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Dug Up at Dogster: November 2018 Dog Events

Seasons greetings with these pawticularly good November 2018 dog events and happenings.

Melissa Kauffman  |  Nov 12th 2018


Step it up and out with our canine-themed events and premieres filled with fun seasonal November 2018 dog events listings. Have an event not on our list? Contact us and we’ll be happy to add to our event calendar.

All Month: Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, National Pet Diabetes Month

Senior dogs give a whole lot of love. Celebrate Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month.

Senior dogs give a whole lot of love. Celebrate Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month. Photography ©CatLane | Getty Images.

All Month: Karel Appel and Dieter Roth: Cats and Dogs

Lithograph on paper mounted to portfolio by Dieter Roth, "Untitled" (detail) from the portfolio "2 Times 5 Dogs." See exhibition of Dutch artist Karel Appel and German-born artist Dieter Roth at washer.duke.edu.

Lithograph on paper mounted to portfolio by Dieter Roth, Untitled (detail) from the portfolio 2 Times 5 Dogs. See exhibition of Dutch artist Karel Appel and German-born artist Dieter Roth at washer.duke.edu. Photo credit: Rob Schroeder

Take in this playful exhibition of prints on our beloved dogs and cats by German-born artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Dutch artist Karel Appel (1921-2006). Roth’s frenetic and mostly monochromatic canines from his 2 Times 5 Dogs portfolio contrast with Appel’s colorful and expressionistic feline renderings from his Cats portfolio. Art lovers from all over can see this exhibit online at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Friday, November 2: Tapas & Tails

Join your friends from the nonprofit Humane Society of Catawba County in Hickory, North Carolina, for an evening of food, music and silent auction benefiting the Hope Medical Fund. This annual fundraiser helps HSCC provide critical care, above and beyond, for shelter animals in need. Funds raised from this evening help to treat heartworm positive dogs, pay for complex surgeries, treat ringworm and fight Parvovirus. Tapas & Tails is held in Moretz Mills, featuring food from local restaurants and music from special guest “The Message.” Browse through silent auction items and take part in the excitement of a live auction. Click here for tickets or donation/sponsor information.

Thursday, November 8: Paws on the Walk

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Anaheim GardenWalk in Anaheim, California, hosts this popular event encouraging dog owners to share Happy Hour with their pups on the patio of Fire + Ice Interactive Grill + Bar. There will be special props on hand for funny photos and a VIP artificial turf green carpet for dogs to walk on while the photographers snaps complimentary keepsake pics. Also on hand will be 4Life Animal Rescue. All dogs must be leashed and kept in the outdoor spaces. Click here for more info.

Saturday, November 10: The Bonfire Texas 2018

Check out the sheep herding at The Bonfire Texas 2018.

Check out the sheep herding at The Bonfire Texas 2018.

Mosey on over to this second annual music festival hosted at the Blisswood Bed & Breakfast in Cat Spring, Texas — an authentic Texas-sized ranch — and benefiting All Border Collie Rescue and Houston Pets Alive. Enjoy music and dancing to several well-loved Texan bands, shopping, sheep herding, dog adoption, hayrides, dog dancing, BBQ, plus a beer and wine garden. And, of course, there’s the big bonfire, too. More info at Eventbrite.com and Facebook @thebonfiretexas.

Saturday, November 10: Poochamania

Bring your human and fur friends to the San Antonio Humane Society for the 3rd annual Poochamania event. In partnership with Alpha Media and sponsored by Gillman Subaru and PetSuites, the event features canine costume contests, raffle prizes, doggie agility courses, music and yummy eats for all. Proceeds benefit the dogs and cats at the San Antonio Humane Society. Click here for details.

Saturday, November 17 — Sunday, November 18: The National Dog Show

The champion Brussels Griffon “Newton” is ready to be examined by the judge as handler Susan DePew looks on during competition at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina in 2017. Representing the Toy Group, Newton won Best In Show.

The champion Brussels Griffon “Newton” is ready to be examined by the judge as handler Susan DePew looks on during competition at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina in 2017. Representing the Toy Group, Newton won Best In Show. Courtesy The National Dog Show.

Who doesn’t love this Thanksgiving tradition? More than 2,000 dogs from 200 breeds plus agility dogs, performance dogs and therapy dogs will be competing and demonstrating as part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s century-old National Dog Show. Held this Saturday and Sunday, TV viewers can watch the main event — National Dog Show Presented by Purina — on NBC, Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. (in all time zones). Ticket and show information at nationaldogshow.com.

Friday, November 30 — Sunday, December 2: Paws by the Lake

Take a break from your hectic schedule to enjoy some doggie-and-me time at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas. Your dog will love the special dog-friendly menu, Happy Hour with homemade dog treats, the Dogs Night In pajama party and movie night and a Pet Massage. You’ll hear from guest speaker author of the The Dogist, Elias Weiss Friedman, plus get manners training and tips. Live music, photography and a grand finale Bark Brunch round out the weekend. Find out more at lakeaustin.com.

Read more about dog-friendly events and tips for getting out and about with your dog on Dogster.com:

• Guide to a Successful First Vet Visit for Your Puppy

• Getting a Puppy to Pass the Canine Good Citizen Test

• Let’s Talk Dog Exercise — How Much Exercise Does a Dog need Every Day?