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Dug Up at Dogster: June 2018 Dog Events

Interested in fun dog events going on near you? Whether you can bring your pup or simply celebrate him, we've found a few great June 2018 dog events!

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Jun 19th 2018


Nothing says summer like hanging out with your dog. Woof up the month of June with these pawtastic June 2018 dog events. If you’ve got an event you’d like to see featured here, please send it to dogstermag@belvoir.com, and put EVENTS in the subject line.

ALL MONTH: National Microchipping Month

Dog getting his microchip scanned.

Dog getting his microchip scanned. Photography by Migle Narbutaite / Shutterstock.

All MONTH: Waggin’ Weekends at 312 Chicago Restaurant

Waggin Weekend treats at 312 Chicago Restaurant

Waggin’ Weekends’ Treats at 312 Chicago Restaurant

Although all Kimpton Hotels are pet friendly, the 312 Chicago restaurant within Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago has launched its Wagging’ Weekends on the dog friendly patio from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Italian restaurant offers complimentary chef-made treats for furry friends, available with any human purchase. Pups can also choose from a special Doggie Brunch Menu featuring $7 entrees (Salmon & White Rice; Carrots, Celery & Cheese; Chicken & Pasta) and $4 treats (Peanut Butter Biscuit; Beefsicle) or $9 for an entrée and treat. 312 Chicago is located in Chicago’s Loop at 136 N LaSalle on the corner of Randolph & LaSalle

Saturday, June 2: Pints for Paws Craft Beer Festival

Pints for Paws fundraiser. Photography by Diane Walsh.

Raise a glass for animals at this 5th annual craft beer fundraising festival in Berkeley, California, that 100 percent benefits Berkeley Humane. Festival-goers will receive a souvenir glass and unlimited tastings of a wide selection of unique offerings. You’ll also meet adoptable animals and enjoy live music and food trucks. General admission is $65 and VIP admission is $100. Event runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 9: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary’s Butterfly Party

Celebrating its 4th year, this event honors the life of Catherine Hubbard, who was tragically slain during the 2012 Sandy Hook Massacre. The Butterfly Party pays tribute to her life by continuing her dream of one day working with animals and spreading love and kindness to animals and all beings. Last year over 3,000 people attended and over 50 adoptable pets found loving new homes. Funds raised by this event support the building and development of the official Catherine Violet Animal Sanctuary, a future destination for animal and wildlife care in Newtown, Connecticut.

Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 10: World Dog Expo

World Dog Expo.

World Dog Expo. Photography courtesy World Dog Expo.

Spend your weekend watching seven dog sports, visiting over 100 vendors, and checking out seminars, demos, and celebrities like Shorty Rossi and Felix the Pug. Plus, play with adoptable dogs, get doggie tattoos and gems, have a beer for yourself and a dog-safe beer for your pup, and so much more. It’s all happening at the second annual World Dog Expo held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Friday, June 22: Premiere of Boundaries

Boundaries by Sony Classics; Twitter and Instagram @SonyClassics.

Boundaries. Photography courtesy Sony Classics. Twitter and Instagram @SonyClassics.

Shana Feste’s Boundaries film from Sony Classics stars Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga as a father-daughter duo on the road trip of a lifetime. It’s also an animal-rescue story featuring furry friends aplenty! Check out the Facebook page and view the Boundaries trailer here.

Friday, June 22: Take Your Dog to Work Day

I and Love and You’s Take Your Dog to Work Box

Created back in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, this holidays reminds us of the many positive benefits of taking your dog to work. This year’s Take-Your-Dog-To-Work-Day official partner — natural pet food company I and Love and You — celebrates with an official “kit,” filled with everything your dog needs to go to work with you. Share photos of you and your dog at work by tagging @iandloveandyoupet.

Saturday, June 23: Wienerfest Home County Festival

You and your dog will love the Wienerfest Home County Festival in Embro, Ontario — any dog can come, even if he’s not a Dachshund. Enter the Bobbing for Wieners, Yogurt Licking and Costume contests. There will be a lure course, an agility course and a barn hunt your dog won’t want to miss. Shop with all the vendors, or get a tattoo. Everything supports a good cause: The Tiny Paws Dog Rescue of Canada.

Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, June 24: Mid-American Working Terrier Trial

The Mid-America Working Terrier Association (MAWTA) is holding two A-rated, Jack Russell Terrier Club of America-sanctioned Terrier trials in Norfolk, Nebraska. There will be flat and hurdle racing, conformation, go-to-ground, super earth, barn hunt and lure events. See the Facebook page for details.

Tuesday, June 26: Ruff Justice comes out

It’s a perfect time to snuggle with your dog and read Laurien Berenson’s latest Melanie Travis Canine Mystery, Ruff Justice, which comes out today. In the book, it’s spring dog show season and mysteries abound — a talented canine portrait artist is found dead and Melanie’s renter — dog sitter Amanda — disappears. Melanie is determined to solve both mysteries while juggling teaching and showing her prize-winning Poodles. $26 Hardcover ($28.95 Can), published by Kensington Publishing Corp.

Thumbnail: Photography courtesy Melissa L. Kauffman.

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