- February 1, 2019

Austin’s Best Pet Friendly Events February 2019


Looking to spend some quality time with your furry friend this February? We’ve rounded up the best pet friendly events happening in Austin all month long.

OV Dog Jog at 606
Saturday, February 2 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Outdoor Voices, 606 Blanco St.
You’ll be hitting the trail for a Dog Jog from the OV shop. Bring your pup (or borrow a friend’s) and meet at 606 Blanco St. You’ll jog-walk 2.6 miles in the ‘hood and chow down on plenty of treats — human and canine — provided by FitJoy, Chameleon ColdBrew, Grocery Pup, and Tomlinson’s. Free.

12th Annual Puppy Bowl
Saturday, February 2 | from 12 to 3 p.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln.
Another football season is heating up and the Austin Humane Society is counting down the days until the 12th Annual AHS Puppy Bowl presented by Heritage Ranch by H-E-B in partnership with Nestlé Purina Petcare. The big party before the big game is a football-themed, family-friendly tailgate which takes place on Saturday, February 2 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Austin Humane Society. This year’s tailgate will be jam-packed with delicious food, drinks, kid’s activities, and other vendors. Plus, our puppy players will again be on hand to make their prediction for Sunday’s big game as well as battle it out on the gridiron in the most adorable competition of the year – the MVP races! Join for this free event with your General Admission ticket or get the full VIP experience as a “Very Important Puppy-fan”! With your $20 donation to AHS you will receive: VIP Swag Bag with commemorative Puppy Bowl t-shirt, entry into the exclusive VIP Fan Zone provided by NXNW Beerliner, one free VIP drink ticket, and entry into the tastiest tailgate competition. This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.

Valentine’s Flea
Saturday, February 2 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Still Whiskey, 440 E. St. Elmo
Come on out to Austin’s happening space at Still Whiskey for a rip-roarin’ good time as you shop for all your lovelies, drink and dance to your heart’s content. It’s a Valentine’s Flea, y’all! Live music throughout the day! Plus, Flea Bags to the first 20 folks thru the doors! Also, all bar proceeds will be going to four-legged friends at Blue Dog Rescue! They’ll have some of their foster dogs on-site so get ready to be charmed! The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors.

Puppybowl Live III
Saturday, February 2 | from 2 to 5:30 p.m. | Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Rd.
There will be puppies playing football. That’s really all you need to know, BUT, we do have more details. Join for four quarters of matchups, plus two overtime quarters, and featuring a halftime show of APA! adoptable puppies taking to the gridiron in an epic display of uninhibited cuteness benefitting Austin Pets Alive! The event is free to attend as a spectator. Enter your pup to play for a $25 donation to Austin Pets Alive! Is your dog 30 lbs or under and ready to rumble?!  Sign up your pup and get one drink ticket (redeemable at our outdoor pop-up bar), a Celis Brewing Co. swag bag, and a team bandana for your dog. Your $25 entry fee will be donated to Austin Pets Alive at our halftime check presentation.

Puppybowl at Trace
Sunday, February 3 | from 2 to 4 p.m. | Trace, 200 Lavaca St.
Dress your pups up in your favorite team jersey that didn’t make it this year and join us for the ultimate puppy bowl with puppy treats. Stay later and join for the watch party featuring game subs at 5:30 p.m.

First Ever No Kill Day at the Capitol
Thursday, February 7 | from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave.
Meet at the front steps of the Texas Capitol for the First Ever No Kill Day at the Texas Capitol and show your support for ending the killing of homeless pets! Celebrate the progress already made in reducing the number of shelter deaths across the state and show our appreciation to those legislators helping our four legged friends. Wear the commemorative T-Shirt (https://texaspetsalive.threadless.com/), bring a sign, bring your pets and fosters — have fun with it! 

Bumble X Grocery Pup Present: Date My Dog
Thursday, February 7 | from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Jo’s, 1300 South Congress Ave.
Are you curious if your Bumble date from last week and your furry friend will get along? Or are you & your pup looking for a Valentine’s (play)date in the park? Join Bumble and Grocery Pup, either single or with a date, for a Thursday night Yappy Hour at Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food on South Congress. See if sparks fly between that special someone & your pup!

