5 Fun Holiday Events to Support Local Dogs

Even if you don’t have the time to foster or volunteer with a shelter, there are so many other ways to help local dogs in need. This holiday season there will be several fun events, from a comedy show to a tailgate, you can attend to give your support to local rescue groups.

So if you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday (and pre-holiday) season, check out these fun events organized by Cleveland rescue groups:

Laughter Unleashed Comedy Show with Mike Polk

This Friday, Nov. 20, Vosh Nightclub in Lakewood will be the location for an evening of stand-up comedy featuring Mike Polk Jr. to benefit Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter. Doors open at 9:00, show starts at 9:30 p.m. If you go for dinner at Vosh or Georgetown next door before the show, 15% of your food bill will be donated to CCLAS. Advance tickets can be purchased online for $12 http://cclas.org/events.html. At the door price is $15.

Rovemberfest Beer-n-Brats Party

The third annual Rovemberfest Beer-n-Brats Party to benefit Badges for Bullies will be held at CPPA Memorial Hall on Nov. 21. There will be grilled brats (vegan and pork free options will be available) as well as beer and soda. Admission is $20/person all you can eat and drink! Purchase your Tickets via PayPal here:


Holiday Hops for Hearts

Stop by the Flying Monkey in Tremont on Dec. 1 for a fun event to benefit heartworm positive City Dogs at Cleveland Animal Care & Control. $25 admission includes all you can drink beer courtesy of the Flying Monkey Pub as well as food. Ticket sales at the door, cash only please. There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

If you can’t attend, you can still help support the Plankton Fund, a fund that supports adopters and rescues who take in heartworm positive dogs, by donating here: http://friendsofclevelandkennel.com/the-plankton-fund/



Santa Paws is Coming to Town

Have a fun night celebrating the holiday season all while supporting the homeless pups of Muttley Crue on Dec. 12. The event will be held at Grindstone TapHouse and will include casino games, wine pull, a decitant menu prepared by Chef Chad, Bad Santa and his elves, live music as well as a raffle and auction. $25 tickets for all you can eat, 100 casino chips, 2 drink tickets. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012022505510540/

Tailgate Party at the Barley House

92.3 The Fan will be hosting a Tailgate Party at the Barley House before the Browns game on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There will be a raffle for a chance to win an autographed Joe Haden jersey. The event is free, but all proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Cleveland APL. Find out more here: https://clevelandapl.org/donate/fun-ways-to-support-the-apl/

And stay tuned for my Santa Paws, another fun way to give back to local rescues, round up later this month!

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

One thought on “5 Fun Holiday Events to Support Local Dogs”

  1. Always looking for animal charities. Found the app “Walk for a Dog” where you & your pooch can raise $ by simply walking together. Also see that “I Give” and Amazon Smile have programs – for all you online shoppers!
    Also, if a shelter needs food, I ran across this while surfing around: Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue (www.rallytorescue.org) which aids small rescue societies. Pass on the info if you know one that needs help.
    As always, some shelters take aluminum cans all year round (holiday parties, folks!). Round them up & take them to Berea Animal Rescue in Berea, Ohio and Parma Animal Rescue too, I think. Check websites for others that accept.
    Reminder: websites provide wish lists of what shelters need. From bleach to cages to blankets to office supplies, the list is varied. Or just give a gift card. So many ways to help.


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