What to do in April

The weather is getting better and there’s a lot of fun stuff going on this month to get you out and enjoying Spring with your dog. April starts with a bar crawl and ends with a 5K – so get your running, and drinking, shoes ready!

Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl
April 5

Starting off at The Flying Monkey in Tremont, this bar crawl in support of the Cleveland Animal Protective League will hit up six bars from Tremont to downtown. Bar crawlers purchased a t-shirt in advance, but if you didn’t get one you can still take part in the event. Organizers say that donations will be accepted the day of the bar crawl for anyone who wants to take part.

Summit Mall Pet Expo
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The Pet Expo will feature an Ask the Vet Center, doggie fashions, dog trainers, animal shelters, and doggie goodie bags as well as local celebrity Dick Goddard of Fox 8 who will be on hand to sign autographs. You can also join in for Wag n’ Walk inside the mall from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM, followed by a special “Blessing of the Animals” at 9:45 AM.  Visit www.pmashows.com for more info.

Pucks & Paws
April 14

Bring your dog to watch the Lake Erie Monsters take on the Rochester Americans. A portion of tickets will go to the Cleveland APL.  In order for the APL to receive a portion of the human tickets, please download the flyer, mention the APL when you order your tickets over the phone, or visit: http://www7.ticketingcentral.com/V2/Restrictions.aspx?t=F7C0FCFE8D11CBC9BCCFF94&og=-1

Spring Dog Hike
April 19

The hike will take place at West Creek Reservation in Parma with naturalist Debra Shankland leading the way to search for signs of spring. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area. For more info, visit: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Spring-Dog-Walk-2971.aspx

FINAL_DyngusDogAdDyngus Day Dog Crowning and Parade
April 21

Secondhand Mutts is inviting dog owners to celebrate Dyngus Day with their dogs at Kishka’s Beer Heaven Tent on Detroit and W. 58th. In addition to the crowning of Miss Dyngus 2014, Secondhand Mutts will be crowning an official Dyngus Dog 2014. For more info, visit: http://secondhandmutts.org/dyngus-day-parade-dog-parade/

5K Fur Fun Run and Dog Walk
April 27

Dogs are welcome at this 5K timed-chip race to benefit Love-A-Stray in Avon. Dog walks will also be held hourly. Pre-Registration is $20 and online registration will close on Friday, April 25. For more info, visit: http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/loveastray.asp


For a full listing of this month’s activities, visit the What To Do page: http://dogsinthecle.com/dog-friendly-events/