Pooch Paw-ties & Play Dates

Organized Paw-ties

Play datesEach Friends-organized paw-ty costs only $10 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 can also 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 a.m. – noon (large-breed dogs)
  • 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (small-breed dogs)
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (all-sized dogs)

Paw-ties are held on the second Saturday in:

  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day theme
  • October 10 – Halloween theme (prizes awarded for the best costumes)
  • December 12 – 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.

Download Pooch Pawty Flyer

How to Participate

Check our online calendar for upcoming Paw-ties. Register by calling Linda at 313-943-2697, ext. #3558 or e-mailing lthomas@dearbornanimals.org.

Paw-ties are $10 to attend and reservations suggested in advance.

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!”

Custom Paw-ty

Create your own pawtyCelebration

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

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

How to Participate

Schedule your Custom Paw-ty by calling Linda at 313-943-2697, ext. #3558 or e-mailing lthomas@dearbornanimals.org.

Custom Paw-ties are designed with you and the trainer and keeping your budget in mind.

Charlize-bowing-at-classPlay 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 11 to 35 pounds
  • Large Dog – for dogs over 35 pounds

Find a play date to join

How to Participate

Check our online calendar for upcoming Play Dates. Register by calling Linda at 313-943-2697, ext. #3558 or e-mailing lthomas@dearbornanimals.org.

Play Dates are $10 to attend and reservations suggested in advance.