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Sittings take place at your home and boardings take place at your pet caregiver's home.
All pet caregivers offer pick-up and drop-off for boarding services.
Your pet caregiver will send photos and videos throughout the service in addition to a thorough report card.
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Pet Photos with Santa
Everyone likes to tell Santa what they want for Christmas! This year, let your dog join in on the fun with the Pet Photos with Santa event. Dogs will get a photograph taken with Santa by Baer Photography, a local photography company.
This fun event is held each December at the local Hilltop Mall in Kearney. As always, humans are also welcome to participate in the festive Christmas photos with St. Nicholas! Photos can be taken with or without dogs.
Photos take place from 4 pm to 7 pm on a Thursday in December, which gives you enough time to make these into festive Christmas cards!
Give your pup one last chance to get in a good swim each summer at the annual Puppy Plunge event. Join the Kearney Area Animal Shelter at Centennial Pool in Kearney for an evening of swimming and splashing about with local dogs looking for a fun dip in the pool.
Time slots are divided up by dog size, so small and large dogs each have their own swimming times to keep everyone as safe as possible. Small dogs can swim from 5:30 pm to 7 pm, while large dogs take over from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Kearney Area Animal Shelter and the Kearney Dog Park. Admission is just $8 per dog.
Paws & Pals Wag & Walk
The Paws & Pals Wag & Walk event takes place every September at Yanney Heritage Park! Join other locals and their dogs for a two-mile-long walk around the lake followed by a bunch of fun activities for the whole family.
Kids will love the bouncy house and face painting. Adults should be prepared to win fun door prizes and raffle prizes. Past prizes have included Husker football tickets and a flatscreen TV! There will also be a dog washing area, where your dog can get a bath for a donation.
Adults can participate for $25 each. Admission for children is $15. Proceeds benefit the Kearney Area Animal Shelter.
Drool in the Pool
Each September, the Cody Park Swimming Pool becomes a playground for all the pooches in the area! The Drool in the Pool event is a great time for local dogs to splash and swim in the water before the pool closes for the fall season.
Unlike many other doggy swimming events, the Drool in the Pool is a multi-day event that allows for dogs to swim as often as their owners can make it.
From 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of the first full week of September, dogs are welcome to swim. Then, the following Saturday, the dogs can swim from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
Admission is just $1 per dog.
Cottonmill-Fort Kearney Trail
For a fun adventure with your dog, head over to the Cottonmill-Fort Kearney Trail. As one of 1,600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, this trail is a former rail line that has been transformed into a beautiful walk, biking, and skating trail! There is also a playground area and finish spots along the trail.
This trail is paved with concrete, which makes it easier to traverse for people and animals of all abilities.
This is a really long trail that runs almost 13 miles! There are endpoints from the trail in Cottonmill Park and at the Great Platte River Archway Monument.
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