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Pooch Paw-ties and Play Dates

What are participants saying?

“Hi Linda,
Just wanted to say Thank you for the nice Pooch Pawty last Saturday!  Chloe had a great time.  The pictures were great…..please thank the photographer!
We will see you at the February party for sure!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!”
Lynn & Chloe

“Ozzy will be there – we really enjoyed (small dog play date) last night, thank you for offering this! See you in February!”

Interested in meeting pet parents and having your four-legged pal find some new friends? Then, come “paw-ty” with us! We offer two types of paw-ties:

  1. Friends Organized Paw-ties. The Friends will organize the perfect hour of fun for you, your pup, and other dog lovers.  All paw-ties only $10 !!!
    - Pooch Paw-ties for dogs of any size or age
    - Puppy Play Days for pups 10 to 18 weeks
    - Play Dates for small, medium, or large size dogs
  2. Custom Design Your Own Paw-ty. Design a party for your pooch and his/her best canine friends.  Learn more …

All paw-ties are held at the Friends Pet Training Center. Contact our expert paw-ty planner and instructor, Linda, at lthomas@dearbornanimals.org or 313.943.2697 for more information, to pre-register or book a paw-ty, or to be added to our paw-ty e-mail notification list.

Friends Organized Paw-ties

Each Friends-organized paw-ty costs only $10.00 per dog and requires pre-registration.

Pooch Paw-ties

Bring your pooch to a one-hour paw-ty to learn a trick or two, play a few games, participate in arts and crafts, jump into a new sport, or  just learn how to have tail-waggin’ fun!  Dogs remain on-leash to ensure a safe environment for all.  You also can purchase homemade dog treats from Fido’s Bakery to help rescues in the care of the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Select from one of three paw-ty times:

  • 11:00 a.m. – noon (large-breed dogs)
  • 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (small-breed dogs)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (all-size dogs)

Paw-ties are held on the second Saturday in:

  • February 15 – Valentines Day theme
  • October 12 – Halloween theme (prizes awarded for the best costumes)
  • December 13 – Holiday theme

To participate, your dog must have had a distemper / bordetella vaccine and a current stool check; please bring vaccination records.  Bring your dog on leash and at least one person per dog.   Pictures of the Paw-ty will be placed up on photobucket.com for you to download and print at your leisure. Once the pictures are available you will be notified by e-mail.

Come to one or all of them !!  Feel free to invite your friends with dogs!  Hope to see you at the Paw-ty!  Limit 10 dogs per paw-ty, so register NOW!

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Puppy Play Days

A one-hour, drop-in session where puppies 10 to 18 weeks learn to socialize with other puppies in a safe, supervised environment.  Come with your puppy and bring his vaccination records. Must have a distemper, bordetella vaccine, and a current stool check.

Find a puppy play day to join

Play Dates

A one-hour, drop-in session for small, medium, or large -breed dogs, to interact and play. Come with your dog and bring his vaccination records. Must have a distemper, bordetella vaccine, and a current stool check.

  • Small Dog – for dogs 11 pounds and under
  • Medium Dog – for dogs from 11 to 35 pounds
  • Large Dog – for dogs over 35 pounds

Find a play date to join

Custom Design Your Own Paw-ty

Celebration

Have a birthday celebration or theme paw-ty (e.g., sports, holiday, luaus) for your dog and 8 to 10 of your dog’s BFFs (Best Furry Friends). Each one-hour party includes organized fun and games, decorations, cake, and goody bags.
Cost: $200.00

Get-Together

Your dog can frolic to his heart’s content with 8 to 10 of his BFFs (Best Furry Friends). Each one-hour party includes organized fun and games, like musical chairs and Twister.
Cost: $120.00

Play Date

Host a play date for your dog and 8 to 10 of your dog’s BFFs (Best Furry Friends). One  pup-tastic hour to let dogs play together off-leash in a safe, indoor environment.
Cost: $100.00

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