Dug Up at Dogster: September 2020 Dog Events

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The cooler weather of September makes it the perfect month for dog events and happenings. Grab the dog harness or your mouse for these September 2020 dog events either live or virtual and make it a September to remember. Don’t see your event? Just email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and put Dog Events in the subject line.

All month long

Dog holiday observances: National Pet Insurance Month, Service Dogs Month, Pet Sitter Education Month, Responsible Dog Ownership Month, plus:

September 2020 — Animal Pain Awareness Month

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management’s (IVAPM) Animal Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by Zoetis, raises awareness about osteoarthritis (OA) – a degenerative and progressively painful joint disease found in both dogs and cats –  plus encourages pet parents and veterinarians to engage in conversation about this under-diagnosed condition. A Zoetis-sponsored survey conducted found that 74% of owners with OA-diagnosed dogs believed their pets had OA before the diagnosis, but only 16% had scheduled a veterinary examination to confirm their suspicions. However, 66% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners who were previously educated on the health implications of OA were more likely to consult with their veterinarian to have their pet evaluated and confirm the diagnosis.1 OA pain can be challenging to diagnose because dogs and cats often do not exhibit signs of pain in a clinical examination setting. Therefore, Zoetis created osteoarthritis checklists for dogs and cats to help pet owners identify activities and behaviors that may be signs of OA at home, where signs are most likely to be observed. Owners are encouraged to share the results with their veterinarian during their pet’s next wellness exam. For more information and resources, visit Rimadyl and www.TheNewScienceofOAPain.com.

 

September 2020 — Pet Appreciation Month

 

 Pet Valu hosts Pet Appreciation Month from September 1-30, 2020. Customers can participate in the celebration and fundraiser benefiting their local shelters and rescues by:

  • Purchasing a $5, limited-edition pet bandana (100 percent of the proceeds support local organizations)
  • Making a monetary donation of any amount of their choosing, which will be featured on a paper paw to be hung in the store’s windows in recognition of the donation
  • Adopting a new family member at a local Pet Valu store during National Adoption Weekend, September 26-27, 2020

Last year, Pet Valu helped fundraise more than $400,000 for local rescues and shelters through this effort. For more information, visit https://givingback.us.petvalu.com/national/pet-appreciation-month/.

 

September 2020 Dog Events

Time for Pet Week on Capitol Hill, where the cutest pets on Capitol Hill will be announced.

September 8, 2020 — September 10, 2020: Pet Week on Capitol Hill

Pet Week is an annual dog and pet event where Members of Congress, industry leaders, the veterinary community, animal welfare advocates and research organizations shares information about the importance of pet ownership in America and the scientific evidence that shows how policies that strengthen the human-animal bond can improve wellbeing for both people and companion animals. Pet Night, the annual reception on Capitol Hill, will be a virtual event this year, held over three days. And, on Thursday, September 10th, the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill winner will be announced. Pet Week on Capitol Hill is hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). See petnight.com for more information.

September 2020 Dog Events

September 12, 2020: Walk Fur Multiple Sclerosis

Grab your furry friend and walk in support of people who live with MS! Or attend this event virtually. There will be a photo booth, door prizes and more. Plus, T-shirts ($20) and medals ($5). Event to be held at the Herman Park Pavilion in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at 10 a.m. See more details on Facebook @WalkFurMultipleSclerosis.

September 20, 2020: Pike River Trail Run/Walk

Grab your dog for trail fun and adventure for this 3.5 walk/run/CaniCross or 7 mile run dog event at Petrifying Springs Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This dog-friendly event is perfect for all fitness levels. More details at http://xcthrillogy.com.

September 22, 2020: Launch of WPA365 Marketplace

The pet industry trade show Superzoo has been postponed from 2020 to August 17 — 19, 2021. However, WPA365 is introducing a new, immersive and virtual-reality inspired marketplace tailored to the WPA and SuperZoo audiences. The virtual event offers real-time connectivity to vendors and retailers 24|7 year-round. More at superzoo.org.

September 26, 2020: 3rd Annual World’s Largest Pet Walk

Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions (AAI), announces its 3rd annual World’s Largest Pet Walk — for anyone who wants to celebrate the health benefits of being active with pets, while also fundraising to support Pet Partners and its Therapy Animal Program. Participants in this dog event are encouraged to get outside and walk on their own or join a participating Pet Partners therapy animal group in their area. There is no registration fee to walk in the World’s Largest Pet Walk, but Pet Partners encourages supporters to fundraise in honor of their participation. Visit www.petpartners.org/worldslargestpetwalk to learn more, sign up, and create your online fundraising page. Pet Partners offers incentives for walkers and their pets including pet bandanas, T-shirts, and leashes. Funds raised through the World’s Largest Pet Walk support Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program. Share photos of your walk, using the hashtag #WorldsLargestPetWalk. There is also a downloadable event bib for anyone planning to participate.

September 29, 2020 — September 30, 2020: Canines-N-Kids’ Virtual Paws for a Cure Research Symposium

The free virtual event, co-presented with Merck and LabRoots convenes superstars from pediatric and veterinary disciplines and industry to explore innovative science and accelerate progress in solving cancers shared by children and man’s best friend. With significant support from title sponsor, the Petco Foundation, in collaboration with the Blue Buffalo Foundation, the symposium will explore advancing research in pediatric cancer treatments, including using comparative approaches. Plus, New data from the Golden Retreiver Lifetime Study will be released. The symposium runs from 1p.m. to 5p.m. each day. Registration information at http://www.pawsforacuresymposium.com/. #PawsForACure2020

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