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Bay Area Dog Events [ May 20th to May 26th ]

Hey there, sunshine! 🌞 Spring has sprung, and we've got a week of amazing weather ahead. Time to leash up your pup and hit the town to meet other dog people! 🐾 Check out these dog-friendly events in your area.

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Join us for an exclusive tour of our adoption center, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about our furry friends eagerly awaiting their forever homes.

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through our seamless adoption process, providing insights into how you can make a difference in the life of a deserving animal. Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a first-time adopter, there’s a perfect match waiting for you.

May 20th, 2024 - Gay 'Dog' Dad Playdate

Join us in Alamo Square Park for this week's meetup and be part of a growing community of gay 'dog' dads in San Francisco. 

Unleash your artistic side and sign up for a fun paint your pet class! In this engaging and interactive paint and sip class, you will have the opportunity to let your creativity run wild while sipping on your favorite beverage.

This event is dog friendly so bring your pup along to play and socialize while you create your masterpiece. You'll also have the chance to network with other pet lovers in your community, share stories, exchange tips, and enjoy a fun creative afternoon. 

Come tear up the streets of San Francisco Wednesday evening with Midnight Runners. Our bootcamp style run allows everyone to challenge themselves to their own limits. We will run roughly 1 mile and then regroup for an exercise before taking off again! All paces are welcome; however, you should be comfortable running 4 miles. No one is left behind. The run is totally free, just bring some good vibes. 

May 25th, 2024 - The Park Market

The Park Market is returning for it’s second year of featuring local makers, food and drinks, games, live music, and family friendly activities (like paddleboarding lessons from Dogpatch Paddle), and health and wellness classes (offered by Bayview Hunters Point YMCA) at Crane Cove Park.

We will meet at the top of the hill at 11:30 AM - we stay and socialize for about an hour and then take a walk sometime between 12:15 and 12:30 depending on how many Shih Tzus and people are there.

May 25th, 2024 - It's A Paw-ty

Dog + shopping = perfect match

We'll be featuring a waffle bar, toys, treats, leashes, accessories, and more!

May 26th, 2024 - Carnaval Grand Parade 

We’ll meet up in the Dolores Park and head to the parade route to see the Mission’s biggest celebration!


Casual walk to stretch out the legs for both your and your pups after a long day at work (or snoozing in bed). This pack walk welcomes dogs with various temperaments including mild dog reactivity for you as an owner to work on advocating for your dog's space and boundaries while helping them build confidence around other dogs.

This Pack Walk is ~ 3.0 miles in length on a flat Paved Surface offering little shade, but drinking fountains in two places.

GSDs one year or younger are encouraged to turn around at the 1/2 mile mark to prevent damage to developing bones, joints and muscles of the pups!

Busy weekends or just want to get your pup out for a mid-week stroll with other small dogs? Join us for a short walk in the San Jose (Willow Glen) area.

The walk is simply a way for our dogs to warm up to one another and put their energy to good use. 

Our group is about meeting other beagle lovers in the SF Bay Area and letting the beagles play together. We travel to San Francisco, the Peninsula, the South Bay, the East Bay, and the North Bay.

We meet to let our dogs play and the humans discuss happy tales as well as problems or issues. We learn from others who have lived with the breed longer. It's about beagles and humans making friends and building a network.

May 26th, 2024 - Head West Marketplace

HEAD WEST is a Local, Outdoor Marketplace of Makers, Merchants, Crafters, Designers + Artists in partnership with State Street Market and Los Altos Village Assocation.

Note: All outdoor venues are kid + pet friendly, with ADA Accessible entrances and maintained portable/public restrooms for use.


May 22nd, 2024 - Pleasant Hill Off the Grid

Pleasant Hill Off the Grid brings a dash of spice to downtown Pleasant Hill with a huge variety of food options for the entire family. Add live entertainment, and you got yourself a perfect Wednesday evening! Find a rotating selection of the region’s best food trucks every Wednesday from 5pm – 9pm.

Family & pet friendly! Get your food to grab-and-go, bring a blanket, and eat picnic style on the lawn, or enjoy your food on the provided chairs and tables.

May 23rd, 2024 - Dog Foster Open House

Interested in learning more about fostering, or ready to pick up a foster dog?  Our foster coordinators or volunteers will match you with a foster dog who is suitable for your household.

Note that if you have a dog at home, or kids under 12, you have to bring them to meet your foster dog before taking the dog home.

May 25th, 2024 - Joybound Mobile adoptions

During your visit, we will share information about the animal’s health, behavior, and the post-adoption resources we offer. Adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. The availability of particular animals cannot be guaranteed.

May 25th, 2024 - Adopt Adorable Dogs

What: Meet foster dogs available for adoption! Our dogs live in homes with Tri-Valley Animal Rescue volunteers where they receive loving care, socialization and training.

Come to our local French Bulldog Meetup where you’ll meet friendly Frenchies and their owners! You’re sure to have a blast! All are welcome!!!

Meet other SF Bay Area Basenjis and their best friends monthly at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, the largest public off-leash dog park in the nation. Come and join us to share in the joys of being Basenji owners, and even some of the not so joyful moments.

 [*Note: Only members that RSVP YES will be notified of any cancellation or venue changes.]


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