What to do with your dog this weekend

I was sad to miss out on one of the top dog events of the summer last weekend – Canine Fun Days (check out some photos here), so I hope to be able to make it out with my dog this weekend to check out what’s going on the CLE. Although the summer is winding down, the weekend still has a couple of good summer events.

Before getting into this weekend’s activities, I wanted to mention that tonight (Thursday) Pet-Tique in Lakewood will be hosting a Yappy Hour to benefit My Best Friends Bowl, a pet food bank helping pets stay in homes undergoing economic hardships. A $5 donation is suggested and a raffle will be held with all proceeds going to the pet food bank. The Yappy Hour starts at 5 p.m. and will go until 8. Food will be provided by Nature’s Bin.

Saturday
Have you had a chance to check out the Zone Rec Dog Park in Gordon Square? The dog park, which opened last August, will be hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights of the event include frozen treats for your dog, a chance to visit with adoptable dogs and free engraved ID tags. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/228405823977501/

Sunday
Dog Paddle & Pet-a-Palooza will be held Sunday at Ledge Pool at the Hinckley Reservation. For a $5 donation, dogs can swim in the pool from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. The event will also feature a mini dog fair with vendors, animal safety demos and adoptable pets on hand. Pet-a-Palooza benefits the Medina County SPCA. More info: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Dog-Paddle-and-PetaPalooza-507.aspx

I think I have some Akron readers, so this one may interest you. On Sunday at the Akron Dog Park on Memorial Parkway, Paws and Prayers will be hosting their 2nd Annual Alumni Picnic. Although it’s a tagged as an alumni (meaning people who’ve gotten their dogs from Paws and Prayers) event, it is open to all supporters/dog owners in the area. For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/150015891859511/

What are you and your dog up to this weekend?