Website Special Announcements - DO NOT MOVE ME!

Desert Botanical Garden will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Please plan accordingly.

Dogs' Day in the Garden

Come. Sit. Play.

January 28, 2017
  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Entrance is included with paid Garden admission or Membership.
  • $4 admission per dog, benefiting Arizona Humane Society


  • Call 480 941.1225 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Go for a walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers, and heel for photo opportunities. Learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup, and experience hands-on, canine-themed activities. Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time! Share your photos with us on social media by using #dbgdogs. See photos from the November 5 Dogs' Day here.

Garden admission includes:

  • All ages craft activity

  • Samples of dog treats

  • Special presentations from behavioral solutions to local activities for you and your dog

  • Doga (dog yoga) spaces limited

Before you enter the Garden, visit the Arizona Humane Society Waggin’ Wheels Mobile Adoption Vehicle near the Garden Entry | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Wildflower Pavilion | Times TBD

  • Doga (Dog Yoga) – Conscious Community Yoga

Join us for an interactive yoga class that’s doggone relaxing. This 20 minute yoga class for you and your dog is the perfect start to your morning! Mats will be provided for fido and guests. Classes are first come, first served, as space is limited.

Dorrance Hall | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Vendors and nonprofit organizations will fill Dorrance Hall with pet information, fun and practical items for dogs and dog owners, and plenty of tasty dog treats.

Boppart Courtyard | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • DJ Muchacho Mike
  • Bark Park—Relaxation and Leashed Dog Play Zone

Food and Drinks

  • Boppart Courtyard: Fabulous Foods-coffee, water, soft drinks, and light snacks
  • The Patio Café

Cactomania Special Offer

The first 50 Cactomaniacs to check-in at Cactomania Central will receive a complimentary doggie Cactomania airbrush design by Puff and Fluff Grooming. 

Puff and Fluff uses PetPaint for airbrushing. PetPaint is a safe a rigorously tested colored fur spray. Washes off with the mild pet shampoo and water. PetPaint is safe for dogs but is not recommended for puppies under 6 months old. Designed to be safe in its application on dogs, which includes ingestion from chewing and licking. Color can fade within 24-48 hours.


The Fine Print

  • All dogs must be on a leash and remain on marked trails at all times.
  • Dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and licenses.
  • Handlers must 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.
  • Dogs will not be allowed in Gertrude’s or the Garden Shop.
  • Programming subject to change.

Proceeds from canine admission fee benefit the Arizona Humane Society.