Dog Swim Days 2017 – Swimming Pools Go to the Dogs


During the dog days of summer dog swim days are held at public swimming pools and water parks across the country, usually as the pools are closing for the summer and before they’re drained. Dog Swim Days are the one time of the year when dogs are welcomed to dog paddle, fetch and play in the pool.

Green Valley
Paws in the Pool
August 18, 2017
Desert Hills Center Pool

Mountain Home, AR
Dog Pool Party
August 13, 2017
Mountain Home Swimming Pool

Cameron Park, CA
Pooch Plunge and Laps at the Lake
August 12, 2017
Cameron Park Lake Lagoon

Porterville, CA
Paws in the Pool
September 16, 2017
City Pool

Templeton, CA
Dog Splash Days
September 9-10, 2017
Templeton Community Pool

Arvada, CO
Dog Swim Day
August 19, 2017 at two outdoor swimming pools – Lake Arbor and Seacrest

Aspen, CO
Doggie Day at the ARC
September 9, 2017
Aspen Recreation Center

Boulder, CO
Dog Dayz
September 11, 2017 through September 23, 2017
Scott Carpenter Park Pool

Broomfield, CO
Dog Daze at the Bay
September 9, 2017
Broomfield Bay Aquatic Center

Denver, CO
Dog Daze at F-15 Pool
September 9, 2017
F-15 Pool

Denver, CO
August 13, 2017
Cook Park Pool

Englewood, CO
10th Annual Doggie Plunge
September 9, 2017
Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center

Fort Morgan, CO
Doggy Day
August 13, 2017
Riverside Park Swimming Pool

Grand Junction, CO
Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool
September 10, 2017
Lincoln Park Pool

Greeley, CO
Discovery Bay’s Doggie Day
August 26, 2017
Discovery Bay Waterpark

Lakewood, CO
Bark-N-Splash Bash
August 12 and 13, 2017 at Morse Park Pool 
August 27, 2017 at Carmody Outdoor Pool

Longmont, CO
Dog Swims at Roosevelt Pool
August 15, 2017
Roosevelt Activity Pool

Parker, CO
Barker Days
September 9, 2017
H2O’Brien Pool

Thornton, CO
Paws for a Dip
August 19, 2017
City Pool

Rocky Hill, CT
Dog Day at the Pool
August 22, 2017
Elm Ridge Outdoor Pool

Wethersfield, CT
Annual Dog Swim
August 19, 2017
Mill Woods Swim Pond

Coral Gables, FL
Paws in the Pool
October 1, 2017
Venetian Pool

Deerfield Beach, FL
October 7 and 8, 2017
Quiet Waters Park

Hollywood, FL
K9 Water Festival
October 14 and 15; October 21 and 22, 2017
Castaway Island Water Park

Royal Palm Beach, FL
Waggin’ at the Waterpark
October 14, 2017
Calypso Bay Waterpark

St. Petersburg FL
Dog Swim Day
August 12, 2017
Fossil Park Pool

Tampa, FL
Annual Doggie Paddle
November 11, 2017
Copeland Pool

Holly Springs, GA
Paws in the Pool 2017
October1, 2017
Cherokee County Aquatic Center

Pine Mountain, GA
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
September 19, 2017
F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Lava Hot Springs, ID
7th Annual DogAPoolooza – Open Swim for Dogs
September 9, 2017
Olympic Swimming Complex

Nampa, ID
10th Annual Pooch Party Stoll & Splash
August 26, 2017
Lakeview Park

Mascoutah, IL
Pool “Paw”ty
September 4, 2017
Mascoutah Swimming Pool

Franklin, IN
Doggie Pool Day and Pet Fair
September 5, 2017
Franklin Family Aquatic Center

Kokomo, IN
Pooches in the Pool
August 20, 2017
Kokomo Beach

Lafayette, IN
Pooch Plunge
August 15, 16 & 17, 2017
Castaway Bay

Ankeny, IA
Pooch Paddle Dog Swim
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center

Cedar Rapids, IA
K9 Splash
August 12-13, 2017
Bever Pool

Des Moines, IA
Doggie Dive
August 20, 2017 and September 4, 2017
Aquatic Center and Pool

Dubuque, IA
Doggie Dip
August 12, 2017 at Sutton Pool
August 26, 2017 at Flora Pool

