Dog Fashion Show

March is full of fun events for Tucson's animal lovers. 

From Woofstock to the popular Cat Video Fest and everything in between, there's something for everyone. 

But, before you get into the list, here's a silly dog joke:

What kind of dog does Dracula have? 

A bloodhound. 🤣🤣🤣

Tucson's Mutt Mingle

Bring your fur-buddy friend for a pup meet and greet party at the park. Pups and their parents will be entertained with music, food trucks, arts and craft vendors and a handful of local animal rescues. 

Where: Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.

When: Sunday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free, but bring some money for shopping.

More information here

Yappy Hour Fundraiser at Noble Hops Gastropub

Sit back and relax on the patio while you sip free beer samples while your pup meets some furry friends. A percentage of all food sales will go to Saving Gil. You will also get the chance to meet some of the staff from Ina Road Animal Hospital and Pet Talk Radio.

Where: Noble Hops Gastropub, 1335 W. Lambert Lane

When: Monday, March 4, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for some tasty treats to help Gil.

More information here

The Cat Video Fest 

Have a purrfect evening with some funny, frisky felines at The Loft. You're sure to have a good time watching more than 100 kitty shorts. A portion of ticket sales from these screenings will benefit the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and the HOPE Animal Shelter.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 7:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 2-2:30 p.m. 

Cost: $8-$12

More information here

Creating an Outdoor Area for Your Pet

Summer is right around the corner, so make sure you have everything your pet needs. Special guests from the Community Gardens of Tucson will cover how to create a safe and fun outdoor area for your pet. The class will also include a special craft for your pet. 

Where: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 635 W. Roger Road

When: Thursday, March 7, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $10, register here

More information here

Gimme Shelter

This concert will feature more than seven rockin' local bands. While you're  there, enjoy a beer garden, vendors and a variety of food trucks. Well-behaved and vaccinated dogs are welcome. Bring a blanket or sit in the bleachers.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

When: Saturday, March 9, noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10

More information here

Furry Tales at TRAK

The furry/feathered friends at Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids are waiting for children to come visit and read with them this weekend. This is a great opportunity for kids that are lacking the self confidence to read aloud in class and socialize. Kids are welcome to choose a book from TRAK's collection or bring their favorite book from home.

Where: Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, 3250 E. Allen Road

When: Sunday, March 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free

More information here


Have a groovy time and support your local animal shelters and rescues at the park. Enjoy adoptions, demos, canine certifications, canine massages, microchipping, vaccinations, contests, prizes, food, entertainment, kid's zone, face painting and more righteous stuff. 

Where: The Bandshell at Reid Park

When: Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here

Cats and Coffee: Did you know...?

Pawsitively Cats No-Kill Shelter and Big Heart Cafe are hosting a cat-tastic event. Learn the difference between therapy and service animals. Tasty pastries and a variety of coffee selections will be available for purr-chase.

Where: Big Heart Coffee, 4802 E. 22nd Street

When: Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $10 donation

More information here

Paw-Casso: Paint with Your Dog

Paint with your pups and drink a few beers at Dillinger Brewing Company. Well-behaved and vaccinated dogs are welcome to create their own masterpiece. 

Where: Dillinger Brewing Company, 3895 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday March 16, noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: Get a $10 for regular print or $25 for a full canvas print.

More information here

SALEF 11th Annual Canine Walk for Cops

The UA Police Department and SALEF are teaming up to help support their four-legged police pups. The event includes a 1-mile walk, vendors, raffle, doggie swag, K9 demo and coffee provided by Circle K.

Where: Arizona Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

When: Saturday, March 16, 7-10 a.m. 

Cost: $20-$40, register here. Free parking at the Cherry Garage.

More information here.

Howl at the Moon Dog Walk

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network is sponsoring its second annual fundraiser to help homeless animals. Pups and their parents get to participate in a 1-2 mile walk, raffles and goodie bags for the first 100 fur-families.

Where: SaddleBrooke One, 64500 E. Saddlebrooke Blvd.

When: Thursday, March 21, 5:50-7 p.m.

Cost: $15, registration deadline is March 11. A registration form is available at 38860 S. Moonwood Drive (Unit 32) or 38224 S. Samaniego Drive (Unit 3S)

More information here

Agape Acres Benefit Concert featuring Scott Helmer

A Scott Helmer's concert is coming to town! Since 2012 his fundraising concerts have helped raise more than $2 million for good causes across America. All money raised will fund rider scholarships, hay and feed for therapy horses.

Where: Agape Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, 37603 S. Staghorn Lane

When: Saturday, March 23, 4-8 p.m. 

Cost: $25-$50, tickets here

More information here