Looking to spend some quality time with your furry friend this month? Or perhaps you wish to be surrounded by dogs, cats, and even more pets? Well, here you go. We’ve rounded up the best pet-friendly events happening in Austin all month long. Some are free. Some have fees. Some are for kids. Some are for adults. Because who doesn’t love animals? Be sure to click through for all the details on each event.
Fido Firkin Friday Fundraiser
November 1, 8, and 15 | at 5 p.m. | Circle Brewing Company, 2340 West Braker Lane, Suite B
Join every Friday for Fido Firkin Fridays benefitting various dog rescue shelters in Austin. For every draft of the Firkin on tap, they donate $1 back to that particular rescue. They’ll have beer, dogs, and plenty of good times. See below for the scheduled rescues:
Friday, November 1: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio
Friday, November 8: Heart of Texas Lab Rescue
Friday, November 15: Austin German Shepherd Rescue
What the heck is a Firkin you ask? They take one of their regular beers, cask-conditioned it with special ingredients to create a unique, small, one-off beer. Firkins are beers specific to the taproom, so grab a pint!
Wags for Wine
November 1 through 17 | at 5 p.m. | various locations
Buy your passport and receive one glass of wine from each of the APA’s partnering locations. All proceeds will go back to supporting APA!’s lifesaving efforts! Passports will be available for pickup at both Austin Pets Alive! Thrift locations starting October 28. Participating locations include: Intero | Lou’s Austin | Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room | Irie Bean Coffee & Wine Bar | WINEBELLY | Aviary Wine + Kitchen | Bufalina | Bufalina Due | APT 115 | The Austin Winery | ASTI Trattoria | Nightcap | Opa Coffee & Wine Bar. How it works: Purchase your passport here. You will be emailed a receipt. This is your proof of purchase. Pick your passport up at one of our Thrift locations. Passports will be available for pickup starting October 28. Bring your passport with you to all participating locations. Have your bartender or server mark off that you attended their location on the passport. Have fun, drink wine, tip your bartenders and servers, eat delicious food, and be merry! Purchase your passports HERE.
2nd Annual Pours for Pups
November 2 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Zilker Brewing, 1701 East 6th Street
They love their furry friends at Zilker Brewing Co.. So much so that they have partnered up with Happy Hearts Dog Rescue in hosting their second annual Pours for Pups fundraiser. Join with your furry friends Saturday, November 2 for some pets and puppy kisses from awesome adoptable dogs. Doggo costume contest starts at 1 so make sure Fido is dressed to impress. Silly Artist will be on site from 1 to 3 p.m. drawing up one of a kind caricatures (pups and people welcome!) .
Cause for Paws Tatoopalooza
November 2 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Arthouse Tattoo, 15409 Ranch Road 620 North
ArtHouse Tattoo’s 14th Cause for Paws Tattoopalooza event in partnership with Austin Pets Alive!, the largest no-kill shelter in the country got a very special theme, and it’s HALLOWEEN! Do you know what that means? A brand new sheet of Halloween themed designs, of course! And let us tell you, – it is loaded with spooky cuteness :). What else can it be when you add pets and Halloween theme to the mix! Get inked for a cause and help spread some furry love throughout Austin community. All profits from the event will be donated directly to Austin Pets Alive!
Pulls for Paws
November 8 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Road
Showcase your dead lift strength and help give dogs (and cats) another chance at finding their fur-ever homes! This is a donation-based event. The recommended donation for participation in the dead lift event is $25. This is a non-sanctioned dead lift event which means no singlet necessary (unless you want to wear it). This is a great event for the whole family, parents and children alike. You do not need to be an experienced lifter to participate in the dead lift portion of the event. Some of Austin Simply Fit’s highly skilled trainers and coaches will be on site to help participants understand the flow of the event, and be a resource for support. In addition to the dead lifting, there will be a dog adoption station, kissing and photo booth as well as other vendors and giveaways throughout the afternoon. This event will be capped at 50 lifters. While the event is non-sanctioned, Austin Simply Fit will employ the dead lift Revolution Power Lifting’s dead lift standards to ensure safety and consistency across the lifts. Spectators are welcome: $10 donation or a supply donation from APA!’s wishlist at the gate to see the contest.
