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Dug Up at Dogster: March 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 March 2018 dog events!

Melissa L. Kauffman  |  Mar 16th 2018


Celebrate March with the furry one(s) you’re lucky to have in your life. Read on for some March 2018 dog events we can’t wait to check out!

All Month: Poison Prevention Awareness

A beagle or hound dog looking sick and under the weather.

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Photography by Igor Normann/Shutterstock.

As with us humans, there are some things dogs should just avoid. Not every animal reacts the same way to certain food items, but it’s always better to be safe.

For a list of plants and foods that are toxic to dogs, visit aspca.org.

If you suspect your pup might have eaten something poisonous, call the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Hotline, which is always open and staffed. A consultation fee may be charged. 888-426-4435; aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

Sunday, March 4 through Saturday, March 10: Professional Pet Sitters Week

Dog walkers.

Show your pet sitter you care! Photography by Kzenon / Shutterstock.

Take time to thank and celebrate the pet sitter in your pup’s life!

Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11: Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference

If you are a dog groomer, pet-store owner or just in the pet biz, you can network and improve your insights and skills, plus check out new products at this event. The event takes place at the Georgia International Convention Center. Head to atlantapetfair.org for details.

Sunday, March 11: 11th Annual St. Puppy’s Day

Grab your pup and head to O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Grill in Brandon, Florida, for this event benefiting 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue and Second Chance Friends. Enter your dog into the costume contest for Best Female, Best Male and Best Owner/Dog Look-a-Like. There will be vendors, raffles, live music and more. Event is sponsored by Bud Light and Se Dog Brewing Company with music spun by DJ Grimey Official and MC Angel Marin.

Tuesday, March 13: K-9 Veterans Day

K9 Veteran's Day.

K9 Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, March 13.

A very big, “Good Doggie!” to all the furry Americans out there on this K-9 Veterans Day. We appreciate and respect your love, bravery and loyalty. Can we hear a “Woof! Woof!”

Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18: 1st Annual Trick Dog Expo (TriDEx)

Trick Dog Expo.

The 1st annual Trick Dog Expo takes place at the Purina Event Center in St. Louis.

Love teaching your dog tricks? You won’t want to miss the demonstrations, stunt dogs, vendors, speakers and workshops all focusing on trick dogs. Plus, don’t miss the Stunt Dog National Championships, which ends with the crowning of the first National Trick Dog Champion. Organized by trick dog program Do More With Your Dog!, this will be the unveiling of the Stunt Dog title, earned through live trick show performance in front of an audience. Event held the Purina Event Center in St. Louis. Go to domorewithyourdog.com for more information.

Friday, March 16: Premiere of Benji

Benji.

A remake on the classic Benji film premieres on Netflix.

In case you never got to experience Benji — or for those who have and would love to again, Nextflix premieres this modern-day retelling of the classic story. Orphan puppy Benji and New Orleans school kids Carter and Frankie strike up a friendship, which will soon be tested when the kids find themselves in danger. It’s up to Benji and his scruffy sidekick to come to their rescue. Another sweet spin — this version of Benji was written and directed by Brandon Camp, son of original Benji creator Joe Camp. Produced by Jason Blum and Bran Camp. Stars Kiele Sanchez, Gabriel Bateman and Darby Camp. Check out the trailer on netflix.com.

Saturday, March 17: St. Patty’s Brunch Party with Sidewalk Dog

If you’re in Minneapolis, grab your pup and stroll on over to The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a dog-friendly party. This pup-loving restaurant will feature a dog-friendly menu alongside delicious human food. There will be photos, giveaways, stickers and goodies. Event benefits Russ Start Rescue.

Sunday, March 18: Premiere of Finding Fido

One of Dogster‘s favorite canine photographers Seth Casteel is back again in the second season of Z Living TV‘s show about helping dog owners find their perfect pup match. Want to know what happened to the dogs that weren’t picked? Go to zlivingtv.com to find out how they got their forever home.

Friday, March 23: Pet Fair EnergyExplorium

Have fun with your dog at McGuire Nuclear Station’s Pet Fair EnergyExplorium, complete with games, treats and fun activities. You’ll also be able to check out local pet-friendly businesses, along with pet sitters and pet adoptions. Admission is free and the nature trails are open for dog walks. While you are there, you can also donate to the Lake Norman Humane Society. Dog lovers and their leashed dogs are welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Huntersville, North Carolina. More information at energeyexplorium@duke-energy.com or 980-875-5600.

Saturday, March 24: Pugfest 2018

Calling all Pugs and Pug lovers, check out the Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue’s 4th annual fundraising event held at Continental Boarding in Charlotte, North Carolina.  There will be food trucks, raffle prizes, auctions, vendors and even a pug pageant. Event runs from 12 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 24: Brooklyn Bark’s 1st Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Event

Benefiting Sean Casey Animal Rescue Critical Care Fund, the sprint event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Old Stone House in Park Slope. Get a photo of your fur child or human child with the Easter Bunny, have your face painted, play games, check out crafts, listen to live music and enter raffles. Good with a glue gun? Compete in the Best Bonnet Contest at 1 p.m., followed by the Community Easter Parade at 2 p.m. More info at Brooklyn Bark.

Saturday, March 24 through Sunday, March 25: Atlanta’s Pet Expo

Atlanta Pet Expo.

There’s tons of dog-centric things to see, do and learn at the Atlanta Pet Expo.

Play, Shop, Learn, Adopt — That’s the motto of Atlanta’s Pet Expo, taking place at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Enter your pet in the costume contest, check out the adoptable dogs, get a free nail trim, watch agility demonstrations, eat food, buy cool stuff for you pup and more! Atlantapetexpo.com has all the details.

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