Indians and Cleveland APL Introduce Puppypalooza

Jason Cook


Dog Owners and their Pets can Enjoy a Night of Baseball and Fun at the Ballparkpuppypalooza

The Cleveland Indians invite all four-legged friends and owners to the first ever Puppypalooza at Progressive Field on Thursday, August 26. Fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark as the Tribe hosts the Oakland Athletics at 7:05 p.m. The canine only event is in partnership with the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) and presented by Progressive Insurance– The car insurance that covers your pet too. The evening will be filled with activities, pet vendors and more fun for your favorite pooch! A portion of the proceeds from each Dog Package will benefit Cleveland APL.

Dog owners, along with their “best friends,” will be entertained by the theatrics of Jake “The Diamond Dog” and other dog-friendly activities. Owners and dogs can also participate in a special on-field Puppypalooza Parade during pregame ceremonies prior to the Tribe vs. A’s game. Veterinarians from Banfield Pet Hospitals will be available day of game.

The Dog Package tickets for the event are $30, one (1) person for every one (1) dog only. Additional human tickets are $15 each. Dog owners must show proof of proper vaccination day of event and complete a liability waiver prior to entrance into the ballpark. Puppypalooza tickets can be purchased and waivers available at any area Indians Team Shops, Indians Box Office or online at

Fans and their dogs should enter Progressive Field at the Carnegie Tent entrance (corner of E. 9th St. and Carnegie Ave.) beginning at 4:30p.m. day of game. Doggie pools, water dishes and a dog-walking area will be available throughout the game.

Required Vaccinations:

You MUST bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records. All dogs must be up to date on the following vaccinations:

  •     Rabies – given annually, but sometimes can be a 3 year.
  •     DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) – given annually.
  •     Parvo – given annually, many times this is included in the DHLP and indicated as DHLPP.
  •     Bordatella – given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough OR Tracheobronchitis.

Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL)

Located in Cleveland’s Tremont area, the Cleveland APL is the largest, nonprofit humane society in Northeast Ohio. The APL is not governed by any national animal welfare organization. It receives no government funding for operations; it relies on donations to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty and provide shelter and care for thousands of homeless animals each year. Incorporated in 1913, the APL’s mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering. For more information call 216.771.4616.

More information on Puppypalooza is available by calling 216.420.HITS or visiting