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!
With Opening Day scheduled for March 31st, Major League Baseball season is officially here. And that means it’s time to get your dog ready to root, root, root for the home team, and get tickets to your local team’s Dog Day Game! Dog Day Games are the very best games of the entire season. When else can you get out to the ballpark and cheer on your team with your furry best friend by your side, and maybe even enjoy a hot dog together?
At these special events, you and your pup will sit in a special section just for dogs and take part in all kinds of activities like pre-game parades around the field, costume contests, special treats and more. And even better, many of ballparks donate a portion of ticket proceeds to local animal charities.
Get your seats now since they are often limited in number and go quickly. Order the Dog Day tickets not General Admission tickets so you can have access to the designated section and events; also be certain that your dog is comfortable with noise and crowds so he or she enjoys the day.
Below are listings to date for all Major League Baseball teams – you’ll see the games listed within the 2011 Promotional Schedule at your team’s official website. Minor League teams often have Dog Day Games also so check for those too, or even initiate your own event with a club or company team.
If your dog wants to skip the game this year, but still show his or her allegiance to your favorite team, find official licensed gear for your dog for all of the teams – caps, bandana, collars and leashes, id tags, and more at online stores such as mlb.com, doggienation.com and sportydog.com.
Woof Reporter Larry gives four paws up to the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and gets plenty of compliments on his Giants collar and leash when he’s out and about around the city!
Major League Baseball 2011 Dog Days Games
Sun, Aug 28 vs. Astros
** UPDATE – August 23, 2011: Per the SF Giants, Dog Day tickets are SOLD OUT! You may still be able to get general admission tickets to attend the game, but may not bring your dog unless you have the special Dog Days tickets.
** According to a Giants contact, details about the game are not on the Giants website to ensure people purchase the special Dog Days tickets, and all tickets must be purchased through the mail. Download, complete and mail in the SF Giants Dog Days ticket application for tickets. The application also has details about the game. Any questions, contact the SF Giants at 415.972.2356.
Fri, Jul 15 vs. Angels
Sun, May 1 vs. Cardinals and Sun, Sep 4 vs. Dodgers
Tue, May 17 vs. Rangers
Sun, Apr 3 vs. Brewers and Wed, Sep 14 vs. Cubs
Fri, Jun 3 vs. Brewers and Fri, Aug 12 vs. Giants
Sun, Apr 17 vs. Padres and Sun, Sep 4 vs. Brewers
Sat, May 28 vs. Marlins
Sun, May 29 vs. Royals
Sat, Jul 16 vs. Giants
Sun, Sep 18 vs. White Sox
Sat, June 25 vs Toronto
Thank you to EllenSoohoo on flickr for the photo of the Tim Lincecum fan at the SF Giants Dogs Days Game.