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 Pittsburgh Event Guide

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. Enjoy photo installations, free customized bandanas, doggy massage and more! More info.

May 18, 2019: Healthy Pet Weekend
Healthy Pet Products in McCandless and McMurray is hosting a 2 day event with raffle baskets, giveaways and vendors (including the Wear Wag Repeat Shop!). The event will happen in the North on Saturday and South on Sunday. More details. 

May 18: The Dog Stop Splash Park Grand Opening
Calling all water dogs! The Dog Stop in Upper Saint Clair is opening a splash park with 2,000 sq ft of water fun! Season passes will be available. More details. 

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.

May 19, 2019: Puppy Love Wellness Fair
Head over to Bellevue Dog Woods for an off-leash event. There will be food trucks, a “Get Down for Dogs” yoga class with your pup, informational talks given by local pet experts on topics like health and wellness, training, and more. There will also be great giveaways to support Puppy Love, an organization on a mission to spread love to Pittsburgh shelters and rescue organizations by raising money to feed 5,000 pets. More details.

May 26, 2019: Wags & Whiskey
Bring your dogs to the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse to enjoy cocktails and grub from the Mission.Mahi food truck! A portion of the sales from 2-5 PM goes back to helping homeless animals of Biggies Bullies. More details.

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June 1, 2019: Thrifty Paws Donation Drive
Have some dog items that no longer “spark joy”? Bring them to the Thrifty Paws donation drive.  Thrifty Paws is a charity pop-up thrift store for dogs, that will open in October, with proceeds going to HAR. Drop off your donations at Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe on Saturday, June 1st from 12-2pm and enjoy a fun meet-up on their dog-friendly patio with all your Dogs of Pittsburgh pals! More details (and what to donate).

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.

June 2, 2019: Carnegie Dogapalooza
This event will spread awareness of the safety and health for canines in the town of Carnegie and surrounding areas. Meet fun dog-related vendors and enjoy food from the Franktuary Food Truck and Kona Ice Truck. More details.

June 7 -16, 2019: Three Rivers Arts Festival
Enjoy 10 days of free outdoor concerts at Point State Park downtown, all dog friendly! There’s carnival-type food and plenty of space to lay out a picnic blanket with your pup. The artist booths are also dog friendly, but can get pretty crowded. More details.

June 8, 2019: Wear Wag Repeat Pop Up Shop at West Elm
Shop the latest and greatest gear for dog moms from the Wear Wag Repeat Shop with an exclusive pop-up at West Elm in Bakery Square.  The shop is dog friendly, so well behaved doggos are invited to attend as well. More details.

June 8, 2019: Bellevue Dog Woods Summer Pawty
Celebrate the beginning of summer with the first ever Summer Pawty at Bellevue Dog Woods. Bring your pups to enjoy food trucks, vendors, photo booths, and more! More details.

June 15, 2019: Pets on Parade
Robinson Parks & Recreation & Settlers Ridge present a charity dog walk including fun contests like  “Pet Owner Look-Alike Contest”, “Costume for Best Pet” and “Best Pet Sports Enthusiast”. More details.

June 30, 2019: Pack Walk at OpenStreetsPGH Strip + Lawrenceville
Let’s get together for a 1-2 mile pack walk at the Downtown, Strip and Lawrenceville OpenStreetsPGH. We’ll meet early before it gets too hot for the dogs. More details.

July 13, 2019: Cinema in the Park with Your Dog – Captain Marvel
Grab your pup for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars of Riverview Park in Observatory Hill. The movie starts at sundown, so come a little early to get all your sniffs in and get settled in to watch Captain Marvel. We’ll have some blankets, but feel free to bring your own. More details.

July 20, 2019: DOGA with your Dog
Do yoga WITH your dog! Students will participate in standing poses, balance practice, and gentle stretching. Strengthen your bond with your dog by learning some simple doggy massage techniques. All levels are welcome. More details.

July 28, 2019: Pack Walk at OpenStreetsPGH Uptown + Southside
Let’s get together for a 1-2 mile pack walk at the Downtown, Uptown and the South Side OpenStreetsPGH. We’ll meet early before it gets too hot for the dogs. More details.

July 28, 2019: Pups’n’Pints
Come to Grist House to enjoy food, drinks, dog paintings, dog caricatures, pet treats and specialty gifts. This event benefits Cross Your Paws Animal Rescue! More details.

August 4, 2019: Dog Mom Concert Night at Hartwood Acres
The outdoor concert series at Hartwood Acres goes all summer. Join us for a special dog mom meetup at the August 4th show featuring Guster and Meeting of Important People. More details.

August 15, 2019: North Park 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. More details.

August 24, 2019: Paws Across Pittsburgh Strut Your Mutt
Dogs and their families will participate in a 1 mile walk to celebrate the 704 pets that we have helped in 2018 and 413 so far this year! More details.

August 28, 2019: Cinema in the Park with Your Dog – Jurassic World
Grab your pup for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars of Flagstaff Hill in Oakland. The movie starts at sundown, so come a little early to get all your sniffs in and get settled in to watch Jurassic World. We’ll have some blankets, but feel free to bring your own. More details.

August 31, 2019: Mutts on the Mountain
Even your dog can enjoy the challenge of Seven Spring’s Mud On The Mountain! They’ve designed a special 5k and 1-mile course that keeps both dogs and their humans in mind. You and Fido will take on up to 16 obstacles while slogging through every pup’s favorite: MUD! More details.

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. Details on North Park event.

September 14, 2019: Dog Block PAWty Vendor Event
There will be lots of doggy goodies to shop for at this event in East Liberty. More details.

September 29, 2019: Pet Walk of the Living Dead Annual Costume Contest 2019
Part of the 6th annual Living Dead Weekend, bring your furry little ghoul dressed in their best pet Halloween costume. Enjoy goodie bags, raffles, vendors and prizes for best costume! More details.

October 5, 2019: DogtoberFEST
CARMAA hosts an annual DogtoberFEST event at the Waterfront. This is free to attend with pets with lots to do including meeting adoptable animals and a giant costume contest with $600 in prizes. More details.

November 15 – 17, 2019: Pittsburgh Pet Expo
Attend the 2019 Pittsburgh Pet Expo presented by Healthy Pet Products for pawsitively, purrfect fun! Check out more than 250+ vendor booths of pet products and services. Editor note: please make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations, they don’t check at the door so make sure your dog is safe! More details.

More 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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