Chesterfield is located about 25 miles west of St. Louis. This suburb has its fair share of homeless animals that need a second chance at finding a new, forever family.
Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been helping provide second chances to homeless animals looking for new homes. This organization is working toward ending animal abuse and pet overpopulation. To end animal cruelty, the group investigates cases and educates the public on how to responsibly care for animals. The Humane Society of Missouri also runs spay and neuter programs to help prevent more stray animals from being abandoned or abused. With four different adoption locations, including one for large animals such as horses, this shelter is able to help hundreds of animals each year.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis has been helping stray animals in the area since 1998. This organization is the largest no-kill organization in St. Louis area. Part of the group’s outreach includes teaching the public about compassionate care for pets. At Stray Rescue of St. Louis, no animal is euthanized because of its past. The group’s mission is to eradicate homelessness for animals in the area, and Stray Rescue of St. Louis is always looking for a new way to combat this problem. Stray Rescue of St. Louis believes that all animals deserve a second chance at finding a family and living a great life, which is why the group is so dedicated to finding new homes for each animal in the shelter.
Residents of Chesterfield who are looking for a new pet should consider a visit to one of these local shelters.
Head over to Purina Farms Events Center in Gray Summit, Missouri, each August for the Petapalooza Event! During this event, you and your pup can enjoy an afternoon in the air conditioning while you shop, eat, watch demonstrations, and try your hand at the agility course. Enjoy arts and crafts, doggy yoga, and dog diving! The Pro Plan Performance Team Dog Show is always a hit, too.
This event will also feature numerous adoptable pets that are looking for their new, forever homes during the event.
The event and parking are free. Doors open at 11 am and the event ends at 4 pm.
For dogs, swimming is a fun activity that they don't get to partake in nearly enough! Each September, give your dog the opportunity to splash about in a pool at K9 Splash at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.
Spend the evening swimming with your dog to signify the end of the summer. Dogs will love the opportunity to swim and socialize with other pooches!
Admission costs $7 per dog and $3 per person. Children under three get in for free. Two dogs will be allowed per family. No puppies under four months old or dogs with out-of-date vaccines will be admitted.
Beer and dogs are a great combination, and residents of St. Louis and the surrounding areas won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to try new beers while spending some bonding time with their puppers!
For four hours, enjoy the Ales for Tails Beer Festival, where you can have unlimited samples of beer from local homebrewers, microbreweries, and craft breweries. Homebrewers are also welcome to compete in brewing competitions!
Live music and food will also be featured at the event. Participate in arts and crafts and visit local vendors.
Tickets start are $45 for drinks and $10 for non-drinkers. Dogs get in free!
Yoga is but one of many different fitness classes that people enjoy, but can it get better? Fitness with Fido believes it can with Doga - dog yoga! Bring your dog to this one-hour yoga class to enjoy some quality bonding time while you get fit.
All levels of skill are welcome at the event, and you aren’t required to bring a dog, but you must be comfortable around them. Only one pooch per person. Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes.
Tickets cost $25 in advance. If there is space the day of the event, tickets will be sold for $30.
Each class lasts an hour and there are three class times available: 11 am to 12 pm, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, and 2 pm to 3 pm.
Easter should be a fun time for the whole family, and with the Treats Unleashed Pet Easter Egg Hunt, it can be! Each April, or March when Easter comes early, Treats Unleashed Ladue in St. Louis hosts an Easter egg hunt for our four-legged friends.
During the hunt, dogs will search for eggs filled with treats and prizes on the lawn. The rules state that if your dog’s nose touches the egg, it belongs to them. One golden egg will also be hidden in each area. Golden eggs are redeemable for an Easter basket filled with all kinds of goodies your dog will love!
The Easter Bunny will also be around for photos with the dogs.
Costumes are encouraged. Admission is $5 per pet.