Thursday-Sunday, January 11-21
Florida Classic Cluster of Dog Shows.
8a-5p every day except Tuesday, 1/16/18.
Florida Classic Park,
5360 Lockhart Rd., Brooksville.
Saturday, January 13
5th Annual Take Me Home Adoption Event
North Florida Fairgrounds, 4441 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee.
This is a great event for businesses and there are some sponsorship opportunities available. Vendor space reservations are being accepted now. More than 2,000 people and their pets have attended this annual family-fun event with more than 60% of the adoptable pets finding homes. Activities include: Barnhunt, Lure Coursing, Dog Obedience trials. More than 13 animal rescue groups participating. Food and beverage trucks on-ssite. Prize drawings, giveaways, interactive events for the whole family. For sponsorship and vendor information, contact Grayce Berman, 850.631.2226;
7th Annual Cutest Pirate Dog Contest
Ferry’s Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Downtown Tampa.
Hosted by The Krewe of Alegria.
Proceeds to benefit Vets4Pets and Alegria’s Kickin for Kids.
Vendor space is available. Contact KreweOfAlegria@verizon.net
Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
A benefit for Halifax Humane Society, Great Dawg Rescue and Sophie’s Circle Dog Rescue.
Dog activities, pup-sicles for the dogs and Pup-arrazi event photography. OrmondArtMuseum.org
Sunday, January 14
Standard Poodle Party
34041 Jaykins Court, Leesburg.
Well socialized Standard Poodles and Standard Poodle blends are welcome. Doodles too.
Poodle games, prizes and a charity auction.
A benefit for VIP Rescue of Florida.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.348.7600.
Thursday, January 18
Hotel Indigo Miami Lakes, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr.,Miami Lakes.
2 for 1 drinks. Animal adoptions. Doggie treats. Proceeds to benefit Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Friday, January 19
Bernie Little’s Pints for Paws
Lakeland Beer Fest benefits
Humane Society of Polk County.
Lake Mirror Promenade. PintsForPawsLakelandBeerFest.com
MUTTS GONE NUTS Florida Dates
A comedy dog thrill show that promotes adoption of rescue animals.
Friday, January 19: Savannah Center, The Villages
Saturday, January 20: Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo
Sunday, January 21: Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville
Friday, January 26: Kelsey Theater, Lake Park
Saturday, January 27: Wildstein Ctr. for Performing Arts, Avon Park
Sunday, January 28: Aventura Arts & Cultural Ctr.
Details & venue addresses: MuttsGoneNuts.com
Saturday, January 20
16th Annual South Beach Dachshund Winterfest
Ocean Drive between 11th and 12th Streets, Miami Beach.
Starts with the Hotdog Hustle Dachshund Races.
Sunday, January 21
Dog Day of Winter
Bol Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Polk County.
Friday, January 26
Bark in the Park Plant City
Furry Family Fun and Food Truck Rally.
Pet photos. Paw Painting. Vendors, music and more.
Vendor information: Call 813.210.9236
Historic Plant City Main Street.
Saturday, January 27
Mardi Gras Dog Parade DeLand
Presented by The Krewe of Amalee. Theme: Hollywood Hounds.
Main Street, Downtown DeLand
Friday, February 2
Opens at 4p. First game at 6p
Vendors. Cash bar. Raffle prizes.
Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave., Brooksville.
A benefit for Humane Society of the Nature Coast.
Saturday, February 3
Annual TailGate Pawty & Puppy Bowl Adoptions Event
200 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg.
Featuring a Puppy Bowl Adoption Arena. More than 50 vendors expected. Kids Zone. Lure Coursing for your dogs’ participation. Pup-lympics Arena. All proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Pinellas.
Vendor participation: Twila@HumanePinellas.org
Pet Pal Pup Crawl
Begins at Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 1st Ave., S., St. Petersburg
Proceeds benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter.
Pup Strut 2018
Jaco Pastorius Park, 1098 NE 40th Ct., Oakland Park.
Games, scavenger hunt with your dogs. Contest. Raffles. Vendors and entertainment. 100% of proceed to benefit Canine Assisted Therapy’s pet therapy programs. CatDogs.org
Sunday, February 4
Mystic Krewe of Barkus
1000 Bourbon St., New Orleans.
The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans for the canine population.
Thursday, February 8
2nd Annual Smoochy Poochy Yappy Hour
Beulah Restaurant, 1766 Main Street, Sarasota.
Tickets are $75/pp. No pets allowed (service animals only). Proceeds to benefit Humane Society of Sarasota County
Saturday, February 10
4th Annual Indie Folkfest at The Mennello
The Mennello Museum of American Art,
900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando.
Family and pet-friendly event showcasing local, national and regional art, music and culinary talents.
Vendors, artists and volunteers contact Katherine Navarro at 407.246.4278 ext. 4861. www.MennelloMuseum.org
Mardi Gras Barkus Parade
11a festivities begin; 1p - Parade.
Riverfront Park, Apalachicola.
Theme: BourGone Street Blues.
Call Caroline: 850.670.5064.
Sunday, February 11
Paws in the Park
West Palm Beach Waterfront.
Benefits Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
Saturday, February 17
Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival
Downtown New Port Richey
Vendor participation: CPStrawberryFestival@gmail.com
Sunday, February 18
2nd Annual Cheval
Winter Blues Festival
Noon to 6p
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club,
4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz.
