Share the Love and Adopt a Pet!
February 8, 2018
When: 10AM – 5PM, February 10 and 11, 2018
Where: Sharonville Convention Center
Where else can you meet hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other small animals looking for forever homes? The 7th Annual My Furry Valentine is Cincinnati’s biggest and best adoption event.
Get a head start before you go. There are an amazing 729 adoptable animals posted in the online gallery. And check out the FAQ to be fully prepared.
Last Year at My Furry Valentine
Wow! An astounding 14,000 people adopted 851 animals at the 2017 My Furry Valentine. Let’s try to set a new record this year and give some amazing animals their best Valentine’s Day yet!
Free Workshop: Litter Box Blues
January 17, 2018
Urinating Outside the Box Education Workshop
Join us January 24, 2018 at 5:45 P.M. for this free educational workshop.
We will cover a few common reasons why cats stop using the litter box, along with ways to remove the odor of cat urine.
The workshop will take place at Companion Care Animal Hospital:
5117 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, OH 45014
Space is limited! Please contact Laura to reserve a spot: (513) 829-8989.
Please, no pets!
October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
October 11, 2017
ASPCA’s Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
Shelter dogs are our favorite pups! If you’re seeking a new canine companion, consider attending one of these events sponsored by Animal Friends Humane Society.
October 14, 2017 – Camping World Pet Adoption Event
October 21, 2017 – Petmobile at Pet Valu
October 22, 2017 – The HOWL
October 28, 2017 – BOO Fest
October 31, 2017 – Halloween Event at BCSO
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet
If you need a good reason to adopt a shelter pet, we have five!
- Adopting helps end pet homelessness
- Shelter pets have been behavior-tested
- Shelter pets have been spayed or neutered
- Shelters have the largest selection of pets around
- When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life
Other Ways to Help Rescue Dogs
Can’t adopt another pooch right now? How about joining the 5th Annual Paw Joggers Rescue Run at Sharon Woods Park?
Or volunteer your time with the Animal Adoption Foundation as a foster parent or volunteer. Donations for the care and well-being of the animals are also appreciated!
Howl-o-ween with Your Pet!
October 5, 2017
Spooktacular Pet-Friendly Halloween Events in Cincinnati
Check out these events from Cincinnati.com for some Halloween fun with your pets!
Oct. 7-29: U-Pick Pumpkins, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Simmons Farms, 3020 Schaller Road, Bethel. Pumpkin patch, trebuchet pumpkin launching, hay wagon rides, 2 acre corn maze, hay mountain, farm animals, farm store. Family-friendly. Pets welcome. Free admission. 513-734-3117.
Saturday, Oct. 14: Spooky Pooch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park Glendale, Washington Ave., Glendale. Features grooming exhibition, lure and off leash play and costume contest. Events for humans and pups of all ages. Costume contest parade and other ticket-purchase opportunities. Benefits Multiple Animal Rescues. Free. Registration recommended. 614-286-2802; www.spookypooch.com.
Sunday, Oct. 22: Howl-O-Ween in the Park, noon-3 p.m., Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend, Carthage. You and your canine companion enjoy photo booth, costume contest, and goody bags. $10 per dog. 513-352-4080; parks.cincyregister.com/howloween2017.
Sunday, Oct. 22: Howl-O-Wine, noon, Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. Bring your pooch to winery and enjoy games and costume contest. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks for purchase. Free admission and parking. 513-385-9309.
Sunday, Oct. 22: MainStrasse Village Dog Pawrade, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Goebel Park, Philadelphia Street between Fifth and Sixth, Covington. This year’s theme is “Love Your Village, Love Your Pet.” Dress up dog and join fun. Dogs will walk along 6th St. Promenade at 2:30 p.m. Each registered dog receives gift bag. Prizes for best costumes. Music, vendors. photo booth and more. Free. $5 registration per dog to qualify for prizes 859-491-0458.
