People don't just walk their pups around the block anymore. Residents treat their furry friends like members of the family. They're treated better than the kids, in their baby carriages, sucking down water beside a sushi place, panting from their Baby Bjorn perches.
With the dog days of summer upon us, bring your pooch on an outing to both benefit those animals that are less fortunate or to just munch on organic treats. Here are five of the best animal-focused events coming up.