In this edition of Dog Days, we seek the answer to the common question, ‘Is it safe to leave your dog in a parked car in the summer?’ I know my dog would much rather sit in the car than at home by herself, but this option can be deadly! Even though this summer has been relatively mild, especially compared to last summer, even a temperature as low as 72 degrees can be dangerous! The forecast for the rest of the week predicts high 70’s.

Shop, learn, play, adopt!

In this edition of Dog Days, we feature the 3rd Annual Seattle Pet Expo at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Pet Expo is bigger than ever and running for two days this year! The event takes place next Saturday through Sunday, June 4-5. Admission is FREE and your pet is welcome to attend. There will be shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations and microchipping, pet costume contest, pet talent show, author book signings, agility demonstrations and much MORE.

Dog Trot Fun Run included!

In this edition of Dog Days, we feature Petpalooza at Game Farm Park in Auburn. This event takes place on Saturday, May 21st. Petpalooza is a free event for the whole family including your four-legged family members too. The event kicks off with a Dog Trot 3k/5k Fun Run with registration starting at 8:30 am. The ‘chip-timed’ course is flat, easy, and enjoyable for all ages. Water will be available on the course for both dog and human participants and the first 100 people to register receive a free goodie bag. Registration includes T-shirts for early registrants and on a first-come basis for late and on-site registrants.

A perfect pairing of dogs and wine!

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CityDog Magazine and Northwest Cellars are hosting a mixer combining a Seattleite’s two favorite things: dogs and wine into a dog-friendly wine tasting event. CityDog will be taking over the tasting room at Northwest Cellars in Kirkland to sample award-winning wines and to unveil their own private label, CityDog RED and CityDog WHITE. With each purchase of a bottle of CityDog wine, Northwest Cellars will donate $5 to the Homeward Pet Adoption Center. This will be the perfect opportunity to mix, mingle and drink wine for a good cause.

Something for everyone at the city’s biggest dog event.

The Seattle Kennel Club’s Dog Show is a don’t-miss event! This is going to be an action packed, two-day affair dedicated completely to dogs. There are around 1,800 dogs expected to be entered in the shows during the weekend. There are also going to be many attractions for the public such as demonstration events, educational booths, Meet the Breed introductions and agility/obedience competitions. Some of the featured demonstrations include Olympic Disc Dogs, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers, R2Agility, national celebrity pig Amy and much more!