Calendar of Dog Events in Phoenix
−Oct. 20 — Strut your Mutt — Phoenix9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Best Friends Animal Society and partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations for Strut Your Mutt in Phoenix!
You can fundraise as an individual or a team it’s up to you. The family friendly festival features a leisurely walk (with or without your dog) with fellow animal lovers and includes food trucks, vendors and lots of fun activities.+9:00 amOct. 20 — Strut your Mutt — Phoenix
−Oct. 24 — HOWL – a- ween — Scottsdale5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dress up both you and your “best friend” in matching themed costumes. The winner of the “best dressed” will receive a Harry Barker Box filled with lots of goodies to pamper your pet.
This is part of Montelucia’s Yappy Hour, which is a great time to meet and mingle with like-minded dog lovers and their canine companions. Sip on a glass of wine and shop the specialty pet boutique all in support of various local pet shelters and adoption organizations.+5:30 pmOct. 24 — HOWL – a- ween — Scottsdale
−Oct. 28 — HOWL- a-ween — Phoenix2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Howl-o-Ween: A Dog Costume Parade is a walking costume parade for you and your pooch along with Mariachi & New Orleans brass bands, stilt walkers, a second line and more – all in the beautiful setting of the west side of Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix.
*FREE to attend the parade and party but there is a registration fee for your dog to be in the parade. (Registration proceeds to benefit three great non-profits; One Community, Arizona Animal Welfare League and 100 Club.)
The post-parade party will include:
• Live music – R&B/Motown set by “Southside Soul” featuring Kenny Gilmore – Bars serving beer, wine, and craft cocktails by Rattle & Rum, Food trucks,Ice cream stand, Costume awards ceremony, Game zone, Vendor village, Pet adoption area, Live Screen Printing by Hamster Labs, Face painting
(All dogs attending must register online)+2:00 pmOct. 28 — HOWL- a-ween — Phoenix
−Oct. 31 –Halloween in the Hills — Fountain Hills4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come one, come all! This Halloween hit the streets of Fountain Hills, for a Halloween carnival like no other. For those of you who don’t know, the community of Fountain Hills puts together the most “SPOOK-TACULAR” Halloween event in the entire valley! With over 10 years running, Halloween in the Hills offers fun and safety for the entire family…including your pets!
Check out the “Pets and Their People”. This contest is fun to watch. Every kind of animal you can imagine can be entered in the contest. From dogs, pigs, bunnies, and birds, this event is very entertaining! This year, the contest starts at 5:45pm (Registration starts at 5:15pm). Participation is completely FREE and prizes are sponsored by local businesses.+4:00 pmOct. 31 –Halloween in the Hills — Fountain Hills
−Nov. 17 — Dogs Day in the Garden — Phoenix8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family,
dogs included, to the Garden. Go for a walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers, heel for family
photo opportunities, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup,
and experience Doga (dog yoga) or other hands-on, canine-themed activities. Don’t miss this tail-
wagging good time!
+8:00 amNov. 17 — Dogs Day in the Garden — Phoenix
- Dogs must be on a leash and remain on marked trails at all times.
- Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog exhibiting aggressive
behavior other dogs or visitors.
- Dogs will only be admitted to the Garden between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.