November is packed with howl-worthy events, including the National Dog Show, which airs on Thanksgiving Day. Show us how you and your #dogsterdogs are enjoying your Thanksgiving by tagging us in your photos on social media.
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Month-long dog holidays, November 2022
Senior Pet Adoption month
Pet Awareness month
Pet Cancer Awareness month
Pet Diabetes month
Weekly dog holidays, November 2022
November 6-12, 2022: Animal Shelter Appreciation week
November 13-19, 2022: Human-Animal Relationship Awareness week
Daily dog holidays, November 2022
November 1, 2022: International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
November 7, 2022: Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
November 16, 2022: Slobber Appreciation Day
November 23, 2022: Thankful for My Dog Day
November 24, 2022: Border Collie Day
November 2022 Dog Events
November 1, 2022: The Pet Cancer Foundation is launching its first-ever giving campaign. By purchasing treats that you and your dog can enjoy, all money raised will go toward the foundation’s holistic approach to supporting pets with cancer, making the disease more manageable and affordable, and educating owners on cancer prevention. To learn more, click here.
November 1-December 31, 2022: Embrace Pet Insurance will cover the adoption fees of cats and dogs adopted through all Best Friends Lifesaving Centers and programs across the country, as well as all animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. Additionally, Embrace will be offering a 10% discount on all policies sold as a result of the partnership. To participate, click here.
November 5-6, 2022: Morgantown Pet Expo at The Morgantown Center, Morgantown PA. For more information click here.
November 5,2022: New York Dog Film Festival. The philanthropic festival is a two-hour program of short films with a canine theme – a medley of animated, documentary and narrative films from around the world. The festival premieres every year at a theater in New York City and then travels across the United States and Canada. Check for various dates and locations here
November 11-13, 2022: Novi Pet Expo in Novi, MI. For more information on the schedule of events, click here.
November 12-13, 2022: Phoenix Holiday Pet Expo in Bell Bank Park, Mesa, AZ. Click here for more information about the registration, location and schedule of events.
November 17, 2022: Give Miami Day. During this 24 hour opportunity, donate to Friends of Miami Animals Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating pet homelessness and improving animal welfare in Miami-Dade County. FoMA directly addresses the underlying issues contributing to shelter overpopulation and abandonment through partnerships, spay and neuter programs, volunteer and foster initiatives and public awareness and education. To donate, click here.
November 18-20, 2022: Pittsburgh Pet Expo at the David L. Lawrence Conference Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more here about ticket information and schedule of events.
November 19, 2022: Doggie Street Festival in San Diego. Join in for this adoption event that brings together the rescue community with adoptable dogs and cats, educates about spay/neuter options with input and guidance from veterinarians, pet professionals, trainers and health and nutrition experts. For more information, go to doggiestreetfestival.org.
November 19-20, 2022: National Dog Show, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks, PA. See up to 2,000 dogs from across the country. AKC dog breeds are eligible to compete for Best in Breed, First in Group and Best in Show. To buy tickets and learn more about the competitions and events, click here.
November 24, 2022: Thanksgiving day broadcast of the National Dog Show on NBC. Airs at 12 p.m. EST after the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade. The National Dog Show can also be streamed on Peacock, NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app. To learn more, click here.
November 30 – December 4, 2022, 2022: Cynosport Dog Agility World Games in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on this annual event, click here.
Want to see what dog holidays are coming up in 2022? Check out Dogster’s dog holiday list.