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.



Saturday April 1, 2017 – Trivia Night with Nebraska Border Collie Rescue




April 2, 2017 – International Doodle Day Celebration from

The first ever International Doodle Day is kicking off here in OMAHA! Hosted by Ripley & Rue, Nebraska Doodles and hello ruby.

The Nebraska Doodles are having a big party in Midtown with prizes, drinks and an official Doodle Dog Parade!

$5 suggested donation per dog to help pay for costs and benefit the Nebraska Doodles community project.

3-3:30: Doodle Parade around Turner Park. Stations on the walk will provide some fun activities while we’re marching! These include a kiss your dog booth, shake for a treat, and a hydration station.

4-7pm:  Visit the Doodle stops! Eat, Drink and Shop!

- Cantina Laredo, Black Oak Grill Omaha, and CRAVE Restaurant will have their patio ready for us. We’ll split up for a good ole’ pup crawl. Stop at each location to get a punch on your doodle card! If you get all your punches at all the stops, you’re entered to win some of the grand raffle prizes!

- hello ruby will have their fashion truck ready for some shopping fun. As well as Ripley & Rue Dog Bandanas and t-shirts. Make sure to stop here to get a punch on your card as well.

- Free goodies will also be handed out thanks to our sponsors!

Visit the Facebook Event page for updated info.




April 5, 2017 – Wag N Train Terrier Rescue Fundraiser at Jason’s Deli

On Wednesday, April 5, eat at Jason’s Deli’s 70th and Dodge location and 15% of your bill will be given to Wag N Train Terrier Rescue! When you purchase your meal, mention the group’s name and drop your receipt in the donation box at the restaurant. Eat between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to help!

Click here to commit to eat! Twenty commitments are necessary on the site in order for the GroupRaise event to happen, so commit and eat on April 5!




April 15, 2017 – Bark for Life from the American Cancer Society

On Saturday, April 15, join pet lovers at Chalco Hills to celebrate cancer research with the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

The event is from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Click here for more details 




April 29, 2017 – Eat, Drink, and Support MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue!

See the event flyer below and CLICK HERE to find the event on MABTR’s Facebook page.




Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Open House at Ralston Vet

From 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, join Ralston Vet in celebrating Dr. Mansfield’s retirement and National Pet Week! There will be raffles, activities for kids, and more. Funds raised through activities benefit area K9 cops. See flyer below for details!



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.

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.

More details to come as we get closer to July 15 and 16, 2017!




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!