Dog-Friendly Events Planned in August

Dog-Friendly Events Planned in August
Courtesy Photo The Soggy Doggy Pool Party will be at Prairie Grove Pool on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an end of summer bash.

Courtesy Photo
The Soggy Doggy Pool Party will be at Prairie Grove Pool on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an end of summer bash.

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dirk and I’m a 3ish-year-old dachshund. I was adopted from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter last August when my human, Stephanie Conway, and I connected at the Farmers Market. She was looking for a sidekick and as fate would have it, I’m a pretty chill guy. We hit it off instantly.

We shared a mutual love of food, hanging with friends on bar patios and the beautiful town we call home. In fact, one of the many qualities that makes Fayetteville so wonderful is the dog-friendly community. We were having so much fun hitting the town together that we wanted to connect with other like-minded animal lovers and Dog Friendly Fayetteville was born.

We have a great pack going on Facebook as well as a website to organize all the events, fundraisers and dog-friendly establishments. We are excited to bring even more awareness with an article in the Free Weekly! Hope to see you at one of these great events:

Gulley Park Concert

The summer is winding down and Thursday, Aug. 6, will be the last Gulley Park Concert of the season. Music by Fast Times starts at 7 p.m. and there will also be an 80’s Night Costume Contest. Food vendors available. Bring a blanket, picnic and your pup.

Pups on the Patio

Nomad’s Music Lounge, located at 1431 S. School in Fayetteville, will host Pups on the Patio Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nomads will be offering $2 Dog Smoothies and Chicken Sno-Cones, as well as their full food menu and craft beer. They will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Washington County Animal Shelter and adoptable dogs will be available.

Bark in the Ballpark

The NWA Naturals play the Corpus Christie Hooks and it’s also Bark in the Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 16! Dogs get to attend the game FREE with a ticket purchased by their owner. Dog-related contests and prizes will be given away during the game. Sponsored by Bark ‘N Paws (

Yappy Hour

Benefiting Animal League of Washington County, Yappy Hour will take place Thursday, Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m.

A $10 admission includes appetizers, music and gourmet dog treats. The funds raised will help promote animal welfare including spay/neuter, medical assistance and pet adoptions. ( Check the website closer to date for the restaurant patio location.

Soggy Doggy Pool Party

Dogs take over the Prairie Grove Pool on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for an end of summer doggy bash! $10 admission per dog, humans are free. This will be “dogs only” in the pool. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Prairie Grove Pound. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and dog and people friendly. No exceptions. The Prairie Grove Pool is located at 311 W. Butler St., Prairie Grove.

Humane Society of the Ozarks Putt for Paws Minigolf Tournament

This puppy-positive event is happening on Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. at Gator Golf. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, a round of golf and free lunch provided by Foghorns. Gotta leave the pups at home for this one, but there will be adoptable dogs at the event. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Ozark ( Gator Golf, 2692 N College Ave., Fayetteville.

1st Annual Mulligan Golf Tournament Benefit

Golf for us dogs! It’s set for Sunday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. at Stonebridge Golf Course in Fayetteville. This event is to raise positive shelter awareness in Arkansas while raising money for the shelters. Proceeds benefit Springdale Animal Shelter. Four man scramble teams are $400 and hole sponsorships are available for $100. Email or

Dirk is a 3-year-old doxie, he helps advocate for animal shelter awareness and adoptions, volunteering with animals, and promotes a dog-friendly community. His free time is usually spent sleeping on the couch burrowed under a blanket. Follow him on Facebook @ Dog Friendly Fayetteville

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