May is one of the busier dog event months of the year. Some highlights include Adoptapalooza, the big semi-annual adoption event in Union Square; Animal Care Center’s benefit, Spring Fling; and Bark at the Park at CitiField! Check out Urban Dog’s full calendar for all of May’s events.
Here are a few of the events from the coming month you’ll find on our calendar:
Must Love Dogs Speed Dating Event
Thu, May 2, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Marmara Park Avenue
114 East 32nd Street
Must Love Dogs is a speed dating event for owners and canine alike. Taking place at Marmara Park Avenue and in partnership with Dig-The Dog Person’s Dating App, NYC singles can date their tail off while they sniff out their next potential suitor – with their pups joining in on the pawfect night and the chance to win a few more luxurious date nights together!
Only the first 25 single men and 25 single women who check-in and show they’ve download DDig will get designated tables for speed dating. The cocktail hour, ongoing party, and penthouse afterparty will be available to all guests.
NYRR Training Talk: Running with Your Dog
Mon, May 6, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub
320 West 57th Street
Interested in running with a four-legged friend? DogGo Dash Club founders Danielle and Patrick Robak will be discussing the best practices and benefits of jogging with dogs. Tune in for tips on how to start, where to go, and what to watch for. Don’t have a dog of your own? DogGo Dash Club is a community that connects trusted runners of all fitness levels with dog owners in New York City. Consider becoming a “dasher” and get paid to run with a canine companion.
Miss Dog Mom Pageant
Sun, May 19, 6 – 9 PM
Gelsely Academy of Arts
29 Jay Street
Witness the First Miss Dog Mom Pageant on May 19th! Ticket price includes entry to the show and reception. This is a Dog Friendly Event. One dog per person. Please note excessive barking will not be permitted during the show. Cocktail / evening wear dress code will be strictly enforced. In addition, we are teaming up with Puppypawject to collect donations for animal shelters in Long Island, Queens, Long Island city and Brooklyn. Please bring one of these items:: chew toys, wee wee pads, dry food, leashes, and collars to the event.
Pack Hike With Your Pup
Sun, May 26, 12 – 2 PM
High Rock Park
200 Nevada Avenue
Join us and other dog lovers for a “Pack Hike” in the Greenbelt! It’s a fun and informative way to socialize with your dog while getting the exercise both you and your dog need to stay healthy.
The hike will be approximately two miles in length. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet.