Saint Peters, Missouri, is located about 35 miles northwest of St. Louis. Being in such close proximity to such a large city makes this suburb more prone to homeless animals than other small towns in the state. These homeless animals need to be taken off the streets and cared for. Fortunately, there are a couple of local shelters that will bring these animals in and provide basic care.
The Five Acres Animal Shelter is on a mission to end pet homelessness by promoting responsible pet ownership and advocating for animal welfare. The Five Acres Animal Shelter doesn’t euthanize animals to make room for new ones, and the animals are allowed to stay in the shelter until they find forever homes or pass away. Animals are only euthanized when they can no longer live a high-quality life. As a non-profit organization, the Five Acres Animal Shelter gets it funding only from donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees.
St. Charles Animal Shelter is part of the government of the City of Saint Charles. Since opening its pet adoption center in 1999, the Division of Humane Services has placed more than 35,000 animals in new homes. The Division of Humane Services’ mission is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of both pets and people in the area through education, adoption, and enforcement programs. As part of the government, the St. Charles Animal Shelter is the place where animals brought in by the Division of Humane Services end up, which means that the shelter also tries to find the families of lost animals.
Is your dog itching for a chance to play with other local dogs? If so, head over to Purina Farms in the month of January for the Pooch Playdate event!
With more than 84,000 square feet of space to run and play 18 challenging games, your dog is sure to release a lot of pent-up energy and go home ready for a nap!
Admission is $10 per person over the age of 13. Kids and dogs are admitted for free. Reservations are not required, and you are free to drop by anytime during the hours of the event.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with your dog at the Purina Beggin’ Pet Parade each February! From 10 am to 4 pm, you and your dog can dress up in fun costumes, parade through the streets, and win the title of best dressed. The best-dressed male and female dog will be crowned the King and Queen of Barkus!
Before or after the parade, don’t miss out on the festival, where there will be vendor booths and activities area. After the parade, there will be a free concert in the Soulard Market Plaza!
Registration is just $10 for parade participants. Spectators are welcome to watch for free. Registration begins at 10 am and the parade will start at 1 pm.
A dog-friendly Easter Egg Hunt is available in St. Louis, thanks to Treats Unleashed! Each April, or March if Easter happens to fall early, Treats Unleashed Ladue hosts a Pet Easter Egg Hunt where dogs are welcome to come search for treats and prizes hidden inside Easter eggs.
Thousands of Easter Eggs will fill the lawn! To claim an egg, all your dog has to do is touch it with its nose. There will also be a golden egg hidden in each area that signifies the Giant Easter Basket prize. This prize is full of toys and treats.
Admission is $5 per dog.
Join STLPivo for the Second Annual Ales for Tails Beer Festival in March, where you can spend the day with your dog while enjoying unlimited samples of beer from local homebrewers, craft breweries, and microbreweries!
During the Ales for Tails Beer Festival, there will be live music and treats from both humans and canines. Vendors will be at the event selling all kinds of goods. Rescue organizations will also be on-site to talk about their organizations.
Ales for Tails costs $45 per person unless you aren’t drinking, and then tickets are just $10. This event takes place at the American Czech Educational Center.
You may love yoga, but did you know that it can be even better when dogs are added to the mix? With Doga, you can practice yoga surrounded by puppers, including your own! Join Fitness with Fido at The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in February for an hour of yoga with dogs.
While yoga is the focus, there will also be vendor booths, raffles, and prizes! Each class also includes a t-shirt and goody bag.
Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 day-of if space is available.
There are three different class times being offered, and each is an hour long. Sign up for the 11 am to 12 pm class, the 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm class, or the 2 pm to 3 pm class.