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Dug Up at Dogster — July 2020 Dog Events

Sunny days and everything is a-OK when you are with your dog, so check out Dogster’s list of July 2020 dog events for things to do!

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Jul 8th 2020


Looking for things to do with your dog this July? Look no more —peruse Dogster’s list of July 2020 dog events for the latest dog happenings. Don’t see your July 2020 dog event? Email us at dogstermag@email.com so we can add it to the list.

PLEASE NOTE: Some July 2020 dog events may have gone virtual, been changed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check the event organizer for the latest information on the event.

Many dogs don’t like the 4th of July celebrations due to all the loud bangs and booms hurting their sensitive ears. © Melissa L Kauffman

All Month: National Pet Hydration Month

July 1, 2020: ID Your Pet Day

There is a reason this July dog holiday observance falls right before Independence Day, the biggest day of the year for pets to go missing. Having up-to-date ID can make all the difference on whether a pet finds his way back home. Update the tag information on your pup’s collar, make sure it’s not loose, and update your information with his microchip company. Dog not microchipped? Time to make it happen. Let’s make sure all lost pets find their way home.

July 4, 2020: Foster City Parks and Recreation’s 2020 Virtual Dog Contest

One of Foster City, California’s most beloved events of the Fourth of July Celebration is the annual dog parade. Vote for the winner in the categories of Most Patriotic, Dog/Owner Look Alike, Most Handsome, Most Beautiful, Best Trick and Fastest Eater online on @FosterCityRecreation Facebook page on Saturday, July 4, from 11a.m. to 2p.m.

July 4, 2020: Bend, Oregon’s Virtual July 4th Pet Parade

Celebrate the 88-year tradition of the Bend Pet Parade with the Bend Park and Recreation District July 4th Virtual Pet Parade, a televised NewsChannel 21 special featuring shared videos. Dress up and decorate with your pets! Film it and share it in one of 5 categories at ktvz.com/petparade. Categories are: Large Dogs, Small Dogs, Cats, Wagons & Wheels, and All Other Pets. Keep video submissions to 60 seconds or less. More at visitbend.com.

July 22, 2020: Webinar COVID-19 & Coronaviruses — At the Intersection of Human and Animal Health

Morris Animal Foundation hosts a collaborative webinar to provide an insider’s look at what is happening in the world of COVID-19 and coronavirus research, and what it means for humans and their pets. The webinar takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MDT. Attendees will learn what animals can teach us about coronaviruses (and host species), dig into One Health as it relates to training scientists tackling emerging diseases like COVID-19, and discover exciting research in feline coronavirus that is providing insights to speed the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Features three renowned researchers from the Smithsonian Institution and Colorado State University. Register for the webinar here. The webinar also will be available for viewing via sign-up after the recording date. This is the third episode of the Foundation’s educational webinar series, “AnimalNEWS 101,” which provides monthly animal health lessons for pet owners and science enthusiasts from a wide range of experts.

July 25, 2020 — August 8, 2020: America’s VetDogs Virtual 6th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk

Make a difference in the lives of veterans one step at a time by walking or running in this fun fundraiser. Rate is $20 to register. You’ll receive a confirmation message with app to download and track your mileage. America’s VetDogs encourages all participants to fundraise by asking family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. All proceeds assist America’s VetDogs mission to help veterans with disabilities live a life without boundaries. More at vetdogs.org.

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July 31, 2020: National Mutt Day

This holiday observance was created in 2005 to get people to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs. It’s celebrated twice each year: on July 31st and December 2nd. For more on how to celebrated mixed breed dogs, check out nationalmuttday.com.