What to do in May

Did you know May is National Pet Month (at least according to whomever makes these things up)? A whole month dedicated to our furry friends! I think that means your dog is going to expect some serious quality time. Lucky for you there’s a lot of fun dog-friendly events this month, from a 5K race and pooch parade to a brunch and pack walk.

Ranger K-9 5K Race & Pooch ParadeRanger5k_poster
Saturday, May 3

This 5K run/walk will be held at Edgewater Park in Cleveland to raise funds for the Cleveland Metropark Rangers K9 Unit.  There will also be vendors and prizes. All are invited to participate or just head down to Edgewater to cheer on the runners.  You can find more information and register for the event at www.hermescleveland.com.

Yappy Hour for GreyHound Adoption
May 15, 2014

Pet-Tique in Lakewood will open Yappy Hour Season with a fundraiser for Greyhound Adoption. The  yappy hour will be held outside under the tents at Pet-Tique from 5 to 8 p.m. A $5 suggested donation will go to the rescue group.  Raffle tickets and prizes will be available as well.

Pack Walk and Brunchgrate
Sunday, May 18

This one or three mile walk through Bradley Woods is sponsored by Grateful Dog Bakery to benefit Cosmo’s Buddies Rescue. After the walk, participants are invited to go to the Bakery to enjoy a dog- and human-friendly brunch. Cost is $15 per dog, $10 for brunch only. Visit www.gratefuldogbakery.com for more information.

Paws-4-a-Cause Family Fun Day and Adopt-a-Thon
Saturday, May 31

Mark your calendars for the 10 Annual Paws for a Cause Family Fun Day & Adoptathon on Saturday, May 31st from 9:30 – 3:00 PM at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in the South Chagrin Reservation in Moreland Hills. Event will benefit PAWS Ohio. There will be kids activities, canine demonstrations, dog contests, pet-related vendors and a one or two mile dog walk. For more information, visit: http://www.pawsohio.org

Check out the calendar for a full listing of events: http://dogsinthecle.com/dog-friendly-events/

Did you recognize the dogs in photo on the main page? Those are former CLE Canines of the Week, Riley, Oscar and Buddy.