DOGPOP Hosts Dog Friendly Market 
Saturday, February 9 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Birds Barbershop, 1902 South Congress Ave.
On Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DOGPOP will bring its dog-friendly market and pup party to the parking lot of Birds Barbershop at 1902 South Congress in the heart of the South Austin. Highlights include a pet costume contest, dog play area, 20+ pet-industry and local maker vendors, drinks from Independence Brewery, local food trucks, and music by DJ Girlfriend. The event is free, with a suggested minimum donation of $5 to benefit the Forgotten Friends.

Valentine’s Pet Portraits
Saturday, February 9 | from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Space 24 Twenty, 2420 Guadalupe St. 
Grab your pooch! Bring your boo! They’re gearing up for furry friendly Valentine’s portraits with Mumford Pet Photos at Space 24 Twenty. Complimentary sips from Zilker Brewing Company & Topo Chico Agua Mineral. Photos are first come, first served! You will be added to a wait list upon arrival/check-in  Each portrait session costs $25. Venmo or cash is accepted.

Pet Supplies Plus MOPAC 2nd Anniversary Bash 
Saturday, February 9 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Pet Supplies Plus, 12407 N. MoPac Expy., 525B
Calling all Party Animals! Get here in a flash, for our 2nd Anniversary Bash. Join us as we celebrate our 2nd year at our MoPac location on February 9th from 12pm-4pm. Find your new best friend at our pet adoption featuring Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue! Meet and Greet with Nulo Pet Foods, BoxiCat and Primal Pet Foods. Ask the Experts featuring C&E Animal Health, Vet’s Botanicals, and VIP Petcare. Plus, we’ll have anniversary specials throughout the store, raffle prizes and more!

APA! Sweet Barks 2019!
Saturday, February 9 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | The ABGB, 1305 W Oltorf St.
On Saturday, February 9, Sweet Barks, the annual Austin Pets Alive! Lovefest and Fundraiser, is happening here at the ABGB once again, and this year promises to be amazing. A full-on celebration of pups that includes pet portraits, kissing booth, amazing vendors, treat station and lots more exciting details to come!

Pugs and Kisses
Thursday, February 14 | from 4 to 7 p.m. | Yard bar, 6700 Burnet Rd.
Join Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. at Yard Bar for a Pugs & Kisses Valentines Celebration! There will be fun giveaways and of course Ugly Pug on tap!

Phydeaux and Friends 3 Year Anniversary Party
Saturday, February 16 | from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | 7816 Burnet Rd.
Raffling off beds, coolers, Kayaks, Pet Gazebos, and more! Event is Free. Swag Bags for Sale $20 (all proceeds benefit Texas Husky Rescue). Austin Human Society will also have their Mazda…that’s right, a 2018 Jet Black Mazda MX-5 Miata Club . Convertible on site. They will be selling raffle tickets for the car during the “pawty.”

Smooches for Pooches
Saturday, February 16 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 300
Keep Austin Young  is heading to Blue Owl Brewing! They’ll have a photo booth set up for you and your pup to snap a cute pic together. They’ll also have some local treat vendors and a raffle with up to $50 of goodies from Phydeaux and Friends.

BarkHappy Austin: Love is in the Air Party for Emancipet
Saturday, February 16 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Henriksen Jet Center, Austin Executive Airport, 6012 Aviation Dr., Pflugerville
On Saturday, February 9, Sweet Barks, the annual Austin Pets Alive! Lovefest and Fundraiser, is happening here at the ABGB once again, and this year promises to be amazing. A full-on celebration of pups that includes pet portraits, kissing booth, amazing vendors, treat station and lots more exciting details to come!

The Kind Party
Thursday, February 21 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River St.
Join All There August and Vegan Wonder on Thursday, February 21 for a night of fashion, food, and adoptable pets all geared towards supporting your local animal shelter Austin Pets Alive! What to Expect: Vegan-friendly Fashion Show, Vegan Food Vendors, Adoptable Pets, Pet Photoshoots, and more! Tickets are $10.

Featured photo via Austin Humane Society Facebook