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Dogs' Day in the Garden


Now - November 16, 2014 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Spend time in the “doghouse” with vendors sampling the best dog food and treats. Sit and listen to special presentations ranging from healthy dog treats to keeping dogs safe in the desert environment. Go for a walk on Garden trails, heel for family photo opportunities, and participate in craft activities for both children and dogs. Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time!

  • Included with paid Garden admission. Become a member today for unlimited annual admission.
  • Dog admission $4.00 each. Proceeds benefiting Arizona Humane Society.


  • Garden Entry
    • Arizona Humane Society Waggin’ Wheels Mobile Adoption Vehicle
  • Binns Wildflower Pavilion
  • 8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. : Doga (Dog Yoga) - Conscious Community Yoga
  • Boppart Courtyard Stage
    • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. - DJ Kyle
  • Kitchell Patio - Presentations
    • 11 a.m. - PetTech Desert Dog Safety – Malinda, Malinda’s Pampered Pets
    • 12:15 p.m. - Healthy Treats for Your Pet - Ken Furtado
    • 1 p.m. - The Origins of Human-Dog Bonding - Dr. Clive D. L. Wynne, Professor, Arizona State University
  • Dorrance Hall
    • Children’s Activity - Decorate a Bandana for Your Dog
    • Information and Marketplace
      • Arizona Humane Society - tee shirts and more
      • Desert Botanical Garden shop - southwest canine merchandise
      • Howland Studios - animal and dog art
      • Louie & Friends Foundation - nonprofit organization
      • Natural Paws - products for skin, paws and ears
      • Noble Beast - natural pet food samples and treats
      • Paletas Betty - handmade Mexican frozen pops
      • Pet Paradise Happy Valley - info about pet boarding
      • Sprinkles - cupcakes for doggies and humans

The Patio Café will be open for guests to purchase food and beverages.

Fine Print

  • All dogs must be on a leash and remain on marked trails at all times.
  • All dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and registrations.
  • Handlers are required to pick up after their dogs and properly dispose of their waste.
  • Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog thought to be dangerous to other dogs or visitors.
  • Dogs will only be admitted to the Garden between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Programming subject to change.

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