Go Green events are fun and it is important to support the initiative to improve the health of the planet. It can be a real challenge to find these events that also allow you to share the day with your beloved pet. There are, however, Go Green events with pets allowed that you can enjoy along with the added festivities of community involvement, healthy atmospheres and family fun. It just takes a little investigation to find them.
Step 1) Look for Outdoor Features When Searching for Pet-Friendly Events
Indoor events like expos may be a lot of fun and they are definitely very informative, but they are rarely pet-friendly. You should focus your searches more on outdoor type events.
A great one for this is the Thomas Creek Brewery Beer BBQ 5K Run/Walk. Dogs, children and handicapped individuals are all welcome at this fun event. Workers will check ID’s when assigning numbers to ensure no alcohol is served to minors. This is a fun way to enjoy a healthy activity, a little relaxation and your family pet, while supporting Go-Green.
Step 2) Avoid Service-Related Events
If a go-green event is centered on community service or clean up of an environmental area, they are great ways to spend your time and make a difference, but taking the family pet along may be counter-productive. However, many outdoor events are recreational in nature and are great ways to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, appreciate what the environment has to offer and spend time with your pets.
Look for things like the upcoming second annual Swamp Rabbit Beer-BBQ 5K Run/Walk. Pets are welcome to join their owners who can partake in the day’s activities, run the 5K or take a leisurely walk through the course with their dog, and then kick back at the barbeque and enjoy a nice cold beer if they are over 21. Go Green events with pets allowed like this are a wonderful way to support eco-friendly initiative.
Step 3) If in Doubt – Ask
Sometimes there is no information on a Go Green event page that stipulates whether an event is pet-friendly. Many events that seem to lend themselves to family activities such as the Great Kids 3K Race in Simpsonville, SC on October 10 seem like they would be good fits. All events have contact information included with them so that you can find out if they allow pets to join in the festivities.
Step 4) Don’t Limit Yourself on Account of Weather
You might be surprised at the number of 5K runs that take place during winter months.. If your dog is capable of dealing with the cold, get out and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round and go-green. Events like the Hair of the Dog New Year’s Day Run are invigorating for both man and beast. If there is ice, the events should use Safe Paw ice melter the most widely used pet safe ice melter that is environmentally and pet friendly. You’ll even get breakfast and it is a great event for all members of the family. As an added bonus, you can even find a great way to add a new pet to the family at the event. The Humane Society will be in attendance with several great choices for adoption.