Pet events: Adoption fair, bridge dog walk and Take Your Pets to Work Day

Adoption fair

The 14th annual Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair is Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Allegheny County’s South Park, on the Fairgrounds Track and the agricultural buildings along Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Road.

Adoptable dogs and cats from many rescues and shelters will be there, along with booths for pet products and services, silent auctions and food.

As always, the event is put on by Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, and volunteers from the church pet ministry. 

Dogs at work

Since 1999, Pet Sitters International has been organizing Take Your Pets to Work Day to celebrate the companionship provided by dogs and “to promote their adoption.”

This year, it is scheduled for Friday. Go to for further information. A tool kit has tips for doing this in your office — and convincing the boss this is a good idea.

Bridge dog walk

Animal Friends invites dogs and their people to “don your black and gold” and come “Dahntahn” for Animal Friends’ Bark N’at next Saturday on the Roberto Clemente Bridge. 

Registration starts at 6 p.m., live music by This That and the Other Thing at 6:30 p.m., a 1-mile walk at 7 p.m. and the costume parade at 8 p.m. with an emphasis on Pittsburgh-themed regalia.  Also look for the vendor village and the food truck alley. “Lead Yinzer” is Jim Krenn. The annual event used to be Bark in the Park.

You can register in advance online at or at the event. General admission is $15, which includes a “swag bag.” Pay $25 for admission and entry in the walk, which gets you a T-shirt. The costume parade is $5 per dog.

— Compiled by Linda Wilson Fuoco

First Published June 17, 2017 12:13 AM