Don’t worry about turning into a pumpkin — you’ll have a ball at all these October 2018 dog events.
All October 2018: Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month and Pit Bull Awareness Month
All Month: Karel Appel and Dieter Roth: Cats and Dogs
Take in this playful exhibition of prints on our beloved dogs and cats by German-born artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998) and Dutch artist Karel Appel (1921-2006). Roth’s frenetic and mostly monochromatic canines from his 2 Times 5 Dogs portfolio contrast with Appel’s colorful and expressionistic feline renderings from his Cats portfolio. Art lovers from all over can see this exhibit online at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Sunday, October 7 through Saturday, October 13: National Walk Your Dog Week
Sunday, October 7: Animal Lovers Social Community Gathering
Find dog adoptions, a talent/costume contest and special guest speakers at the Shops at Dos Lagos’ Animal Lovers Social Community Gathering, taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event draws attention to the rescue organization Greenland Holler Pets and the plight of “special needs” dogs — those that have been physically abused, emotionally harmed or have special medical conditions. A sanctuary that provides medical care, Greenland Holler Pets also uses music to comfort and calm these sweet pups, preparing these dogs to be adopted into their forever homes. Click here to find out more.
Wednesday, October 10: Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Starting today, ask your veterinary clinic to sign up for the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention organization’s 11th annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey. The goal is “to determine as accurately as possible the number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese.” Help by taking an anonymous online survey about your own pet during the month of October. Find the survey and info here.
Saturday, October 13: Cuddle Me Festival
Happy 150th anniversary to the San Francisco SPCA! Come along and help celebrate at the Cuddle Me Festival, filled with a full day of fun things to do and see like yoga with cats, a doggie costume contest, paint-your-pet workshops, adoptable animals plus live music and a beer garden. Event is free and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SF SPCA’s Mission Campus.
Sunday, October 14: Paws for the Cause Charity Event
Dinner, dancing, auction items, door prizes and a police K9 demonstration are just part of the festivities at Petland Norwin’s second annual charity event. All proceeds go to the Pet Adoption League, Catawba Humane Society and Save-a-Pet, Dothan. Donations for the auction or raffle items can be made at Petland Norwin, where you can also purchase tickets for the event.
Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14: Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend
Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Adopt-a-Pet.com team up again to host adoption events where Coldwell Banker affiliation offices work in conjunction with local animal shelters and rescue groups across the United States. Pet adoption has become part of the culture at Coldwell Banker, with agents and staff welcoming rescued animals into their own homes. The brand displayed this passion with the ad, “Old Dog, New Dog,” a story of young girl who makes her family’s house feel like home by adopting an older dog, which was ranked by Ace Metrix as the highest-rated real estate ad of 2018. Click here for more information about local adoption events.
Tuesday, October 16: Crusoe, The Worldly Wiener Dog
It seems far too long since Miniature Dachshund Crusoe pawed his first book in 2015. Fans of this celeb pup will love the 250-plus new photos as well as stories told in his signature snarky, mischievous and charming voice. Germany, Paris, Grindelwald, Switzerland and Tulum, Mexico, make up just some of the places he’s woofed it up in. Published by St. Martin’s Griffin and on sale today, the photo book retails for $18.99.
Saturday, October 20: National Fetch Day
Arlington, Texas-based, pet product creator Petmate decided to create a day to celebrate the game of fetch and how it gives much needed exercise to our dogs plus improves the human-animal bond. The company kicks off its inaugural National Fetch Day with a special event at the Fort Woof Dog Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Furry and human families can enjoy activities like fetch games, dog toy prizes, food trucks, face painting for kids and more. The company’s newly appointed CFO — Chief Four-legged Officer — Charlie (@puppynamedcharlie) a 6-year-old fetch-fanatic Doodle rescue, will also be celebrating at New York City’s Human’s Best Friend Pop-Up for Dogs and Dog Lovers with a special meet-up for her four-legged friends. Petmate is partnering with Human’s Best Friend in this sharable experience for dogs and humans who love them. The company is donating a variety of Chuckit! ® and JW® toys and Fat Cat® plushes valued at more than $10,000 for distribution to the dozen local rescue organizations working with Human’s Best Friend.
Thursday, October 25: Good Dog Foundation Halloween Parade & Fashion Show at Barney’s
Love dogs? Love Halloween? Then you are in for a treat — no trick! New York-based nonprofit The Good Dog Foundation is putting together an evening of cocktails, a silent auction and dinner prepared by Chef Mark Strausman (paired with a selection of the world’s finest wines from the cellars of Patrick McMullan), along with a dog parade and costume contest. (Humans are encouraged to dress up, too.) The evening benefits The Good Foundation, which teaches volunteers to work with their dogs as a team and provide emotional healing for children and adults suffering from disease, disability and loss. For more information and tickets. More info and tickets here.