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Cleveland Indians Puppypalooza returns to Progressive Field September 9

Team partners with Cleveland Animal Protective League to give owners and their pets opportunity to enjoy a night of baseball and fun at the ballpark

The Cleveland Indians invite all four-legged and two-legged friends to the return of Puppypalooza at Progressive Field on Monday, September 9. Fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark and cheer on the home team as the Indians play host to the Kansas City Royals at 7:05PM.

The canine-only event debuted at Progressive Field in 2010 and is once again in partnership with the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL). The evening will be filled with activities, pet vendors and 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. The first 300 owners and dogs (300 dog maximum) also can participate in a special on-field Puppypalooza Parade during pregame ceremonies. Veterinarians from Banfield Pet Hospitals will be available during the event. 

There are two ticketing options for attendees to enjoy Puppypalooza:

  • Dog Package tickets for the event are dynamically priced, one (1) person for every one (1) dog.
  • Additional human tickets are dynamically priced. 

*Seats are limited and subject to availability. Dog packages are expected to sell out quickly!

Dog owners must show proof of proper vaccination the day of the events 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

All participants must register/check in at the Gate C/East Ninth Street Patio Entrance starting at 5:30PM on the day of the event. 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:

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

More information on Puppypalooza is available by calling (216) 420-HITS (4487) or visiting

About Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL)

Located in Cleveland's Tremont area, the Cleveland APL is the largest, nonprofit humane society in 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 visit or call 216.771.4616.