Pittsburgh Pup- Summer Events Edition

Do you ever feel the urge to go out and have some fun, but then you look over and see those sad puppy eyes begging you to stay? Happens to me all the time. Luther has excellent sad puppy eyes, and they always make me feel guilty about leaving him behind.

If you’re in the same boat- check out this listing of some summer events that are people and pooch friendly- everyone wins!

Here is some photographic evidence of the cutest pup ready to party…

Dog Days of Summer

  • Where: Apis Mead– Carnegie
  • When: 11am-11pm
  • Cost: Free!
  • If you haven’t jumped on the Mead wagon yet, here is your chance to try this delicious beverage with your furry friend in tow. All proceeds from the day benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Revival Chili will be out front for some food for you and there will be treats for your pup, too! Live music starts around 8pm.

Puppies and Pounders

  • Where: Spirit (on the patio) – Lawrenceville
  • When: July 29 3pm-7pm
  • Cost: Free!
  • Once a month, the patio at Spirit is overrun by pups. Bring your pup down for the fun, and enjoy the weather with a PBR + some tunes from a DJ.

Barks N’ Brews

  • Where: East End Brewing Company– East Liberty
  • When: July 29 5pm-7pm
  • Cost: $12
  • After your done at Puppies and Pounders, head over to East End Brewing Company for this event! There will be a ‘Pooch Smooch’ station (who doesn’t love that?), a treat eating contest, and all kinds of goodies to pets and their parents. Ticket purchases benefit the Humane Animal Rescue.

Pirate Pup Nights

  • Where: PNC Park – North Shore
  • When: August 1, 8, 22 and September 5, 19, 26 all at 7:05pm
  • Cost: $35 (Human and dog ticket combo)
  • Take your pup to the ballgame! The Dog ticket package includes entrance for one dog and one human with seating in the Miller Lite Rooftop section. Don’t forget to bring your vaccination records to show upon entry! You’ll also be asked to sign a waiver before you enter. After that, just relax and enjoy all the pups and the game! A portion of all tickets sales benefit local shelters.

Shelter Dog Birthday Paw-Ty

  • Where: Couch Brewery
  • When: August 2 4pm-7pm
  • Cost: Free!
  • Celebrate the pups in your life at this birthday extravaganza! Craft beers for you, treats for the pup- everyone is happy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Stop by to celebrate for a good cause!

The Dog Days are Over!

  • Where: Humane Animal Rescue (East End Location) – Homewood
  • When: August 6 11am-3pm
  • Cost: Free!
  • Celebrate summer with fun for the whole family (even the furry ones!). There will be music, games, vendors, and more. During the event, you’ll also receive 10% off any purchases in their Rescue Re-Tail store!

4k 4 Paws

  • Where: North Park– Allison Park
  • When: August 13 10am-2pm
  • Cost: $30 + (Depending on number of “paws”)
  • Get some exercise in at this inaugural race event benefitting Animal Friends and Bow Wow Buddies. Race starts at the North Park Boathouse and will end at the off lease dog park. Stick around for food, beer, and plenty of vendors selling treats and gear for your buddy!

Family Feast for Fido

  • Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden– North Side
  • When: August 27 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $25
  • BBQ, games, and drinks for a good cause? Count me and the pup in. Head to Wigle for a BBQ picnic benefiting Animal Friends 43 Friends program. You can even order a whole meal to have at home for after the party, too! There will be games, vendors, and much more!

As any dog owner knows, there are also those times when you or the pups just want a break- no fear, we’ll be back with our regular event postings next week! Keep an eye out in September for a Fall version of pup friendly events!


And now some evidence of Luther wanting to do absolutely nothing…


Can’t you just go out without me?


I would go, but I’m already in bed.


Now I’m wet. Worst day ever, Mom.



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