Sunday, Oct. 22: Barks & Broomsticks, 2-5 p.m., Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Bring pooch to Halloween event for animal lovers. Costume contest, raffle, games, and more. Benefits YPCA Cincinnati. $10, $5. 513-620-4729.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Happy Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour, 7-9 p.m., Tap & Screw Brewery, 4721 Red Bank Rd., Oakley. Bring dog for costume contest. Benefits the National Canine Cancer Foundation. $5 donation. 513-451-1763.
Saturday, Oct. 28: Boo Fest, noon-6 p.m., Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township. Pet parade, kids activities, trick or treating at participating stores, and prizes. Parade begins at 1 p.m. Free. 513-644-0900.
Sunday, Oct. 29: Howlaween Parade, 1 p.m. (check-in 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Anderson Township. Dogs and their owners can show off Halloween costumes. Advanced registration required for each dog (and adult handler) to take part in parade. Registration runs October 2-25 (or when event sells out). $5 per dog. Registration required. 513-388-4513.
Get in the Oktoberfest Spirit with the Running of the Weiners!
September 1, 2017
Celebrate Zinzinnati’s favorite festival in Dachshund style! Taking place Friday, September 15 at 11:30AM, the Running of the Wieners is the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
Each dachshund, outfitted in their provided hot dog bun costume, will run approximately 75 feet in heats of ten to their owners at the opposite end. The winner of each heat will compete in a final race to determine the winning wiener dog! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
Check-in for participants is from 10AM-11AM, and there is a $25 entrance fee (which includes a hot dog bun costume for your dog and T-shirt for you).
Click here to register online.
Even if you don’t have a Dachshund to enter in the race, this is a fabulous spectator sport. Share your pictures with us on Instagram and Facebook!
September 15-17, 2017
Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown Cincinnati
Get Involved in July!
June 26, 2017
Make a Summer Commitment to Help Animals in Need
These animal events for a cause are scheduled for July 2017, and your participation would help even more animals in need! From local to road trip, consider these three options for sharing your love and time.
Animal Adoption Foundation Volunteer Orientation
Volunteers are always needed at Animal Adoption Foundation, and this July could be your chance to start making a difference in the lives of Hamilton, OH cats and dogs. First, complete their volunteer application, then sign up for these orientation classes:
Level 1 and 2 classes are offered on the same day, so you can take one right after the other.
2017 Hank Kabel Sarcoma 5K Walk/Run for Canine Cancer
Take a road trip to Lancaster, OH to benefit canine cancer organization Hank Kabel Sarcoma Foundation. The 5K Walk/Run is Saturday, July 15 at 8:30 A.M.
The event is held to help the Hank Kabel Sarcoma Foundation raise money and awareness for canine cancer and to honor Hank and all other dogs who have lost their battle to this devastating disease. Prizes and recognition will be given to teams who raise the most money, and to the winners of the race.
For tickets and to learn more, click here.
Greyt Greyhound Gathering
Head south to Shelbyville, KY and show your support for greyhounds with this event by Kentucky Greyhound Placement. This free festival is Saturday, July 22 from 10AM-5PM.
Event will include Blessing of the Hounds, prepaid catered lunch, costume contest, Ask the Vet and live music during the closing of the silent auction and lots of vendors (for greyhounds, dogs, also hand crafted items as well as Kentucky themed items. In space is available additional vendors will also be included). Admission is free (no ticket required), unless you want the prepaid lunch, email KyGreyhounds@yahoo.com for information.
Learn more and register for the gathering by clicking here.
May 3 is the Cincinnati Reds First ‘Bark in the Park’ of 2017
May 2, 2017
In 2017, you and your dog have four chances to catch a Reds game together– and the first game is Wednesday, May 3 agains the Pirates.
Beyond enjoying the game itself, there are several special perks to bringing your furry friend to Great American Ballpark:
- Join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field!
- Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
- Due to time limitations the number of participants in the pregame parade is limited, so spots are available first-come, first-served.
- Browse the pet expo and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone.
- Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop!
2017 Bark in the Park Dates
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Spring into Action with Your Dog!
