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Take Your Dog to a Baseball Game

Major league baseball season kicked off last week. Was your dog singing, “Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd?” Dog friendly baseball games are becoming more popular – in fact, this season you and your pooch are welcome to take in a game at 15 major league stadiums. Not only are these events a lot of fun, a portion of the proceeds generally benefits local shelters or rescues.

Baseball Dog

Put me in coach …

Properly trained owner and a well socialized dog are prerequisites to attend these games since (1) only certain sections are reserved for people with pooches to sit and watch the game and (2) there is normally one designated entrance where most dogs hang out until the gate opens. If you join in the festivities, remember to bring proof of your pup’s rabies vaccination (a current tag should suffice). Call the ticket office to confirm other particulars.

If you live near these ball parks, grab your whole family and let your pup ruff, ruff, ruff for the home team.

  • Cincinnati Reds – Sunday, April 3
  • Houston Astros – Sunday, April 17
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, April 26
  • Atlanta Braves – Sunday, May 1
  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, May 14
  • Chicago White Sox – Tuesday, May 17 (SOLD OUT)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, May 24
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – Saturday, May 28
  • Texas Rangers – Sunday, May 29
  • Florida Marlins – Friday, June 3
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, June 21
  • St. Louis Cardinals – Saturday, June 25
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, July 5
  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, July 9
  • Oakland As – Friday, July 15
  • San Diego Padres – Saturday, July 16
  • Florida Marlins – Friday, August 12
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, August 16
  • Atlanta Braves – Sunday, September 4
  • Houston Astros – Sunday, September 4
  • Kansas City Royals – Sunday, September 18
  • San Francisco Giants – Sunday, August 28 – More info will be available on the Giants website soon.
  • New York Mets – Saturday, September 10
  • Cincinnati Reds – Wednesday, September 14
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Tuesday, September 13
  • Washington Nationals – Saturday, September 24

Also remember that many minor league baseball teams have similar “Bark at the Park” promotions. Check them out, too!

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Comment Archive

Animal lover Apr 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
Anybody else think this is crazy??! What if a dog bites another dog? Or God forbid bites a person?
Toto13197 Apr 18, 2011 at 2:54 am
this is great idea!!
SisCookie Apr 18, 2011 at 1:27 am
Its a great idea!! I hope there aren't any aggressive dogs and owners....
Amy@GoPetFriendly Apr 18, 2011 at 1:26 am
No, unfortunately Boston hasn't jumped on the dog-friendly band wagon ... YET! =)
Gloria Apr 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm
I think thats great. Dogs are like family & should be included in the family fun.
Melanie Apr 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Great idea. I wish Seattle wasn't so ANTI-dog!!
Nanjim1959 Apr 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm
what happene with Boston? Are they not doing it??
Catfur53 Apr 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm
If I were to take my dog to the park, I would also bring water for her and an umbrella for shade. That way there is no worry. I do the same thing when I take her fishing with us.
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Pam Apr 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm
What a great idea as long as there is water and shade available for the dogs. Otherwise it could really be a long day for an uncomfortable pooch.
SisCookie Apr 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm
This is a wonderful idea. I get the freekibble email everyday where I click the link to help feed shelter pets. So to see major league baseball helping animals is awesome!!!
Cymruheart Apr 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Finally....civilization is showing signs of becoming more advanced! I love this idea, I hope it catches on with more sports.
Catfur53 Apr 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm
This is great they have this. I'm not really a baseball fan, but if I can take my dog with me, I won't mind going to the game.
Lilgray2 Apr 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm
I love this idea!!!
jes Apr 17, 2011 at 11:10 am
Now that's cool!
Amy@GoPetFriendly Apr 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm
LOL! I wonder if that's happened at one of these games yet, Lori! You may not be the only one with a dog hoping to help in the outfield.
Amy@GoPetFriendly Apr 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Atta boy, Hawk! Keep it up and I'm sure your people will get the idea! :-)
Lori R. Apr 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm
If I took Our Best Friend to a baseball game, he'd keep running onto the field to chase the balls! I don't think I'd dare! :(
Hawk aka BrownDog Apr 7, 2011 at 12:59 am
Hi Y'all, How funny! I'm showing off my catcher or fielder skills today and you're promoting taking me to a game! How fun! Let's go! Y'all come by now, Hawk aka BrownDog
Hawk aka BrownDog Apr 7, 2011 at 12:59 am
Hi Y'all, How funny! I'm showing off my catcher or fielder skills today and you're promoting taking me to a game! How fun! Let's go! Y'all come by now, Hawk aka BrownDog
Pup Fan Apr 6, 2011 at 1:31 am