Great Pet-Friendly Events in Pittsburgh this Fall
While there is still plenty of warm, sunny days to enjoy, it’s never too late to plan for the fall. Lots of people play with their dog during the summer, but when the weather gets cooler not as many folks go out.
With a little planning and some fun activities, however, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy new experiences with your dog, cat, or other pet year-round. This blog highlights the many upcoming events in or around Pittsburgh that can get pet parents out with their furry companions
DATE:Oct 5, 2019
TIME:11:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LOCATION:The Waterfront, 149 WBridge St, Homestead, Pa.15120
Sponsored by CARMAA (a local organization dedicated to helping abandoned animals), the annual DogtoberFEST celebration is an outdoor festival with fun and educational events. There is also a pet costume contest and cash prizes! Plus, the event is free to attend!
Pittsburgh Undy RunWalk
DATE:Oct 12, 2019
TIME:7:30 AM to 10 AM
LOCATION: South 28th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15203
While this fall event encourages people to come out and walk, jog, or run while wearing their underwear over their clothes, dogs are welcome to do so too! The Pittsburgh Undy RunWalk aims to provide support to those affected by colon cancer. Proceeds are used to raise awareness, and the more people and pets that attend, the more inspiring it will be for everyone!
Pirates Pup Nights
DATE:Every Tuesday home game in 2019
LOCATION:PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Time to put the tail in tailgating! Bring your dog down to PNC Park for Pirates Pup Nights, an exciting in-stadium event where dogs get to cheer on the buccos! A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefits local animal shelters, so at least somebody will be winning!
Pittsburgh Pet Expo
DATE:Nov 15-17, 2019
LOCATION:David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
With over 250 vendor booths of pet products and services, the Pittsburgh Pet Expo is a blast for pet owners of all types. Last year, there were events for rabbit hopping, human-dog frisbee competitions, a dog-diving competition, a grooming showcase, reptile demos, and a cute pet contest! There’s even an opportunity for your pet to get a photo with Santa - the perfect way to get a jump on !
It’s Always Time for a Walk in the Park
Don’t worry if your calendar doesn’t match up with a pet event. If all else fails, there are plenty of dog-friendly parks here in Pittsburgh. Frick Park has an OLEA (off-leash exercise area) in two fenced enclosed areas. It’s also home to the Hot Dog Dam - a swimming area just for pooches!
Riverview Park is a great place for an exercise walk. With hills galore, both you and your pup will work up an appetite. There are also wooded trails where you may encounter a horse ride!
Franklin Park is home to the sprawling Misty Pines Dog Park. There is a small entry fee, but it’s worth it for several different doggy play areas (based on the dog’s size) and even a dog pond. This dog park also offers daycare and grooming services. It’s a haven for your pet, right here in Pittsburgh.
At the Root of it All
No matter what time of year it is, always remember that what is most important is that you are spending time with your furry companion. No matter how you celebrate life’s moments, it’s being together that matters.