Dog-Friendly Howl-a-day Events in the Charlotte Area

Here are some dog-friendly Howl-a-day events in the Charlotte area. You can have fun and help homeless animals.


A Night to Remember: A North Meck Luminary Walk Saturday, December 9 in Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd, Charlotte

Have you lost a loved one or cherished pet? Do you have a family member or animal friend you want to honor during the holidays? North Meck Animal Rescue’s Luminary Walk is a great way to memorialize or honor special people and animals in your life.

This dog-friendly event is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. Luminary prices start at $10 each and you get a discount when you purchase 3 or more luminaries. Proceeds benefit the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no kill animal rescue in Charlotte with a mission to end pet abandonment, abuse and neglect.

Luminaries will light the pathways throughout Freedom Park and you can keep yours after the event. Enjoy refreshments of hot cocoa and cookies.

Purchase a luminary for anyone who is special in your life (pet or person). Include their names and brief messages when you order so they can be written on the bag by North Meck Rescue volunteers. Order luminaries here or purchase a luminary the night of the event.

 Dog-Friendly Howl-a-day Events Charlotte Area

Via North Meck Animal Rescue


Via Atlantic Rottweiler rescue Foundation Facebook page

Pics with Santa Paws

Santa Paws is coming to Pet People on Sunday, December 10 from 12 to 3 PM at 20623 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius.

Santa welcomes dogs as well as other furry and scaley friends. 100% of the proceeds go to the Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue Foundation in Mooresville. ARRF is dedicated to rescuing, rehabbing and rehoming unwanted, neglected and abused dogs of all breeds.


 Dog-Friendly Howl-a-day Events Charlotte Area

Via Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue

Santa Paws is Coming to Town

Saturday, December 16 from 1 to 4 PM at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew, 2220 Thrift Rd Charlotte

Show up in your holiday best fur pictures with Santa. Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue will take the photos, with a donation, and proceeds go to the rescue and the dogs they help.  Lucky Dog is a 21 and over establishment and all dogs must be fixed, friendly and current on vaccinations to come play. Bring outside food if you want, but please no outside beverages.



Enjoy these Dog-Friendly Howl-a-day events, which also help pups.

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