Minnesota Landscape Arboretum3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska, MN 55318
Though dogs aren’t allowed in the main gardens at the Arboretum, on this day they’re the stars of the Arboretum’s 65-acre Dog Commons, an on-leash dog trail designed by the Nature-Based Therapeutics experts at the University of Minnesota. Dog owners are invited to come together to walk the trails, heel for photos and meet other dog-lovers. A Pet Expo features 40 pet vendors while events include a scavenger hunt, contests (cutest dog, best trick, best costume, dog-owner look-alikes), doga (dog yoga), agility demos and prizes.
The Arboretum’s Dog Commons area is not “just an on-leash dog trail." It is about the entire experience of being outside in a plant-rich landscape with an animal companion. A goal of the Dog Commons is to inspire a shift from walking the dog as a chore to walking the dog as a mindful and restorative experience that benefits health and well-being for humans and pets.
All dogs must remain on-leash at all times and be up to date on all vaccinations in order to attend the event.
- Saturday, August 12, 20239 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Arboretum members with a dog-added membership: $5.00
- Arboretum members: $15.00
- Non-members: $30.00