Dug Up at Dogster: July 2021 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

Liberty Belle and Griffin enjoy a summer playdate.

Summertime and the living is easy with your dog at your side having fun at July 2021 dog events and holidays.

Time to enjoy the great outdoors along with your dog at these fun July 2021 dog events and holidays. Don’t see your July 2021 dog event on the list? Email us at [email protected] to include your July 2021 or other 2021 dog events.


1: National ID Your Pet Day

15: National Pet Fire Safety Day

31: National Mutt Day

JULY 2021 Dog Events

June 16 — July 15, 2021: Macs4Pets Pet Photography Competition

Submit a cute photo of your pet to win great prizes in the #Macs4Pets photo contest. You can also choose a shelter that you believe deserves to win to receive free products and targeted donations. Three pet photo winners will be chosen and announced August 15, along with the winning Macs4Pets Animal Shelter. For rules and details, go to Macs4u.com.

June 29 — August 2021: America’s Top Dog Season 2 continues

Don’t miss A&Es season 2 of America’s Top Dog where professional working dogs and well-trained underdogs compete alongside their humans to see who is Top Dog.

Season Two of A&Es America’s Top Dog wags in a new format with head-to-head match ups, pitting a pup against another competitor in her class across working dogs, police K9s and “underdogs,” to prove who is best in speed, agility, teamwork and trust as dogs and their human partners navigate massive canine obstacle courses. The winners of each of the three classes face-off head-to-head to determine who is that week’s Top Dog. Each week’s winning team receives $10K plus $5K to donate to the animal charity of their choice. The winning teams return in the final week for to face off for the title of “America’s Top Dog” and an additional $25,000. Award-winning veteran studio and sports broadcaster Curt Menefee and actor and comedian David Koechner break down the action for us dog lovers at home, while sideline reporter Rachel Bonnetta woofs it up with the competing teams on the course. See Season 2 Episodes 1 and 2 at play.aetv.com.

June 30 — July 28: Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs five-part series

Dogster columnist and dog behavior expert Victoria Stilwell and the Smithsonian Channel bring you this fascinating series all dog lovers will enjoy.

Cheers to the working dog! The Smithsonian Channel releases its new “furocious” five-part documentary series on June 30th at 8p.m. EST. The episodes run from June 30th through July 28th, covering scent detectives, protectors, partners and rescuers. Narrated by dog-behavior expert, best-selling author and Dogster columnist Victoria Stilwell. More at smithsonianchannel.com. See trailer here.

July 5 — August 1: Pet Food Express’ Fill the Food Bank Campaign

Fill the Food Bank campaign from Pt Food Express goes from July 5 to August 1, 2021.

Hundreds of Californian pet parents are facing a forced surrender of their canine best friend because they took a hit financially due to COVID-19’s impact. Pet Food Express is collecting monetary donations in its 64 California stores and online at www.petfood.express/fillthefoodbank starting July 5th. Donations give bags for FirstMate dog food to pet families in need and Pet Food Express will match will match the first 10,000 pounds of donated dog food. More at petfood.express/fillthefoodbank.

July 6: Dog Eat Dog book on sale

It’s the 23rd Andy Carpenter series mystery by dog lover and author David Rosenfelt. Andy takes on the case of Matthew Jantzen, a man wanted for murder, but who stops a stranger from mistreating his Pug. Someone like that can’t be all bad, right? Available in bookstores everywhere. Published by Minotaur Books.

David Rosenfelt’s 23rd mystery in the Andy Carpenter mystery series is on sale July 6th. Published by Minotaur Books

July 11: Woofstock — Pet Party in the Park

The Washington Area Humane Society hosts Woofstock — Pet Party in the Park at Mingo Creek Park on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm in Finleyville, PA. Activities include shopping with local pet vendors, food trucks, live music, Retriever raffles, pet contests, agility course, photos opps and more. Go to washingtonpashelter.org for more info.

July 13: What Is A Dog book on sale

Chloe Shaw’s touching dog centric memoir What Is a Dog is on sale July 13th. Published by Flatiron Books.

Author Chloe Shaw’s debut memoir is available and a book store near you. The story tells of Chloe’s struggles as a child and adult, and how dogs influenced that journey, showing her how a person can truly thrive. Published by Flatiron Books.

July 15: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary’s Welcome Back Day

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is back in full capacity and will celebrate the occasion at the Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. Activities include Dogs and Donuts at Dogtown, Cats and Coffee at Cat World, clicker training with dogs, a Labyrinth hike, bunny yoga and much more. Details at bestfriends.org

July 16: Turner & Hooch series premieres

Turner & Hooch is available on Disney+

Check out the premiere of Disney+’s Turner & Hooch, which continues the series from the 1989 film with Tom Hanks. Streams only on Disney+ and stars Josh Peck. Trailer here. More at disneyplus.com.

July 23: Animal Service Exhibit opens at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is highlighting police service animals in a new display that opens on July 23, 2021, and includes on-going guest appearances from varying departments during the opening. Guests can meet local K9’s from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) the morning of the launch. All the K9s from TBI are expected to be at the museum, barring they are not called to duty. The K9’s expected include four arson dogs (Faith, Diesel, Honey, and Millie), and Zeus, which is an electronic storage detection K9. Featured items in the new exhibit include horseshoes from the New York City Mounted Police unit, a K9 vest used by a Pigeon Forge Police dog, and information that sheds light on the important work that animals do to help in law enforcement. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.alcatrazeast.com. Or visit the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation page at https://www.alcatrazeast.com/temporary-exhibits/tennessee-bureau-of-investigation-2/.

July 24: Bark in the Park

Livingston County’s Bountiful Harvest is hosting Bark in the Park in downtown Brighton, Michigan, from12 pm to 6 pm. This family-friendly event is outdoors, so you can enjoy downtown Brighton with your dog while helping to raise money for the food pantry Bountiful Harvest. Fun-filled events include a dog parade, a dog show with Best in Show and Paws and Pose pet pictures and pet adoption opportunities. More at bountifulharvest-mi.org.

July 24-25: Pet-A-Palooza Day of the Dog

Described as the social event of the year for dogs and their people, it takes place at Eau Claire in downtown Calgary, Canada. There will be races, food, treats, accessories, toys and plenty of activities. More at petapaloozawest.com.

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