Dug Up at Dogster: March 2023 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

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March is full of dog events and pet expos that your whole family can enjoy! 

This month, one organization I’d like to highlight is Vet Set Go, which is holding an essay contest for middle school students to win a scholarship prize package for Auburn University Junior Veterinary Camp in Alabama over the summer. The deadline to enter is March 31.

This program is part of a  larger effort to bring a younger generation into the veterinary workplace to meet the demand of the growing number of pet parents and need for animal care. Read more about tackling the vet shortage here.

Planning to attend any events?Send us pictures of your pup to be featured on our social media pages.

Or email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com.

Dogs Walking March 23 is National Puppy Day. ©-zlaki- | Getty Images[/caption]


Monthly dog holidays, March 2023

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Dog holidays, March 2023

First week of March, 2023: Professional Pet Sitters Week
March 13, 2023: K9 Veteran’s Day
March 23, 2023: National Puppy Day

March 2023 dog events

Through March 9, 2023: Help MIB Agents, a leading pediatric osteosarcoma nonprofit, raise money during their OutBarking Osteosarcoma fundraising campaign for cancer research during Rare Disease Month. MIB Agents is selling gold dog bandanas for $23 each with the goal of raising $47,000 in honor of the 47 children who are diagnosed with cancer every day. Additionally, pet parents can participate in MIB Agent’s dog photo contest by snapping a picture of their dog wearing the bandana and using the hashtag #OutBarking. Purchase your bandana here through March 9!  

 March 1 – 12, 2023: Groom’d. Previously called the Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference. Southeast tradeshow for grooming and petcare professionals taking place at the Georgia International Convention Center. For more information visit groomd.org

March 1 – March 31st, 2023: Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade can apply to the “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest” for a chance to win a scholarship prize package to attend Auburn University Junior Veterinary Camp in Alabama over the summer. The essay contest is sponsored by Vet Set Go and VCA Animal Hospitals as a way to encourage aspiring teen and tween veterinarians to pursue a career with animals. For more information on entering the contest, visit vetsetgo.com.

March 10-12, 2023: Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo. Family pet show with shopping, exhibitions and special attractions. At The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA. familypetshows.com

March 17-19, 2023: Super Pets Expo. Play, shop and learn about pets in this three-day pet lover extravaganza. Takes place in Chantilly, VA. superpetexpo.com

March 17-19, 2023: ClickerExpo2023. Educational event for animal training enthusiasts and professionals. Conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Dulles, Washington, D.C. clickerpexpo.clickertraining.com

March 22-24, 2023: Global Pet Expo. Pet industry trade show featuring new and innovative pet products. For pet industry members only. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. globalpetexpo.org.

March 26, 2023: Bark Mitzvah mixer at the Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism. Pet vendors, food trucks, giveaways, music, a BarkMitzvah service led by the rabbi. The Bark Mitzvah is from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and free and open to the entire community.

Want to see what dog holidays are coming up in 2023? Check out Dogster’s dog holiday list.


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