Marshalltown, IA
9th Annual Dog Days of Summer Doggie Dip
August 28 and August 29, 2017
Marshalltown Aquatic Center

Norwalk, IA
Dog Swim
August 23, 2017
Norwalk Aquatic Center

Hays, KS
Dog Swim
August 19, 2017
Hays Aquatic Park

Leawood, KS
13th Annual Doggie Dunk
September 5, 2017
Leawood Aquatic Center

Lawrence, KS
Pooch Plunge
September 5, 2017
Outdoor Aquatic Center

Lenexa, KS
Tails on the Trails Dog Swim
August 12, 2017
Ad Astra Pool

Merriam, KS
Pooch Paddle
September 5, 2017
Merriam Aquatic Center

Mission, KS
Pool Party for Pooches
September 5, 2017
Mission Family Aquatic Center

Pittsburgh, KS
11th Annual Dog Swim
August 21, 2017
Pittsburgh Aquatic Center

Wichita, KS
Dogs Days of Summer
August 21, 2017
College Hill Pool

Lexington, KY
Doggie Paddle
September 9, 2017
Woodland Aquatic Center

Louisville, KY
Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Calypso Cove Water Park

Brownstown Charter Township, MI
Dog Day at the Pool
September 10, 2017
Lake Erie Metropark

Madison Heights, MI
Red Oaks Waterpark Dog Swim
September 10, 2017
Red Oaks Waterpark

Midland, MI
Pooches at the Pool
September 9, 2017
Plymouth Pool

Oak Park, MI
Dog Day at the Oak Park Pool
August 27, 2017
Oak Park Pool

Troy, MI
Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Troy Family Aquatic Center

Waterford, MI
Waterford Oaks Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Waterford Oaks County Park

West Bloomfield, MI
Pooch Plunge West Bloomfield
August 26, 2017
West Bloomfield Aquatic Center

Ypsilanti, MI
Annual Dog Swim
September 9 and September 10, 2017
Rolling Hills Water Park

Chevy Chase, MD
Dog Swim
September 17, 2017
Somerset Pool

Ocean Pines, MD
Doggie Swim
September 9, 2017
Mumford’s Landing Pool

Rockville, MD
Doggie Dip Day
September 9, 2017
Rockville Swim and Fitness Center

Northfield, MN
Dog Swim
September 1 and September 2, 2017
Old Memorial Pool

Starkville, MS
7th Annual OCHS Dog Paddle
August 12, 2017
Moncrief Park Pool

Columbia, MO
Pooch Plunge
Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center

Ellisville, MO
Pooch Plunges
September 7 and September 9, 2017
EDGE Aquatic Center

Hazelwood, MO
Dog’s Day at the Pool
September 5, 2017
White Birch Bay Aquatic Center at White Birch Bay

Kansas City, MO
Dippin’ Dogs Swim Party
September 9, 2017
Springs Aquatic Center

Kirkwood, MO
Dog Pool Parties
September 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (all dogs)
September 7, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for dogs 25 pounds and smaller; 6:00-7:30 p.m. for all dogs.
The Kirkwood Aquatic Center

O’Fallon, MO
Pool Paws Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center

St. Charles MO
Pool Paws Dog Swim
August 14 and August 17, 2017
McNair Aquatic Center

Lincoln, NE
Dog Splash 2017
Star City Shores

Omaha, NE
Doggie Dip 2017
August 6, 2017 at Lee Valley Pool
August 13, 2017 at Gallagher Pool

Papillion, NE
Dog Day at the Bay
September 10, 2017
Papio Bay Aquatic Center

Lebanon, NH
Paws in the Pool
August 20, 2017
Lebanon Veterans Memorial Pool

Maplewood, NJ
Dog Days of Summer
September 9, 2017
Maplewood Community Pool

Wildwood, NJ
Morey’s Piers “Gone to the Dogs”
September 10, 2017
Raging Waters Water Park at Morey’s Piers

Greenville, NC
Doggie Pool Party
August 13, 2017
Greenville Community Pool

Bismarck, ND
Pool Pooch Party
August 13, 2017
Wachter Aquatic Complex

Avon Lake, OH
12th Annual Big Splash Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Avon Lake Municipal Pool

