Announces Top Dog Events of 2014

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Top dog friendly events in the U.S. chosen from thousands of pet friendly parades, festivals, competitions and fundraisers on's Dog Events Calendar.

Methow Valley Doggie Dash - Photo by Ed Stockard

Over the past few years, we've noticed an upward trend in both the quality and quantity of dog events being organized around the country.

America's leading pet friendly travel website today announced its selections for the Top Dog Events of 2014. The company's dog events calendar features the largest assortment of pet friendly events, parades, festivals, competitions and fundraisers in the United States. Pet charities and event organizers can add activities to the calendar, which is searchable via the website and through's pet-friendly travel app. The app is available for free download in the Apple iTunes App Store.

This year's Top Dog Events include:

Methow Valley Doggie Dash - 2/16 in Winthrop, WA
Winter Festival K9 Keg Pull: 2/23 in Sandpoint, ID
Mardi Gras Pet Parade: 2/23 in Saint Louis, MO
Walk for the Animals: 3/1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Running With The Hounds: 3/1 in Charleston, SC
K9 Fun Run & Walk: 3/23 in Houston, TX
Pet Palooza: 4/5 in Charlotte, NC
DogFest: 4/26 in San Francisco, CA
Indy Mutt Strut: 4/26 in Indianapolis, IN
Furry Scurry: 5/3 in Denver, CO
Brewers Memorial Ale Fest: 5/16-17 in Newport, OR
Mighty Texas Dog Walk: 5/17 in Austin, TX
Milwaukee Pug Fest: 5/18 in Milwaukee, WI
Dog Bowl: 5/24-25 in Frankenmuth, MI
Olympia Pet Parade: 8/16 in Olympia, WA
Canine Fun Day & Greyhound Reunion: 8/16-17 in Cleveland, OH
Bark in the Park: 9/20 in San Jose, CA
Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade: 10/25 in New York, NY
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade: 12/14 in San Diego, CA

"Over the past few years, we've noticed an upward trend in both the quality and quantity of dog events being organized around the country," says Melissa Halliburton, founder and president of "Year after year, the best events seem to get bigger and better. Both dogs and humans love interacting with other pet families, and most of the festivities benefit local humane societies or pet rescue groups."

The team at updates the event calendar daily. Individuals and rescue groups can submit their events at It's free to post, and, upon request, will even send organizers some freebies to distribute in their doggie bags.

Founded in 2005, features the world's largest directory of pet friendly hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals. Dog lovers can find a host of pet friendly attractions and restaurants with outdoor seating areas. The company, based in South Carolina, can also help customers find pet friendly businesses, such as dog walkers, pet sitters, and veterinarians.

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