Dug Up at Dogster: May 2022 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

Min Pin/Chihuahua mix Murphy Brown can't wait to get out and take in some of the May 2022 Dog Events. ©Melissa L Kauffman

Finally, Spring has sprung so you have perfect weather for these May 2022 dog events and holidays. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we will include your dog event. 

All-Month-Long Dog May 2022 Holidays

Chip Your Pet Month — May is national Chip Your Pet Month, reminding you to microchip you pet and to keep his information updated at the microchip company. Find a list of microchipping and pet recovery services here.

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month — May is national Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, reminding you to check in with your veterinarian when your dog has symptoms of either seasonal allergies or asthma, both of which can cause health concerns.

National Pet Month — May is National Pet Month, a time to celebrate your dog and all that dogs and other pets do for us.

May 2022 Daily Dog Holidays

May 1, 2022: Mayday for Mutts

May 1, 2022: Purebred Dog Day

May 3, 2022: Specially-abled Pet Day

May 10, 2022: German Shepherd Dog Day

May 14, 2022: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 14, 2022: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 30, 2022: Memorial Day

See a complete listing of dog monthly and daily holidays for 2022 here.


May 1, 2022 — June 30, 2022: 2022 Bark for Your Park Grant Contest 

The 2022 Bark for Your Park™ grant contest opens on May 1, sponsored by PetSafe (creator of pet products from leashes to house training to pet travel and mobility), which will award prizes totaling $125,000 to nine deserving communities. The submission period runs from May 1 to June 30, 2022. Entries will then be reviewed by a panel of judges, and 30 communities will be selected to compete in the public contest voting period later this year. Following the contest voting period, the four communities with the most votes pursuing a new park will receive $25,000 each, and the five communities with the most votes pursuing improvements to an existing local park will be awarded $5,000 each. Here is the full grant contest timeline :

· Submission Period: May 1 – June 30, 2022

· Finalists Announced: August 1, 2022

· Voting Period: August 1-31, 2022

· Contest Winners Announced: September 2, 2022

For more information and to submit, go to barkforyourpark.com.

May 1, 2022: The Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience
Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience is a live show that promotes rescue dogs and positive training methods. More information at stundogshow.com.

Trainer Chris Perondi and his group of rescue dogs take center stage at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, SC; newberryoperahouse.com

May 12-13, 2022: Chicago Vet Show

An veterinary pet educational and networking conference for veterinary professionals held in Chicago, IL; us.vetshow.com/chicago

May 14, 2022: Winnebago Pet Expo

Families and dog lovers will love this fun day of pets taking place at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, WI. Tickets, directions and more information at winnebagopetexpo.org

May 22, 2022: Pages for Paws Campaign Celebration and Pet Adoption Event

Th Pages for Paws campaign is a free event taking place in Long Island on Sunday, May 22nd as a concluding celebratory event of Hindi’s Libraries Pages for Paws campaign. New York-based nonprofit Hindi’s Libraries donates new  and gently used children’s books across the globe (See Today Show video here.) launched its Pages for Paws campaign in conjunction with Kids Adopt a Shelter , a local nonprofit that supports animals in Long Island shelters and rescues. Through the end of April, for every children’s book Hindi’s Libraries receives that focuses on a pet or animal, Redbarn Pet Products will match the book with a donation to KAS of one day of nutritional products for a sheltered or rescued pet. To date, Hindi’s Libraries and Kids Adopt a Shelter has collected 890 children’s books (which equals to 890 days of pet nutrition) with the expectation of doubling this number with the support of local girl scout troops and major book publishers. To celebrate the success of the event and to bring the Long Island community together, Hindi’s Libraries & KAS are hosting a pet adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus in Oceanside, NY (3644 Long Beach Rd)  on Sunday, May 22nd from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Cats and dogs will be available for adoption at the event as well as children’s authors signing their animal or pet themed books.  Redbarn Pet Products will provide small gifts for all attendees! Hindi’s Libraries will also be accepting children’s book donations at the event and guests are welcome to drop off their new or gently used children’s books as well. More information here or email info@hindislibraries.org.

May 23, 2022: Take C.H.A.R.G.E. (Canine Health and ReGistry Exchange)

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET, dog lovers are invited to gather at Madison Square Park (entrance at 23rd Street and Broadway) to celebrate the launch of a first-of-its-kind Canine Cancer Initiative called Take C.H.A.R.G.E. (Canine Health and ReGistry Exchange), learn more about canine cancer, and hear about a new Gallup poll from the pet owner’s perspective on the subject from Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) and Lisa Conte, Jaguar Health Founder & CEO. Several Broadway Stars/Dog Owners will perform (including Chazz Palminteri, Gianna Palminteri, Richard H. Blake, Shoshana Bean, Jenn Colella, Bobby Conte, Orfeh, Andy Karl, and Manu Narayan).   Lisa Conte, Gloria “Glo” Janata, and Chelsea Rhodes, three dog moms and accomplished businesswomen, who mixed business with passion to create Take C.H.A.R.G.E. – a first-ever U.S. Canine Cancer Registry and Cancer Care index, born out of concern about addressing and managing cancer in our four-legged best friends. The event is Co-Sponsored by Jaguar Animal Health, TogoRun, and Ivee. Attend the event in person or on social media. Follow Take C.H.A.R.G.E. social accounts, Like and re-share any of its posts and $5 for every social engagement (up to $5,000) will be donated to Broadway Barks in honor of the first annual #NationalCanineCancerAwarenessDay coming up on May 23rd. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 1 in 4 dogs will, at some stage in their life, develop a tumor, and almost 50% of dogs over age 10 will develop cancer. More here.

May 28-29, 2022; Goodwoof, a grand celebration of all things dog

It’s a brand-new dog event dedicated to canine companions and their families. Event held at The Goodwood Estate in Chichester, West Sussex, England. See the trailer here.


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