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Dug Up at Dogster: October 2019 Canine Occasions and Premieres

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October is ideal canine occasion climate and also you and Fido can benefit from the cooler climate to take a look at these Fall canine occasions. Don’t see your occasion? Electronic mail us at

Check out the October/November 2019 issue of Dogster magazine for all your pet's tummy troubles.

Take a look at the October/November 2019 concern of Dogster journal for all of your pet’s tummy troubles.

For extra canine enjoyable, occasions, obsessions and merchandise, try the most recent concern of Dogster journal — in newsstands now or out there by subscription.

All Month: Animal Security and Safety Month, Undertake a Shelter Canine Month and Nationwide Pit Bull Consciousness Month

October 1, 2019: Nationwide Black Canine Day

Black dog

Images ©Radoslav Radev | Alamy Inventory Photograph

“Black canine are full of mild” is the motto of nationwide, and we couldn’t agree extra. (See Dogster’s Bark Out Loud column’s Why We Love Black Canine within the October/November 2019 concern.) Sadly, it’s more durable for black canine in shelters to seek out their furever houses, so get the phrase out about how fantastic black canine are utilizing #nationalblackdogday.

October 1 — October 7, 2019: Stroll Your Canine Week

By strolling your canine simply 30 minutes a day, you and Spot can meet the nationwide suggestions for coronary heart well being. Extra steps you may take at

October 9, 2019: Pet Weight problems Consciousness Day

It’s OK, you may inform us … is Fido a bit on the chubby facet? He’s not alone. Many U.S. pets are. What’s necessary is that we get them again on observe. Yearly, Pet Weight problems Consciousness Day reminds us to make a couple of modifications for the nice of Fido. Plus, as we speak assist The Affiliation for Pet Weight problems Prevention by participating in its Annual Nationwide Pet Weight problems Consciousness Day Survey. Discover it at

October 13, 2019: Canine on the Docks

Bounce on this Canine on the Dock occasion — the place canine leap from the city dock to the river to learn native animal shelters.

The Connecticut River Museum’s annual Canine on the Docks occasion has taking part canine leap from the city dock to the river to learn native animal shelters. See which canine leaps the farthest, plus be a part of within the dog-owner lookalike contest, the canine costume contest and a garden parade. Occasion held in Essex, CT. Extra at

October 19, 2019: eighth Annual Pugtacular

Speak about a pugtacular occasion! This Halloween fundraiser brings in Pug house owners from throughout to participate in costume contests, silent auctions and good meals.

Pug Nation — a nonprofit group devoted to the rescue, care, and placement of deserted, uncared for, undesirable and abused pugs — is proud to announce its eighth Annual Pugtacular. This large doggie Halloween fest fundraiser attracts in Pug house owners from throughout to participate in costume contests, silent auctions and good meals. This enjoyable Pug occasion helps to construct the rescue group. Takes place from 11am to 4pm at Torrance Park, 2001 Santa Fe Ave, Torrance, CA. Tickets are: Presale — Grownup $10, Kids $5; Day of — Grownup $12, Kids $7. Go to web site at, or purchase tickets on the entrance day of the occasion. Extra at,, (310)327-7871. 

October 19, 2019: Charity Gala and Doggie Style Present

Don't miss Portola Hotel & Spa of Monterey, CA's charity gala and Doggie Fashion Show.

Don’t miss Portola Lodge & Spa of Monterey, CA’s charity gala and Doggie Style Present.

The pet-friendly Portola Lodge & Spa in Monterey, CA, is internet hosting the last word Paw-ty to have fun Nationwide Undertake a Canine Month.  Portola Lodge & Spa and Tito’s Vodka are internet hosting a charity gala and Doggie Style Present. Portola Lodge & Spa will donate 10% of proceeds to Animal Associates Rescue Undertaking.  Tickets are $75 every and embody admission to the doggie trend present, a drink ticket, three-course dinner and loads of dancing! Can your canine strut her stuff? Register your furry contestant for the Doggie Style Present right here. Winners of every class will win a one-night keep present certificates at Portola Lodge & Spa for you and your furry pal!

October 19, 2019: Tompkins Sq. Halloween Canine Parade

Evan Harding carries his dog Bella as they both wear super hero costumes during the 28th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween dog parade in New York city. Credit: Enrique Shore/Alamy Live News

Evan Harding carries his canine Bella as they each put on tremendous hero costumes throughout final 12 months’s Annual Tompkins Sq. Halloween canine parade in NY city. Credit score: Enrique Shore/Alamy Reside Information

See all of the boo-tiful pups in essentially the most wonderful, artistic costumes on the largest canine costume parade on the earth down on the East River Park Amphitheater in NYC. Higher but, in case your canine loves exhibiting off his costume — take part on the enjoyable. There’s additionally a runway competitors starting at midday, plus raffle prizes. The occasion is free, no pre-registration needed. Particulars at

October 20, 2019: Canine Leg of the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon

When you and your canine are bodily match runners then that is the occasion for you. Benefit from the stunning fall foliage and views on the one of the crucial scenic marathons on the market. Your furry teammate will obtain a “finishers” canine tag to together with the medal you obtain. Though there is no such thing as a particular class putting, as pushing the canine to be aggressive is discouraged, there shall be particular random prizes awarded to finishers and a raffle. Because the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Canine Leg is offered by Ruffwear, there shall be Ruffwear merchandise given as prizes. Takes place in Hood River, OR. Need extra? Run over to

October 23, 2019 — October 27, 2019: Cynosport World Video games Canine Agility Championship

Practically 750 canine athletes from 9 totally different international locations are headed to Murfreesboro, TN, to compete within the U.S. Canine Agility Affiliation’s prestigious Cynosport World Video games Canine Agility Championship at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Opponents shall be battling for the game’s most coveted prizes, together with the Grand Prix of Canine Agility World Champion title and the suitable to compete for greater than $10,000 in prize cash within the Canine Agility Steeplechase. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum will give spectators a number of rings of simultaneous competitors. For many who wish to take part with their very own well-behaved canine, there are enjoyable occasions on Saturday and Sunday. Paws-on actions (for a small donation) embody, herding (canine in an enclosed space transfer or herd livestock) lure coursing (canine in an enclosed space chase a rabbit-like lure) and Rally Obedience (combines agility and obedience). There will even be procuring alternatives for pet lovers. Those that can not attend the occasion can watch the match competitors stay on Extra particulars and knowledge can be found at or at 888-AGILITY (244-5489)

October 26, 2019: DogFest Bay Space 2019

DogFest Bay Area partners with Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites in this a not-to-be-missed event at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

DogFest Bay Space companions with Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites on this a not-to-be-missed occasion at Jack London Sq. in Oakland, CA.

Be a part of the enjoyable at this community-based competition that brings canine lovers collectively for a trigger. All funds raised profit Canine Companions for Independence and its mission of matching help canine with youngsters, adults and veterans with disabilities, freed from cost. These expertly skilled help canine make a profound impression via the roles they do like opening doorways, selecting up dropped objects, alerting to sounds and rather more. CCI shall be partnering with Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites in making this a not-to-be-missed occasion at Jack London Sq. in Oakland, CA. Final 12 months greater than four,000 supporters loved an awesome day at DogFest Bay Space, assembly help canine and puppies in coaching, listenening to a graduate speaker, procuring from native distributors, having fun with nice beer and meals, pet caricatures drawings, face portray, a fancy dress contest and extra! Click on right here for more information.

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    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.