Pets in Omaha’s 2018 Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days – Details, Sponsors

By on March 10, 2018

Event season is here for area pet businesses, shelters, rescues, and everyone else! A big event for all is Pets in Omaha’s Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days and, once again, it’s one of the summer’s premier pet events.

The fourth year of Pets in Omaha’s Pick-a-Pooch Adoption Days will include much of what attendees are used to:

  • FREE admission
  • dozens of rescue groups and shelters
  • adoptable animals
  • over 100 pet-loving vendors
  • free parking
  • all indoor events


On July 14 and 15, 2018, join us at Ralston Arena for one of the area’s top pet events! This post will be updated as new details are announced- make sure to watch the Pets in Omaha Events Page, keep an eye out for posts about the show on Facebook, expect email updates if you’re a subscriber (if not, enter your address in the subscribe field atop our homepage), and watch for other promotion on TV, radio, and your favorite pet business’ social channels!

Find the Pick-a-Pooch Facebook Event page here.


Would you like to attend the event as a vendor or shelter/rescue group? Contact Lee Legenhausen via email at Thanks to the folks who have already sponsored the event (look for them at the show!):


Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center – Platinum Sponsor

Pets Earth – Platinum Sponsor

The Paw Spa Pet Resort – Platinum Sponsor

Dogtopia – Platinum Sponsor

Urgent Pet Care – Diamond Sponsor

Long Dog Fat Cat – Diamond Sponsor

Kangen Water of Omaha  – Diamond Sponsor

Green Spot – Diamond Sponsor

Come Sit Stay – Diamond Sponsor

Speed Pro – Diamond Sponsor

Renewal by Anderson – Gold Sponsor

Invisible Fence – Silver Sponsor

Linda Birge –Farmers Insurance – Silver Sponsor

Younique – Silver Sponsor

As of May 9, 2018, we’ve confirmed these rescue/shelter/educational groups will be in attendance.

Yappee Pack

Nebraska Dachshund Rescue

Golden Retriever Rescue In Nebraska

Bailing Out Benji

Northern Plains Boxer Rescue

SNAFU Rescue

Little White Dog Rescue

Town & Country Humane Society

Nebraska Humane Society

Hands Hearts & Paws

Muddy Paws

Husker Weim Rescue, Inc.

Big Dogs Huge Paws 

Second Chance Pups 

Mid America Boston Terrier Rescue

Hearts United for Animals

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue


And thanks to these vendors, you’ll be able to shop while you check out the various humane organizations and adoptable animals!

Urgent Pet Care

Linda Birge –Farmers Insurance

Real Time Pain Relief

Leaf Filter

Nature Dog

Mary Kay


Traci’s Fun Creations

Senegence/ Lipsense

This & That AK

Ugly Mutts Pets

Young Living

A A  Windows N Doors

Plexus Worldwide

NRF Pathways-Life Vantage

Kangen Water of Omaha

Knots of Bows

Omaha World Herald

Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center

Mazzy Co


Green Spot 

Come Sit Stay

Dorwart Law

Restore Chiropractic

Thrasher, INC

2 paws 4 u

DogWatch of Omaha

Pawsitively Stunning Boutique

Heartland Mastershield


Absolute Security

Nebraska Dog Trainers



Raising Canes

Dharma Dog Training


Bark Avenue

Renewal by Andersen

B.A.D. Collars

Whats’s Buggin’ Ya Pest Control

Long Dog Fat Cat

Rescue Paws Apparel

Jumpers 4 You  (Bounce house)


Invisible Fence

Pets Earth

My Serenity Body Lotion


Edward Jones

Jean’s Glass Art

Cat Grooming by Jenny

CDE Animal Cages

Ralston Vet

Morgan’s Munchies

Woof & Whiskers

Speed Pro

Afloat Wellness

Loveland Family Chiropractic

3 Pug Designs

The Sola Company

Hiker Dog

Great Iowa Pet Expo

CBS Home Real Estate – The Beers Team

Elite Filtration

The Paw Spa Pet Resort

Omaha ATA Martial Arts


CostCo Wholesale

Funki Dori



Awaken Chiropractic


Meylor Chiropractic

Young Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center

Gigi’s Cupcakes

afloat: mind + body = wellness

Whisper in my Ear

Eat Fit Go

Krissy’s Pet Portraits


Raffle Information

As part of the annual Pets in Omaha Pick a Pooch Adoption Days festivities, there’s a raffle. On top of meeting over 20 shelter and rescue organizations at our yearly event, you’ll find over 100 pet-loving vendors, demonstrations, and more this July 14/15, you’ll have a chance to win some great raffle prizes.

“Last year, we had many happy winners,” says Lee Legenhausen, founder of Pets in Omaha. “The raffle is fun and gives people a chance to win cool stuff, plus you’re helping the animals!”

The grand prize in 2018 is a shadow box containing a great image of the greatest basketball player in history, Michael Jordan. Oh- and there’s an autographed Air One Jordan shoe valued at $4,000! The item comes with a certificate of authenticity.

If you don’t happen to need an MJ sneaker, enter the raffle to win the following:

  • Two tickets to see Hall & Oates at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center
  • A 3-night stay in Las Vegas
  • A 5-night stay in Aculpoco

Raffle tickets are $5.00. Discounts are offered for multiple ticket purchases, too! Twenty bucks gets you five tickets,  $50.00 is good for 12 tickets and $100.00 gets you 25. Tickets can be purchased anytime between now and the end of the 2018 Pets in Omaha Pick a Pooch Adoption Days on July 14/15.

To purchase at the event, simply find our raffle table at the front entrance of Ralston Arena (7300 Q St., east entrance). If you’d like to buy before, call Lee at 402.639.5235, email him at, or send a Facebook message on Pets in Omaha’s Facebook page.


*photo credit: Aubree Sweeney

About Eric Forrest

Eric is a pet lover, bookworm and dad. He's had 5 family dogs, 4 cats, a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health, and two ducks. Cats are his preference, but Eric loves all little critters.

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