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!
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
Take time to thank and celebrate the pet sitter in your pup’s life!
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-875-5600.
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.
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.
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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