Atlanta Phoenix Cat Show
Feb. 29–March 1
1032 S. Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta
This Cat Fanciers of America All Breed Cat Show, hosted by the Atlanta Phoenix Cat Society, will feature eight rings of continuous judging over two days. The 10 a.m.–4 p.m. event also features rescue cat adoptions and vendors with cat-themed items.
General admission, $7; seniors and children under 12, $6.
International All Breed Dog Show
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Expo Center
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville
Hosted by the 20-year-old International All Breed Canine Association, the “Europeanstyle” 2020 Peach State Winter Sieger typically features AKC-recognized breeds but also includes an increasing number of rare breeds. Judges are from across the world and provide written critique.
Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park
At least 500 exhibitors and as many as 50,000 visitors are expected at the Atlanta Pet Fair, which bills itself as the Southeast’s largest trade show dedicated to grooming and pet-care professionals. There will be networking, education, grooming competition and new products. Fees vary depending on the activity.
Manta Race 5K
Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta
Proceeds from the 8 a.m. race go to the Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs that benefit aquatic species, such as manta rays. Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome; children may participate if they can complete the course at a minimum pace of 20 minutes per mile.
Registration is $25 through Feb. 28, $30 from March 1–11, $35 March 12–13 and $40 on race day.
6th Annual For the Love of Paws Gala
Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 3300 Peachtree Road NE
Hosted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. event salutes the “Roaring Twenties” with a seated dinner, open bar, auction and live music. Proceeds benefit the Alpharetta nonprofit dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in North Georgia.
Single tickets are $200; sponsorships available.
Rescue Dog Games
Piedmont Park Meadow and Park Tavern
500 10th St. NE
The 1 to 6 p.m. Rescue Dog Games bring together animal rescue groups to increase awareness of its “adopt — not shop” mantra. Activities include a “Dressed for the Party” fashion show featuring adoptable dogs, St. Paw-tricks Day costume contest, doggie kissing booth, rover relay, dog and human dance-off, disc dog demonstrations and an agility course.
General admission is free, but registration required for activities; VIP tickets are $10 and benefit rescue groups.
Run for the Rescues
Suwanee Town Center Amphitheatre
Town Center Avenue
The Atlanta Humane Society fundraiser features an 8:30 a.m. fun run and a 9:15 a.m. 5K run/walk. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs; trophies and prizes will be given to the top men and women finishers and for age groups. The top three dogs crossing the 5K finish line will receive awards.
Atlanta Pet Expo
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Expo Center
2405 Sugarloaf Parkway
This trade show features at least 100 pet-related exhibitors, training, expert speakers, adoptions, agility demonstrations and networking opportunities. Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. the first day, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. the second day.
Advance tickets $3–$4.
Zoo Atlanta Beastly Feast
Zoo Atlanta, Savanna Hall, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE
The zoo’s premier black-tie fundraiser begins with a stroll through the grounds with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants followed by a seated dinner, live music, dancing and silent and live auctions at Savanna Hall. Proceeds benefit the zoo’s education programs and conservation efforts.
Time and ticket cost TBA.
Race for the Rescues
Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway SE,
Race for the Rescues is a 5K and fun run held by a Grayson nonprofit that raises money for animal rescue groups and animal welfare organizations in Georgia. The fun run starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs; the first three dogs crossing the 5K finish line will receive awards. Trophies and prizes will be given to the top men and women finishers and for age groups.