I can’t be the only one that heads straight to an event’s FAQ fineprint to check the dog policy? Here’s a running calendar of upcoming dog events in Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and other West Coast/Rockies destinations – including both dog-friendly events and fundraisers for dog charities/services. Have fun!
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May 18, Seattle – Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park
$50 – incl. dog + human ticket, dog tag & walk the bases. Extra human tickets $25 each. Mariners vs White Sox.
May 20-22, Jasper – Dog Days of May at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
$534+ per person (double occupancy) (get 10% off with promo code here). Two nights’ accommodation, dog-centered events and activities, group meals. See video, and recaps of past years’ events: 2015 + 2014.
June 3, Vancouver – BC SPCA’s Separation Anxiety: Mission Possible seminar
$150 – Full day separation anxiety seminar (9am to 5pm), including lunch and refreshments
June 24, Vancouver – ‘Ties & Tails’ Charity Auction & Gala for BC Guide Dogs
$125 per person (tables of 8) at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The evening includes dinner, silent + live auctions, a grand-prize raffle and the chance to ogle guide dog puppies.
July 6, Seattle – Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park
$50 – incl. dog + human ticket, dog tag & walk the bases. Extra human tickets $25 each. Mariners vs Athletics.
August 13, Bowen Island – Dog Days of Summer Bowen Island
Annual event hosted by the Union Steamship Co. Marina and Bowen Island Dog Ranch as a fundraiser for BC Guide Dogs. Events include costume parade, dog agility, and contests for best dog trick.
August 27, Vancouver – Pet-A-Palooza
Free event incl. “running of the bull(dogs)”, pet-friendly gelato, dog photography, and sponsor booths.
September 5, Seattle – Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park
$50 – incl. dog + human ticket, dog tag & walk the bases. Extra human tickets $25 each. Mariners vs Astros.
September 10, Vancouver – Scotiabank & BCSPCA Paws for a Cause walk
The Vancouver event is a 2-km charity walk in Stanley Park, with various walks in other locations throughout BC and the lower mainland in September and October. Registration opens in early June.
September 30, Vancouver – Pacific Spirit Park beach trails reopen to dogs
The beach trails at Pacific Spirit Park re-open to dogs from today through February 28.
October13-15, Whistler – Woof Weekend at The Westin
$699+ for two nights (two people, up to two dogs). Includes breakfast, plus hikes and a ‘K9 Wine & Dine Gala’ in support of Whistler Animal Shelter.
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