Bellefontaine, OH
Dog Day at the Pool
August 13, 2017
Hoffman Municipal Pool

Bexley, OH
Paws in the Pool
September 5, 2017
Bexley Pool

Brook Park, OH
Brook Park Annual Dog Swim 2017
August 19, 2017
Alice M. Hassing Waterpark

Hinckley Township, OH
Dog Paddle and Pet-a-Palooza
August 27, 2017
Cleveland Metroparks Ledge Pool

Independence, OH
Dog Swim & Fun Day
September 2017
Independence Outdoor Pool

Lakewood, OH
2017 Lakewood Dog Swim
September 5, 2017
Foster Pool at Lakewood Park

Mason, OH
Dog Day
September 10, 2017
The Beach Waterpark

Shaker Heights, OH
Doggie Dip
September 9, 2017
Thornton Park Pool

Willowwick, OH
Dog Dayz Swim at Manry Pool
August 16, 2017
Manry Pool

Bartlesville, OK
Dog Days of Summer Pool Party
August 13, 2017
Frontier Pool

Broken Arrow, OK
Pooch Plunge
August 19, 2017
Family Aquatic Facility

Stillwater, OK
Pooches in the Pool
August 13, 2017
City of Stillwater Municipal Pool

Pendleton, OR
Doggie Dip Day
September 6, 2017
The Aquatic Center

Allentown, PA
Doggie Dips
August 19, 2017 at Mack Pool
September 2, 2017 at Jordan Pool

Boyertown, PA
Boyertown Yip and Dip Dog Swim
September 10, 2017
The Boyertown Community Pool

Elysburg, PA
Doggie Dive
September 10, 2017
Knoebels Amusement Resort

Pittsburgh, PA
Pooches in the Pool
September 4, 2017
Boyce Park

State College, PA
September 10, 2017
Park Forest Community Pool

Greenville, SC
Waggin’ at the Waterpark – Otter Creek
September 23, 2017
Otter Creek Waterpark

Mt. Pleasant, SC
Dog Day Afternoon
September 9, 2017
Splash Island Waterpark at Palmetto Islands County Park

North Charleston, SC
Dog Day Afternoon
September 10, 2017
Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Huron, SD
Four Paws Pool Party
August 20, 2017
Splash Central

Sioux Falls, SD
Check website for date
Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Family Aquatic Centers

Spearfish, SD
Dog Days of Summer
September 5, 2017
Spearfish Rec & Aquatic Center

Hendersonville, TN
2017 Canine Summer Splash
September 9, 2017
Sumner County YMCA (Outdoor Pool)

Bedford, TX
Dog Splash/2K-9
September 9, 2017
Bedford Splash Family Aquatic Center

Cedar Hill, TX
Paws in the Pool-ooza
August 12, 2017
Crawford Park Pool

New Braunfels, TX
Doggie Dip Day
September 10, 2017
Landa Park Aquatic Complex

North Richland Hills, TX
Doggie Beach Bash
September 23, 2017
NRH2O Family Water Park

Garland, TX
12th Annual Dog-a-Poolooza
August 19, 2017
Holford Community Pool

Garland, TX
Wags and Waves
September 9, 2017
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

Grapevine, TX
Doggie Dive-In
September 9, 2017
Pleasant Glade Pool

Lubbock, TX
K-9 Splashfest
August 13, 2017
Montelongo Pool

Mesquite, TX
Doggie Splash Day
August 13, 2016
Vanston Pool

New Braunfels, TX
Doggie Dip Day

September 10, 2017
Landa Park Aquatic Complex


Odessa, TX

Pet Splash 2017

August 6, 2017
Sherwood Aquatic Center

Ricardson, TX
Dog Splash Day
August 19, 2017
Terrace Pool

 Rowlett, TX
Pooch Plunge

August 13, 2017
Wet Zone


Provo, UT
3rd Annual Puppy Paddle Pool Party
September 2, 2017
Provo Recreation Center

Salt Lake City, UT
Doggie Day
September 9, 2017
Liberty Park Pool

Sandy, UT
Dippin’ Dogs
September 9 and September 16, 2017
Alta Canyon Sports Center


