Events


Looking for a new best friend to brighten up your world? Please come out to see our adoptable animals. Hope to see you there!

We always need volunteers to help hold our adoptable animals. Let us know if you have some free time to help homeless animals find their forever homes.

InkFest Live

InkFest Live

Cabarrus Arena (map)

Join us at InkFest Live in the Cabarrus Arena. We will be staffing a booth on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, March 6: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 7: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 8: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

There's perhaps no better place to get a tattoo than at InkFest Live Tattoo Expo. The Tattoo Expo brings together leading tattoo artists from around the world, and many of them create new ink for people right onsite. Live musical performances set the tone for the event, which also features demonstrations from graffiti artists, and tattoo competitions between attendees.

For more details, click here.

Bark for Life

Bark for Life

Sims Legion Park (map)

Join us on Saturday, March 21, at 9:00 AM at American Cancer Society's Bark For Life in Sims Legion Park, home of the Gastonia Grizzles.

There will be a 1 mile walk, vendors, games, food & drinks, contests, entertainment, and more including our booth! Be a part of this community event that takes up the fight against cancer. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society.

For more details, and to register for the walk, click here.

Petco - Arboretum

Petco - Arboretum

Petco - Arboretum (map)

Join us on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 AM at Petco in the Arboretum Shopping Center off Pineville-Matthews Road.

Sticks & Bones Trail Race

Sticks & Bones Trail Race

Colonel Francis Beatty Park (map)

Join us on Sunday, March 29, at 8:00 AM at Sticks & Bones Trail Race off Weddington Road.

5k and 10k for runners and walkers on the trails at Colonel Francis Beatty Park. Stick around after the 5k/10k for the one mile Dog Jog! Race benefits the Coalition to Unchain Dogs! After the race, enjoy a post race party with fun for humans and furry friends, complete with food, drinks, door prizes, and more including our booth!

For more details, and to register, click here.

Pet Palooza

Pet Palooza

Independence Park (map)

Join us on Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 AM at Pet Palooza in Independence Park off Hawthorne Lane.

There will be the 2K Dog Walk. And after the walk, stick around for the Pet Palooza Festival. There'll be live music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, agility & pet CPR demos, and tons more including our booth! Be a part of the most fun and furry festival in Charlotte. Pet Palooza proceeds go to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte.

For more details, and to register for the walk, click here.

Paws in the Park

Paws in the Park

Pineville Lake Park (map)

Join us on Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 AM at Paws in the Park in Pineville Lake Park off Johnston Drive.

This is a free family event for everyone. There will be a dog walk at noon. We will have a booth along with other vendors, demonstrations, kids playground & activities, food trucks, and live entertainment.

For more details, please visit www.blackdogappreciation.org.