Located in the southwestern part of Nebraska, North Platte is home to nearly 25,000 people, and along with those people, there are homeless animals in need of new homes. These animals are lucky to have a local animal shelter that provides a warm place to live, food, and medical care. The North Platte Animal Shelter provides a safe place for animals in need.
Fur the Love of Paws Animal Rescue, also known as FUR, is a non-profit animal rescue that works in conjunction with the North Platte Animal Shelter to find loving homes for all the animals in its walls. While the North Platte Animal Shelter works with the Animal Control Department to bring stray animals in off of the streets, Fur the Love of Paws Animal Rescue focuses on helping the shelter find new homes for those animals. The North Platte Animal Shelter provides care to hundreds of animals each year, but doesn’t have time to find new homes for each of the animals in its care. To help, this rescue also helps provide medical care, spay and neuter services, and vaccinations to the animals at the shelter. Working together, these two organizations help save as many animals in the North Platte area as possible.
If you live in the North Platte area and are looking to bring a new pet into your home, consider adopting one from the North Platte Animal Shelter. If you are unable to provide a home for an animal in need, consider volunteering or donating to help these animals.
If your dog loves to swim, you won’t want to miss out on the Drool in the Pool nights at the Cody Park swimming pool in North Platte! During the Drool in the Pool events, your dog can swim, splash, and play with other local dogs. There will be tennis balls for chasing, too.
During this doggy swimming event, humans will not be allowed to swim. Admission is just $1 per dog.
This event is held each September on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm. There will also be a swim time on the Saturday after the Doggy Dash 5k and Mile event from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
Each June, Adams Bank and Trusts hosts the Twilight 5k and Family Mile and Dog Walk Event. For the first time, this event will be held at the new Lake Maloney Trails!
Check-in begins at 6:30 pm and the Family Mile and Dog Walk starts at 7:45 pm. The 5k follows.
Registration prices are $25 per person for the 5k race and just $15 per person for the Family Mile and Dog Walk. Online registration will open closer to the event date. All proceeds benefit the North Platte Pet Food Pantry and Adopt a Backpack NP. Registration includes a t-shirt.
Join Community Connections of Lincoln County for the annual Doggy Dash 5k and Mile event on a Saturday in September in Cody Park. This doggy 5k race was made specifically for the dogs of the area to get out and enjoy the weather and some exercise!
All dogs must be on a leash that is 6-feet or shorter. No retractable leashes will be allowed. Pooches must stay leashed throughout the event. More details will be available as the event date approaches.
Children are invited to participate in the mile “Puppy Run.”
Registration fees will be released closer to the date of the event. Online registration will also be available as the event date nears.
Dogs need social interaction and exercise just as much as humans do, so don’t forget to give your dog just the fun he or she needs at Waggin’ Tails Bark Park in North Platte! While there aren’t many dog parks in the area, Waggin’ Tails Bark Park is special, because it is two full acres of fenced-in area for dogs to run and play!
Waggin’ Tails Bark Park has two separate areas. One is for small dogs and the other is for large dogs. This helps keep animals safe during play time.
The park also contains water fountains for both dogs and humans, and benches for people to sit on while their dogs play.
As previously mentioned, there aren’t many dog parks in the North Platte, Nebraska, area, so Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park may be the only dog park your pooch is close to! This dog park opened in May of 2010 to provide local dogs with a large place to play and run with other dogs.
With more than five acres of space for dogs to run in, your pooch is sure to get the exercise it needs after a visit to Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park!
There are separate spaces for small and large dogs to keep everyone as safe as possible. Happy Hound Retreat Dog Park also supplies toys for dogs to play with. There are water fountains for drinking water and ponds for swimming.