Saturday, February 24
The Honu’s 2nd Annual Anniversary Luau
Join The HONU for an anniversary party and luau. Full island buffet. Fire dancers, hula girls. Full luau show. Beer tasting. Ukulele players.
516 Grant Street, Dunedin.
Call 727.333.7777 for reservations.
Lake Louisa State Park,
7305 S. US Highway 27, Clermont.
Hike with your dogs. Dog-related vendors, food, a chance to win prizes. Rescue dogs available for adoption.
Sunday, February 25
6th Annual Woofstock
This groovy event will feature live music, vendors, craft beer and the Humane Society of Naples Paws Around Town Adoption Bus. All takes place at Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, Naples.
Proceeds to benefit Humane Society Naples.
Southeastern Guide Dogs (SEGD)
The most important fundraiser of the year for SEGD. Event festivities include shopping, music and food at all eight scheduled walks.
2/24 - St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park
3/10 - Bradenton’s Rossi
3/17 - Polk County’s
3/24 - Lakewood Ranch’s
Nathan Benderson Park
4/7 - Orlando’s Cranes Roost Park
4/14 - Fort Myers’ JetBlue Park
4/14 - Tampa’s Al Lopez Park
4/21 - Sarasota’s Payne Park
To sign up and form a team visit GuideDogsWalkathon.org
Saturday, March 3
Paws In Motion Walk-A-Thon
New Location: Caddy’s at the Pointe, 801 Riverside Dr. E., Bradenton.
Walk. Vendors. Shopping. Demonstrations. Interactive, family-fun. Vendor information: Jessica@HumaneSocietyManatee.org
9th Annual Ponies for Pups Charity Polo Match
Sarasota Polo Club,
8201 Polo Club Ln., Sarasota.
A benefit for Honor Animal Rescue.
More information to come: NatesHonorAnimalRescue.org
A pet walk and festival with live music, silent auction and family fun zone. Proceeds benefit Jacksonville Humane Society.
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4
Aggression in Dogs:
Safety, Defensive Handling & Training.
9a-5p both days.
Dog Training Club of St. Pete. 4400-B 34th St. N., St. Petersburg.
Michael Shikashio and Trish Loehr present a two-day workshop. The workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians and shelter staff. Contact Joann Rechtine at 585.905.8281.
Saturday, March 10
Wine, Women, Shoes and Dogs, Palm Beach.
Co-chaired by Georgina Bloomberg and Lara Trump. Fashion show, shopping, live entertainment and lunch. Proceeds to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue. BDRR.org
17th Annual Walk for the Animals
Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens.
Features a pet extravaganza. Charity dog wash. Pet contests. Benefit for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue. PeggyAdams.org
Saturday, March 18
Annual Dogs Day in Dade City
Agnes Lamb Park, across from The Edwinola on Meridian, Dade City.
Schedule of events:
10a - Dog Wagon Parade
11a - Dog Costume Contest
Noon - K9 Challenge
12:30 - Canine Got Talent
1:30 - Ice Cream/Yogurt Eating Contest.
Vendor space applications: Contact LucyAvila707@gmail.com
Saturday, March 24
Bark in the Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa.
A dog-friendly day of fun to benefit Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Vendor info, email SpecialEvents@humanesocietytampa.org
7th Annual Sanford Pints N Paws
202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford.
Proceeds to benefit Pet Rescue by Judy and Dolly’s Foundation.
Sunday, March 25
Spring GoldenFest VI
A fun benefit for Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.
Held at Shell Factory,
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. GRRSWF.org
Saturday, April 7
4th Annual Holy Spirit Pet Fair and Blessing.
Holy Spirit Synodal Catholic Church, 3265 SR 580, Safety Harbor.
Vendors. Rescue group. Pet blessing. For vendor participation info:
Karen or Joanne: email@example.com
Saturday, April 14
12th Annual PawFest
Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Presented by Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas. For vendor participation, call Michele at 727.776.7250.
Sunday, April 15
Dog Day at the Rays
Phillies vs. Rays
Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg.
Bark at the Ball Park
Gates open at 1p
Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater.
Catch some baseball with your dog. Run the bases with your dogs after the game. Benefits Humane Society of Pinellas. Vendor information contact Twila@HumanePinellas.org
Friday, April 20
Island Paws Party
Tampa Garden Club.
Benefits Humane Society of Tampa. HumaneSocietyTampa.org
Saturday, April 21
26th Annual Walk & 5k for Animals
A benefit for SPCA Florida.
Prizes awarded to top fundraisers. Bow Wow Breakfast. K9 Demonstrations. Dog agility course. Contest. Live music. Vendors. More information: SPCAFlorida.org
Sunday, April 22
Mad Hatters Tea & Brunch
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Tampa.
A benefit for Frankie’s Friends Charitable Foundation.
Canine Floating Lantern Memorial
Lake Baldwin Park, 1510 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando.
A beautiful way to remember pets we’ve lost. Personalize your lantern, provided by the organizers, and watch as it is launched onto Lake Baldwin with hundreds of others.
Saturday, May 19
Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed.
An evening of wine, arts and pets.
Proceeds benefit Franklin’s Friends Animal Advocacy, Orlando.
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