Did you know that nearly every U.S. president has had a dog in the family while living in the White House? It’s only fitting that there’s a whole day to celebrate dogs in politics on September 23. Personally, my girls Lucy and Emmy are looking forward to the cooler days ahead – and the pumpkin treats that follow. Show us how you and your #dogsterdogs are enjoying your September days by tagging us in your photos on social media.
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Month-long September 2022 Dog Holidays
Animal Pain Awareness month
Responsible Dog Ownership month
Service Dog month
Pet Health Insurance Month
Weekly September 2022 Dog Holidays
September 18-24, 2022: deaf dog awareness week
September 18-24, 2022: national dog week
September 18-24, 2022: adopt-a-less-adoptable-pet week
Daily September 2022 Dog Holidays
September 11, 2022: Hug Your Hound day
September 11, 2022: Pet Memorial Day
September 17, 2022: Pups Mill Awareness day
September 23, 2022: Dogs in Politics day
September 28, 2022: World’s largest pet walk
September 2022 Dog Events
September 6-11, 2022: Pet Appreciation Week (PAW) event, hosted by Tractor Supply Company. At this nationwide event, Tractor Supply stores team up with local animal shelters, pet companies and rescue groups for pet supply drives and rescue events, including the 10th annual Rescue Your Rescue contest, which will award more than $100,000 to local shelters. For more information, go to tractorsupply.com.
September 11, 2022: Woofstock 2022. Outdoor dog-and-family-friendly festival and fundraiser for Rescue Village in Northeast Ohio. Takes place at Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field. Click here for more information.
September 14, 2022: The AKC Museum of the Dog at 40: And the Collectors Who Made It, held at 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY. Join the AKC’s Museum of the Dog for its new exhibit that showcases the collectors whose donations have had an impact on shaping the museum’s permanent collection. For more information, go to museumofthedog.org.
September 17, 2022: North Shore Animal League Walk & Wag fundraiser at Hudson River Park, Pier 84, 555 12th Avenue, New York, NY. Join North Shore Animal League for its 6th annual dog-friendly walk at the new location on Hudson River Park. Communities nationwide join together to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s no-kill mission. For more information, or to join the virtual walk, visit animalleague.org
September 17-18, 2022: Long Island Pet Expo in the Park is held at Tanner Park in Copiague, New York. This family friendly event has free admission. For more information, click here.
September 17-18, 2022: The Canadian Pet Expo held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario is the largest gathering of pet, reptile and aquatic vendors in Canada. For more information, visit canadianpetexpo.ca.
September 19-23, 2022: Pet Week on Capitol Hill. Hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). Media are invited to attend virtual, educational sessions with members of Congress and leaders from the pet care community, who will discuss policies and programs to keep people and their pets together. Stream live from petnight.com.
September 24-25, 2022: Greater Boston Pet Expo is held at the Shriners Auditorium Wilmington, MA. For more information, click here.
September 25, 2022: Surf City Surf Dog Event at Huntington Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, California. This world-famous canine sporting event is free to the public and features surfing teams who have 12 minutes to catch their top five waves. The event partners with dog charities and features local, adoptable dogs. Catch a wave here.
September 29, 2022: Yappy Hour event is held at The Rock Garden at Meadow Brook Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Proceeds benefit the Michigan Animal Rescue League. For more information, click here.
Want to see what dog holidays are coming up in 2022? Check out Dogster’s dog holiday list.