Here’s a calendar of upcoming pet-friendly events happening in Omaha brought to you by our friends at Ralston Arena. For more information about events being held at the arena, click here.


We gather this information from a variety of sources, so it is always best to call around, visit Web sites, and make sure events are still on before heading out to enjoy the town with your pet friends. Want to promote your event? Contact us through the contact form located at the top of our main homepage. 

We can’t possibly list all the pet events around the area (we’ve found out they happen everyday all over the state and region), so we’ve selected a few to post here. If you are an organization hosting one of the events below and information is not accurate (or you want to include more), please contact us through the “Contact Us” form under the “More” tab.



Leashes at Lauritzen Gardens Events

There are six Leashes at Lauritzen events in 2017 including the first on May 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Other dates include June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2.

The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together. This is an informal, fun way to enjoy and explore our 100 acres and miles of trails with the family and the family dog. Water and treats will be available at stations throughout the garden. Don’t miss this tail wagging good time!

The following rules and regulations are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, their dogs, and the protection of Lauritzen Gardens’ collections:

  • This event is exclusively for the listed times and dates. Non-service dogs are not allowed during other hours of operation.
  • Two dogs admitted per adult
  • Dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and registrations and have a current rabies tag attached to their collars
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times and should stay out of garden beds and water features
  • Handlers are responsible for picking up after their dogs and disposing of their waste
  • Enter through the visitor and education center

Admission is $10, FREE for garden members

Dog admission is $5, FREE for garden members


Midtown Patio Pup Crawl Series, May-September 2017

Patio Pup Crawl Series in Midtown Crossing, brought to you by! This event is open to the public and will run between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Details & Midtown Crossing at Turner Park bring you the first annual Patio Pup Crawl series all summer long! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month starting in May through September, bring your dog and hop around the patios of Cantina Laredo CRAVE Restaurant and Black Oak Grill Omaha.Each night will be hosted by a different dog-centric organization in Omaha. Win prizes, enjoy drink and food specials and more.The first night will be hosted by!




Mixology Classes at pet-friendly CRAVE Omaha

There are two mixology classes scheduled at CRAVE Omaha, just south of Dodge Street on 31st, that you can attend with two-legged friends. When you are looking for a spot to chill and have a meal or beverage with your pup, remember that CRAVE Omaha allows pups on its patio! Below is info on the classes.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Summer Soiree at CRAVE Omaha with Pets in Omaha

One year ago, CRAVE Omaha, a pet partner of Pets in Omaha’s and a midtown favorite restaurant, became eligible to host patrons with pups on its patio. And to celebrate the one-year mark for CRAVE Omaha, the restaurant and Pets in Omaha are co-hosting a “Summer Soiree” with people and pets alike.

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., come to CRAVE Omaha (200 S 31st. Ave. Suite 4103) for fun with friends, signature cocktails, special treats for dogs, and more. The first 25 dogs attending the event will receive a free treat care of the CRAVE Omaha chef.

As well as CRAVE Omaha and Pets in Omaha, Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue and Promise 4 Paws Dog will be hanging out with adoptable animals. Bring your well-mannered dogs, help us celebrate this special occasion, and get tuned in to all the Omaha pet community has to offer!

Click here to read about CRAVE Omaha.

To RSVP (not mandatory) to the event, visit the Event’s page on Facebook.




Sunday, July 9, 2017 – BarkAID tour stop benefiting MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue




July 15/16, 2017 – Pets in Omaha Presents the 2017 Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days at Ralston Arena

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 15/16, 2017, Pets in Omaha will be proud to bring the 2017 Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days to Ralston Arena!

The event will be host to over 100 booths from area rescue groups, shelters, and pet-loving businesses. Admission is again free thanks to our corporate sponsors.

Click here to see a list of shelters, rescues, and vendors who will be attending the event.

Expect to see hundreds of animals up for adoption from area rescues and shelters; also expect thousands of people from around the Metro, from Lincoln, from Iowa and beyond! Our previous events at Ralston have attracted over 12,000 people in total. Dozens of animals meet their new families every year as a result of the Pick-a-Pooch celebration. Local businesses and education groups will also be present to appeal to our generous and caring community.

The event is family-friendly and will include various activities just for kids. You are also allowed to bring your well-behaved pooches with you so long as you promise to clean up after them and walk them with a non-retractable leash. Please observe these guidelines and be considerate of other event-goers!

We’re once again on the floor of the arena and booths will line the concourse surrounding it. Space is limited and booths are filling fast, so if you’d like to be a vendor or shelter/rescue group, contact Pets in Omaha’s founder, Lee Legenhausen, soon. Email Lee at or call 402.639.5235 for pricing and availability.

We hope to see you on July 15 and 16, 2017!




Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Trimming Claws for a Cause




Events from the Nebraska Humane Society

The NHS has weekly, monthly and special events happening all year long! Click here to find a calendar of events from NHS and be sure to check out the NHS Spotlight page on Pets in Omaha for special coverage of events, news and feature stories involving the shelter!


