Noble McIntyre on September 25, 2012
It seems like autumn has its own checklist of must-do activities: apple picking, pumpkin carving, hay rides, and fairs. Unfortunately, most of these activities aren’t pet friendly, and families have to leave the family dog at home.
This fall though, the Oklahoma City and Tulsa communities have plenty of great events for dogs and their owners. So pack up the whole family, and make one of these a chance to socialize with your dog while enjoying that crisp autumn air. As with any event involving dogs, keep some dog bite prevention tips in mind, but above all, have fun.
Puggerfest- September 29, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Portland & Grand at Lake Hefner
Puggerfest is an annual fundraising event for Homeward Bound Pug Rescue & Adoption of Oklahoma at Stars & Stripes Park in Oklahoma City. This event is open to the public, with a $5 admission charge for attendees. Children under five and all pugs are admitted free. Proceeds benefit Homeward Bound’s rescue efforts. Event activities include: costume contests, activities for kids, pug races, and more.
An Affair to Remember- November 10, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
Central Park May Dog Daycare
This benefit for Safe Haven Animal Rescue, and 1 Day Ranch, is a fun dog friendly red carpet event. Activities include: door prizes, best dressed awards, a silent auction, a treat bar, and more.
Free Rabies Vaccinations- World Rabies Day-September 28
Marina Animal Clinic
The Marina Animal Clinic is giving out free rabies vaccines to pets. This is a great resource for the community.
Pancakes for Pooches- September 29, 8:00AM- 11:00AM
Tulsa Fire Station #32
This free family friendly pancake breakfast will be accepting donations to benefit Biscuit Acres Dog Park. Activities include: a tour of the fire station, K9 Manners Drill Team Demo, Fire Department Ladder Ride, Prizes, and more.
Strut Your Mutt- Tulsa Style!- September 29, 10:00AM- 2:00PM
OSU Center for Health Sciences
Strut Your Mutt – Tulsa Style!” is a pet friendly event meant for the whole family. This year is the third year and will include: live music, a silent auction, food, door prizes, vendors, $25 microchipping, and much more. There will even be some rescue groups out there with adoptable dogs, so you might even leave with a new member of the family.
Barbeque and Boogie for Boxers- September 29, 6:00PM- 12:00AM
Double Tree at Warren Place
This country-themed event benefits the Tulsa Boxer Rescue. Advertised as a casual evening of dinner, dancing, live music, and a live and silent auction, it’s sure to be a great time.
Furry Friends Festival-October 6, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Okmulgee Animal Shelter
The Furry Friends Festival will feature pet adoptions, pet photography, vendor booths, a fly ball team demo, and food and drinks.