All About Dogs Day
Join our annual celebration of dogs in nature!
Back by pup-ular demand! All About Dogs Day is a perfect opportunity to walk the trails, heel for photos and meet other dog-lovers amid the beauty of our 65-acre Dog Commons. This event is open to all dog owners and their pups. Shop with up to 40 local pet vendors at our Dog Expo while also enjoying door prizes, a scavenger hunt and dog-friendly contests.
The Arboretum’s Dog Commons area is not “just an on-leash dog trail." It is about the entire experience of being outside in a plant-rich landscape with an animal companion. A goal of the Dog Commons is to inspire a shift from walking the dog as a chore to walking the dog as a mindful and restorative experience that benefits health and well-being for humans and pets.
All dogs must remain on-leash at all times and be up to date on all vaccinations.
Do you have a talented pup, the cutest diva in town or maybe the best dog and owner look-alike? Enter one (or all) of our contests for a chance to win prizes. You can pre-register here. On the day of the event, we will call the pre-registered contestants up to the stage, contest by contest, where they will be judged by the audience and a winner will be selected. See the timeline for the day below.
- 10:00am -12:15pm - Vendor Passport: Visit all the booths to be entered into the grand prize drawing at 12:30pm.
- 10:00am - 2:00pm - Explore the Dog Commons scavenger hunt.
- 10:00am - Doga with Kristin Trudeau (see right column).
- 10:30am - 12:30pm - Prize give-aways on the ½ hour.
- 10:30am - Cutest dog contest.
- 11:00am - Pet & Owner look-alike contest.
- 11:30 am - Best costume contest.
- 12:00pm - Best pet trick contest.
- 12:30pm - Grand Prize Drawing. Fill up your Vendor Passport for a chance to win!