9 Rescue Dog Events You’ll LOVE To Attend In March


I love attending rescue dog events. I always tell myself that I am not going to bring home any new companions when I head out to them. For the most part, I stick to this rule. Attending rescue events is important because not only are they fun to attend but also dog-friendly. These events benefit dogs… either through awareness or through donations.

So get out to some great rescue dog events through the month. Tag your location and raise awareness of dogs in need.

West Coast Rescue Dog Events in March

March 23-25, 2018: Love your Pet Expo, Anderson, California

Teaming up with the Spring Home & Garden Show, the Love your Pet Expo is for pets of all species, including rescue dogs. Plenty of activities for dogs and their two-legged companions.

A silent auction is raising funds for blind and special needs animals. Sure to be a fun event for all.

March 24, 2018: Bark in the Park, Tampa, Florida

Activities, awareness, and information are all happening at this Bark in the Park. Dogs and their two-legged companions are welcome with plenty of activities for the whole family.

Proceeds for the Bark in the Park go toward local rescues and dogs in need. 

March 31, 2018: Easter B’egg Hunt, Duvall, Washington

Easter egg hunts aren’t just for kids. Now the dogs can get in on a safe and fun egg hunt in Washington. All proceeds from the day, which includes fun activities, go towards Homeward Pet Adoption Center. 

Central Rescue Dog Events in March

March 9-11, 2018: Columbus Pet Expo, Columbus, Ohio

A full three days of activities for people and dogs of all ages. There are things for everyone… including cats. Be sure to check out the mega dog adoption that will be taking place during the expo. In addition, several rescue groups and the Humane Society will be there to offer education and discounts on spay and neuter. 

March 11, 2018: Pints for Pups – Mutts Canine Cantina, Dallas, Texas

Partnering with a number of breweries, Mutts Canine Cantina is having a special event. The event takes place from 12 to 4pm. Dogs and owners are welcome for good food and great pints. All proceeds go to helping local rescue groups.

March 16, 2018: PAWS 12th Annual Animal Magnetism, Chicago, Illinois

This will be the 12th year that this evening, between 7 and 11pm, has been held. All proceeds go toward PAWS rescue and dogs in need. The event is dog-friendly and is an event with food, dancing, and a silent auction. 

East Coast Rescue Dog Events in March

March 15, 2018: Dog’s Night Out, Estero, Florida

A fun night out with your dogs and family. Giveaways, games, and so much more. Focus will be on safe fun for dogs and several rescue groups will be there with available rescue dogs. 

March 25, 2018: Pet Fest 2018, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Head out to a pet fest with your leashed pup and help dogs in need. Admission is discounted with a donation of pet food or pet supplies. When you get there, plenty of activities will keep you and your dog busy. 

Or find a new friend at the adoption center happening during the pet fest. 

March 29, 2018: 16th Annual Richmond SPCA Dog Jog/5K Run

Whether you are jogging or watching, there is a lot to do at this event. Dogs are welcome and there will be vendors for spectators. Jog, run, or walk the 5K with your pet. All proceeds go to the Richmond SPCA.

As you can see, there are a lot of great events happening across the US. So grab your leash and head out with your favorite dog for some great entertainment. You both will have a wonderful time, and you will be helping many rescue dogs in need.

Don’t see anything for your area, all local rescues have meet-and-greet weekends at local pet stores. Check a local rescue near you.