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Looking for local pet events? Ann Arbor pet events? Or any event that celebrates dogs, cats and other animals? How about some pet holidays to give you a reason to celebrate?
Then this is the page! Check out the pet events below, and check back often for updates (or follow us on Facebook, and we will keep you up to date on the latest pet events!).
If you know of any local events, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to add them here, in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT LOCAL EVENTS:
Upcoming Adoption Dates: July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29
(all are Thursdays, and adoptions are open 11-7)
at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor
The Love Train is back on track (pardon the pun), but you may want to sign up for the Love Train newsletter, as the puppies are usually spoken for within an hour of being posted!
Thanks to successful intake prevention programs and community support for adoption, along with grants and wonderful donors, HSHV is able to transport animals — often puppies! — from struggling rescues and shelters with high euthanasia rates to HSHV via the Love Train.
Be sure to follow our Facebook page, as we will be posting pictures of the available dogs on the Thursday before the adoption events!
If you're interested in adoption, you can see the application (really, a profile) and fees at hshv.org/howtoadopt. Feel free to complete it online, or you complete it when you're here. HSHV is first-come, first-approved, first-adopted-- so the closer you come to 11 on Friday, the more selection you'll have-- and to better serve you, please grab a number when you get here (the "take a number" will be placed outside HSHV between 7:30-8 am on Friday. Some people come here early, grab a number, then go get coffee at Moonwinks down the road, and return at 11 a.m. when we open).
Thank you for your interest in rescuing a homeless animal and for your support of this life-saving program! To see more about the Love Train, go to hshv.org/lovetrain.
Friday-Sunday, July 10-12, 2020
Farmington Fido Fest
At Shiawassee Park in Farmington, MI
There will be hours of entertainment, including the Metro Parks Ultimate Air Dogs and Rock N Roll K9's Performance Team! Your dog can test their skills on the Lucky Dog Lure Coursing, participate in the Disc Dogs of Michigan frisbee competition, use his/ her sense of smell in the Barn Hunt game or test their speed in the Motor City Harley Davidson Radar Run. There will be a vendor village showcasing dog wearables, homemade dog treats, unique dog toys and dishes and samples of dog food and treats. There will be rescues on site looking to place pets in their forever homes. The event will feature a variety of craft beers (and wine) to sample in the “Bark Garden”. Pet related vendors will be on site showcasing their products/ services. On Friday evening, a film featuring a famous dog will be showcased on the big movie screen and on Saturday, beautiful hot air balloons will fill the park for the Light the Night event. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
August 14-16 and 20-23, 2020
Frankenmuth Dog Bowl
Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Frankemuth, MI
What is The Dog Bowl?
Dog Bowl is a free festival located at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. It features a unique variety of activities that you and your pet can enjoy watching together and some your family dog can participate in!
Activities include DockDogs® and Disc Dog competitions, Wiener Dog Races, Pet Parade, Annual Canine Cruise on the Bavarian Belle River Boat, Best Costume Contest, Doggie Fun Runs, Dog Breeds of the World Show, Pet Marketplace and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn – featuring 25 hot air balloon pilots from across the country!
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2020
at Memorial Park in Royal Oak
There are also lots of great dog events throughout the state. Traveling around Michigan? Love dogs and dog events, like dog shows, obedience, rally, scent, games and other events? Then check out the Michigan Canine Resource Guide Calendar of events!
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