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Dug Up at Dogster: August 2019 Dog Events

Check out these August 2019 dog events and really make it all about those dog days of summer!

Melissa Kauffman  |  Jul 30th 2019


The heat is on with these sizzling 2019 August dog events for you and your furry pal. Don’t see a dog event you know of on here? Just email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com. We’ll be sure to add it to our 2019 dog event listings.

All Month: Itchy Pet Awareness Month

Zoetis is launching Itchy Pet Awareness Month this August to encourage pet owners and veterinarians to engage in conversation about “itch behavior” and to raise awareness about pet skin health needs. Skin-related issues are the top four reasons pet owners bring their dogs in for veterinary visits, including skin allergies, ear infections, skin lumps/bumps and skin infections. Symptoms can be difficult to discern from “normal” dog behavior; therefore, Zoetis is encouraging dog owners to visit www.ItchingForHelp.com to take the itch quiz and identify when an itch is more than just an itch.

August 3, 2019: World Dog Surfing Championships

Catch the wave at the annual Surf Dog Championships at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.

Catch the wave at the annual Surf Dog Championships at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA.

Does your dog love to surf? Sign her up for the annual Surf Dog Championships at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA. If she doesn’t surf, sign up for the Dog Disc or Ball-Fetch-In-Water Competition or perhaps the costume contest. Of course, you can just attend as a spectator checking out these awesome dogs and the Surf Dog Village for dog services and products. A portion of the proceeds go to dog, surfing and environmental nonprofits. Catch the wave at surfdogchampionships.com.

August 3, 2019: Polo, Puppies and the Prince Event

Prince Lorenzo Borghese of Milan founded Animal Aid USA in 2012 to empower people to make positive changes in the lives of shelter animals. Comprised entirely of volunteers, this 503 c3 non-profit aims to raise awareness and resources, provide education and relocation of animals from kill-shelters to rescue groups and loving homes. Join Animal Aid USA from 2 to 5 pm, visit with animals available for adoption – Paws on The Ground will have puppies and Chilly Pepper Mustang Rescue will have fouls. Visit the animals, check out vendor booths, bid in the silent auction and enjoy a polo tournament. From 6 to 11 pm, enjoy the ticketed dinner featuring a Colorado-style farm-to-table setting under the chandelier-lit trees. The dinner will be attended by Prince Lorenzo and include a polo tournament, silent auction, live auction, dancing and music with Delta Sonic, and an equestrian performance by the Rocky Mountain Renegades. Century Communities is excited to be a part of this event and raising awareness and funds for animals in need. For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, please visit: polopuppiesandtheprince.com

August 5, 2019 — August 12, 2019: Give a Dog a Bone Week

Celebrate the 10th annual Give a Dog a Bone Week by helping feed pets of the homeless. ©MelissaKauffman

Celebrate the 10th Annual Give a Dog a Bone Week by helping feed pets of the homeless. ©MelissaKauffman

The week of August 5-12, 2019 is the 10th annual Pets of the Homeless Give a Dog a Bone week. More than 400 Pets of the Homeless donation sites nationwide will be asking their community to bring donations of pet food and supplies to their neighborhood participating location. Pets of the Homeless has more than 450 distribution locations at food banks and soup kitchens, with donation sites in nearly every state. Donations sites have collected nearly 1.3 million pounds of food to feed hungry pets. For more information about Pets of the Homeless and to find your nearest donation site, visit petsofthehomeless.org.

August 10, 2019: 10th Annual Dog Days of Summer

Have a howling good time at the 10th Annual Dog Days of Summer annual concert benefiting the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, NM.

Have a howling good time at the 10th Annual Dog Days of Summer annual concert benefiting the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, NM.

You’ll find your paws a-tapping and your tail a-wagging at this beloved annual concert benefiting the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, New Mexico, featuring top-notch musical talent. A perfect event for those who share a passion for animals and music. Also take part in the Dog Days almost-famous silent auction, enjoy plenty of food, beer and wine, plus get in on the raffle. This year’s concert features beloved soul band Jack Mack & the Heart Attack. Held at Taos Mesa Brewing. Details at taos.org.

August 17, 2019: Clear the Shelters

Time again for NBC - and Telemundo-owned stations to team up with shelters across America to host this annual nationwide adoption drive.

Time again for NBC - and Telemundo-owned stations to team up with shelters across America to host this annual nationwide adoption drive.

NBC - and Telemundo-owned stations have teamed up with shelters across America since 2015 to host this annual nationwide adoption drive. Looking for a pet? Find adoption fees either reduced or waived at participating shelters. To celebrate the campaign’s 5th year anniversary, pet lovers also raised more than $1.5 million for the Fund the Shelters Challenge with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation earlier this year. See cleartheshelters.com or desocuparlosalbergues.com.

August 26, 2019: National Dog Day

Ears up — it's National Dog Day! Photography by: ©mrPliskin | Getty Images

Ears up — it’s National Dog Day! Photography by: ©mrPliskin | Getty Images

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day celebrates mixed breeds and purebred dogs, plus brings attention “to the plight of animals” and encourages adoption.

August 29, 2019: 2nd Annual Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant

The Barking Beauty Pageant canine contestants compete in Photogenic, Activewear, Glamourwear and Talent, for the chance to win a Crown, Medals, Banners, and beautiful gifts from the event Sponsors, all while contributing to worthwhile causes.

The Barking Beauty Pageant canine contestants compete in Photogenic, Activewear, Glamourwear and Talent, for the chance to win a Crown, Medals, Banners, and beautiful gifts from the event Sponsors, all while contributing to worthwhile causes.

On Thursday, August 29th, 2019, from 6-10pm at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY), a pet fashion, talent and rescue extravaganza will feature the cutest dogs in the Hamptons! Area businesses, and Kennedy Art Productions have joined forces to present the 2019 Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant to help raise the money needed by RSVP Animal Welfare and Rescue Group to save and rehabilitate abused and neglected area pets, and to help fund the WHB PAC Nancy & Frederick DeMatteis Arts Academy and its young performers. Founded in 2006, The Barking Beauty Pageant has helped support community projects and animal rescue groups with exciting pageant events in New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. The 2nd Annual, 2019 Hamptons Barking Beauty Pageant will mark its 14th pageant event overall.

The Barking Beauty Pageant is the original beauty pageant event for dogs. Patterned after human beauty pageants, the canine contestants will compete in Photogenic, Activewear, Glamourwear and Talent, for the chance to win a Crown, Medals, Banners, and beautiful gifts from the event Sponsors, all while contributing to worthwhile causes. Spectators will also win with Door Prizes, a Silent Auction, and a 50/50 Raffle. For more information, contact Leslie Kennedy of Kennedy Art Productions and The Barking Beauty Pageant at 631-654-9180 or email Leslie at BarkingBeautyPageant@gmail.com. Event website is www.BarkingBeautyPageant.org. Connect socially on Facebook @TheBarkingBeauty, on Instagram at #BarkingBeautyPageant and on Twitter @BarkingBeauty.

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