Looking to spend some quality time with your furry friend this May? Or perhaps you wish to be surrounded by dogs, cats, and even goats? Well, here you go. We’ve rounded up the best pet friendly events happening in Austin all month long.
Live Oak Brewing Barks for Brews Kickoff
May 3 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier Ln.
Join Divine Canines at Live Oak Brewing Company and kick off the weekend two of Barks for Beers 2019! Come for the brews, stay for the silent auction and goodies from Bark N Purr! Lots of great silent auction prizes.
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Wag & Walk (Georgetown)
May 4 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Oaks at San Gabriel, 5310 TX-29, Georgetown
For one Saturday morning only, The Oaks at San Gabriel is opening their beautiful trails to you and your fur babies to enjoy. They’ll have plenty of food, fun, and prizes, so DON’T MISS IT! More info on parking and event itinerary here.
Puppies, Coffee and Stress Relief
May 4 | from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Lucky Lab Coffee Company, 421 San Antonio St.
Enjoy a 10 a.m. yoga class and a pop-up shop from our friends at Packed Party. $1 Cold Brew – Donations benefiting Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption. Make a donation to the sweet pups in need at Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption and get yourself picture with a furry friend, or drop a plinko chip down our life size plinko board to win awesome prizes!
P&F Pet Friendly Cinco de Mayo
May 4 | from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Phydeaux and Friends, 7816 Burnet Rd.
P&F is hosting a pet friendly Cinco De Mayo! We’re inviting all of our favorite vendors to stop by for Q&A, Give Aways, Photo Booth from Jackrabbit Studios and a Costume Contest- Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Special Appearance by Brothers Barkery!
Leander Pet Fur Fest (Leander)
May 4 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 1245 S. Highway 183, Leander
Hosted by LPD Animal Services in the Kohl’s Leander parking lot, this event features pet adoption opportunities and related services from multiple Austin-area nonprofit shelters, animal retail businesses and regional partners. Activities include: free pet microchipping for Leander residents ($5 non-residents), low cost rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP/FVRCP pet vaccinations and registration services.
Griswold and Celis Brewery Barks for Beers
May 4 | from 2 to 6 p.m. | Celis Brewery, 10001 Metric Blvd.
May the Fourth Be with You! Join Divine Canine Griswold at Celis Brewery for his Barks for Beers party! Purchase a glass and Pawsport for $30 plus tax and receive a pour of beer at all of our participating breweries! Glasses and Pawsports will go on sale at all participating breweries and retailers on April 26th. Help us to provide free therapy dog services throughout Central Texas free of charge, and drink a beer while you’re at it!
POP Cats 2019
May 4 & 5 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
POP Cats 2019 Austin – presented by Nulo Pet Food – is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds, artists, music, photo ops, artisans, brands, workshops, influencers, cat adoptions, tattoos, and more! A portion of profits benefits participating cat organizations.
HERPS Reptile and Pet Show (Pflugerville/ Round Rock)
May 4 & 5 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday | Rock Sports Arena, 3918 Gattis School Road suite 102, Round Rock
Join May 4th and 5th at the Rock Sports Arena in Pflugerville for the largest reptile and exotic pet show in Central Texas! Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, feeders, small mammals, supplies, and more all for sale at discounted prices directly to the public! Check out our educational area with hands on experiences, guest speakers, and LIVE rattlesnake demos both days. This show is HOT! Venomous and large constrictors will also be on sale and on display. We have concessions on hand as well, so make an entire weekend out of it!
First Sundays Yappy Hour
May 5 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | South Congress Hotel, 1603 S. Congress Ave.
There’s no better way to start your day with a (s)bark than on South Congress at First Sunday Yappy Hours! Starting in April, local brands Grocery Pup and Wondercide are cohosting Yappy Hours at South Congress Hotel every first Sunday, through October, from 10am-12pm. Enjoy Juice Society samples, live music by DJ Cassandra and a variety of fun pop ups from other local pup brands while your furry friend chows down on fresh Grocery Pup and is pampered with swag. See you and your pack there!
