Putts Fore Paws
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Putts Fore Paws

NBC 4's Hattie Hawks and OSU great Dimitrious Stanley present the annual Putts Fore Paws Golf Outing at The Medallion Club. Hosted by the Humane Society of Delaware County with all proceeds benefitting shelter operations. Register your team by July 8th (or by June 17 for a discount); registration includes golf, cart rental, awards dinner and entertainment.

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Bark in the Park 5K
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Bark in the Park 5K

A dog-friendly race dedicated to helping save the lives of shelter animals, with all proceeds going to the Humane Societies of Delaware and Union County. Managed by runner and animal lover Amelia Cameron, a Sophomore at Village Academy High School, as a community service Capstone project.

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Village Pets Fest Part Deux
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Village Pets Fest Part Deux

A one-day fest celebrating all things pets! With 30+ pet-related vendors, adoptable dogs, 501c3 organizations, food and drinks, pup treats, a pet photographer, local business discounts, and so much more.

Held in the parking lot behind 995 N Fourth Street building (the center with Cosecha Cosina, Royal Rhino Club, & Juice Co, Lit Life + Yoga, Amaze Escape Room and Drunch).


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BARKing Lot Party
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

BARKing Lot Party

Join in on the fun at Red Roof’s first BARKing Lot Party. Games, prizes, demos, vendors, raffles, food trucks, entertainment, and loads of family-friendly fun! This event is weather permitting, and all animals must be leashed. Any donations made will go to the CHA Animal Shelter.

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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Art With Heart
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Art With Heart

For art lovers and pet lovers, Art With Heart is for you. Join Pets Without Parents for its annual fundraiser. There will be food, drinks, and beautiful art (pet-themed or otherwise). All proceeds directly benefit the animals and help to provide homes for pets in need.

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Hoppin' Hound Hunt
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Hoppin' Hound Hunt

If you’re looking forward to springtime fun, make sure to mark your calendar for the doggy treat hunt! The dogs will find eggs filled with treats, and some will even have special prizes. Check out the pet-friendly booths, do a pooch photo shoot, or participate in the costume contest. It’s sure to be a great day for all involved!

photo: Kim Strosnider

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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2nd Annual OSU Puppy Bowl
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Annual OSU Puppy Bowl

Come celebrate the 2nd Annual OSU Puppy Bowl brought to you by OSU Oval Dogs & Block O! The Puppy Bowl will display an array of events including contests for best costume, most obedient, fastest fetch and speed, all headlined by our very own Puppy Bowl and one dog will be crowned the MVP (Most Valuable Pupper). Owner + dog registration will be $5, with an additional $1 entry fee per event. Other donations for spectators are appreciated. Come join us for a day of fun filled events and dogs!

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Doga at The Reiki Center
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Doga at The Reiki Center

What’s better than a regular yoga class? Doga! Yes, it’s yoga with your dog. Bring your socialized furry friend for a dog-friendly flow practice focused on breathing and stretches for both humans and pups. Going through flows and incorporating dogs into the practice is a great way to welcome your pup to the mat or just help them stretch.

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National Puppy Day Adoption Event
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

National Puppy Day Adoption Event

Looking for a new furry friend? This free event will have adoptable dogs from Grateful Acres Pets and Purebred Rescue Organization of Ohio, all looking for their forever home. Held at StoryPoint Senior Living, showcasing the great work they do for residents, the community, and our four-legged friends.

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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Columbus Pet Expo & All About Cats Expo
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Columbus Pet Expo & All About Cats Expo

  • Ohio Expo Center – Multi Purpose and Ohio Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Visit the 24th Annual Columbus Pet Expo for a weekend of fun and adventure. The expo celebrates all kinds of pets and what makes them special. The expo will feature vendors, shows, contests, and more. Cat lovers, be sure to visit the All About Cats section at the Expo as well, with a cat show, demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of beautiful cats to admire. Bring the whole family, and don’t forget your pet!

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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Winter Hike for your Best Furry Friend
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Winter Hike for your Best Furry Friend

  • Prairie Oaks Darby Bend Metro Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you’re looking for a refreshing afternoon with your furry loved one, consider going on a 1- to 3-mile winter hike together. Stick around afterwards—there will be hot chocolate for the humans and treats for the dogs, too.

Metroparks.net (select Programs, then Programs Search)

photo: M. Fetherolf 

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Walk and Woof
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Walk and Woof

If you love spending time with your dog in the great outdoors, make sure you don’t miss this 2.5-mile hike. There will be other people and pets for company, or you can always choose to go off the beaten path with your furry companion.

Metroparks.net (select Programs, then Programs Search)

photo: John Nixon

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Bull Shih-tz Comedy Show 2019
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Bull Shih-tz Comedy Show 2019

Ohio Fuzzy Pawz and Buckeye Bulldog Rescue are joining forces to host the Bull Shih-tz comedy show that directly benefits dogs in need. If you want a night of local comedians, dancing, food, company, and charity, make sure to buy your ticket today. Black tie optional.

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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Paws to Party
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Paws to Party

Love wine and a good time? Make sure to get a ticket for the CHA Animal Shelter Paws to Party benefit! Your ticket purchase will directly benefit their cause to find a loving home for every pet. It’s sure to be a celebration you’ll never forget.

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Happy Tails-n-Trails
Feb
6
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Tails-n-Trails

Looking to enjoy some outdoor fun with fellow dog lovers? Consider going on this 2-mile hike and bringing your fuzzy pal with you. There will be a complimentary doggy treat at the end!

Metroparks.net (select Programs, then Programs Search)

photo: C. Blair

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Mingle With Our Mutts

Looking to adopt a friend for life? Visit the Franklin County Dog Shelter on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. to mingle with their adoptable dogs. Who knows—maybe you’ll find the newest addition to your family! Can’t make it on Sundays? No worries—the shelter is open seven days a week, every week.

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