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Unleashing Fun: Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis

Summer in St. Louis is sizzling, but that doesn't mean your furry friend has to stay cooped up inside. The city boasts a vibrant selection of pet-friendly events, offering exciting ways to bond with your pup and create lasting summer memories.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: take a walk in the Park

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Park time is always a fun time!

Stroll through the scenic trails of Tower Grove Park, a haven for humans and canines. Explore the picturesque gardens, admire the historic landmarks, or relax on the sprawling green lawns with your fur-end. 

For those looking for more adventure, consider a hike in Forest Park, where your dog can sniff out new adventures on miles of designated pet-friendly paths.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: Cheer on the home team

Take your pup to a Gateway Grizzlies game for "Bark in the Park" on June 23rd. This special event allows well-behaved, leashed dogs to join you in cheering on the home team. Enjoy a day at the ballpark with your four-legged friend, with pet-related vendors and activities adding to the fun. Woof!

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: Make Friends over ice cream

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Ice cream is always a good idea!

Beat the heat with a refreshing dip at a dog-friendly pool party!  Treats Unleashed in Chesterfield throws a splashtastic Ice Cream Social & Pool Party in July, complete with pup-approved sundaes and doggy paddling fun. The 2024 event dates haven't been announced yet. Follow Treats Unleashed on Facebook for more.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: mingle over a pup-petizer

Head to Yappy Hour at The Boathouse in Forest Park. Usually held on the first Wednesday of select summer months, this event features half-priced pup-petizers and drink specials for the humans. Mingle with other dog lovers and furry companions while enjoying the beautiful park setting. Follow The Boathouse in Forest Park on Facebook for more details.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: support a good cause

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Running is for everyone!

Combine your love of pets with supporting a good cause with Dog Yoga! Studios and Third Wheel Brewing's yoga classes. These classes are designed for you and your pup while supporting Dogs on Duty, a nonprofit organization that helps train community dogs. Bond with your furry friend through gentle stretches and poses while contributing to animal welfare.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: go for a run

Leash up your four-legged bestie for the Third Annual Duo Dash 5k Run and 1-mile Dog Walk on Sunday, September 8th, 2024 at Tower Grove Park’s Sons of Rest Shelter. Mingle with Duo Ambassador Dog, Barclay, and Louie from the St. Louis Blues.

Sign up now through August 14th to be guaranteed a shirt. And, get the lowest prices when you sign up early.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: hit up yappy hour

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St. Louis is a great dog-friendly city!

Does your dog deserve a night on the town? Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton offers a luxurious "Yappy Hour" experience for pampered pooches with dates in August. Indulge your furry friend with a biscuit and bone bar, puppy mocktails, and other activities. Humans can relax with specialty cocktails and gourmet bites, making it a festive evening for everyone.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: Eat al fresco

While these events offer a fantastic starting point, remember there's a whole world of pet-friendly fun waiting to be explored in St. Louis. Many restaurants feature dog-friendly patios, perfect for grabbing a bite with your furry companion. Breweries like Schlafly Beer and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. often welcome leashed dogs, allowing you to enjoy a cold beverage or delicious meal while your pup takes it all in.

Dog-Friendly Summer Events in St. Louis: lay low in st. louis

Always prioritize your pet's safety and comfort during summer outings. Ensure they have access to fresh water, avoid strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day, and never leave your dog unattended outdoors or in a vehicle.

With a little planning, you and your fur-end can have a summer filled with fun, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime. That said, if your pet is happier at home, count on us to keep him or her company. It's what we do!

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To learn more about our dog walking, dog adventure, and dog sitting services, contact us by phone at (314) 690-5154 or email us to If you're ready to book services in one of our service areas submit a new client form to begin our registration process.

House of Paws proudly serves Eureka, Wildwood, Ballwin, Manchester, Maryland Heights, Des Peres, Fenton, Chesterfield, Valley Park, Ladue, Creve Couer, Town & Country, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills, Clayton, Webster Groves, Maplewood, The Hill, South City & Affton.

We look forward to seeing for your paws-itively perfect pets out and about - or in-home! <3


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