Montpelier, VT
Dog Day at the Pool
August 23, 2017
Montpelier Swimming Pool

Rutland, VT
Dog Days of Summer Pool Party
September 27, 2017
Northwood Park Pool

Abingdon, VA
Coomes Center Doggie Swim Day
September 16, 2017
The Coomes Center

Alexandria, VA
Annual Doggie Swim Day
September 15, 2017 for dogs 50 lbs and under – Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center
September 16, 2017 for dogs over 50 lbs – Old Town Pool

Fredericksburg, VA
“Doggone” Pool Party
September 9, 2017
Loriella Park Pool

Harrisonburg, VA
Dog Days Dog Swim
August 27, 2017
Westover Pool

Lovettsville, VA
Lovettsville Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Lovettsville Community Pool

Norfolk, VA
Dogs Gone Swimming 2017
September 16, 2017
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center

South Riding, VA
Dog Swim
September 9, 2017
Town Hall Pool

Virginia Beach, VA
Wags ‘N Waves
September 17, 2017
Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Williamsburg, VA
Drool in the Pool
September 9, 2017
Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Spokane, WA
Doggie Dips
August 27, 2017 at Comstock Pool
August 28, 2017 at Shadle Pool
August 29, 2017 at Hillyard Pool
August 30, 2017 at Cannon Pool
August 31, 2017 at Liberty Pool

Tacoma, WA
Pooch Pool Party
September 9, 2017
Stewart Heights Pool

Yakima, WA
Paws in the Pool
August 27, 2017
Franklin Pool

Morgantown, WV
Dog Day in the Pool 2017
August 20, 2017
Marilla Pool

Appleton, WI
Doggie Day at the Pool
August 26, 2017
Mead Pool

Eau Claire, WI
Doggie Swim Fest
September 4, 2017
Fairfax Pool

Madison, WI
Dog Paddle 2017
September 10, 2017
Goodman Pool

Menomonie, WI
Dog Swim at Wakanda Water Park
September 2, 2017
Wakanda Water Park

Milwaukee, WI
12th Annual Labor Day Doggy Dip
September 4, 2017
Cool Waters in Greenfield Park

Onalaska, WI
Diggity Dog Dip
September 2, 2017
Onalaska Aquatic Center at Van Riper Park

Reedsburg, WI
Pooches’ Plunge
September 9, 2017
Reedsburg Municipal Pool

Sparta, WI
Dog Days
August 27, 2017
Sparta Family Aquatic Center

Wausau, WI
Dog Gone Pool Parties
August 13, 2017
Marathon Splash Pad

Gillette, WY
FKF Pooch Plunge
August 26, 2017
Gillette City Pool

Laramie, WY
Dog Day in the Park
August 27, 2017
Washington Park

Sheridan, WY
Dog Swim Day
August 26, 2017
Kendrick Park Pool



















Woof Woof Develops an Airport Bathroom Preference in Philadelphia PA

Most bathrooms for dogs at airports are now nearly identical: fake grass and a fire hydrant. But I learned Woof Woof has a weird preference. He prefers the bathroom isn’t flushed after each use so he can smell that previous dogs have been there, but not so much that he sees another dog’s poop. That should be cleaned first.

Philadelphia International Airport, Animal Relief Area

Check out more information on Pet Relief Areas at U.S. Airports

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

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Woof Woof Stays at the La Quinta Broadway in Myrtle Beach SC

Woof Woof was in Myrtle Beach for his first professional conference in May: BlogPaws, a professional development event for pet writers. Before taking the big plunge into his career, he needed a day of rest away from the conference hotel. He chose the La Quinta Broadway.

There was nothing particular he noticed aout the room. He didn’t jump onto the bed or look towards the view. He really just sniffed around. But what he did notice was a lot of barking as he walked through the hallway. While he has stayed at many dog friendly hotels, this one seemed to have the most dogs. He was often petted and acknowledged. It was if it was truly his hotel.

Location wise, the Hollywood Wax Museum is across the street for humans, and Broadway on the Beach, an outdoor shopping area that welcomes pets, is a short walk away. The boardwalk, however, is just over a mile from the hotel. Myrtle Beach gets hot during the summer months. It’s a nice stroll in the very early morning or in the evening. Otherwise, it was a bit too hot for Woof Woof and resulted in a lot of panting and a request for me to carry him.

