As the weather turns colder, these fun 2019 November events and premieres are just warming up. Don’t see your dog event or premiere on the list? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Dog Events and Premieres in the subject line.
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This film explores life changes from the introduction of trained service dogs into the lives of military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many veterans’ experience of returning home is wrought with depression and a wrenching disconnect from the world they once knew, and the newly returned men and women struggle to function and return to a normal civilian life. For the lucky ones who are paired with a service dog, the unconditional love and support offered by these highly trained canines become the bedrock for them to re-engage with the outside world and to learn to feel again. To Be Of Service crosses the country to meet veterans just before they are paired with their service dog and learn how profoundly difficult their lives have been. The film follows these military veterans as they are paired with their dog and will re-visit these new battle buddies over the months to see how this deeply bonded friendship brings a return to independence and love for these men and women who have been so traumatized by war. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson and featuring an original song by Jon Bon Jovi. The film will premiere in New York’s on November 1st and in Los Angeles on November 8th. Check out the trailer here. Look for screenings here.
Support the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park while putting your and your dog’s best foot and paws forward. The Dog Jog is a 5K, so ensure your pup is in tip-top shape before entering. Music, food and cider will be available, plus free race snacks for runners. Check out the 12-acre dog park open house, too. Top overall dogs get medals. Event held at the 2,100-acre nature preserve Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC. Trek over to ascgreenway.org for more.
For one night only, this dog-centric movie will be playing at 7 p.m. in the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA. Tickets can be bought at the door. Original cast members, at least one original dog and maybe Laurie Lewis will be performing. Stars Amanda Plummer, Richard Huw, Neil Morrissey, Maurice Godin and Mikey & Gabby. The movie originally showed at the Grand Lake exactly 10 years ago. See trailer here.
Celebrate senior animals with nonprofit Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary for this 7th annual event. Cocktails served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a private hangar operated by Signature Flight Support at the Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, AZ. At this annual fundraising event, you’ll enjoy a heavy appetizer buffet, cocktails, silent auction, live music, short program and, of course, cuddling with some senior dogs. Contact foreverlovedpets.org
Animals are invited to join and bring their people to Crystal Visions in Asheville, NC, from 10 to 12 pm for this all-faith, non-denominational event. Officiated by Rev. L. Leigh Love and Rose Proud, who will bring in the energy of St. Francis of Assisi for a symbolic, healing and loving blessing of the animals. Bring all well-behaved and leashed/crated pets or their photos (if they cannot attend). The service will include a group as well as individual animal blessings. A Pet Memorial Wall is available to post pictures of departed pets. These pets will be blessed in this event as well as Sunday at the Second Sunday Pet Honoring Memorial Service at Bright Star Studio. For more info, to volunteer or to sign up for a mini Animal Communication Session with Rose Proud or mini Reiki session (Animal or Person) with L. Leigh Love, please contact Bright Star Studio or visit BrightStarStudio.net. For more info on Rose Proud please visit RoseProud.com.
Who wins Best in Show at The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s two benched, all-breed dog shows in Oaks, PA? See Breed, Group and Best-In-Show judging, along with top agility and performance dogs Saturday and Sunday. Each day is a separate and distinct dog show with Breed, Group and Best-In-Show judging. The shows raises money for a variety of canine-related causes. Dog Show weekend is preceded each year by National Dog Show Month in Philadelphia, with the National Dog Show Charity Walk and other canine-focused charity events. Or, watch the National Dog Show Presented by Purina on its annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast at noon on NBC. Further details at nationaldogshow.com.
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