Posts Tagged ‘pet friendly’

Sunday Dog Days 2018 at Norfolk Botanical Garden

June, July & August 

Explore the Garden with your canine best friend.

Members and Members’ Dogs are FREE

Not-yet-members’ Dogs: $5 (human admission applies) –
become a
 member today.

Your dog must remain on a leash at all times.
Dogs are not permitted in the Children’s Garden or Butterfly House

Your pup is going to have a great time and will be thirsty.
Please bring water for your dog

We have fill-up stations throughout the Garden.

PLEASE pick up after your dog.
We will have extra doggie bags if needed.

World of Reptiles and Friends
Now Open at the Virginia Zoo!

Cobra VA Zoo World of Reptiles

This King Cobra is one of the newest residents at the World of Reptiles (VA Zoo).

 This is the slithering, creeping, crawling and curious adventure you’ve been waiting for. World of Reptiles and Friends is now open daily! Come face to face with reptile giants, watch hatching and newborn reptiles being nurtured and raised in the Reptile Nursery or meet our newest addition, the King Cobra. Visit our website for more information! CLICK HERE

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Saturday, October 21st – 22nd, 3 PM
Bark in the Park 2017 5K Doggy Dash & 1 Mile Puppy Trot
Sunday, October 22nd, noon – 5 PM
Family Fun Fest

900 City Park Dr., Chesapeake
Registration fees apply.


Sunday, October 29th, 10 AM – 1 PM
Mutt Masquerade 5K & 1 Mile Walk
31st Street at the Oceanfront, VB
Registration fees apply.

Will your pooch be participating?
Check with us to make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date!

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Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden
[Less than 2 miles from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. See the map.]

Date and Time:
Date(s) – Sunday, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2017
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

“We are extending our summer Sunday Dog Days through September. Help us help the many animals affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The Virginia Beach SPCA has representatives in Texas helping with rescue efforts. Explore the Garden with your dog & help other pets reunite with their owners.Your $5 FIDO Fee will go directly to the efforts helping the animals displaced.”

NBG Members & Not-Yet-Members: Your $5 FIDO Fee will go directly
to the efforts helping the animals displaced.
NBG Members: Garden admission is Free
Not-Yet-Members: Garden admission applies

Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 (SEPTEMBER ONLY)

(Dogs are not permitted in the Children’s Garden or Butterfly House)


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This Sunday, August 27th, bring your dog
to the Norfolk Botanical Garden
for a farewell to the Dog Days of Summer!


Looking for something a little more wild this weekend?
Check out ZooGrooves* on Saturday, August 26th
at the Virginia Zoo!

*This event is not open to pets.

ZooGrooves Presents – The Deloreans

Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

August 26, 2017 • 5:30 – 8 pm

  • Gates open at 5:30 pm.
  • Performances begin at 6 pm.
  • Free admission to Zoo members.
  • General admission for non-members.
  • Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.No outside food or beverage permitted.
  • Rain or shine.
Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

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This month in Norfolk, VA has been hot — now check out these cool events* on tap all over town. We can’t guarantee that pets are allowed at all events (although the Hermitage Museum welcomes well-behaved pets), but you deserve a night out, so hire a pet-sitter and go party!

*Admission fees may apply. Check the links below for information.

Fantail Film Festival (Battleship Wisconsin) – July 23rd, August 6th,
August 20th


Showing July 23rd!


National Night Out – August 2nd

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Hermitage Museum Sunsets on the River – August 4th

Zoo Grooves – August 27th


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Fun times with animals (yours and others’):

Friday, October 9th (Leave Fido at home for this one.)

Art Roar

Pack your blankets & chairs for a classic evening under the stars at the ROARchestra. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform family favorites at this outdoor, kid-friendly concert. Don’t miss out!
GATES OPEN at 6 pm

Non-Members (ages 6+): $5
Zoo Members: FREE


Friday, October 9th (Bring your dog!)

Art Sparky


Celebrate fall with your family and friends tomorrow night at our first outdoor movie  of October! Pizza, treats, lawn games, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie will delight guests of all ages on the mysterious Hermitage lawn. Each admission also qualifies you to win 2 passes to Adventure Park, courtesy of 96x.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to watch the film with their family members.
View more info and the full lineup here.

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Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars!

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens presents its popular annual concert series, Sunsets on the River.

Coming up:

The Michael Clark Band on May 16th

and Jesse Chong on June 6th.

The fun starts at 6 PM and lasts until 9 PM.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and claim your spot —

or just hit the dance floor!

Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for fun and socializing.

Admission is FREE for Members and for children 12 and under; Non-members and kids over 12 pay $10 each.

Since it’ll be dinnertime, try some tasty treats from the Hubcap Grill and Twisted Sisters Cupcakes trucks.

Be sure to stroll the grounds between sets and check out the view, like I did. 

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.

Photo by Jen Miele.



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