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Dug Up at Dogster: Don’t Miss These September 2017 Dog Events

Interested in fun dog events going on near you? Whether you can bring your pup or simply celebrate him, we've found a few!

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Sep 7th 2017


Finally! The weather is turning a little bit cooler and your dog can join you outside without getting heatstroke. Take advantage of the better temperatures to take your dog on an excursion. Or, looking for inside fun? September is full of dog exhibits in great museums. Try out these fun September 2017 dog events:

Friday, September 1 — Sunday, September 24: Canine Impressions: Dog Show Scenes II

Artist Terry D. Chacon; courtesy AKC Museum of the Dog.

Artist Terry D. Chacon; courtesy AKC Museum of the Dog.

Don’t miss artist Terry d. Chacon’s Canine Impressions: Dog Show Scenes II exhibit at the AKC’s Museum of the Dog. Painting dog show scenes since 2004, the artist has also bred top-winning Afghan Hounds for more than 40 years, and they’ve inspired both her paintings and sculptures.

Tuesday, September 5 — Monday, January 8, 2018: On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints

Artist Maurice-Charles-Louis Taquoy: ‘Two Pointers,’ 1907; Etching, collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Littman. Photography by Peter Jacobs.

Artist Maurice-Charles-Louis Taquoy: ‘Two Pointers,’ 1907; Etching, collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Littman. Photography by Peter Jacobs.

Looking for some canine culture? Don’t miss the On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints exhibit beginning today at the Zimmerli Art Museum. This distinguished university-based museum is at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Also showing: the companion exhibit Cats vs Dogs: Illustrations for Children’s Literature. Visit zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu for more information.

Tuesday, September 5 — Saturday, October 28: Exhibit Based on Being Human 

In October, Chronicle Books is coming out with its new book, William Wegman: Being Human, which showcases more than 300 of Wegman’s dog photos spanning five decades of work. View these photos at an exhibit based on the book at the Sperone Westwater gallery in New York. Details at speronewestwater.com.

Saturday, September 9: Anthony Rubio Designs’ Women’s Wear & Canine Couture Runway

This is a dog lovers can’t-miss event during New York Fashion Week. Designer Anthony Rubio will be showcasing his Spring/Sumer 2018 Canine Couture, Women’s Wear collection “Where the Humans Are the Accessories.” Event held at 7 pm at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street (lower East Side of Manhattan) in New York, NY 10002. Follow #AnthonyRubio.

Sunday, September 10: The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

The Helen Woodward Animal Center is holding its 12th annual surf dog competition and fundraiser, presented by Blue Buffalo. Dogs can surf on the same board as their friends or favorite humans. Check out up to 80 surfing dogs, along with live music, drawings for prizes and more than 40 vendors. Celebrity judging by prof surfer Shelby Detmers and The Bachelor‘s Ben Zorn. If your dog isn’t in to surfing, you can still enter him into the dog agility course or the costume contest. Event held at Del Mar Dog Beach in Del Mar, California. You can also watch the event on the website. Details can be found at my.animal.center.org

Thursday, September 14 — Sunday, September 17: Eukanuba Performance Games

Check out dock diving, scent work, agility and more at the first-ever Eukanuba Performance Games held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. The games last for four days, with six different events and 25 titles on the line. Plus, U.S. Army veteran and country music star Craig Morgan will be there on September 16th. Go to Facebook.com/eukanuba or performancegames.eukanuba.com to learn more.

Saturday, September 16: 7th Annual American Humane Association Hero Dogs Awards

Seven dogs will be named Hero Dogs by the American Humane Association for their work in therapy, the military, search and rescue, hearing and guide service, arson detection, service and law enforcement. Taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the event will be hosted by Beth Stern and James Denton, plus there will be additional celebrity presenters. Featured musical performance will be by Richard Marx. For ticket or event information, go to herodogawards.org. You can also see the event later this fall on the Hallmark Channel.

Tuesday, September 19: Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant is hosting a Yappy Hour, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Morris Animal Foundation, which funds studies around the world to improve the health and well-being of animals. Join the fun — there will be goodie bags from Chuck & Don’s Pet Supply, drink specials and giveaways from Tito’s Vodka, pet information booths, games, prizes and more! Plus, they’ll be raffling off a basket full of items from Kong. It all takes place at Denver, Colorado’s Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant located at 3563 Wazee Street in the Art District. To get to the winery on the RTD Light Rail, take the A-Train to Blake Street Station and the pedestrian bridge over the tracks to Wazee Street.

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Stay tuned for more from Executive Editor Melissa Kauffman on Dogster.com’s Dug Up at Dogster column and on social media with #DogUpatDogster.