Updated Jul 22, 2024

Hey there, pet lovers! Looking for something fun to do? We’ve rounded up a list of the area’s best events and activities for pets and pet-loving people in and around central Maryland. We’ve got pet-friendly events, yappy hours, fundraisers for local rescues, pet arts and crafts workshops, and more for you to choose from.

Know of a pet event in central Maryland that’s not on the list? Click here to tell us about it. We’d love to include it!

Dog Days at Linganore

Thurs, July 25 ∙ 4 pm – 8 pm

Linganore Winecellers (Mt. Airy, MD)

Join us every Thursday at the winery for Dog Days at Linganore! Bring your furry friends out from 4-8 pm for an evening of fun, wine, and food. They’ll be able to run in our dog park while you enjoy a glass of wine, food from our featured food truck, and live music.

Barks & Brews: Summer Pet Social & Vendor Event

Sat, July 27 ∙ 12 pm – 4 pm

Mobtown Brewing Company (Baltimore, MD)

Join us for a pet friendly shopping experience where we encourage you to spoil the furry friends in your life! We have invited some awesome vendors, organizations, and service providers, as well as a food-truck for the human counterparts!

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Yappy Hour Paddle at Quiet Waters

Thurs, Aug 1 ∙ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Quiet Waters Park (Annapolis, MD)

Bring your furry family member out for a paddle with Capital SUP! This one’s for the dogs! Yappy Hour paddles are for you and your pup to enjoy some time out on the water kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. These paddles are so much fun!

Cat Knits

Wed, Aug 7 ∙ 1 pm – 3 pm

Humane Society of Carroll County (Westminster, MD)

Calling all crafters! Come knit or crochet with our cats the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!

Dog Days at Linganore

Thurs, Aug 8 ∙ 4 pm – 8 pm

Linganore Winecellers (Mt. Airy, MD)

Join us every Thursday at the winery for Dog Days at Linganore! Bring your furry friends out from 4-8 pm for an evening of fun, wine, and food. They’ll be able to run in our dog park while you enjoy a glass of wine, food from our featured food truck, and live music.

Yappy Hour Paddle at Quiet Waters

Monday, Aug 12 ∙ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Quiet Waters Park (Annapolis, MD)

Bring your furry family member out for a paddle with Capital SUP! This one’s for the dogs! Yappy Hour paddles are for you and your pup to enjoy some time out on the water kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. These paddles are so much fun!

Home in One Annual Golf Tournament

Mon, Aug 19 ∙ 10 am – 5 pm

Hunt Valley Country Club (Phoenix, MD)

Home in One raises critical funding year after year for BARCS, which has translated into food, shelter, medical care and lifesaving programs for the animals they serve. Hunt Valley Country Club is excited to host Home in One to benefit BARCS. Tickets are $200/player with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to BARCS. Registration includes golf with cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and beverages throughout the day. Tee off with a shotgun start (scramble format), which begins promptly at 10 am.

Cat Knits

Wed, Aug 21 ∙ 1 pm – 3 pm

Humane Society of Carroll County (Westminster, MD)

Calling all crafters! Come knit or crochet with our cats the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!

Dog Days at Linganore

Thurs, Aug 22 ∙ 4 pm – 8 pm

Linganore Winecellers (Mt. Airy, MD)

Join us every Thursday at the winery for Dog Days at Linganore! Bring your furry friends out from 4-8 pm for an evening of fun, wine, and food. They’ll be able to run in our dog park while you enjoy a glass of wine, food from our featured food truck, and live music.

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