The calendar may show that we are still in the midst of the freezing season, but the thought that the boys of summer will soon step up to the plate both literally and figuratively to help dogs and cats who have been thrown a curve ball by life is warming the hearts of both baseball buffs and their buddies who bark.
Leading the pack of major league baseball dog day events, pooches can sit alongside their pet parents and watch the Los Angeles Dodgers play ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks when the team hosts Pups at the Park on April 14th. Taking place at Dodger Stadium, ticket-holding tail-waggers can watch all the action from the Right Field Pavilion.
(Note: While special 2018 Pups at the Park activities have yet to be revealed, last year’s Fido-centric fun included a pre-game pup parade.)
A happening with a lot of heart, the Dodgers are donating a portion of the proceeds from the game to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), a non-profit established by the baseball great and his wife. Since its start in 1991 ARF has found forever homes for more than 37,000 companion animals and spayed/neutered over 38,000 dogs and cats.
Tickets: $46 for a human ticket; $40 for a ticket for a four-legged fan
When: April 14, 2018 at 6:10 p.m.
Where: Dodger Stadium at 1000 Vin Scully Avenue in Los Angeles, California
Requirements: Pet parents must sign a waiver, bring proof of their dog’s current vaccinations and purchase a ticket for their pup.