So the Indians have ditched Puppypalooza, maybe for good. Last year it was taken off the schedule (I think after they added in the Corner Bar) and it’s not on the schedule again this year. It’s too bad too, since I think Cleveland dogs were some of their most loyal fans…
Lucky for us dog-and-baseball loving Clevelanders, we have some other options. Several area minor league teams will be hosting dog-friendly nights this summer. And, you can always take a trip a little further away to see a major league game.
Check out the schedule of dog-friendly games:
Bark in the Park
Lake Erie Captains – June 26, Aug. 8 and Aug. 28
Classic Park in Willowick will host three dog-friendly nights this summer! Seats for these dog friendly games are $8 for the bleachers and lawn area, plus the $5 Pooch Pass. Visit http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t437 for more details. Proceeds from the games will benefit the Lake Humane Society or the Geauga Animal Shelter.
Lake Erie Crushers – June 19 and July 10
Bring your dog to watch the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Traverse City Beach Bums on June 19th and the Joliet Slammers on July 10 at their park in Avon. Find out more here: http://www.lakeeriecrushers.com/information/promotions
Akron RubberDucks – June 8, July 6 and Aug. 10
Load up the furkids and head to Canal Park in downtown Akron! Visit http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t402 for more info.
For major league dog-friendly baseball games, you’ll have to travel a little ways. The Pittsburgh Pirates host dogs every Tuesday for home games. The Cincinnati Reds will welcome dogs on June 9, Aug. 24 and Sept. 13. Visit http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pit/ticketing/pup_night_form.jsp for more details on Pirates’ games and http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=cin for more info on the Reds.
If you want to plan a road trip with your dog for a baseball game, check out GoPetFriendly’s list of dog-friendly baseball games across the U.S. : http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/dog-friendly-baseball-games-2016-schedule/
Don’t forget to tag your photos #dogsinthecle when you hit the town with your pup! I love to see your photos. I may even feature the photo on my Instagram account (@dogsinthecle).