I’d stay there again with Woof Woof in cooler months or for one evening where we just want to rest away from the boardwalk.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Broadway Area, Myrtle Beach SC

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

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Take Your Dog Out to the Ballgame – Dog Friendly Baseball Games 2017

For these special events, a section of the stands is reserved for people and their dogs.

* Kansas City Royals – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Kansas City Royals vs. the Giants
The Kansas City Royals are excited to host Bark at the Park again in 2017! This year’s three events will be held on April 19, May 30 and August 30, 2017.

Kansas City Royals

  • Tampa Bay Rays – Sunday, April 23, 2017
    Tampa Bay Rays vs. the Houston Astros
    The Tampa Bay Rays invite you and your puppy pal to Dog Day at the Rays at Tropicana Field when the Rays take on the Houston Astros!


  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Chicago Cubs
    Pup Nights are back, and you can reserve your seats now to enjoy the excitement of Bucs baseball with your pet at PNC Park. Miller Lite Rooftop seating is reserved for dog owners and their pets, with fun activities planned for both dogs and owners.

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Washington Nationals vs. the New York Mets
    Back by “Pup”ular demand! Purchase a discounted ticket for you, your family, and your favorite family pet. Proceeds from your pup’s ticket will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.


  • Cincinnati Reds – Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Cincinnati Reds vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Our popular dog lover games are back! Reserve your seats today for Bark in the Park presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish and Kroger to enjoy the excitement of Reds baseball alongside your pet at Great American Ball Park. This year’s four events will be held on May 3, June 7, August 29 and September 21, 2017.


  • Chicago White Sox – Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Chicago White Sox vs. the Minnesota Twins
    This year’s two events will be held on May 9 and September 6, 2017.


  • Texas Rangers – Saturday, May 13, 2017
    Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics
    Bring your dog to Globe Life Park on Saturday, May 13th! Dress your dog in their best Rangers gear and participate in a pre-game parade around the warning track. Don’t miss out on this unique event to watch the Rangers take on the A’s with your favorite furry friend!

Texas Rangers

  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, May 13, 2017
    Washington Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

Washington Nationals

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Washington Nationals


  • Seattle Mariners – Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Seattle Mariners vs. the Chicago White Sox
    Grab your dog and join us at Safeco Field for one of three (3) Bark at the Park Nights. Dog Pack includes a human ticket, dog ticket, Mariners dog tag and postgame walk around the bases for just $50. This year’s three events will be held on May 18, July 6 and September 5, 2017.


  • Los Angeles Dodgers – Saturday, May 20, 2017
    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the Miami Marlins
    On Saturday, May 20, the Dodgers will hold Pups at the Park at Dodger Stadium. Fans that purchase a special event ticket in the Right Field Pavilion are invited to bring their dogs to the park and help cheer on their home team as the Dodgers host the Miami Marlins at 7:10pm.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • St. Louis Cardinals – Saturday, May 20, 2017
    St. Louis Cardinals vs. the San Francisco Giants
    On Saturday, May 20th, the St. Louis Cardinals host the 13th Annual Purina Pooches in the Ballpark. The purchase of a special ticket will grant you and your pooch the opportunity to enjoy the game in pet-friendly sections of the ballpark. You and your pooch are then invited onto the field to participate in a pre-game costume parade around the warning track.

St. Louis Cardinals


  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Miami Marlins – Saturday, June 3, 2017
    Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Miami Marlins


  • Milwaukee Brewers – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    Milwaukee Brewers vs. the San Francisco Giants
    The Brewers are letting the dogs out for Miller Park’s first-ever Bark at the Park event, presented by Nylabone and Pets Add Life. As part of this special event, your four-legged friends can accompany you to the game as you cheer on the Crew alongside your canine companions. All dogs^ will receive a collapsible Brewers dog dish*, plus the first 300 dogs signed up will have the opportunity to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track with their owner.


  • Cincinnati Reds – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    Cincinnati Reds vs. the St. Louis Cardinals



  • San Francisco Giants – Sunday, June 11, 2017
    San Francisco Giants vs. the Minnesota Twins

    Photo by Minnie & Max the Pugs

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Colorado Rockies



  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Tampa Bay Rays


  • San Diego Padres – Thursday, June 29, 2017
    San Diego Padres vs. the Atlanta Braves
    Put the PET in Petco Park! San Diego Padres fans, bring your dog to the game on June 29, 2017 for the Dog Days of Summer at Petco Park. Up to 500 dogs will be permitted and an advance application is required. You and Rover can watch the Padres face the Seattle Mariners from the Park at the Park.

