Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Dog Lover's Weekend Planner - Oct. 19 & 20

Lots to do this weekend in Dayton with your dog and to benefit dogs: 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Sunday, Oct. 20
  • Humane Society Oh Sweet Chocolate Event – Chocolate may not be good for dogs to eat, but it can help them be cared for. Taste a variety of sweet treats and help furry friends for just $10. Runs from 1 -4 p.m. at The Miami Valley School in Dayton. Tip: Buy tickets now… only ~100 tickets left!

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Event: Paws in the Park

If you're looking for another great south Dayton event for you and your dog, check out the Paws in the Park event at the Dog Park at Oak Grove Park in Centerville. Event is Sept. 20. Details below.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dayton Dog Dish: Frozen Treats Edition

Whew! Warm weather looks to have finally arrived in Dayton!

Here are some places where you and your dog can get out and enjoy the weather in June:

  • Ritter's Dog's Nite Out is on Monday, June 3, all day. Stop by to get a frozen treat for you and for your doggy.
  • Graeter's locations have dog night on the first Thursday of the month, so this Thursday, June 6 is it. More opportunities for people and pup treats!
  • Saturday, June 8, is the SICSA Walk for Strays. Take a 1-mile walk with your pup or run a 5K or 10K. Registration is still open. There usually is a vendor or two offering great cool down treats for everyone. Hope to see you there!!!
  • The annual Spring Family and Pet Fair in Springboro will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head to the parking lot at Dorothy Lane Market to check out the vendors and fun!
  • Centerville-Washington Park District has announced the date for the Sweet Treats Doggie Ice Cream Social. It will be held Friday, June 28, from 6-7 p.m., at the Dog Park at Oak Grove Park off Social Row.

Best wishes for enjoying your time out with your family and friends... including your dogs!!!

Happy Tails!
-Loretta & Ryan

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dayton Dog Dish: Let the Dogs Out Edition

Hi, everyone! Hope you and your four-legged friends have been enjoying the nice weather we've been having lately.

Here are a number of outdoor events for you to consider this week:

  • Treats for All: The first Monday of the month is always Dogs' Nite Out at Ritter's Frozen Custard in Kettering. Head on over with your pup to get a treat for you and your best friend. Don't have a dog? The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be there on May 6 to talk about animal adoption and the upcoming Furry Skurry race.
  • Urban Outing: Urban Nights will be held throughout downtown Dayton on Friday, May 10, from 5-10 p.m. While there are no specific dog events, if your dog is OK with large crowds, the walking/open air portion should be relatively dog-friendly. 
  • On the Road: If you're up for a road trip to Cincinnati, there are two dog events this weekend.
    • Schwabenfest: On Saturday, May 11, there will be a dog-friendly Biergarten from 1-8 p.m. at the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society "Schwabenfest" event. See the group's Facebook page for the flyer and complete details.
    • Petopolis: The Petopolis Pet Show will be held at the Duke Energy Center on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12. This family friendly, pet-centric event features demonstrations, retailers, stage shows, and more. Take the whole family for an entire weekend of fun! List of Events.

Don't forget that every nice day or night is a wonderful time to head to an off-leash dog park in Dayton

What are your favorite outdoor events to take your dog? 

Happy Tails!
Loretta & Ryan

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dayton Dog Dish: Good Weather in the Forecast Edition

It looks like the end of April will be filled with sunshine. Hope you and your pup plan to share some quality time in the warm weather.

Like the outdoors? Here are a few ideas for this spring and summer:
  • Dayton Dog Parks: We've assembled the list of off-leash dog parks in Greater Dayton. Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments.
  • Yappy Hour: Tuesdays are "Yappy Hour" at Blind Bob's tavern in Dayton. The patio is pup-friendly and the human treats are pretty tasty, too.
  • Paw Partners at SICSA: Don't have a dog? Sign up to be a Paw Partner and run with dogs at SICSA. The next orientation session is May 4 from 3-4 p.m. For details and to RSVP, click here.
  • Upcoming Charity Walks: What better way to enjoy the nice weather than to take your dog for a walk and benefit local animal charities.
    • Furry Skurry: On Saturday, May 18, animal lovers will gather at the Kettering Business Park for this walk to benefit The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
    • Lift Your Leg 5K / Walk for Strays: Join SICSA on Saturday, June 8, at Reynolds and Reynolds in Kettering for the annual charity run/walk. 
Do you have a favorite warm weather activity to do with your dog? Share with us.

Happy Tails!
-Loretta & Ryan

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dayton Dog Park List - Updated April 2013

Looking for fun in the sun with your pup? Below is a list of off-leash dog parks in Greater Dayton.

Please check with each location for rules and regulations and hours before arriving.

Montgomery County Bark Park
6794 Webster Street
Dayton, OH 45414

A Dog Park for Downtown Dayton
At Deeds Point
510 Webster Street Dayton, OH 45402

Oakwood Dog Park at Creager Field
Corner of Shafor Boulevard and Irving Avenue
Oakwood, OH 45409 

Dog Park at Oak Grove Park
1790 E. Social Row Road
Centerville, OH 45458

Springboro Dog Park (Requires Membership)
75 W. Central Avenue
Springboro, OH 45066

Kyle Dog Park
500 S. First Street
Tipp City, OH 45371 

Duke Dog Park in Paul G. Duke Park
1670 Troy-Sidney Road
Troy, OH 45373

Wiggley Field
1545 Pumphouse Road
Springfield, OH 45503 

Scout Burnell-Garbrecht Dog Park
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, OH 45385

Waynesville Dog Park in Hisey Park
5443 Middletown Road
Corwin, OH 45068

Which off-leash dog park is your favorite? Did we miss one? Leave us a comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dayton Dog Dish: Tax Day Edition

Happy Tax Day! In lieu of being able to deduct pet expenses, there are some ways you can save on your tax bill and help the animals. Those include*:

  • Cash donations: When you give to a 501(c)(3) organization and you itemize your taxes, you contribution is tax deductible in accordance with tax law.
  • Item donations: Donations goods to benefit animals also can be tax deductible. Many organizations such as the Humane Society of Greater Dayton keep a wish list on their website so you can know what they need and make a donation.
  • Donate Your Car: If you have a car that you are looking to get rid of, some rescue organizations have a vehicle donation program. For example, Animal League America has such a program that supports their Mutt-i-grees(R) program to rescue, nurture, and adopt homeless animals.
  • Chip-in Campaigns: We rescued our dog from Louie's Legacy in Cincinnati. They often run chip-in campaigns when they have a specific need for an injured dog or other program. Be on the lookout for whether your favorite animal charity does the same.

Happy tails!
-Loretta & Ryan

*These are examples of tax deductible programs and should not be considered tax advice. Always check with your tax professional.