Dog-Friendly Events in Pittsburgh: Summer 2017

Pittsburgh has grown into quite the dog-friendly city. We’re packed with a slew of dog-friendly restaurants and you’ll have no problem finding a dog park in almost any neighborhood, so it’s no wonder things have expanded to large events geared specifically to our four-legged friends.

As June kicks off, the pups over at The Dog Spot are sharing some events they have marked on their calendars. Turns out they’re busier than we thought!



What: Three Rivers Arts Festival
When: Friday, June 2 –Sunday, June 11
Where: Point State Park and surrounding Downtown areas
Event Details: Bring Sparky over to the The Dog Stop tent while you peruse the art vendors and listen to live music.

What: Steel City Pet Expo
When: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, Hours may vary
Where: Monroeville Convention Center
Event Details: Enjoy tons of exhibitors, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, product demos and more! Visit for more information.

What: Panera Pup Walk
When:  Sunday, June 4 @ 10:00am
Where: The Waterfront, Homestead
Event Details: Join Grand Marshall and our very own Steelers QB Charlie Batch and his wife Latasha for a walk at the shopping complex. Shop the vendors, enjoy free giveaways, cool down with puppy pools and help benefit the Humane Animal Rescue. Visit for more information on this great cause.

What: Pet’n Play Presented by Rachel Ray Nutrish
When:  Sunday, June 11 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Hartwood Acres
Event Details: Enjoy at day with your family and pets at this gorgeous setting just outside out of Pittsburgh. Activities include a pet parade, obstacle courses, kid fun-zone activities, live music and more! For more information, visit

What: Animal Friends’ Barn N’at Presented by VCA Animal Hospitals
When:  Saturday, June 24, Registration at 6:00pm with events to follow
Where: Roberto Clemente Bridge, Downtown Pittsburgh
Event Details: This black and gold Pittsburgh-themed party is for the dogs! Activities include a walk, concert, costume contest and a chance to join your Pittsburgh neighbors and their pooches for wonderful summer evening on the North Shore.


What: Frick Park’s “Hot Dog Dam”.
When: All summer
Where: Frick Park
Event Details: This is not so much as an event, but something your dog can enjoy the entire summer when they want to beat the heat. Located at Frick Park, the nicknamed Hot Dog Dam is located off of the Tranquil Trail and is natural pool where dogs can run and jump into this well-known Pittsburgh pup hot spot!


What: 2017 DockDogs Competition @ The Regatta at Lake Arthur
When: Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6
Where: Moraine State Park, Lake Arthur in Pottersville, PA
Event Details: 3 Rivers DockDogs, member club of DockDogs Worldwid, will be joining the annual Lake Arthur Regatta. Just an hour north of Pittsburgh, join thousands watch high-flying pooches partake in a friendly aquatic canine completion.



What: Pittsburgh Pirates, Pup Nights
When: Various Tuesdays
Where: PNC Park, Pirates games
Event Details: These dog-friendly Pirate games are a huge hit for family and dog-friends alike! Admission includes a ticket for you and a complimentary ticket for your pup. Seats are located in the Miller Life Rooftop. For more information, visit The Pittsburgh Pirates event page at

What: 2017 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series
When: Friday evenings, June 2 – September 3
Where: South Park & Hartwood Acres
Event Details: These free concerts include hit bands, food trucks and craft beer provided by Hop Farm Brewing Company. Leashed dogs are welcome! For more information call your local Allegheny County Park or visit


Get “aht’n abaht” with your pup this summer and visit The Dog Spot for any of your boarding, grooming and doggie daycare needs!