San Diego Padres

  • Seattle Mariners – Thursday, July 6, 2017
    Seattle Mariners vs. the Oakland Athletics


  • Oakland Athletics – Friday, July 14, 2017
    Oakland Athletics vs. the Cleveland Indians
    To participate in Bark at the Park, presented by AvoDerm Natural and Nylabone, you must purchase a special event ticket.


  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Milwaukee Brewers


  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, August 1, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Detroit Tigers


  • Colorado Rockies – Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Colorado Rockies vs. the Atlanta Braves
    The Colorado Rockies are proud to announce the annual Bark at the Park on Wednesday, August 16th, presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods and Nylabone. Dogs and owners alike can partake in the fun and festivities as the Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves. With each paid human ticket one dog is allowed in for free. Special event tickets, proof of vaccinations, and signed waivers are required for participation.

Colorado Rockies

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers


  • Cincinnati Reds – Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Cincinnati Reds vs. the New York Mets


  • Kansas City Royals – Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Kansas City Royals vs. the Tampa Bay Rays


  • New York Mets – Monday, September 4, 2017
    New York Mets vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

New York Mets

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Chicago Cubs


  • Seattle Mariners – Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Seattle Mariners vs. the Houston Astros

Seattle Mariners

  • Chicago White Sox – Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    Chicago White Sox vs. the Cleveland Indians

Chicago White Sox


  • Washington Nationals – Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Washington Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies


  • Arizona Diamondbacks – Sunday, September 10, 2017
    Arizona Diamondbacks vs. the San Diego Padres
    Bark at the Park at Chase Field is presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods and Nylabone!
  • Arizona Diamondbacks – Dog Days of Summer
    Dog Days of Summer ticket packages are available starting at $160 and include a semi-private space with all the necessities for four people and one dog. Each table comes with access to All-You-Can-Eat hot dogs, soda, water, popcorn, peanuts, and chips. Fans must purchase entire table.Located along the main concourse behind the left-center field wall, the PetSmart Patio features a family-friendly atmosphere with multi-tiered seating that is perfect for groups of humans and canines of various sizes. For each Dog Days of Summer game held at Chase Field, pets can enjoy concessions such as dog-friendly ice cream. As part of the Dog Days of Summer ticket package, pet parents will also receive a PetSmart “Doggie Bag,” complete with free items from PetSmart.Directly behind the PetSmart Patio will be the PetSmart Park, an outdoor and indoor (air conditioned) dog park so even in the heat of the summer dogs can run around and play. The outdoor park will feature a baseball theme complete with a baseball diamond and a grassy outfield – perfect for dogs to explore, play ball with other dogs or find their perfect “spot” to go to the bathroom. Each of the games will feature an MVP — Most Valuable Pup — shout out.

Arizona Diamondbacks Dog Days of Summer

  • Houston Astros – Sunday, September 17, 2017
    Houston Astros vs. the Seattle Mariners
    Join us for the annual Dog Day at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, September 17th as the Astros take on the Seattle Mariners. A special Dog Day ticket is required if you are wanting to bring your pooch to the ballpark on 9/17.

Houston Astros

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Milwaukee Brewers


  • Cincinnati Reds – Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Cincinnati Reds vs. the St. Louis Cardinals

Cincinnati Reds


  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Baltimore Orioles


  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, September 30, 2017
    Washington Nationals vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Washington Nationals


Woof Woof’s Guide to Traveling in all Weather

Woof Woof is probably colder in 50 degrees and rain than he is when it’s snowy and 27 degrees. In his first full New York City winter, I learned what it means to prepare my dog for all weather and seasons.

Here’s What We Learned:

Sweaters Work for Cold Weather, but Not for Snow or Rain
Woof Woof can wear his sweater in 25 degrees or higher without shivering. Below that, he needs his winter coat.

