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International Dog Day events in South Florida

For pet enthusiasts, it's always dog day. For extra festivities,  National Dog Day and International Dog Day is August 26, and events in South Florida are offering fun for you and your best fluffy friend

For those interested in adopting or fostering a furry family member, rescue organizations and pet shelters are full of wonderful pets. Adoption fees are waived at Broward animal shelter.

Dog Day events in 2023 and Other Doggie Fun

Fort Lauderdale

Extra events August 26 and August 27 at Broward County animal shelter, 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312.  No adoption fees. 

Pembroke Pines

A variety of restaurants and stores are participating in an International Dog Day event 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Shops at Pembroke Gardens .   The stores and restaurants are permitting people and their dogs, and some are offering treats, and other festive selections. The plaza is at 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines 33027. Information is online.


Fort Lauderdale

Dog Day event is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. August 26, and includes free Puppuccino treat for your pooch and pet vendors.  The event is at Circle House Coffee, 727 NE 3rd Avene, Fort Lauderdale.  Entry is free.

Delray Beach

Puppy social and ball-pit ‘paw-ty,’ in Delray Beach


National Dog Day event 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. August 26 at Keller Williams Realty, 1400 Corporate Center Way, Wellington.  The event includes vendors and a fashion show. Information is online.

Other fun for People Who Love Pets


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