While kids go back to school, you and your dog can kick back and relax and these fun September 2021 dog events and holidays. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com to include your dog event.

September 2021 Dog Holidays

September 1: Boykin Spaniel day

September 12: Hug your hound day

September 18: Puppy mill awareness day

September 23: Checkers day


August 23 — September 19: Clear the Shelters Campaign

Actress Lauren Ash (Superstore), pictured here with her rescued pets, joins NBCUniversal’s monthlong Clear the Shelters campaign.

Local television stations partner with Telemundo and Great Good Charities for the annual Clear the Shelters campaign. One example is NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU. More at clearthesheltersfund.org

September 1- January 2, 2022: AKC Museum of the Dog exhibit: 9/11 Remembered: Search & Rescue Dogs

Don’t miss the AKC Museum of the Dog’s tribute to Search & rescue Dogs.

This new exhibit honors the work of search and rescue dogs during the rescue and recovery efforts on and after 9/11. You’ll also discover thehistory of search and rescue dogs along with highlights of the dogs that participated in the rescue and recovery efforts on 9/11. This exhibit will also display the winners from the “Salute to Search and Rescue Dogs” art contest hosted by the museum as well as feature portraits by artist Ron Burns, creator of the coffee table book, The Dogs of Ron Burns: A Tribute to the Dogs of 9/11. A free virtual tour of the exhibit is also available on the Museum’s website shortly after the exhibit’s opening. The AKC Museum of the Dog adheres to all COVID-19 and social distancing protocols. All Museum visitors over 12 years of age must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must show proof of vaccination upon arrival. For more information on the exhibit or the Museum, please visit www.museumofthedog.org.

September 9-11: International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Conference “Back to the Future”

Takes place in Tampa, FL; professionals register at iaahpc.org

September 22-24: 2021 PetFood Forum

Kansas City, MO; pet food professionals register at petfoodforumevents.com

September 23, 2021: Art of the Dog Fundraiser

Fidelco Guide Dogs in training at the Museum of the Dog. Attend its “Art of the Dog” fundraiser in person or virtually on Thursday, September 23rd.

 The AKC Museum of the Dog is collaborating with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation for the “Art of the Dog” fundraiser taking place Thursday, September 23rd from 5:30PM- 7:30PM at the AKC Museum of the Dog. It honors the German Shepherd Dog (GSD), a breed Fidelco trains and breeds exclusively. The event will highlight how the GSD has changed the lives of Fidelco clients who are visually impaired. The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation was founded in 1960 and is an official breeding and training organization that remains a recognized leader in the guide dog industry. It is also the only guide dog organization to solely breed GSDs. 

To kick off the night, there will be a guided museum tour where guests will get an inside look at the museum’s current Search and Rescue exhibit. Attendees will also hear a firsthand account from a Fidelco client who will discuss the positive impact having a guide dog has had on their life. To close out the night, there will be a video demonstration of one of the guide dogs painting their own work followed by a live auction of several of their paintings. Guests will then be able to bid in a live auction featuring nine original pieces painted by Fidelco guide dogs. Guests who are not able to attend the event in person, can participate in an online auction where they can bid on 11 paintings created by the Fidelco guide dogs. Proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and the AKC Museum of the Dog. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased HERE. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be live-streamed and you can still participate online.

September 25: 6th Annual Doggie Street Festival

Los Angeles, CA. Updates: doggiestreetfestival.org

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