November 9 | from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Plates on Plates Fitness, 9607 Research Boulevard #675
Join the Austin Humane Society and Plates on Plates Fitness for the cutest yoga class happening in Austin! The Austin Humane Society will be present with adorable adoptables to stretch and pose with you! Class will be lead by a professional MadFit instructor and held at Plates on Plates Fitness. Tickets are sold in advance, with 100% of proceeds befitting the Austin Humane Society. Early-bird GA ticket = $10, GA ticket = $15.
Living in Dog Years: The Science of How Dogs Age & Implications for Humans
November 14 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | JW Marriott Austin, 110 East 2nd Street, Lone Star Ballroom D, Level 3
Learn about The Dog Aging Project, studying how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence biological aging in companion dogs. Speakers: Marie Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging; Kate E. Creevy, Chief Veterinary Officer, Dog Aging Project, Texas A&M University; S. Michal Jazwinski, Tulane University and GSA President; Matt Kaeberlein, Dog Aging Project, University of Washington. Register to attend here.
Pflugerville Pets Alive’s 5th Annual Dog Job and 5K (Pflugerville)
November 16 | from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville
Pflugerville Pets Alive is a volunteer run foster based local rescue. This is a great way to come celebrate PPA’s work and be part of the community helping the community pets! TShirts are guaranteed when registered before October 28 so register soon and tell your friends!
14th Annual Rags to Wags Gala
November 16 | from 6:30 to 11 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom, 208 Barton Springs
The 14th Annual Rags to Wags gala will feature a fabulous cocktail hour where you can mix and mingle with fellow animal-lovers and have your photo taken with some furry friends. Our silent auction is packed full of fantastic items from exclusive experiences to gorgeous handcrafted jewelry – there’s something for everyone! During the Rags to Wags program, you’ll enjoy a delicious seated dinner, have a chance to chat with friends and see some of the amazing happy tail stories you made possible from the previous year. Then, hang on to your hats, as our Cowboy Auctioneers take the stage for our incredible live auction! The program finale is one you’ll want to stay for as celebrities and their furry friends take to the runway in an unforgettable runway show! This year’s theme is truly transformative! To wrap up this magical evening, we’ll host an exclusive VIP after party where you can indulge in late-night bites, grab a signature cocktail and dance the night away. It’s the purr-fect way to cheers another life-changing year.
Bark Happy Austin: Barksgiving Pawty
November 17 | from 12 to 2 p.m. | Container Bar, 90 Rainey Street
Early Bird Tickets are $15 per person. Once sold out, General Admission Tickets are $18 and include: $20 OFF Coupon for Family Portraits from Sebastian Quinn Photography, Coupons from As the Fur Flies ($80 Value), FREE Appetizers from Kung Fu Saloon, Training Coupon from Conscious Dog Training, FREE First Round of Drinks from Lone Star Beer ($5 value), FREE Class Pass from Orange Theory Fitness ($28 Value), $5 OFF shirts coupon from Dog On Fleek, Surprise Giveaway from Kung Fu Salon, Coupons redeemable at Tomlinson’s from Grocery Pup, FREE Dog Treats from Paws on Chico, Surprise Coupon from Chive Pets Closet, FUN Turkey Eating Contest sponsored by Nulo, and EXCITING Door Prizes!
Pet Photos with Santa
November 24 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Barton Creek Square, 2901 South Capital of Texas Highway
Join for pet photos with Santa! Bring your pet to pose with Santa on November 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Santa will be waiting in JCPenny Court 1 next to The Cheesecake Factory.
Featured photo via Dani Dudek / ATXgossip.com