8 spring activities for New York dogs | thepupdiary.com

21 Mar

Woof Woof! Wagging our tails to welcome spring! And hoping Mother Nature cooperates with some nice weather. We love this time of year! Check out spring activities for New York dogs and the people who love them.  (Check out additional ideas in Dog Events.)

 

New York City Easter Parade

New York City Easter Parade

Dog Beach and Vine
Join Discover Outdoors and other doggy lovers for a day trip to the North Fork Long Island wine region and off-leash dog play at the beach! These trips sell out each year and they have many repeat doggy costumers. The beach and vine trips are offered in the off season when doggies are allowed on the beaches.  Round-trip bus service leaves from Manhattan for the day-long doggy adventure. 

Night on the Town
Spring is a very active time on the doggy social scene! Many organizations hold their big dog-friendly black-tie events when the weather is great and before pups and families head off to the Hamptons for the summer. Check out Black Tie for Paws on March 23, St Hubert’s Canine Cotillion on April 12, The Good Dog Foundation’s A Fetching Affair on May 30, and the Bideawee Ball on June 17. 

FIT Classes
Spring is the perfect time to try something new. The Fashion Institute of Technology offers courses and a certificate in pet product design and marketing. Check out pattern making, learn about pet product branding, design, and creation and even gain information on the who’s who in the pet world. 

Pet Super Adoptions
If you are looking to add to your furry family, this is the place to come! Best Friends Animal Society will host their New York Pet Super Adoption event on April 26 to 28 at the Westchester County Center.  Hundreds of dogs and cats from dozens of rescue groups and shelters come to this event to try to find their forever homes.  Volunteer opportunities are available, too.

Parades
Westies and Scotties parade down Sixth Avenue each year with the Tartan Day Parade – on Saturday, April 6 this year. Well-dressed pups head to the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue.  Easter Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens host dog days twice a year – in the spring and fall – when leashed dogs are invited to tour the beautiful grounds of this 200-acre estate.  Spring dates are set for April 13-14 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Leashed doggies are free.  Humans pay $8.

Walkathons and Fairs
In addition to the many human walks where doggies are allowed to attend, there are also many dog walks and festivals in the spring. Check out the American Cancer Society’s annual Bark for Life on May 5 in Riverside Park.  The SPCA of Westchester’s Walkathon and Pet Fair in Yorktown Heights is always fun and will be held on May 4 this year.

Pet First Aid
The Red Cross offers cat and dog first aid classes several times a year.  Learn life-saving tips that could help you save your pet or another animal in need. 

Westies ready to march in the Tartan Day Parade

Westies ready to march in the Tartan Day Parade

One Response to “8 spring activities for New York dogs | thepupdiary.com”

  1. Lourdes March 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    wooohooooo…cant wait! lol

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