Whether you are looking for a new furry friend or just want to get out and walk for a local animal charity, there are lots of fun events this fall in Puget Sound for you and your pets!

Pooch Pool Party
Saturday, September 8
10:00am – 11:30am OR
12:00p – 1:30pm
Stewart Heights Pool
402 E. 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404

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You and your pooch have waited all year. Finally…the pool is open for dogs! Watch your best friend paddle around with other dogs, lunge through the Lazy River, and splash in the pool’s beach-like entry. There will be contests for dogs, an agility course and food and drinks for purchase. There are two sessions available. Tickets available at the door. Remember to bring pet food donations for the Dugan Foundation!

PAWSwalk 2012
Saturday, September 8
8:00am – 1:00pm
Marymoor Park
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. NE
Redmond, WA 98008

Come with your friends, family and co-workers (and of course your favorite canines) to Marymoor Park for PAWSwalk! You’ll have a great time while helping to save animals’ lives. Each dollar raised at PAWSwalk helps give injured, orphaned and homeless animals a second chance, whether it’s an orphaned songbird who needs a safe place to grow up, or a stray cat looking to find a warm house and a forever family. Enjoy the Kids Zone, agility course, and vendor booths, too. Register for the walk online.

“Good Dog” Fun Run
Saturday, September 8
Huntamer Park
618 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Held in conjunction with the Lacey Community Market Pet Days. In addition to the 5K or 1 mile event, you and your pet can enjoy the activities, displays, food booths, & local market vendors at from 10:00am – 4:00pm. You are welcome to run or walk with or without your dog! Proceeds will benefit “Tucker’s Fund”, to provide emergency vet care to needy animals. “Tucker’s Fund” is administered by Thurston County Animal Services. Register online HERE.

Bow Wow Meow Luau
Sunday, September 9
10:00am – 2:00pm
Denny’s Pet World
12534 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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Hula your way to meet your new best canine or feline friend at this fun and festive Adoption Event where animals from multiple Washington rescue groups will be available for adoption! All animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and looking to be your permanent “plus-one” in your life! Adoption fees vary. There will be free balloons for the kids, raffles, give aways, refreshments and more!

Harbor Hounds Walk the Town
Saturday, September 15
10:00am – 3:00pm
Gig Harbor Waterfront
Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Every year, hundreds of people participate in Harbor Hounds with dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds to benefit the Prison Pet Partnership, and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday. Participation is easy: simply register and arrive with your dog at check-in any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the waterfront. As you walk, have your entry card stamped by event staff. At the end of the walk, turn in your card for a chance to win our drawing for great prizes! Register online.

Puyallup Pups & Purrs Adoption Event!
Sunday, September 16
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Puyallup PetSmart
10309 156th Street East
Puyallup, WA 98373

Don’t miss the upcoming Puyallup Pups & Purrs Adoption Event, co-hosted by Puyallup Animal Rescue and Animal Alliance of WA. Meet over 100 great dogs, puppies, cats and kittens of all different shapes, sizes, ages and breeds from across Washington in one location. Come meet your new best friend! Animal rescue organizations will be onsite to help with your adoption. Small and large dogs, purebred and mixed breeds of all ages will be available. No need to buy a dog or cat from a breeder and then have to pay for shots and spay/neuter, with these animals all of that has been done and is included in the adoption price. The only thing these furry friends need is a new home to love and protect them for a lifetime. Plus, each pet has a money back guarantee and is welcome back at the shelter or rescue for any reason if it’s not a right fit for your family. Click HERE for a pet preview of who is looking for a new home!

Sunday, September 23
9:00am – 2:00pm
University Village Shopping Center
2623 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105

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Leash up your pups on September 23 and join more than 1,000 animal lovers at Seattle Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals at U Village’s FidoFEST supported by Carter Subaru. Register today for the 10th annual fundraising walk! You’ll enjoy a day of fun including a 2-mile walk, pet adoptions, food, freebies, and more. The best part? The entire day benefits the animals at Seattle Humane! Register online HERE.