Atlanta Pet Life – Summer Event Calendar 2019

Bourbon, BBQ & Best of Breed

Java Cats Cafe Cat Yoga

May 18

85 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta

Enjoy a 60-minute yoga class in Java Cats Cafe’s spacious cat lounge in Marietta, followed by coffee or tea afterwards all for $20. The 9 a.m. session is for the beginner or advanced alike. Kathy from Steel Power Yoga will lead the class.

Matches for Mutts/Putts for Mutts

May 20

Brookstone Country Club, Acworth

The inaugural Matches for Mutts tennis fundraiser will include Round Robin Doubles No-Ad Match Play. Registration, which is $50 per individual player, includes refreshments during play, a tennis gift bag, five raffle tickets and lunch. A silent auction will also be held. Not into tennis? The second annual Putts for Mutts will be held the same day and place. Individual registration is $150 and includes lunch.

Turtle Trot 5K

June 1

Georgia Aquarium’s Turtle Trot 5K. (Photo: Karl L. Moore)

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium’s annual Turtle Trot 5K is back for its second year. Whether your motivation is to get in shape or make an impact on aquatic animal conservation, join fellow enthusiasts on June 1 to run, jog and walk for the one world ocean.

The Turtle Trot takes place in downtown Atlanta and is perfect for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Registration includes a collectible T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, runner’s hospitality and a sponsor fair at the end of the race. All proceeds go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs that directly benefit aquatic species, including sea turtles.

PAWS Atlanta PALS Summer Camp

Various weeks June 3-July 26

PAWS Atlanta
5287 Covington Highway, Decatur

PAWS Atlanta PALS provides young animal lovers with behind-the-scenes, hands-on experiences to learn all about PAWS Atlanta, including a special look at shelter operations, safe animal interactions and how to be an ambassador for four-legged friends. The camp teaches caring and responsibility for pets. Registration is $250 and is best suited for children ages 8 to 13.

Angels Among Us Pet Adoptions

June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16

Hollywood Feed
Alpharetta, 3000 Old Alabama Road

Angels Among Us will offer pet adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hollywood Feed Alpharetta. Come meet your new best friend!

Bourbon, BBQ & Best of Breed

June 22

The Donaldson-Bannister Farm, Dunwoody

Atlanta Lab Rescue’s 2nd Annual “Bourbon, BBQ & Best of Breed” will be held June 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm in Dunwoody. Join an evening of food and fun to celebrate the heritage and beauty of the Labrador Retriever Southern style!

Dog Days 5K

June 22

Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta

This fast and flat 5K benefits Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe, an educational nonprofit whose mission is to contribute to the well-being of Atlanta’s pets and its people to improve human-animal interactions, reduce the incidence of animal cruelty and relieve the strain on local animal shelters.

Pet P.A.L.S. Summer Camp

Various weeks from June 24-July 26

845 West Ridge Road, Gainesville

Children ages 7 to 12 can spend a week this summer helping the Humane Society of North Georgia and have fun, too. Camp activities include animal interaction and training, guest speakers, crafts and entertainment. The $185 registration fee includes all camp activities, a T-shirt and keepsake craft. Space is limited.

Kingswood Fun Run

Aug. 10 Haddon Hall and Castlegate Drive, Atlanta

The Kingswood Fun Run was started in 2009 by then 9-year-old Haley Hooper. Since then, it has raised more than $82,000 for the Atlanta Humane Society. Helping homeless animals is Haley’s passion. Each year she sets a goal to raise funds from community sponsors. Prizes by Rosati’s Sports Pub on Roswell Road will be awarded.


Oct. 5

Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming

It’s DREAM Dachshund Rescue’s most magical dachshund day of the year. This annual fundraising, weenie-dog celebration marks its 17th year with activities that include a photo booth loaded with props and the popular costume contest. Organizers hope to have a trainer on hand to offer quick tips and tutorials throughout the day. The Neiman Barkus Auction will also be held with a variety of vendors and a new “Just DREAMing” booth.

German Shepherd Rescue of Georgia monthly event

Third Saturday of every month

Top Dogs Pet Boutique, 900 Mansell Road, Roswell

Join German Shepherd Rescue of Georgia on the third Saturday of every month at Top Dog Pet Boutique to meet the rescue group’s ambassadors and volunteers. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.