Published: April 17th, 2018 | Julie Feldman

A Spotlight on Some of Our Favorite Annual Dog-Friendly Events, Places to Go and Things to Do with Your Pet Around New York City

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The PupDate

Bark Avenue Adopt-a-Thon

The Dog Days

Sunday, April 29th, 2018: 1-5pm

The Pack Leader

Douglas Elliman

X Marks the Spot

Carroll Park in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn: Court Street between Carroll & President Street

The Party Animals

Every year some of our favorite local rescue agencies and dog adoption groups like Brooklyn’s BadAss Animal Rescue, Bideawee and Animal Care Centers of NYC team up with topdog service providers to bring you a pawesome day of fun, dog-friendly activities for your pup to raise awareness and money for shelter dogs around New York City.

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What we’re Barking About

Bark Ave Adopt-a-Thon is one of those sweet, local community events that brings together the whole neighborhood for a dog-friendly day full of tail-wagging activities to support local animal rescue efforts around New York.

Each year this event is packed with super fun things for your pup to do like DogBoy’s “Dog Agility Training Course” and Mobile Mutt’s “Bring your Own Dog” photo booth. Last year Carroll Gardens Vet Group showed up for “Ask The Vet” sessions, Sue Pike the Animal Communicator relayed messages straight from your dog’s head to your heart, and Love Thy Pet sold some of their handpicked, specialty products. Word on the street is that this year Rock & Rawhide will be joining the crew to provide adorable (temporary!) glitter tattoos for the kiddos too.

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Dog-Friendly Ranking

This party is about as dog-friendly as you can get! Not only will your pup be busy playing all the games, but the real stars of the day are all the proud adoptable dogs who come to show off their playful side and meet the locals in the hopes of finding their forever homes! To be honest, we think they chose a great spot in Carroll Gardens (with it’s proximity to nearby DiMattina Park Dog Run and Coffey Park Off-Leash Area) as a prospective neighborhood to call home!

Bark Avenue Adopt-a-Thon is not only a great excuse to get together with your fellow dog owners and dog lovers on a (hopefully!) beautiful day, but it is a fantastic cause and a testament to the hard work of many local rescue agencies who work tirelessly to find less fortunate dogs their rightful place in someone’s loving space.

As if you needed any more reason to go check out this year’s Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon, take a look at our Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon in NYC Tour by PetYen video from last year’s event! The proof is in the pudding.

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