If my dog can’t come, I’m not going! OK, that might be a little dramatic… I do occasionally leave the house without Lucy and Burt. But I love taking them with me to dog friendly events as much as I can. We’re lucky that there’s lots to choose from in Pittsburgh!
You guys loved the 2018 Dog Friendly Pittsburgh Event Guide, so I’m refreshing the list for another year. You’ll find everything from charity walks, to birthday parties and festivals. There’s something fun and dog friendly almost every month here in the ‘burgh!
2019 Dog Friendly Pittsburgh Event Guide
Some of my favorite events last year were the Bark Shadyside Pup Walk in the Spring and the Costume Contest at Federal Galley in the Fall. This year I’m hoping to take the dogs to even more events! Thanks to the awesome #DogsofPittsburgh community on Instagram there seems to be even more planned for 2019.
I’ll add to this post throughout the year as I find out about new events. You can tip me off to dog friendly events you know about by commenting on this post.
2019 Dog Friendly Events in Pittsburgh
February 3, 2019: Kissing Booth at Wagsburgh
Pet photographer Debbie Thomas will be taking photos of pups and their people in the Kissing Booth just in time for Valentine’s Day! Free to participate, suggested donation benefits Gray Paws Sanctuary. More Info.
February 10, 2019: Ferris Buller’s Birthday Pawty
Celebrate @ferris_buller_berk’s 4th Birthday with a pawty at Allegheny City Brewing. Dogs are allowed inside, and humans can grab food from the Bulldawgs Food Truck. More info.
February 15, 2019: Mutts and Mingle at Animal Friends
Grab your favorite four-legged friend and bring them to Animal Friends for a Valentine’s Day-themed event like none other. Enjoy wine tasting, try your luck in the raffles and bring your pup along for a fun-filled night with other animal lovers. More info.
March 9, 2019: Rito The Bulldog’s Birthday Pawty
Apparently bulldogs love to pawty! Come out to the super dog friendly Grist House to wish a happy birthday to our friend Rito. Details to come.
March 10: Down With Dogs Yoga Class
Do yoga surrounded by pups! This class taught by Yoga Factory will be an all-levels Vinyasa Flow outdoors in the Big Easy parking lot. There will be adoptable dogs and you’re welcome to bring your own leashed pup. More info.
April 28, 2019: 5th Annual Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk
Bring your pup for a walk in Boyce Park then check out vendors, adoptable pets from local rescues, a photo booth and raffles. Proceeds support Maltese rescues. More info.
April 28, 2019: Wags & Whiskey
Bring your dogs to the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse to enjoy cocktails from Wigle and grub from the Pita My Shawarma food truck. Proceeds support Biggies Bullies. More info.
May 11, 2019: Wear Wag Repeat 6 Year Blogiversary + Dog Mom’s Day
Celebrate 6 years of my blog on Dog Mom’s Day with a celebration full of dogs, style and fun. All Pittsburgh pups and their people are invited to this event in Mellon Park. Save the Date!
May 19, 2019: Lucky’s 7th Annual South Side Dog Festival
Enjoy a Southside block party with doggy contests, rescue visits, vendors, food, drink, giveaways, games and fun for all ages! Bring your dog and enjoy a family-friendly day celebrating our furry friends! Lucky’s will also host dog fests at their Mars location on June 2 and Irwin location on June 9. More info.
June 2, 2019: Petagogy Shadyside’s Birthday PAWty
This customer appreciation PAWty takes place on the first Sunday in June every year. The event features representatives from pet food and treat companies, hands-on family-friendly activities, pet photos, tons of giveaways, raffles and more! More info.
August: Allegheny County Parks Dog Days of Summer
Treat your four-legged friend to an evening of fun and games, including a puppy pool, for 4 Wednesdays in August. This event is held at a different park each week. More info to come.
September 2: Pooches In The Pool
Visit the Allegheny County Pools for a dog swim on Labor Day! Participating pools include Boyce Park, North Park, Settlers Cabin and South Park. Check Out 2018’s details until it’s updated.
More Summer, Fall and Winter Events coming soon!
As I find out about awesome local dog friendly events throughout the year I’ll update this post.
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