Did I stage a full-on pupper photo shoot just for this blog post? Yes, and you’re welcome. Our models Charlie and Dakota want to make sure you know about all the ways you can enjoy your summer around the Bluff City with your best four-legged friend. Grab those leashes and hit the ground running, with our Dog Days of June list of “pup”tivities.
Pup Party on Broad – Friday, June 14, 2019
Tons of treats and fun await at Broad Avenue Arts District for humans and pups alike. The event runs from 5 pm to 8 pm and includes treat giveaways, custom collars, and art classes for dogs, just to name a few. Don’t forget your best matching bandanas for the best shot to win the human/pet look-alike contest, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for ya!
Puppypalooza – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Puppypalooza is back again at it again this year. This event runs from 10 am to 1 pm at the Crosstown Loading Dock and is free to the public. Expect plenty of music and face painting (for humans, that is), as well as a costume contest (for pups, that is), so come prepared! Along with all the fun and activities, Memphis Animal Services and Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue will be on site doing mobile adoptions. So, if you don’t have a fur-iend to take with you, maybe find one while you’re there.
BrownDog Lodge East Memphis Open House – Saturday, June 15, 2019
BrownDog Lodge invites owners and pets alike to an open house of their new location. This event runs from 12 pm to 3 pm. Food and drinks will be brought to you by The Crawfish Shack and TipsyTumbler901. A silent auction will be held and all of the proceeds will be donated to Streetdog Foundation, Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, and Wilson Animal Rescue.
Blue Sky Dog Rescue Fundraising Event – Sunday, June 16, 2019
The Cove is serving up plates for $10 a piece with the proceeds benefiting Blue Sky Dog Rescue. This event runs from 4 pm to 7 pm and includes live music to go with the food. Bring your pup along and support other dogs in need while enjoying a night out together.
Bring Your Dog to Bingo Day – Sunday, June 23, 2019
Loflin Yard has brought back “Bring Your Dog to Bingo” days once a month for the rest of 2019. At this particular bingo day, everyone with a canine copilot gets an extra bingo card to play with. This event runs from 4 pm to 7 pm and is followed shortly after by turtle races. If you can’t make it this time, don’t fret, Loflin Yard is always dog- friendly (hallelujah!), and bingo is always free.
Dogtopia’s Summer Kick-Off Party – Friday, June 28, 2019
Make your way to Carriage Crossing from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with your dog and human friends alike to enjoy Dogtopia’s summer party. The event page says you’ll be welcomed with “open, sweaty arms” and boy, do we feel that during this Memphis heat. Frozen doggie treats will be available and practice those “cheese” faces, to get the best picture of you and your fur baby during the party’s photo op.
Brews and Rescues – Saturday, June 29th, 2019
Join the crew at Casual Pint on Highland Row from 2 pm to 5 pm to support Streetdog Foundation. $10 gets you a souvenir pint glass, one pour, plus swag. There will be Streetdog merch for sale, a silent auction, and plenty of pups for adoption if you’re in the market for a new partner in crime. If you’re still not sure if this is the move for you, I’ve got three little words that might seal the deal – puppy pool party.