are subject to standard entry fees and rules so sniff out all the details before you go.

4. K9 Candy Cane 5K

Renton Community Center Campus, Renton
Sunday, December 4, 9:15-11 a.m.; registration required

If you just remembered that your 2022 New Year’s resolution was to get more steps in… welp, it’s never too late to start. Whether you choose to run, jog, or walk the K9 Candy Cane 5K, do it along the beautiful (and paved) Cedar River Trail in Renton with your bestie. If doing athletic things also makes you feel generous, they’re hosting a pet food drive to help animals in need!

5. Pet Nights with Santa

Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood
Monday, December 5, 4-7 p.m.; reservations required

This one’s on a Monday, but we all know the days get kind of fuzzy when we’re at the end of the year. Plus Santa’s still checking his list twice, so it’s not too late for floof to show what a good girl she’s been. Reserve your spot to meet Santa at Alderwood Mall’s Pet Nights with Santa and get ready to strike a pose!

Trying to gift yourself a new bestie this holiday?

The best gift this year may not be one you can wrap; if you’re looking to add a new dog to your family, check out this adoption event!

Seattle Animal Shelter

  • We don’t know of any dogs who can read, but Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation’s adoption event at Northgate Mall’s Barnes & Noble is probably your best chance at finding one. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, meet some of Seattle’s cutest adoptable animals. Make sure to look around the store because any purchase made with a Bookfair voucher (including in the B&N Café) will be donated back to the animals!

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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