Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends this February with a variety of activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, clinics, ice rink access, doggy vendors and more.

Dog Days of Winter is presented by Petfolk Veterinary & Urgent Care.


February 17, 2024


February 17th, 2024

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Dogs on Ice

Bring your pups out for some fun on the Whitewater Center's one-of-a-kind ice skating rink. All dogs must be off-leash and accompanied by their owners when on the ice rink.

Dog Jog 5K Trail Race & 1 Mile Walk

Grab a leash and hit the trails with your canine companion. Choose a 5K trail race or a 1-mile walk around the whitewater channel.

Puppy Yoga Presented by Forgotten, Now Family Rescue

Join the puppies from Forgotten, Now Family Rescue for a 30 minute slow flow yoga practice. Puppy yoga features puppies roaming from one yoga mat to the next, cuddling with participants, and playing with other puppies as you move, flow, and breathe. The pups may occasionally be incorporated into some...

Paint Your Own Pup Presented by StudioSRV

Come create a masterpiece featuring your furry friend. Send in a photo of your dog and artist Seann Vicente will sketch it. Then, show up to the class, and you'll get to paint the rest with the artist's assistance. This class will last two hours. You will be responsible for keeping an eye on your...

Decorate your Own Dog Treats Presented by Treats by Marisol

Come decorate a tasty treats for your furry friend. Treats by Marisol will give you step by step instructions on how to decorate five gourmet dog treats. This class has a limited capacity and requires registration in advance. Please note that designs might be different than pictured Price: $30 Times:...

Canine Acupressure Class Presented by Poll to Pastern

Treat your four-legged best friend to a self-care day. Learn beneficial acupressure points from a Nationally Certified Canine Acupressure Practitioner. Acupressure uses gentle touch to specific points on the body to help balance the chi in your dog. This balance can help support the immune system,...

Agility Demo with Happy Dogs Training

Watch dogs zoom through an agility course and get a chance to try it out for yourself (space permitting). Presented by Happy Dogs Training.

Good Citizen Clinic with Happy Dogs Training

Happy Dogs Training will demonstrate what it takes to be a Canine Good Citizen and dog owners will have the opportunity to test their dogs on site with a chance to earn their certification.

Navigating the Trails of Health and Wellness with your Canine Companion by Social Pet

Join the "Navigating the Trails of Health and Wellness with your Canine Companion" class at Dog Days of Winter! This class will teach you how to have a safe and enjoyable trail experience for you and your canine companion. Discover the health benefits of hiking, walking, and socializing with your...

Adoption Event

The Whitewater Center is partnering with pet adoption centers around the Charlotte area to find homes and improve the lives of animals. Shelters and rescue organization will be located throughout vendor village. Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm View Facility Map

Vendor Village

Dog Days of Winter features pet brands from Charlotte and beyond to spread the doggy love at the Whitewater Center. Swing by the various tents to get your dog some gear, yummy treats and more.

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