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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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Mingle With Our Mutts
Jan
20
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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Mingle With Our Mutts
Jan
6
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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Celebrate with the Critters
Dec
26
9:00 AM09:00

Celebrate with the Critters

Embrace the holiday spirit up close and personal with some of Ohio’s wildlife! After a $5 admission fee, you can meet some unique critters, build birdhouses, make winter crafts, and have some wholesome seasonal fun. Dress in warm clothes for this outdoor event.

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Dec
16
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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Mingle With Our Mutts
Dec
2
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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Happy Tails-n-Trails
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Happy Tails-n-Trails

Need some afternoon outdoor time with your pup? Join other dog lovers and their furry friends on this 2-mile hike. Does your hiking companion need more motivation to exercise? No worries, the hike ends with a complimentary doggie treat!

photo: Cheryl Blair

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Nov
18
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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Party with the Pets
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Party with the Pets

Check out Columbus Humane’s newly renovated digs and support the shelter! Now that the shelter renovation is complete, you can see all the new spaces, hang out with cute adoptables, and enjoy good food and drinks with other pet-loving humans.

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Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show
Nov
15
to Nov 18

Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show

If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity that involves lots and lots of dogs (approximately 2,000 a day!), the Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show will be perfect. Watch the dogs show off their skills, talents, and beauty that they’ve worked so hard on.

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Santa Claws with Paws for a Cawse
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Santa Claws with Paws for a Cawse

Looking for a fun, free holiday event for furry and feathered friends? Look no further, this one’s for you. Join Barker, Meowski, and Tweet for an afternoon of refreshments and complimentary pet photos with Santa, and help support a good cause. All donations benefit the Furry & Feathered Friend Food Fund.

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Greyhound Gather & Walk
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Greyhound Gather & Walk

Fall is officially here for real this time, so Columbus Greyhounds and company, let's gather to revel in its glory! 

Join Queen Bee the Greyhound & her humans to chat, make new friends, and enjoy fall, all while walking the beautiful Olentangy Trail around Antrim Lake! 🍂🎃 

Just meeting at the park - no cost, free parking, super casual!

❤ All are welcome, no matter what Greyhound adoption group! 
Other breeds welcome to come make lanky new friends! ❤ 

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Walk and Woof
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Walk and Woof

Get outside and enjoy a refreshing chill on this 2.5-mile hike. You can socialize with other dogs and their owners, or you can go off the beaten path and discover new trails together. Either way, this makes for a fun afternoon for everyone involved.

photo: Andrew Kennett

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Wags for Wine
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Wags for Wine

Did you know that veterinarians need to access a blood bank just like human doctors do? Check out this tasty fundraiser benefiting The Greyhound Health Initiative Blood Bank, and support their lifesaving efforts. Can’t attend? No problem, there’s an online option that still supports the blood bank!

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Mingle With Our Mutts
Nov
4
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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