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Join Us For Our Puppy Social!

April 14, 2016 | Charleston, Dog Training, Dog-Friendly Charleston, Events, SC, Things To Do, Training

Puppy Social

Charleston Dog Walker is hosting a free Puppy Social on Saturday, April 30 from 9-10am at the James Island County Park in the small dog area of the dog park. It’s very important for puppies to meet other dogs and learn good social skills while they are still young so they can grow into well-adjusted friendly dogs. This social is for puppies who are 2-12 months old and they must be up to date on their vaccinations. Let us know if you’re interested in coming – we hope to see you there!


Make Your Pets A Part Of Your Wedding!

February 24, 2016 | Charleston, Cutest Pets, Dog-Friendly Charleston, Events, SC, Things To Do, Wedding

wedding dogYour wedding day is one of the greatest days ever. You want all of the most important people in your life to be there with you. So why shouldn’t your pets be there, too?

Weddings in Charleston can be very pet-friendly, so there are countless ways you can have your pet be part of your special day. Here are a few fun ideas for ways you can incorporate your pet in your wedding:

  • Bring your dog to the cocktail hour for laughs and fun
  • Have your pets pose with you for some formal photos at the wedding or bridal photo shoot
  • Ask a special guest to walk your pet down the aisle
  • Your pet can be the ring bearer – just tie the rings to their collar
  • Let your pet join you at the reception. They may sleep after the big day or join in on the dancing!

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your wedding – after all, they are part of your new family, too! If you need someone to assist you with your pets, give Charleston Dog Walker a call at 843-580-2212. We offer pet concierge services to wedding couples, where we will shuttle pets to and from venues, chaperon them during the events, and assist in any way you need us. Don’t forget the honeymoon, either! We’d be happy to visit your pets when you head out for your honeymoon getaway to give them all the love they deserve until you return home.


Dog-Friendly November Events in Charleston

November 3, 2014 | Dog-Friendly Charleston, Events, SC, Things To Do

The chilly weather has stayed away so far this November – so get out there with your furry friend and enjoy it!

  • November 14 – 16 – PetSmart National Adoption Weekend – Are you looking for a new little (or big) buddy? Well go to your local PetSmart from 10am to 5pm all weekend to find them!
  • November 18 – My Shy Dog Workshop – Is your new puppy or newly adopted dog fearful, anxious, or shy? Register today for this workshop that will help teach you some techniques and strategies to support your shy or fearful dog.
  • November 19 and 26 – 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!
  • November 22 – Chili Cook-Off & Oyster Roast – Come out to the 15th annual event by the Charleston Animal Society! Get more info here and then make sure to head over to the Citadel Football Stadium from 1-5pm.
  • 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!


Dog-Friendly October Events

October 3, 2014 | Dog-Friendly Charleston, Events, SC, Things To Do

This October Charleston has a bunch of fun activities that fido can tag along to – so get out there and enjoy this lovely fall weather!

  • October 15, 22, and 29 – 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!
  • October 16 – Yappy Hour – This is the last Yappy Hour for the year, so bring your dog to the James Island County Park from 4pm until sunset to listen to Whiskey Diablo while sipping some cool refreshments with human and furry friends!
  • October 18 – Dogtoberfest – Come out to Kiawah’s Freshfields Village from 1-5pm and support Pet Helpers while enjoying wine tasting, craft beer, food and pet costume contest! Get more details here.
  • October 19 – Barktoberfest – Bring out the whole family to the Wannamaker Park in North Charleston from 11am – 4pm for a dog parade, tasty German food and beer, pet exhibits and live music.
  • October 23 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks This will also be the final Pups, Yups and Food Trucks gathering of 2014. Come out to Palmetto Islands County Park from 5pm until sunset for live music by Dallas Baker & His Bluegrass Friends, cold beverages, and food truck fare.
  • October 25 – Mutt Strut – Magnolia Plantation will be hosting a doggie-owner costume contest and four-hour Mutt Strut from 10am – 2pm. Join the fun and check out lots of pet vendors around the grounds.
  • October 26 – Running with the Hounds – Middleton Place opens it’s historic grounds for a canicross, trail run and walking event from 2 – 6:30pm.  You and your dog should register today for this great event!
  • October 27 – Hairy Winston Pet Costume Contest –  Dress your pet up and head over to the Mt. Pleasant Towne Center, outside Palmetto Grande Cinema at 12pm. Be sure to check out the 5 costume categories because there are lots of prizes!
  • October 28 – Doolittle’s Howl-O-Ween – If you need another pet costume contest to rock, head over to any of Doolittle’s three locations from 10am – 4pm for costume contests, a photographer taking pet photos, games, prizes and discounts!
  • 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!


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!


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!


Bark-Friendly July Events

June 30, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

Stay active with your pup this July with some of these fun events.  Just remember to come prepared and keep your pooch cool in this crazy heat!

