In Dallas, March definitely came in like a lion–hello, snow! But, it is going out like a lamb! With spring and nicer weather upon us, it’s time to for you and your pet to get out and have some fun! There are several dog friendly events in Dallas happening this month that you can attend with your pet. Plus, the three events below each benefit a good cause!

Peace, Love, & Paws is a fun event where you can meet new friends (both two-legged and four-legged ones). Attendees can get prescreened for pet adoptions or learn about becoming a pet foster parent. There will also be free games, a kisses booth, a fashion show, and a canine costume contest! The event will take place at Strokers Dallas on March 28th from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Donations will benefit 23 different rescue groups!

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is all about talent and creativity. During the festival, hundred of performers and artists showcase their works, and on Sunday, April 5th, you and your pet can show off your own fabulous creativity during the Pet Parade! Your pet will be introduced on stage and compete in one of three competitions: Best Costume, Best Personality, or Best Trick! All well-behaved doggies are encouraged to attend the festival on Sunday. The event is free, but you must register if you wish to participate in the parade or contest. The parade begins at noon.

Does that requirement about being well-behaved prevent you from taking your pet out too often? If your furry friend needs to learn some manners, then April is a great time to start! Every Wednesday in April the Greater Collins Kennel Club hosts April in the Park at Bob Woodruff Park in Plano. From 7:00 to 8:00pm the organization offers free classes on obedience. conformation, and canine good citizenship. You must bring proof of your pet’s vaccinations with you.

Another great park event happens at the Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park on Saturday, April 25th starting at 9:00am. The city’s Paws in the Park will feature low-cost vaccination clinics, K-9 demonstrations, safety classes for kids, and weenie/wannabe races! There will also be food trucks and bounce houses, so this will be fun for your non-furry kids too! The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $25 for each dog entered in the weenie/wannabe races. You must also register your weenie/wannabe in advance to participate in the race.

These great events offer great bonding time for you and your pet and give you both a chance to get out of the house to socialize!

If you’re worried about your pet being home alone too much, contact us about dog walking in Dallas. We also offer pet sitting, so your pet never has to go to a boarder!

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