BarkHappy Austin Spring Doggy Fashion Show
May 5 | from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Nordstrom at Domain Northside, 3111 Palm Way
Bring your friends to another exciting BarkHappy Spring Doggy Fashion Show at Nordstrom Domain Northside to benefit Emancipet! Enjoy an opportunity for exclusive shopping with your dog as Nordstrom opens one hour early at 11 a.m.! At noon they’ll have a doggy runway fashion show featuring BarkHappy users and their dogs! Nordstrom will be offering exclusive free bites and beverages from their full-service restaurant Bazille, FREE drinks sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, and lots of other great giveaways and also chances to win multiple raffle prizes!
Cinco de Puppo Adoption and Family Event (Hutto)
May 5 | from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Camp Bow Bow, 600 Lemens Ave, Ste. 1000, Hutto
This is a great family event celebrating Camp Bow Wow’s Hutto’s first anniversary. There will be games, raffles, dog massage, giveaways, food trucks, and lots more. We will have several adoptable dogs. Hutto is located about 9 miles due east of Round Rock. See their website for directions.
Manicure Mondays at Tomlinson’s Feed
May 6, 13, 20 & 27 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Tomlinson’s Feed, 5716 Burnet Rd., Ste. B
Trimming your dog’s nails isn’t fun- for both you and them. Save yourself the trouble and head over to our store to have Groomingdale’s of Austin help! Services: Nail trim – $10 for small dogs; $12 for medium dogs; and $15 for large dogs. Prices subject to change.
May 11 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln.
Kitten Season is nearly here and we need you to help us prepare for this critical life-saving season where AHS will help over 2,600 kittens! Join on Saturday, May 11 for the Austin Humane Society’s 5th Annual Kitten Shower. This family-friendly event includes cuddly kittens, adoption specials, live baby-bottle feeding demonstrations, cat-themed vendors, children’s storytime, foster care info sessions, and tasty human goodies to purchase from our volunteer-led bake sale. Pick an item from our Amazon kitten registry http://bit.ly/KittenSeasonAHS to bring to the event to help us collect the special supplies needed for the orphaned kittens in our care. Interested in adopting? Bring an item from our registry to the event (can also be items not on wishlist) and you’ll receive a discounted $20 adoption fee for all adoptable kittens and cats! (To be used day of shower only). Down from $100, that $20 includes a purr-fect kitty who is microchipped, up to date on vaccines, spayed/neutered, and a free bag of food.
Austin Pet Expo (Taylor)
May 11 & 12 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday | Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor
Play, learn, shop, adopt. 9th annual pet expo. Bring your pet! More info here.
Round Rock Express Pints & Pups Night (Round Rock)
May 16 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
Enjoy a special Pints & Pups night at Dell Diamond on this Thirsty Thursday! $4 domestics and other draft beer specials. Bring your dog along as well. Use promo code PUPS at checkout for a discounted lawn ticket for your dog, and a portion of ticket sales will go back to APA!.
National 3-Day Adoption Event
May 17-19 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | PetSmart, 5207 Brodie Ln.
PetSmart will have dogs and puppies available for adoption. Specials will apply! All animals come spayed/neutered with microchip, rabies vax, age appropriate vax, dewormer, heartworm test, hw prevention and flea/tick control.
4th Annual Golden Retriever and Goldendoodle Meet-Up
May 18 | from 12 to 3 p.m. | Zilker Dog Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Round 4 – let’s go! Continue this joyous occasion and bring out your Golden’s and enjoy the day! Bring your pups, or if you just want to come play bring yourself!
8th Annual Pup Crawl
May 18 | from 2 to 6:30 p.m. | Begins at Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.
This annual friend favorite is back in 2019 and it’s bigger and better than ever before! The 8th Annual Pup Crawl, presented by Thrive Mortgage – Branch NMLS # 285997, is taking place Saturday, May 18th on historic Rainey Street. This fun event benefits the Austin Humane Society by providing much-needed funds to help AHS to care for the nearly 11,000 animals in the coming year. By becoming a Pup Crawler, you’ll be helping homeless animals in need get safe shelter, lifesaving medical care, and love while they wait to find forever homes. Join the crawl with your $25 wristband and receive a commemorative t-shirt, or check out the team sponsorship packages at austinhumanesociety.org/pup-crawl-2019 and bring your entire pack!
Featured photo courtesy of Round Rock Express.