Dug Up at Dogster: August 2021 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

Tampa Bay cools down during the hot dog days of summer. ©MelissaLKauffman

Don’t let the heat during the dog days of summer stop your tail from wagging. These August 2021 dog events and holidays will keep you and your pup being and feeling cool. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com to include your dog event.

August 2021 Dog Holidays

All-Month Long

Immunization Awareness Month

Itchy Pet Awareness Month

August 1: DOGust universal birthday for shelter dogs

August 1-7: International Assistance Dog Week

August 15: Check the chip day

August 21: Homeless animals’ day

August 23: Blind dog day

August 26:  National dog day


Through August 21: Exhibit Eric Carle: Raining Cats & Dogs

Illustrator Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) loves cats but he also loves dogs  — as can been see in this beautiful exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. Tickets, directions and other information can be found here.

August 6-8: Sunshine Diving Dogs Barbecue Splash

Get into the fun competition of dog diving! Event held Bridgeton, NJ. Pre-registration and info at northamericadivingdogs.com.

August 12-15: Greater Monroe Kennel Club (GMKC) Agility Trials

Held at the Cabarrus Arena and EventsCenter, Concord, NC. More info at greatermonroekc.org

August 14-15: Pet-A-Palooza

Held at Bullen Park, 1140 Lyall Street, Esquimalt, BC, Canada. Info at petapaloozawest.com

August 16-August 25: Dog Days Giveaway

Infinite Objects has teamed up with Zippy Paws, Dandy Pet and fi.dogs for a giveaway that supports Muddy Paws Rescue in NYC. The winner will receive:
• $150 gift card to @infiniteobjectsso you can print, frame, and watch your pup videos on loop.
• $100 gift card to @zippypaws for some new additions at playtime.
• Three (3) months free of customized pet supplements from the guys over at @dandypet

More details here

August 17-19: SuperZoo Pet Industry Trade Show

Check out the trade show where the entire pet industry comes together to connect and discover new products. Takes place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Pet industry professionals register at superzoo.org

Paw Patrol: The Movie is unleashed in theaters and on Paramount+ on August 20, 2021.

August 20: Paw Patrol: The Movie premieres

Yep, Ryder and the pups are back! The team is called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. See the trailer here. #PAWPatrolMovie, @pawpatrol

August 23 — September 19: Clear the Shelters Campaign

Local television stations partner with Telemundo and Great Good Charities for the annual Clear the Shelters campaign. One example is NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU. More at clearthesheltersfund.org.

Peloton Instructor and “dog mom” to Shiloh and Sienna Grace, Jess Sims introduces new ACANA® Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs and offers advice to help families integrate activity into both their own lives and their newly adopted dogs’ lives as part of the company’s Forever Project.
August 25: Forever Project Livestream Class with Peloton Instructor Jess Sims

 ACANA pet food and well-known Peloton Instructor and enthusiastic “dog mom” Jess Sims are collaborating for ACANA’s Forever Project, an initiative created to support rescue pet parents and the launch of the new food, ACANA Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs. On August 25, Jess will host a livestream class focusing on how pet owners can build a strong bond with their dog and share key tips on how to create a solid routine, ways to get active and answer live questions from the audience. She will be joined by pet trainer Marissa Sunny, a canine behavior specialist, Dr. Darcia Kostiuk, the in-house veterinarian who helped formulate ACANA Rescue Care for Adopted Dogs, and Jen Beechen, vice president of marketing for ACANA pet food. The class is open to the public – registration is available here and at acana.com/ACANARescueCare.

August 28: World Dog Surfing Championship

Catch those waves along with your pup at this annual competition taking place at Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica, CA from 9am to 2pm PST. Get the latest details at surfdogchampionships.com

Through August 29: Top Dogs exhibit

Attend this exhibit either in person at AKC Museum of the Dog, NY, NY or virtually! For more information and tickets, go to museumofthedog.org.


Don’t see your August 2021 dog event and holiday? Just email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com to get it added to the list. Best practice is to send your dog event and holiday to us at least one month before the month of the event.

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