If anyone doubts what a dog-friendly city Cleveland is, they only need to check out the events calendar for September to see they’re wrong. Summer may be over, but there are still a ton of fun dog-friendly events going on this month to get you out enjoying the city with your dog.
Lakewood Dog Swim
The month kicks off with the 9th Annual Friends of Lakewood Park Dog Swim at Foster Pool in Lakewood Park. Admission to the pool for non-members is $7.
The following week on Sept. 9 is the final Puppypalooza of the season. Bring your dog to the game and cheer on the Indians as they take on the Kansas City Royals. The first 300 owners and dogs can participate in a special on-field Puppypalooza Parade before the game. The event will feature activities, pet vendors and a portion of the proceeds from each Dog Package will benefit Cleveland APL. To buy tickets, visit: http://indians.mlb.com/cle/ticketing/puppypalooza.jsp
Nature Center Hike & Run
Visit the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes for their 1-mile pet friendly hike for families along the Nature Center trails through the forest, marsh and prairie. Pets must be leashed at all times. The hike starts at 9 a.m.
This annual event raises money for the Geauga Humane Society. Individuals raise money before the event and then participate in the 1 mile walk around the Holden Arboretum. The event will also feature vendors, dog contests and an agility course. For more information, visit: http://www.geaugahumane.org/events/woofstock.html
Poker Run and Cook Out
Meet at the Grateful Dog Bakery at 3 p.m. in North Ridgeville to collect your first card, and move on to the next two locations to gather your hand. At 5 p.m. all will gather at Bradley Woods in the Pavilion and the winners of the best and worst hand will receive a prize. The party will also feature dog-friendly events and adoptable dogs. Admission is $20 per person/dog couple and proceeds will go to Fido’s Companion, Love A Stray, Rescue K911 and Ziggy’s Friends.
What event(s) are you going to this month?