  • July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Awendaw Green Barn Jams – This outdoor, year-round weekly event showcases original music. Try a wood fired pizza, the grill or fresh local oysters in season and drink your own libations responsibly. They ask for a $5 donation at the door and welcome the whole family, including your leashed pets.
  • July 10 – Yappy Hour – The Yappy Hours are always an awesome night out for you and your pup.  Head over to the dog park at the James Island County Park from 4 – 8pm and listen to Calhoun’s Calling while sipping some cool refreshments!
  • July 12 – Wannamaker Summer Movie NightBring your lawn chairs, a blanket and the whole family (even your furry pals) out for the movie night at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. This night they’ll be showing The Little Mermaid (the best movie ever!) starting around 8pm.
  • July 24 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks – Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your furry friend out to enjoy live music by The Bill Show, cold beverages, and food truck fare at Palmetto Islands County Park from 5 – 8pm.  Get more details here.
  • 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!


Bark-Friendly June Events in Charleston

June 1, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

It’s getting hot out there, but we hope you’ll still take the time to head out to some of these fun events with your pup!

  • June 11, 18 and 26 – Awendaw Green Barn Jams – This outdoor, year round weekly event showcases original music. Try a wood fired pizza, the grill or fresh local oysters in season and drink your own libations responsibly. They ask for a $5 donation at the door and welcome the whole family, including your leashed pets.
  • June 14 – Wannamaker Summer Movie NightBring your lawn chairs, a blanket and the whole family (even your furry pals) out for the movie night at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. This night they’ll be showing Despicable Me 2 starting around 8pm.
  • June 19 – Yappy Hour – The Yappy Hours are back in full swing so head out to the dog park at the James Island County Park from 4 – 8pm and listen to The Bill Show while sipping some cool refreshments.  Can’t wait to see you there!
  • June 22 – Dog Day at the Joe – Who doesn’t love dogs and baseball games?  This is your perfect chance to show your love of both.  Bring your pup along to the game and watch while the Riverdogs play the Kannapolis Intimidators.  Get more info and tickets here. 
  • June 26 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music by The V-Tones, cold beverages, and food truck fare at Palmetto Islands County Park from 5 – 8pm.  Get more details here.
  • 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!


Bark-Friendly May Events

May 1, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

April showers have brought the May flowers… so get out and sniff them!  You won’t want to miss any of these fun pet-friendly events in the Charleston area this May!

  • May 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Awendaw Green Barn Jams – This outdoor, year round Wednesday night event showcases original music. Try a wood fired pizza, the grill or fresh local oysters in season and drink your own libations responsibly. They ask for a $5 donation at the door and welcome the whole family, including your leashed pets.
  • May 9 – Dog Jog – Pet Helpers invites runners and dogs of all skill levels to come out at 6pm for a 3 mile walk/run around beautiful Hampton Park. Dog jogs will begin at Palmetto Brewery and will end with live local music and craft beer at Palmetto Brewery’s Loading Dock Series.  Click here for more info about this fun event.
  • May 10 – Leslie McCravy Memorial 5KRegister today for Pet Helpers’ upcoming 5K memorial run, which starts at 8am on Folly Beach. The event will begin with a 5K Run/Walk, followed by a 1 mile Fun Run/dog jog for kids and families. After the race, participants will enjoy an awards ceremony and celebration, which will include live music and a silent auction.
  • May 11 – Dog Day at the Joe – Who doesn’t love dogs and baseball games?  This is your perfect chance to show your love of both.  Bring your pup along to the game and watch while the Riverdogs play the Savannah Sand Gnats.  Get more info and tickets here.
  • May 15 – Yappy Hour – We’ve waited through all of the cold winter months for Yappy Hours to start up again and the wait is finally over! Head out to the dog park at the James Island County Park from 4 – 8pm and listen to Soul Fish Duo while sipping some cool refreshments.  Can’t wait to see you there!
  • May 22 – Pups, Yups and Food Trucks – Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music by Dave Landeo, cold beverages, and food truck fare at Palmetto Islands County Park from 5 – 8pm.  Get more details here.
  • June 1 – Bark for Your Brew – Come out to the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park with your pups for a craft beer tasting!  There will be over 30 beers for your sampling pleasure and the Riverdogs game will follow the sampling.  Get more info and your tickets here – $25 includes beer sampling and your game tickets!
  • 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!


Come out to the Charleston Dog Show this Saturday!

April 23, 2014 | Events, Things To Do

dog show 2014We’re getting so excited for the Charleston Dog Show this Saturday!  You should come on over to Marion Square Park in downtown Charleston from 9am until 2pm to enjoy the fun-filled day.  The forecast is set to be beautiful and there will be lots of things for your family and pup to check out – including the Curious Paws table!  We’ll have lots of goodies for fido and some fun prizes for 3 lucky winners.

The day will begin with a Blessing of the Dogs, followed by friendly canine competition.  You can check out lots of dog vendors, a silent auction with pet art, microchipping, the dog rescue village, gourmet lunch boxes, children’s activities, educational booths, canine concessions and much more!

We can’t wait to see you there!


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