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.


Click here for our Halloween Events Calendar! 


October 4, 2019 – Pet Blessing at Faith Westwood UMC

Click here for more information!


October 6, 2019 – Low-cost microchip event from Lost Pets of Omaha


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October 7 and 14, 2019 – Leashes at Lauritzen

Leashes at Lauritzen

5 to 8 p.m.

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


October 10, 2019 – Whiskers and Wine Raise the Woof Barnraiser


Platteview Country Club

4215 Platteview Rd.


*Please join us for a fun evening of comedy, musical entertainment, animal Emmy awards, prizes, and auction items you don’t want to miss! Tickets to event will be sold on

We are currently looking for Corporate and Private Sponsors for Scatter Joy Acres Whiskers and Wine Raise the Woof Barnraiser annual fundraiser to raise $100,000 for an all-season barn with restroom and craft center.


Golden Egg Level: $10,000

•company name on barn largest size, on poster at event, and announced at event, 4 free tickets to event

Haymaker Level: $5,000

•company name on barn largest size, on poster at event, and announced at event, 3 free tickets to event

Wrangler Level:$2,500

•company name on barn medium size, on poster at event, announced at event, 2 free tickets to event

John Deere level:$1,000

•company name on barn medium size, on poster at event, announced at event, 2 free tickets to event

Stetson Level:$500

•company name on barn small size, on poster announced at event

Lariat Level:$250

•company name announced at event

If you choose to sponsor please do the following 3 steps:

*Text Angie at 402-830-1153 to notify your business would like to sponsor this event and at which tier

**Then click on ​​link and select the ‘please donate to our barnraising fund’
Paypal link to make your donation for the Barnraiser fund, OR mail your payment to:

Scatter Joy Acres


4966 Newport Avenue

Omaha, NE. 68152

(make checks payable to Scatter Joy Acres and note in Memo: BARNRAISER)

***Lastly, send sponsor level, business name, and LOGO in an email to:

Scatter Joy Acres would like to thank you for your support and generosity!

SJA is an Omaha community 501(c)(03) non-profit funded by donations. Donations are used to keep the ranch up to date, functioning and keep the animals safe, healthy and fed, so that animal assisted therapy can be provided to the Omaha community. Our tax ID number for your records is 27-0458877. For more information on Scatter Joy Acres ranch, visit our website at​​​or our Facebook page at​​​.


October 20, 2019 – GROWL-O-WEEN

Save the Date for Woof & Whiskers’ largest fundraiser of the year!
Sunday, October 20, 2019
$10 donation required to enter, the best part, YOU PICK THE RECIPIENT!

Vendors, Costume Contests, Games, Prizes and TRICK OR TREATING FOR DOGS!

If you are interested in having a BOOTH at our event please contact Kendra at or 531-222-9100. Tag local businesses below to help get the word out!


October 26, 2019 – Promise 4 Paws Rescue event



“Tail-Thumping Thursdays!” – Yappy Pack Playtime Groups for 2019


Training Events and More from Good Karma Dog Center

Click here for upcoming classes from GKDC. While you’re there, make sure to like the Center on Facebook!


Trimming Claws for a Cause – Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at The Green Spot Omaha!


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 Good Life Bulldog Rescue

A fun and active rescue in and around Omaha, GLBR’s events can be found 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!


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!