While most doggos never tire of running around freely in the local park, after months of being forced to stay close by due to the pandemic, we could all do with a change of scenery.
With people getting vaccinated and restrictions finally lifted, we can finally plan ventures that are a little further afield—to country parks, beaches, and maybe even a mini-vacation with our fur babies.
Many countries have started allowing relatively larger gatherings, and we’re super excited about all the furrific dog shows, sponsored walks, sports events, and canine-friendly festivals that we can attend with our puppers. Looking to get out and about with your doggo? Here are some dog-friendly events that you shouldn’t miss!
The pet-centric festival, PAAWstival, happens at a location that couldn’t be named more aptly: the isle of Dogs in London. It’s perfect for all dog lovers looking to keep their energetic pets entertained with unique and quirky activities, including Bark’our urban agility courses, doggy chill-out zones, pup-up cinema, and the main stage for hosting the prestigious PAAWstivial Dog Awards.
The event has something for everyone in the family; it’s packed with entertainment, including comedy stages, live music, street art for graffiti battles, and more. It also has a Bark Park market that showcases several pet-loving brands and businesses, with a tremendous variety of unique goodies that dog lovers can buy for their puppers. Don’t forget to try the mouth-watering street-style food and beer available at the event.
The Husky Trail
This truly unforgettable experience can be enjoyed in Sweden and Norway, but it’s almost always oversubscribed, so be sure to book it way in advance. If you’ve ever dreamt of driving your own team of huskies across the Arctic, it’s time to leave the civilization behind to make your dream come true.
The one-of-its-kind event allows dog lovers to spend a week sledding through the deep forests and the rolling highlands of Lapland. It comprises a charity challenge where you’ve got to sled about 250kms away from Norway to enter the untouched nature in Sweden. The unforgettable journey continues until you reach the world-famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi.
You can take on the challenge even if you’re not a pro at sledding as they provide full training before sending you off for a real tough challenge – where you erect your own tent, cook, and fulfil camping duties along with looking after your team of huskies.
As one of the biggest outdoor annual festivals for doggos, Woofstock has everything it takes to celebrate the unique bond you have with your doggo. It’s a festival where you can party with your dog, celebrate your love for them, and go crazy while playing some fun games or taking part in fashion shows. Six-Legged Race, Running of The Pugs, Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, Best Costume Contest, And Canine’s Got Talent are just a few reasons for you to plan a trip to attend the Woofstock festival.
Emerging as a massive, multi-city festival in India, Pet Feds is enjoyed by thousands of visitors who come with their cats, dogs, and other furry friends. From celebrating the unique bond between pets and kids to kiosks about making pet-friendly food, training and grooming sessions, and flaunting your pupper’s glam quotient, the place is perfect for every pawrent out there! The event included puppy therapy for individuals who don’t have dogs, an exclusive play area for canines, photo booths, and countless options to eat, drink, and have fun, along with live music.
Muddy Dog Challenge
Do you think you’re ready to take on the Muddy Dog Challenge? Gear up to sweat while you run a 5k or 2.5k obstacle course, which you can enjoy with your family, friends, and also your furry friends. Besides a day full of sweat, mud, and cheers, you’ll also help raise money for Battersea, an organization working towards bettering the lives of thousands of abandoned, lost, or unwanted dogs.
This event provides the opportunity to enjoy a unique camping weekend with your doggo at Camp Katur in North Yorkshire. It’s a glamping retreat, but with some special things lined up for you and your pet. Waggiest Weekend happens to be an event packed with action, along with silent disco, dog yoga, pup quizzes, doggie meditation, walkies in The Dales, and more. It’s perfect for pawrents who want to make magical memories with their fur babies. You can also experience tippi and safari rents or Hobbit houses along with other accommodation facilities with some additional cost.
Dog Lover’s Show
Thousands of people and hundreds of dogs across dozens of breeds, along with pooch experts from distinct fields, attend this festival annually. The breed showcase, being the main highlight of the event, can be enjoyed in various Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, etc. They have a Canidae Rescue Dog Zone where several rescue groups encourage and inspire people to adopt dogs. What’s more, the event hosts countless kiosks from where pawrents can buy accessories, treats, toys, and more for their doggos.
Has the sparkle in your doggo’s eyes inspired you to add these events to your travel bucket list? Use this opportunity to get to know everything there is to know about your darling doggos and make them feel pampered, just like they deserve!
If you’re worried about travelling with your doggo, download theDogHood App and enter your zip code to find local DogHood hubs wherever you go. It will help you instantly plug into a warm, caring, and welcoming community of dog lovers and find more dog-friendly events in the area that you can explore with your doggo.
Don’t forget to share your doggo’s cute pictures and videos in the PAWFEED. If you need help during your adventures, you can rely on the platform to discuss habits and pain points, get recommendations for local products and services, interact with pet bloggers, access comprehensive puppy training guides, and seek advice from professional dog trainers, dog behavioral specialists, and experienced dog gurus.
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