March 27, 2017
Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Activities and Events this Spring
Now that winter is over, your dog probably has as much cabin fever as you do! Take your pooch on some adventures and outings, and enjoy some time together out of the house.
April 3, 10AM-7PM
1230 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Join us for a free fun-filled Opening Day Celebration in Washington Park! Festivities begin Monday, April 3, at 10:00am with fun games and live music from 2nd Wind Band. The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade kicks off at noon and will pass by Washington Park on Race Street as it makes its way through the city.
Be sure to stick around after the procession for even more music, family-friendly activities, cold beverages, and delicious food options.
Rentschler Forest Metropark
West Chester, OH
April 1, 12PM-4PM
Easter has gone to the dogs! Bring your pooch for their very own egg hunt. Plastic eggs filled with dog treats are scattered over a well-defined area of the park. Hunts are divided by dogs’ size and will start at different times. Plus, visit with the Easter Bunny and shop local vendors. For more information call 513.867.5835, ext. 301
Cincinnati-Area PetSmart Locations
April 8, 12PM-4PM
Hop on in for free photos with the Easter Bunny at PetSmart. Bring the whole family, pets too! They can meet other cuddly pets and go on PetSmart’s CritterTrail Scavenger Hunt. Plus, you’ll get a free 5L carefresh colorful creations bedding with any small animal purchase of $30 or more. While supplies last at participating PetSmart stores.
April 15, 1PM
Join this Cincinnati Meetup Group to enjoy the hunt. The hunt will be plastic eggs with cheese and treats in them. The dogs usually take about 5 seconds to figure out how to open them to get the treats out. I’ll be bringing coffee and have a few people goodies too. I also bring bunny ears for pictures.
1230 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Mix and mingle with drink specials and furry best friend on The Deck and in Dog Park. Each week features a unique topic.
8715 Hamilton-Cleves Road
Cleves, Ohio 45002
The Simmonds Family Dog Park is the largest public dog park in the Cincinnati region and offers: Enjoy 11 acres of off-leash fun! Four separate fields, including an all-season play field, trees and structures to provided needed shade for canines and their owners, benches strategically located throughout the dog park, dog agility equipment and play zones, a future farm education and animal care facility adjacent to the dog park to be constructed by SPCA Cincinnati.
5083 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest’s 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails and bridle trails (located off Diehl Road) for horseback riders. Mt. Airy has Ohio’s only wheelchair accessible public treehouse, an enclosed dog park and disc golf.
5057 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
With a total of 305 acres, this park has many features, including a 10-acre dog park with areas for large and small breeds, a canine shower, drinking fountains and shade trees. The park also features a 1.0-mile paved trail that connects Otto Armleder’s 1.9-mile loop trail to the Lunken Airfield 5-mile loop trail, a playground, reservable soccer fields, river outlook and canoe access to the Little Miami River.
Mega Adoption Event this Weekend!
February 7, 2017
My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event
Cincinnati’s Largest Pet Adoption Event
Meet lovable cats and dogs (and other small critters!) looking for the best Valentine ever – a forever home. Dozens of rescue groups and shelters come together— some offering same-day adoptions that could see you heading home with your new heartthrob that day. Or, just go on a few “first dates” to see if any sparks fly!
Saturday, February 11th, 12 pm – 6 pm
Sunday, February 12th, 10 am – 5 pm
My Furry Valentine Website
My Furry Valentine on Facebook
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246
General Admission: $5/person, for ages 5 and up
Early Bird Admission: $25 for 1 – $40 for 2
Children 17 & under are free when accompanying an adult
FREE Pet Picture with Santa
December 1, 2016
Join us at our office for free pictures with Santa and paw print ornament-making. It will be a festive way to bring in the holidays!
Saturday, December 10th from 2-3:30 P.M.
Companion Care Animal Hospital
5117 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield OH 45014
Bring your family and your pets, so everyone can meet Santa and snap a photo. Tell your friends! Here are some great pictures from last year’s Pet Picture with Santa Event: