Here’s a calendar of upcoming pet-friendly events happening in Omaha brought to you by our friends at Ralston Arena.

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? Give us a shout through the contact form located at the top of our main homepage and give as many details as possible, including a link to the Facebook event page, your digital flyer, and dates/times/locations.


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. & 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.


September 20, 2017 – Jones Bros. Cupcakes / Yappy Pack Fundraiser




September 23, 2017 – Low-cost pet vaccination event from Padfoot Ponderosa

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 am until 1, Tractor Supply on 79th and L will host a low-cost vaccination event presented by Padfoot Ponderosa. For details, please see the Facebook event page complete with updates and prices.



September 24, 2017 – Nebraska Humane Society’s 2017 Walk for the Animals

Omaha’s largest dog-friendly event is bigger and better than ever! The NHS’s biggest annual “fun”draiser, the Margre Durham Walk for the Animals, will take place Sunday, September 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate.

Fun activities planned to make the Walk the biggest and best dog-friendly event in town:
• Leisure 1-mile walk and/or 5K run
• Beer garden
• Free photo booth
• Dog paw painting
• Scavenger hunt, and tons of activities “tailer”-made for kids
• Adoption parade
• Celebration of NHS alumni pets
• 20+ rescue groups
• Face painting, bouncy house, and rock climbing

There’s also a dog-friendly 5K (yep, you can run with your dog!) for runners.

REGISTER NOW to make a bigger impact for animals in this community:


September 30, 2017 – Roverfront Celebration 

Join us for Roverfront: A Day for Dogs at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park on Saturday, September 30 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy a day of FREE classes which cover topics like training tips, vet care, and advocating for your dog in a public setting. In addition to some awesome educational opportunities, you will also have access to fun activities, a variety of pet-friendly vendors, as well as some delicious food options to carry you through the day!

This event benefits Midlands Humane Society and Nebraska Humane Society. Donations to these organizations are encouraged when entering the park.

Special thanks to the City of Council Bluffs, Pets in Omaha, Dharma Dog, the KAT, Missouri River Commons, and Midwest Sound and Lighting!



October 1, 2017 – Gold Rush! from Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska

This end-of-the-year celebration is always a giant event and full of fun activities for all members of the family. Join GRRIN at Offutt Air Force Base and support one of the most popular rescues in the area!

*Fun activities for dogs, kids and adults! *All leashed, well behaved dogs welcome.
*Halloween costume parade for the dogs.
*Vendors with canine products and services
*Great Merchandise at the GRRIN store
*Silent Auction-2 Southwest Airlines round trip tickets proceeds to GRRIN.





Saturday, October 28 – MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue’s Boston Boo!




October 29, 2017 – The 9th Annual Pug-o-Ween Celebration from Pug Partners

This year’s Pug-o-Ween is sure to be bigger and better than ever! See the flyer and click here to learn more!




November 5, 2017 – Puppy Pageant at Baxter Arena



Events from Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska (GRRIN)

GRRIN is one of the most popular rescues around and is active all year with events like its signature Gold Rush fundraiser, meet and greets, and expos like Pets in Omaha’s Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days. To see what’s going on with GRRIN, click here to see its calendar!


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.

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

From 6 to 8 pm, get a $10 nail trim and support rescue! Pucci’s is in Countryside Village in Omaha (87th and Pacific).

Click here for details. 


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!