What do we love about being at home so much this February? Spending more time with our beloved dogs. Take the time to show your furry valentine how much you love him by taking him to one of our February 2021 dog events or celebrating one of the many February 2021 dog holidays. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include your dog event.
ALL-MONTH-LONG February 2021 DOG Holidays
Dog Training Education Month
Spay and Neuter Awareness Month
Pet Dental Month
ALL-MONTH-LONG February 2021 DOG Events
January 5 — April 11, 2021: Hollywood Dogs Virtual Tour
Enjoy the AKC’s Museum of the Dog’s special exhibition Hollywood Dogs from the comfort of your own home. This is a free virtual event, although donations are greatly appreciated. See museumofthedog.org for more information.
January 10 – February 21, 2021: Premier of All Creatures Great and Small
Who doesn’t love Masterpiece on PBS? Now, there is another reason to watch as All Creatures Great and Small, the book about James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire, gets a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series. It has already been renewed for a second season! Click here to see the trailer.
February 2021: Virtual Exhibit Owney: The Mascot of the Railway Mail Service
Check out this exhibit at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum from your home!
Through February 15, 2021: High Hopes for Pets Foundation Grant deadline
Nominate your favorite local animal shelter to win one of two $2,500 grants from The High Hopes for Pets Foundation. Just fill in this short nomination form. Nominations accepted through Monday, February 15, 2021. High Hopes for Pets, the mission-driven dog treats and food company founded to help homeless pets, wants to get more special treats in the hands of dog owners this Valentine’s Day while furthering its mission to end pet homelessness. Therefor, High Hopes is giving away free heart-shaped XOXO treats to those who nominate their favorite local animal shelter for a chance to win one of two $2,500 grants being awarded by The High Hopes for Pets Foundation.
February 2, 2021: National Sled Dog Day
Celebrating the sled dog’s contribution to humankind.
February 3, 2021: Doggy Date Night
Time to set apart some time to specifically do something new and fun with your dog. Since a big snow storm has blown across large parts of the country, check out these 6 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog in the Snow.
Beginning February 6, 2021: NAVC Veterinary CE at VMX Rewind
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) announces the launch of VMX Rewind, a virtual offering of the most popular sessions featured at VMX, providing veterinary professionals the opportunity to meet their ongoing CE requirements through the topics they value most. Beginning February 6, VMX Rewind will launch a new session each weekend throughout February, providing a total of 10 continuing education (CE) credit hours. Select sessions include a live Q&A with presenters. Popular topics include:
- Common Liver Conditions – David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM
- Tooth Extraction Complications – Mark M. Smith, VMD, DACVS, DAVDC
- Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome – Sarah Marvel, DVM, DACVS-SA
- Old Drugs and New Tricks – Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS
VMX Rewind will offer the sessions OnDemand for 30 days. Select sessions will feature a live and interactive Q&A component with presenters to meet interactive CE requirements. VMX Rewind is offered through the NAVC’s long-standing online education platform, VetFolio, and is free for all VMX 2021 registered attendees. It is also available for purchase at $99. To register, visit: VMX Rewind.
February 7 — February 14, 2021: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Weeks
Many organizations across the country bring awareness and give tips on helping get dogs off the chain and into the home where they belong.
February 14, 2021: Valentine’s Day
Show your furry Valentine how much you love him with hugs, kisses, treats, toys and walks. Also consider, what would your dog write on your Valentine’s Day card if he had thumbs?
February 14, 2021: Rescue Speed Dating
Looking for a furrific long-term relationship? Spend five minutes with a variety of rescue dogs (and their escorts) to learn their likes and dislikes at the Broad River Hemp Company in Shelby, North Carolina (or the event will be virtual). More at cliffordsarmyrescue.com
February 15-16, 2021: Canine Health Summit presented by Embrace
Embark, world leader in dog genetics, announces its first annual two-day summit for dog breeders, owners, veterinarians and canine enthusiasts. This is a free virtual event with feature presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions presented by leading experts across the canine health industry. Hear the latest news about canine research from leading scientists, gain insights from champion breeders about how they incorporate health and temperament into their breeding decisions, and more. Find the summit’s full schedule here to determine which panels best fit with your schedule. Registration can be found at the bottom of the schedule page.
February 22, 2021: Walking the Dog Day
Yes, doggy it’s cold outside and that is why there is a national day to remind us humans to get out there and engage our dog’s mind and body (along with some nature communing of your own!). Try these tips for turning your dog’s walk into a workout.
February 22, 2021: World Spay Day
Celebrated on the fourth Tuesday in February. For more information, go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which initiated Spay Day USA in 1995.
February 23, 2021: National Dog Biscuit Day
Also known as Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, which really is every day for most dogs — if you know what I mean. According to the Pet Food Institute, English businessman James Spratt created the dog biscuit sometime after creating the first commercially prepared pet food around 1860. Celebrate this holiday with a Valentine’s day flair by making these Dipped Biscuits Valentine’s Day Treats.
February 26, 2021: Premiere of Tom and Jerry: The Movie
One of the most beloved rivalries in history continues in this live-action hybrid movie from Warner Bros. Animation Group. When Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” the event’s planner is desperate to get rid of him, so Tom gets the job! But the ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and maybe even the hotel itself. All while a diabolically ambitious staffer conspires against all three of them, forcing the cat-and-mouse duo to do the unthinkable: work together to save the day. The movie isn’t just for cat (and mouse) lovers — Spike the Bulldog makes an appearance, too! Directed by Tim Story, the movie stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost and Ken Jeong, and is slated for release on Feb. 26, 2021 on HBO Max and in theaters.
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