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.

*CANCELLED* March 28, 2020 – Wag n Train Terrier Rescue Gala

*CANCELLED, but you can help cover expenses already accrued by clicking HERE* April 25, 2020 – Taysia Blue Fundraiser Event

*POSTPONED* Yappy Pack Playtime @ NHS until further notice

*POSTPONED* April 5, 2020 – Easter Begg Hunt w/NHS, Woof & Whiskers



April 11, 2020 – Egg-stravaganza with LDFC

Bring your dogs out to Turner Park for an Easter Egg hunt to benefit Hands, Hearts and Paws rescue dogs! Your dog will have a great time sniffing out delicious treats and you might even find some coupons 😉

It’s always been a pleasure working with Hands, Hearts and Paws. They do a TON for homeless dogs and cats in and around our community and are always fun to have in the stores. Hosting this event is our way of giving back.

We will be joined by Ripley & Rue and mazzyco! The hunt starts at 1pm and ends (officially, technically) at 3pm, but feel free to come a bit early or stay a bit late to check out their locally made accessories!



April 11, 2020 – 101 Dalmatians Kids

Crestride Drama presents 101 Dalmatians Kids benefiting Harbor of Hope Rescue! The event takes place on Sat. April 11 from 230 – 330 p.m. at Crestridge Magnet Center, 818 Crestridge Rd. in Omaha.

Please purchase tickets to support the drama kids and the rescue!
Reserved Seating -VIKING MEMBER Ticket Donor:
For those of you who would like to become a ticket donor, you may do so by joining one of our three memberships:


Platinum: Ticket Price $50.00 per ticket – the Platinum ticket holder will receive first or second row reserved seating and a special Crestridge Drama and Harbor of Hope t-shirt.

Gold: Ticket Price $40.00 per ticket – the Gold ticket holder will receive third or fourth row reserved seating and a special Crestridge Drama and Harbor of Hope t-shirt.

Silver: Ticket Price $30.00 per ticket – the Silver ticket holder will receive fifth or sixth row reserved seating and a special Crestridge Drama and Harbor of Hope t-shirt.

​General Admission Tickets
$10 and an opportunity for a good will donation as well.

There will also be a donation station at the performance to drop off items for the rescue.


Click here for more details on the event. 


April 16, 2020 – Stop Puppy Mills Seminar

Learn how to create coalitions, identify resources and engage with policymakers to save dogs trapped in large-scale commercial breeding facilities. We will discuss how, together, we can help end the cycle of abuse that is rampant in Puppy Mills located in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Lunch will be provided.

More details can be found here. 


April 25, 2020 – Black Ties and Tails from the Nebraska Humane Society

One of the biggest fundraising evenings for the shelter, the Black Ties and Tails event is coming soon!

An event so spectacular, it only happens every two years. Black Tie & Tails 2020 will be a night of sipping, bidding, socializing and raising the ‘paw-ddle’, all to save lives!

You will enjoy an evening filled with delicious libations and food, a fun silent auction and … fur.

More than 24,000 animals come through the doors of the Nebraska Humane Society each year, and your participation will provide them with the shelter, love and care they need before finding their forever homes.

We promise, you’ll have a doggone good time at Black Tie & Tails.

More information is below.

Complimentary parking garage: The complimentary parking garage entrance is located on 12th Street between Capitol Street and Davenport Street (on the east side of the Marriott). Once inside, proceed to the 4th floor for sky walk access to the event.

Hotel valet parking: If you wish to valet park your vehicle, you may so at the Marriott entrance on 10th Street for an additional fee.

Attire: Cocktail attire is recommended. However, you can go all out for the animals and wear tails/formal attire if you wish!

Funds raised will support the extraordinary work of the Animal Medical Department at the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS). When an animal comes to NHS, we don’t ask why. We simply know that we are their only hope. Completing more than 150 surgeries per week, our veterinarians care for, comfort and heal these animals. With TLC from staff and volunteers, we help them thrive and find their forever homes.

Get more information, including on how to buy tickets, here:



April 19, 2020 – Muddy Paws Meet and Greet at Barks n Brews

What’s better than dogs? Dogs and drinks! Muddy Paws will have some available dogs at Barks n Brews on Sunday, April 19th from 12-5pm. We will be bartending and Barks n Brews is donating all tips during these hours to Muddy Paws!

Let them know you’re coming by clicking here. 


July 25/26, 2020 – Pets in Omaha Presents its Pick a Pooch Adoption Days and Pet Expo at Baxter Arena

For more information on the Pick a Pooch event, click here. 


Complimentary Wellness Checks from Farnam Pet Hospital

Every Monday from 8 am to 5 pm, drop in for a free wellness check for your pet from Farnam Pet Hospital! Click here for more details


Monthly Wellness Clinics 


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!


$10 Nail Trims at Pucci’s benefiting Hands, Hearts & Paws Rescue


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!


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!