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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Enjoy the "Dog Days" of Summer at these Pet-friendly Events

Enjoy the "Dog Days" of Summer at these Pet-friendly Events

Sarah Beth Photography

We don't have a dog, but my husband and I plan on getting one in the (hopefully near) future. Our kids ask us on a regular basis for the exact date, brainstorming name ideas (Stitch, Austin, Clover, Gretel) and promising they'll help clean up the yard (the not-so-fun side of dog ownership). We don't have a specific date, but we've been thinking about it a lot lately, paying special attention to the dogs in our friends' and family's lives and trying to picture how a new dog—our dog—would change our lives and fit into the mix. And while dogs all have different personalities, there's a common thread between them—when they are welcomed at events, these four-legged "kids" and their humans are all happy.

So here's a round-up of summer events just for them. Sloppy dog kisses almost guaranteed.

Doga
June 26, July 23, August 27, 6:15-7:30
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun
Yoga for you, playtime and massages for your pooch. Purchase passes at k9-connection.com

Beer with your Buddy
July 16, 6-8:30 Darby’s Pub & Grill
Downtown Minneapolis
Kick back and enjoy a cold one with your pooch while raising money for a local rescue group.  
k9-connection.com

Dog Days of Summer
July 26, 11-3
Alimagnet Dog Park, Burnsville
Silent auction , goodie bags, merchandise, demonstrations and more. alimagnetdogpark.org

Paws on Grand
August 3, 11-4
Grand Avenue
Rescue groups, pet photos, booths and more. grandave.com

Dogs Days Westonka
August 16, 9-2
Harbor District Park, Mound
Adoption, nail trimming, food, dog wash, arts and crafts. westonkacc.com

PetFest
September 6-7, 9-7
Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee
Adoption, pet safety and training, clothing and a costume contest. renaissancefest.com

Woofstock
September 7, 10-3
Linden Hills neighborhood, Minneapolis
Live music, samples, dog wash, rescue groups, a trick contest and more. dogsmn.com/woofstock

And if you're looking for a dog-friendly patio this summer, City Pages recently published their top five recommendations. Bon (bone?!) appétit!

Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Permalink

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