Rain Coats are Essential
If he doesn’t wear a rain coat, he is happy playing with his friends in the park, but he’ll want to get home quickly. After all, Woof Woof doesn’t mind getting wet, but he minds staying wet. If he wears a raincoat, the water doesn’t soak through to his skin as much.

 Even Dogs Benefit from Dressing in Layers
If it’s windy and cold, he’ll wear his sweater underneath his winter coat. For snow in the upper twenties without wind, he’s happy with only his weather proof winter coat.

There are Outfits for Extreme Heat
The last thing I would ever think my dog would need are summer clothes. He has fur! But, that’s exactly why he needs Ruffwear’s Swamp Cooler vest. You stick it in the freezer, and then your dog is cooler in the summer. You still shouldn’t keep your dog in the heat for too long, and should probably avoid mid-day long walks.

Boots Can Be Needed in Both the Summer and Winter
If your dog wears boots in the summer, sidewalks aren’t so bad. But, they can be if the boots aren’t very thick. Woof Woof has Ruffwear boots that have sneaker bottoms. In the winter, he needs his boots because of the salt on the roads and sidewalks. The snow doesn’t bother his feet, but the salt does.

Bottom line:
Each dog is an individual. Pay attention to what your dog needs. Whether you buy your dog clothing from Ruffwear’s site or your local pet store, invest in a good rain coat, winter coat, and cooling jacket. A good pair of boots is nice, too. Sweater quality isn’t as important. You can buy them from anywhere, but you should have at least one good coat if your dog happens to get chilly.

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

Woof Woof Rides Amtrak

Amtrak has the strictest dog travel policies. Dogs do have to ride in their carry-on bag, and must be under 25 pounds to ride onboard. At 18 pounds, Woof Woof had no problem meeting this criteria.

Woof Woof is a New York City dog who has been in a cloth shopping bag on the subway a million times. Technically he should be in an enclosed carrier. He got a $25 ticket once as a pup, but I’d rather spend the cost than lug around an unneeded large carrier, and make him keep his head under mesh fabric. Thus, we enter and leave small subway stations where tickets are less likely to happen.

At first, I kept him in the carrier. To keep him happy, I’d pet the mesh to make sure he felt comfortable and paid attention to. He stayed in the carrier for the first three hours, but everyone wanted to see him. I took him out and let him sit on my lap. When I got up to go to the cafe car to get coffee and dinner for Woof Woof and I, a nice woman watched him in his carrier. I zipped him up in his carrier because I didn’t want her to encounter a problem. But, there was a problem because Woof Woof wasn’t fond of the carrier and me gone at the same time. He cried a little. It wasn’t loud, but I didn’t want him to whimper again. We split a pepperoni and cheese snack pack, and I carried him inside the carrier to the cafe for the rest of the trip.

On the way home, he sat on my lap with permission of the person next to me. While I was able to work on my laptop, he played with a three-year-old. He didn’t bark at all. I took him for five minute walks, and everyone was excited to see such a well-behaved dog.

What we learned about taking dogs on trains is to have a carrier just in case, and a dog that can behave in one. If the carrier doesn’t fit under your seat, you’ll have to have the carrier under your feet for the duration of the trip. Do expect to bring your dog with you in the carrier if you get up for any reason. Expect, at least if your dog is like Woof Woof, he or she will love looking out the window, and will bring joy to neighboring passengers.

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

Woof Woof finds dog-friendly wrapping paper



It’s one thing to get your friends or family with dogs gifts for the holidays or other occasions. It’s even better if you can give it to them wrapped up in a way that the dog can remove on their own.

Woof Woof has two “sisters.” His sisters are puppies that starting going to the park at the same time he did. Of course they needed presents for the holidays. Woof Woof definitely preferred ones they could share. So we bought his sisters Soupy and Soula leopard print tennis balls. They were packaged in small paper bags and tied by twine with paper name tags attached.

Soula’s dog parent handed her the present in the bag. Soula tore open the bag with her teeth m, and the ball popped up for her and Woof Woof to play with. They chased each other and the ball. Woof Woof always likes to catch it and then tease the other dog by showing off that he has the ball so he can play chase. Soula is very talented and has learned to throw the ball in the air by standing, releasing the ball upward and then hitting the ball into the air with her nose.

unknown-1Soupy will get hers next. Shush! Don’t tell her what she’s getting. 😉

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.