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Dog-Friendly Charleston Events This Fall

August 31, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

There are lots of dog-friendly activities this fall around Charleston and we can’t wait to see you there!

  • September 7 – Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark – This event is always a blast, so mark your calendars now and head over to the Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at noon.  Tickets are $15 per pup (humans are free) and you can get them in advance here.
  • September 10, 17, 24 – Awendaw Green Barn Jams – This outdoor, year-round weekly event showcases original music. You can grab some food and bring your own beverages. They ask for a $5 donation at the door and welcome the whole family, including your leashed dogs!
  • September 13 – Wannamaker Summer Movie NightGather your lawn chairs, a blanket and the whole family (even your furry pals) and come out to see “Tangled” at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park starting around 8pm.
  • September 18 – Yappy Hour – Bring your dog to the James Island County Park from 4pm until sunset for Yappy Hour and listen to Big John Belly while sipping some cool refreshments with human and furry friends!
  • September 25 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks Swing by Palmetto Islands County Park from 5 – 8pm for some fun with your dog! There will be live music by Soul Fish Duo, cold beverages, and food truck fare.  Get more details here.
  • October 4 – Doggie Dash 5K – Start getting your pup in shape for this 5K dog-friendly run through James Island County Park starting at 8am.  Click here for registration and more info.
  • Ongoing Events: Meetup Groups – Check out Meetup to find people around Charleston gathering with their pups.  Here are some current groups and you can always start your own!


August Curious Pets of the Month: Bela and Thursday

August 12, 2014 | Curious Pet of the Month

Bela and ThursdayMeet Bela (left) and Thursday (right), who are the loveliest ladies around town! These girls are such a delight and always love to be visited. After a quick hello, they are ready to play outside and enjoy the sunshine. They both love to chase tennis balls and Thursday is very talented at bringing the ball right back to your hand. Bela is quite quick and she’s always so excited to get to a toy first. The girls get along great and both love head scratches and as many pets as they can get.  Bela and Thursday always have big smiles on their faces and they’ll definitely brighten your day!


The Best Part of Coming Home

August 8, 2014 | Dog Training, Good Reads, Helpful Tips, Training

Dog at WindowMy favorite part of each day is when I get to come home.  It is such a wonderful thing to open my door to a big smile, a wagging tail and so much love!

It’s also great to know that I can make my pup feel just as loved as he makes me feel!  Research has shown that if you touch and talk to your dog during those first few moments of returning to them that they experience a very positive emotional surge for a while after you arrive.  If you only speak to them and don’t touch them, the feeling doesn’t last as long and they still have high levels of stress caused from you being away.

Some pups do go a bit crazy when people come home, and it’s good to keep that craziness in check, too.  Try keeping some treats right by the door so you can concentrate their energy.  Make your dog sit before they get the treat and the greeting from you.

If you’re having a bad day (or even a good one), it will always get better when you open the door to that happy face.  Remember to always show them that love right back!


Upcoming Dog-Friendly Charleston Events

August 3, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

Looking for some fun dog-friendly events this August and September in Charleston?  Check out these fun gatherings around the low-country!

  • August 13, 20 and 27 – Awendaw Green Barn Jams – This outdoor, year-round weekly event showcases original music. You can grab some food and bring your own beverages. They ask for a $5 donation at the door and welcome the whole family, including your leashed dogs!
  • August 16 – Wannamaker Summer Movie NightGather your lawn chairs, a blanket and the whole family (even your furry pals) and come out to see “The Lego Movie” at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park starting at 8pm.
  • August 21 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks Swing by Palmetto Islands County Park from 5 – 8pm for some fun with your dog! There will be live music by Katina Rose, cold beverages, and food truck fare.  Get more details here.
  • September 7 – Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark – This event is always a blast, so mark your calendars now and head over to the Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at noon.  Tickets are $15 per pup (humans are free) and you can get them in advance here.
  • September 18 – Yappy Hour – Bring your dog to the James Island County Park from 4pm until sunset for Yappy Hour and listen to Big John Belly while sipping some cool refreshments with human and furry friends!
  • Ongoing Events: Meetup Groups – Check out Meetup to find people around Charleston gathering with their pups.  Here are some current groups and you can always start your own!


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