Dug Up at Dogster: September 2019 Dog Events
As temperatures cool down, September 2019 dog events heat up — making it the perfect season to spend quality time with your dog. If you don’t find your September 2019 dog event here, please email us at email@example.com to include it for September dog events or future dog events.
All Month: Animal Pain Awareness Month and National Disaster Preparedness Month
All September 2019 through September 29, 2019: Women and Dogs in Art in the 20th Century
According to museumofthedog.org, this exhibition at the AKC Museum of the Dog showcases the work of several prolific and influential female dog artists. Check out over 80 works by the preeminent dog portraitist Maud Earl plus nearly 40 works on paper by the renowned etcher Marguerite Kirmse. There are other noted women artists in this exhibition, including Lillian Cheviot, Diana Thorne and Lucy Dawson. Sculpture is represented by artists Kay Finch and Laura Gardin Fraser, who was the first woman to design a coin for the U.S. Treasury. Museum visitors will also see works in the permanent collection by contemporary artists following in the footsteps of these groundbreaking women. Go to museumofthedog.org for more information.
September 6, 2019: Paddle & Sup with Your Pup
Benebone, a leading brand of high-quality USA-made dog chews, is hosting a free kayak and stand-up paddle board event for dogs and their humans at Manhattan Kayak in New York City. Enjoy an afternoon on the water and a Yappy Hour in the evening with Benebone team members for a tail waggin’ good time! The event goes from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm with light fare and drinks starting at 5:00 pm. A professional dog photographer will be taking taking photos of dogs and there will be a Benebone swag bag for all attendees. Register at Eventbrite for assigned timeslots. Each attendee must have their own ticket for the kayak/SUP. (Kayaks and SUPs will be available on a first come, first serve basis.) Updates will be provided on benebone.com/events.
September 7, 2019: Bipawtisan March
The 501 ©3 organization We the Dogs D.C. hosts its 3rd annual Bipawtisan March in Washington D.C. This year will have glow theme and take place in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Event starts at 6:00 PM with a Rally at Yards Park. Following the march, a “Yappy” Hour will be held at 7:00 PM at Dacha Navy Yard. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food, beer and wine, pose with their pooches in a photobooth and win raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The Yappy Hour will conclude at 10:00 PM. Registration is $30 per person and up to two dogs (includes one t-shirt + glow swag). Free registration is also available. As part of the Bipawtisan March, we will be hosting our traditional Yappy Hour raffle fundraiser. This year, we’ve decided to host the raffle online to allow as many people to participate as possible. 100% of the donations raised from the raffle fundraiser will be donated to the four animal rescue organizations selected by the event participants. You do not need to attend or be present at the Bipawtisan March to enter and/or win a raffle prize. Ticket sales will begin on September 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM, and will end on September 7, 2019 at 8:59 PM. Register and get more info here.
September 7 — September 8, 2019: Doggie Dash and Splash
Go to the dogs with Morey’s Piers and Water Parks with its two fun canine events in Wildwood, New Jersey. A doggie dash race will be held in the morning followed by a puppy pool party throughout the day. Doggie Dash participants get complimentary admission to the puppy pool party. Registration takes place from 9:00AM to 9:45AM, on the Beach adjacent to Raging Waters Water Park (back of Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260). The race begins at 10AM and you must bring the following: your printed e-ticket, a completed release form and up-to-date proof of rabies vaccination. The Doggie Splash is from 10-30 AM tp 11:45AM. Dogs only are permitted in the pools. Click here for more info.
September 7 through September 10, 2019: Pet Loss Education
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center and CAETA (Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy) International team together for a joint educational session in Boston, MA. The CAETA course will cover a variety of topics, to include Caregiver and Pet Considerations, Physiology and Pharmacology, Pre-euthanasia Sedation/Anesthesia Protocols, Euthanasia Techniques, and discussions of case studies and challenging situations that veterinarians might face. In the advanced studies for CAETA, actual work on animal cadavers is done for practical application and practice of the techniques discussed. The Two Hearts Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification course will cover a variety of topics, to include Understanding Pet Loss Companioning, Pet Hospice and Understanding Anticipatory Grief, The Six Central Needs of Mourning for a Pet Lover, The Importance of Rituals, The Benefits of a Pet Loss Support Group, Children and Grief: Pets and Grief, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care. The fast-paced, learning-filled few days ends with a moving tribute to honor the pets of the attendees. This course is approved for 15 hours of RACE accredited continuing education credits for veterinary professionals. Members of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance will receive registration discounts. For more information or to register, visit CAETAInternational.com or call 970-313-8033.
September 14, 2019: The Queen Mary’s Doggie Paradise
Come on board for this one day only, as the Queen Mary invites all of Southern California to Long Beach to play, pamper and pose at the all-new Doggie Paradise for an afternoon of four-legged fun from 11 AM to 5 PM. Doggie Paradies offers one day of canine heaven with unique workshops for doggie CPR and first aid, run runs, ball pits, splash pools, arts and crafts and the Queen Mary’s Cutest Dog Contest. Additional activities include on-site pet adoption applications from local facilities for those to looking to adopt, interactive art photo-ops, doggie merchandise and more!
September 17, 2019: The Year of the Dogs Book Premiere
Who doesn’t follow animal photographer (The Unleashed Studio and National Geographic) Vincent J. Musi’s Instagram account? Now enjoy all those stunning pics from when he spent a year shooting portraits of dogs (using the techniques he uses in his wildlife photography) in this beautiful book. Includes photos and narratives about each dog. Perfect gift for yourself or your favorite dog lover. Chronicle Books; chroniclebooks.com. $29.95
September 18, 2019: Pet Night on Capitol Hill
Finally, politics goes to the cats and dogs. Co-hosted by the Pet Food Institute (PFI), Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC), Pet Night brings the power of pets to Capitol Hill, delivering the message to our elected representatives that pets are important for human health and quality of life. Attendees include elected representatives, industry leaders, the veterinary community, animal welfare advocates and research. Takes place in Washington, D.C. Invite-only event, see petnightoncapitolhill.com.
September 29: 32nd Annual Puttin’ On the Dog
Grab Fido for this New York tri-state area festival for pets and the people who love them in Greenwich, CT. Join in fun canine competitions, shop at the Pet Pantry Warehouse tent, enjoy the music, food trucks, children’s activities and doggie demonstrations. There will be dogs and cats for adoption plus a silent auction. Benefits dogs living at Adopt-a-Dog. More at adoptadog.org.
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