Here is 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.



April 19, 2018 – BarkAID hosted by MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue

There’s another BarkAID event scheduled for 4-22, so double check which event you’re viewing! Details below!



April 22, 2018 – BarkAID hosted by MABTR




April 22, 2018 – Community Cleanup at Hanscom Park

The Omaha Dog Park Advocates will be partnering with Hanscom Park Renewal on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 2 pm to clean up the Hanscom Dog Park. Come on out and join! If you can, please bring supplies such as bags, buckets, rakes, etc. If you can’t, just bring yourself!
Folks will be meeting at the gazebo at noon next Sunday.

May 5, 2018 – Celebrate May with the Nebraska Humane Society’s Yappy Pack
Celebrate May with the Yappy Pack and May Baskets! From 11 am until 1215 pm on May 5, join the Yappy Pack at the Nebraska Humane Society (8929 Fort St.) in Omaha to create some cool stuff!

Registration happens from  11:30am-11:45am and the gathering begins after. $6 per dog. Come gather goodies for your furbabies May Basket in the Center for Humane Services – on the NHS campus!

Event profits benefit the Nebraska Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals!

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page here. 




May 11, 2018 – Midlands Humane Society’s Celebration of a “Decade at the Derby”




May 19, 2018 – Bandana Dog Days

Meet rescues and adoptable animals, win prizes, donate, and much more at this family-friendly and free event.




May 19, 2018 – Tails and Trails, benefiting Muddy Paws, Hands Hearts & Paws, and Pug Partners rescues

On May 19, join three local rescues in a half marathon. 10K, 5K, and one-mile walk hosted by Trails and Tails.

Starting at 8 am, participants will walk, jog, and run for the animals at Chalco Recreation Area in Omaha (8901 S 154th St).

Ticket Information can be found at and more information can be found on the event’s Facebook page here. Registration is now open.

Coincidentally, on May 19, 2018 is Capital Humane Society’s Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk Festival. For information on that click here and see the image below.




May 20, 2018 – Pints and Paws Pub Crawl (for humans only, but benefiting animals!)

Enjoy some brews benefiting six area rescues! From 2-5 pm at locations listed below, meet adoptable animals, enter raffles, and more.






July 14/15, 2018 – Pets in Omaha’s Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days

This summer, celebrate rescue and shelter organizations with us as we bring over 20 humane organizations to the Ralston Arena! Like previous years, the events will be held at Ralston Arena (7300 Q St.) and will fill not only the main event floor, but will include all of its surrounding concourse. Dozens of shelter and rescue groups will be in attendance and over 100 vendors from all sorts of area industries will allow you to shop on your way to the next dog-and-cat stations.

For an idea of what to expect, please see our 2017 Pick-a-Pooch Preview post here.

The event will take place July 14 and 15, 2018 and we’ll be bringing you details as we get closer to the summer.

If you’d like to be a sponsor, a vendor, or would like to learn how to bring your shelter or rescue volunteers and adoptable animals, email or our founder, Lee Legenhausen, at




Have a coffee, meet the Husky of the month with Karma Coffee and Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue

On the first Saturday of every month, Taysia Blue will have its “Dog of the Month” at Karma Coffee! Meet the pup, talk to rescue volunteers, and have a cup of joe! Click here for more information.


News and 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.


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 Woof & Whiskers

Woof and Whiskers opened in November of 2017, is a great friend to shelters and rescues, and would love to see you drop in! Click here to find out what’s happening at the store through its Facebook events page.


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.


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!