New Adopter Training Workshops from Dharma Dog Training

Are you tired of your dog being out of control? Does your dog not listen? Does he jump on guests, bite, mouth or pull you down the street on walks? Have you recently adopted a new dog? If you have answered yes, or have been looking for answers to your dog’s behavioral issues, you are in luck.

Coming soon are a number of workshops from Kelley McAtee and Dharma Dog Training that will help you and your new dogs adjust to each other. Dharma Dog Basics/New Adopter Training Workshops are aimed at enhancing the new partnerships between humans and dogs for a healthy, balanced and well-behaved life together.



Events from The Green Spot Omaha

Throughout the year, The Green Spot will host a number of events including seminars, many how-to series, meetings, fundraisers and more. The Green Spot’s Event page is chock full of events and you can visit them here..



Events from Pug Partners of Nebraska

Throughout the year, Pug Partners hosts meet and greets, fundraisers, and other events you’ll want to enjoy with them! If you’re looking to adopt a pug or support those who rescue them, see PPoN’s event calendar here.



Events from Heartland German Shepherd Rescue

Heartland German Shepherd Rescue’s events are held all over the city, all year round. Click here to find their event calendar!




Events from Dogtopia

Check out Dogtopia’s Facebook page here for various events throughout the year!





Events from Long Dog Fat Cat!

Join Long Dog Fat Cat for meetups, parties, fundraisers and whatever else it’s celebrating! Events can be found on its Facebook page by clicking here.




Events from Beer Paws

Find area events from Beer Paws by seeing its Facebook event page. Click here for the calendar.




Events from Domesti-PUPS

Click here to find out how to meet service dogs and learn about Domesti-PUPS at the organization’s events!  




Events from Pets Earth

Pets Earth hosts many meet and greets with local rescue groups. For more on those gatherings and everything else that’s happening at Pets Earth, click here.





Events from the Nebraska Rescue Council

Wondering when the next meeting or event from the Nebraska Rescue Council is happening? Click here!



Paws to Angels Events


Paws to Angels is often out in the community, educating people on how to cope with the loss of a pet. Find out where Cherie will be by clicking here.



Events from Nebraska Dachshund Rescue

Check out the busy calendar of Nebraska Dachshund Rescue here. Events happen all the time, so check back often!




Events from Bark Avenue


Bark Avenue’s event calendar can be found by clicking here.  




Events from Town & Country Humane Society

Town and Country Humane Society hosts a number of events throughout the year. Find out how you can attend and donate to the shelter by clicking here.  



Events from Midlands Humane Society

Find out where you can find the Council Bluffs shelter out in the community by clicking here.





Events from Nature Dog

Nature Dog is a high quality pet supply store located near 132nd and West Maple Road in Omaha and hosts events throughout the year. Check out the list here that will include meet and greets from area rescues!




Events from Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Click here for an event list full of meet and greets, fundraisers and get togethers from Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue!




Events from MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue

Check out events from MABTR including fundraisers here and all over the region that help the rescue!




$10 Nail Trims at Pucci’s every Friday





Omaha Dog Park Advocates’ Monthly Meetings

Advocates for the Omaha Dog Parks meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month EXCEPT December6 p.m. at the Swanson Library 90th & Dodge.For more information about the group visit their Web site here or their Facebook page here.


Pet CPR Classes from Pet Tech

Click here for a list of previous and upcoming Pet CPR classes. You never know when you might need to know!



Training classes at the Nebraska Humane Society

The Nebraska Humane Society, located at 89th and Fort in Omaha, has year-round opportunities for you to train your animals. From basic training commands like “come, sit, stay,” to advanced training classes supervised by experienced training professionals, the Humane Society will help you and and your animals (regardless of training experience) become more obedient. Some dogs available for adoption come with free training classes, so ask about that to when adopting. For listings for classes, click here.


Yappytime Stay and Play Canine Playgroup

The Bone Jour Daycare, located on the Omaha Humane Society campus at 88th and Fort Streets, meets each Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 for a bit of doggie playtime with pet friends. Admission is $3 and your puppy pal will have access to two indoor and two outdoor play areas. Feel free to mingle amongst friends or bring a chair to watch the fun unfold. Also, the Yappy Pack is now offering punchcards. Purchase them for $30 – good for 10 visits plus 1 free . For more information, call Hope Wicken of the Yappy Pack at (402) 345-1838, or visit the Nebraska Humane Society’s Facebook events page here.


Nebraska Doodles Events

If you have a doodle, you know that your pup is a poodle mixed with some other breed. If you didn’t know, now you know! And if you want to get together with other doodle people, check out the Nebraska Doodles Facebook event page here.




Nebraska Vizslas Events

Vizslas are energetic pups and love to socialize! If you’ve got a vizsla and want to get together with others, check out the Nebraska Vizslas Facebook events page here!