Annual Events with Petagogy
Petagogy hosts many free events throughout the year. Although we’re always doing new things, there are a few mainstay events that we do every year, and sometimes every season! Check back for more information about upcoming events, and save the date for these customer favorites!
Check out our Facebook page for details on all our upcoming events!
Ask the Trainer - January or February
New pets are a popular gift for Christmas, so we try to help pet owners solve any behavioral issues with our free Ask the Trainer event held in January or February each year. We host a dog trainer at the store on a Sunday afternoon who is available to answer any training-related questions and provide tips to help customers manage their dogs’ specific behavioral issues.
Bark Shadyside Pup Walk – April
April 16, 2016
We worked with the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce to secure a Biz Buzz grant from the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2013. Funds from this grant were used to create the annual Bark Shadyside Pup Walk, a 1.5 mile dog walk and event featuring pet vendors and activities, held in April.
June 5, 2016
Petagogy opened in June 2011, so we commemorate our anniversary with a fun customer appreciation day on the first Sunday in June every year! The event takes place in the parking lot across the street from the store (adjacent to Kozloff & Meaders Antiques) and features representatives from pet food and treat companies, rescue groups, hands-on family-friendly activities (in the past we’ve done bandana tie-dying and toy making!), pet photos with Jenny Karlsson Photography, tons of giveaways, raffles and more!
Pet Photos with Santa - Saturday before Thanksgiving
Santa comes to Petagogy every year to take pictures with our customer’s pets! Jenny Karlsson Photography takes free pictures of pets sitting with Santa and sends customers a free low-resolution digital photo as well as offers the option of ordering holiday cards, ornaments, prints and more. All pets are welcome!
Yappy Hour - Four Fridays per Year (Once Every Season)
Petagogy Yappy Hours have become famous (at least locally!) for delicious dog-themed drinks and adorable canine visitors! Bring your pups and join us on Friday nights four times per year (once every season) for Yappy Hour and enjoy free drinks (usually beer) for the humans and free Beer-Bones for the dogs. We’ve partnered with local favorites Copper Kettle Brewing Company and Wigle Whiskey, as well as featured beers from Flying Dog, Dogfish Head and Thirsty Dog!