Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you a happy and healthy year full of long walks and new pup friends ❤️
*We’re constantly adding events, so if you know of one that isn’t listed, please reach out and let us know!
🐶= Dog Focused (Event is focused on dogs, and they are encourage to attend)
🐾= Dog Friendly (Event is not focused on dogs, but dogs are welcome)
❤️= Dog Lovers (Event is focused on dog lovers, but you can’t bring your pup)
⭐️= Recently Added
🐶1/10- Friday– Xena’s Pack Walk (5pm-6:30pm)
Any breed, any age, any size dog welcomed to join Xena’s Pack Walks! Come socialize your pet and enjoy beautiful scenery at the pet-friendly Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area just a short drive from UCF and Waterford Lakes. Free event. Click the link above for more details.
🐶1/11- Saturday– Dog Friendly Hike at Wekiva (9:30am-11am)
Join the Central Florida Four-Legged Hikers for a hike with your pup at Wekiva Springs State Park. This is great opportunity to get some outdoor time and meet new friends. Check out the details and rules in the link above.
🐶1/11- Saturday– Siberian Husky Take Over (9am)
Calling all Siberian Husky parents! Hosted by the Siberian Husky Club of Central Fl, join fellow Huskies at Lake Baldwin park for a morning of fun…and probably mud. Bring shampoo 👍 Family & friends are welcome!
🐶 1/12- Sunday– Maitland Dog Expo (2-5pm)
Don’t miss the first-ever Maitland Dog Expo at the Venue on the Lake (Maitland Civic Center)! This family-friendly event brings together the pet-loving community to learn about the fabulous pet products, services and charities that are available in Maitland and surrounding communities. Admission is FREE!
1/17- Friday– Evening Exchange at East End Market (6pm-10pm)
This monthly event always draws a crowd, and while inside the market is for service dogs only, the courtyard and surrounding area is pet friendly! This month’s list of vendors isn’t released yet, but there’s always at least one pet-focused vendor in the courtyard.
🐶1/18- Saturday- Most Valuable Pet Tailgate (1-5pm)
This isn’t your typical puppy bowl! Kick off the NFL Conference Championships by showing team pride with your pack at this dog-friendly tailgate event! Hang out with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and the Quantum Leap Winery for a day of fun, all while supporting the homeless dogs and cats of Central Florida. There will be vendors, food trucks, dog games, music, and an MVP costume contest. Click the link above for all of the details.
🐶1/19- Sunday- 5k Fun(d) Walk/Run (6am-9am)
Join the NAVC this year to run with your pet and support the WSAVA Foundation! Each registrant will receive a Fun(d) Run Bag and T Shirt, which we encourage you to wear on race day. For those of you who want to join the fun and don’t have a pet or are unable to bring your pet, you can share the love and run with a rescued shelter dog from Pet Rescue by Judy.
After the race, all participants can enjoy a small and short private party featuring a light breakfast and snacks.
🐶1/19- Sunday- Yappy Hour Dog Adoption (1-4pm)
Hosted by the Lucky Lure and Pet Rescue by Judy, this Yappy Hour is a monthly event built for bringing dogs and dog lovers together to socialize, bond and form new bonds through dog adoption. Each month these wonderful people bring a selection of dogs who need homes and socialize them with patrons and aspiring pup parents. It’s also great day to bond with your dog, so bring them too! Bring item donations for the Rescue during this event for a complimentary shot or cocktail from our Yappy Hour Menu.
🐶1/19- Sunday- Free Grooming Clinic (2-5pm)
Hosted by Happy Trails Animal Rescue, this event is designed to help provide grooming assistance to families in need who cannot afford their dog’s grooming needs in an effort to prevent neglect and health issues to pets with grooming related issues. Baths and nail trims are available for free on a walk-in basis. If your dog is in need of a shave down or other grooming services you must call to make an appointment.
⭐️🐶1/26- Sunday- Brunch, Brews, and Rescues (11am-2pm)
Join the South Lake Animal League for Brunch, Brews & Rescues at the Ace, Car Show & Pet Adoption event. There will be a DJ playing great music and doggie food menu items available! Come out and support this awesome charity, adopt a pet, bring your pup.
⭐️🐾1/28- Tuesday- Local Varkers Valentine Market (6-10pm)
Join them for an evening at the Night Vintage, Handmade, Farmers, and Wellness Market. There will be 24+ Local Vendors, Craft Beer, Wine, Coffee, and Food! The Free outdoor market runs from 6pm until 10pm. Event will take place at 2610 S. Ferncreek Ave. Orlando, FL 32806. All ages are welcome. Bring the Whole Family out for a Community Celebration- pet friendly too!
🐶2/3- Monday- Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser (5-8pm)
Orlando Brewing and AGold Photography have teamed up again to deliver this fundraiser benefitting The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. They have an event this month, but it’s already sold out, so this is your shot at snagging a slot for the February event!
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