To see the schedule of MLB Dog Days games for the 2012 season, check out the tip: Dogs Welcome at MLB Dog Days Baseball Games!

 

America’s two favorite pastimes are together at last. Baseball and dogs at the ballpark, throw in a hot dog and it might be heaven. Hooray for Dog Day Games! All across the country, dogs and their people can “root root root for the home team” live at the game. And since it’s doggie’s big day, your best friend can expect great things. Not only will he join you in the VIP (very important pup) dog seating section, but each ball club welcomes its furry fans with different doggie activities. From a pre-game parade on the field, to costume contests, pooch massages, special treats and games, even free health checkups; it’s a hot diggity dog day.

And now that the official baseball season has begun, don’t waste a second. Score two tickets for you and your dog to the Dog Day game in your city. Pup seats are limited and sell out quickly so don’t miss out. Check your team’s ticket office for dates, times and all the juicy details. Do make sure you get the Dog Day seats and not just general admission tickets to the game.

But first consider this: as much as you love baseball and your dog, not all dogs make good fans. If your pup is bothered by crowds, noise and commotion, or isn’t likely to mind his manners, the Dog Day Games are not for him. Only well-behaved pups with proof of vaccination and license may attend.

Check to see if your team has a Dog Day Game and get it on your calendar. Below are a few listings to get you started, or go to mlb.com to get to your team’s website and click on their 2009 Promotional Schedule.

 

The Scoop:

MLB 2009 Dog Days Games

San Francisco Giants Dog Day. August 1 vs. Philadelphia, 6:05 pm
www.sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/schedule


Oakland Athletics Dog Day. July 17 vs. Los Angeles, 7:05 pm
www.oakland.athletics.mlb.com/schedule


Atlanta Braves Bark in the Park. May 3 vs. Houston, 1:30 pm
www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com/schedule


Florida Marlins Bark at the Park. April 24 vs. Philadelphia, 7:10 pm
www.florida.marlins.mlb.com/schedule


Chicago White Sox Dog Day. May 20 vs. Minnesota, 7:11 pm
The dog section is sold out, but general admission tickets are still available.
www.chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule


Cincinnati Reds Bark in the Park. Two dates: May 19 vs. Philadelphia, 7:10 pm and September 15 vs. Houston, 7:10 pm
www.cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/schedule

And for dog fans…
Game or not, get your pup ready for baseball season in official licensed major league baseball gear – caps, bandanas, collars, id tags, dog bowls and more.
www.sportydog.com/mlb


Thank you to Claudia and SF Giants fan Tanny for the photo.