Major League Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it’s time to get your dog ready to root, root, root for the home team! Get tickets to your local team’s Dog Day Game, 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 tickets now since they are often limited in number and go quickly. Know you’ll need 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, crowds, and other dogs 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 2012 Promotional Schedule at your team’s official website. While some dates have passed, they’re included as well. 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 (photographed enjoying a bully stick) 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 2012 Dog Days Games
San Francisco Giants – Dog Days of Summer
Sat, Aug 25 vs. Atlanta Braves
** According to a Giants rep, 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 the ticket order from the SF Giants.
Oakland Athletics – 7th Annual Dog Day at The Park
Thur, July 15 vs. New York Yankees
Atlanta Braves – Bark in the Park
Sun, Apr 15 vs. Brewers
Sun, Sep 16 vs. Nationals
Wed, May 23 vs. Minnesota Twins
Wed, May 23 vs. Twins
Wed, Sep 26 vs. Indians
Washington Nationals – Pups in the Park
Sat, April 21st vs. Miami Marlins
Sat, June 2th vs. Atlanta Braves
Sat, July 7th vs. Colorado Rockies
Sat, September 22nd vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Indians – Puppypalooza
Wed, May 16 vs. Mariners
Wed, Aug. 29 vs. Athletics
New York Mets – Bark in the Park
Sat, Apr 21 vs. Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates – Pup Nightk
Tue, Apr 24 vs. Rockies
Tue, May 22 vs. Mets
Tue, June 19 vs. Twins
Tue, Jul 24 vs. Cubs
Tue, Aug 7 vs. Diamondbacks
Tue, Aug 28 vs. Cardinals
Tue, Sept 18 vs. Brewers
Tue, Oct 2 vs. Braves
Cincinnati Reds – Bark in the Park
Mon, Sep 10 vs. Phillies
Sun, May 6 vs. Cardinals
Sun, Sep 16 vs. Phillies
Sat, May 26 vs. Astros
Texas Rangers – Bark in the Park
Tue, May 15 vs. Royals
San Diego – Dog Days of Summer
Tue, Jul 17 vs. Astros
Kansas City Royals – Bark at the K
Sun, May 20 vs. Diamondbacks
St. Louis Cardinals – Purina Pooches in the Ballpark
Sat, June 16 vs Royals
Ballgame loving dogs may also like Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff® Baseball, and baseball fan or not, your dog will enjoy Baseball dog cookies from MaSnax, freshly baked with peanut butter and honey.
Thank you to jrubinic on flickr for the photo of the Mets fan at the team’s Dogs Days Game.