Sring into action with your dog and tackle these april 2020 dogs events. Don’t see your dog event here? Just email us at [email protected] to get your event in the listing.
NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of the activities listed here have been postponed, cancelled or have become a virtual event. Please check the event website for the latest information.
All Month: National Adopt a Greyhound Month; Heartworm Awareness Month; Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
April 24-26, 2020: America’s Family Pet Expo
Grab the family for three furrific days of pets — cute and cuddly, feathered and scaled of all sizes, shapes and colors — at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Enjoy animal entertainment, like the All-Star Stunt Dogs, education, adoption and innovative products for the whole family. The AFPE welcomes leashed and well-behaved four-legged family members to the event ($10 per dog at the box office). For times, schedule and ticket info, check out petexpooc.org.
April 3-5, 2020: 2020 Trick Dog Expo
For those whose dogs know more than just a few tricks, take them to the 3rd Annual Trick Dog Expo (abbreviated as TriDEx) at the Purina Farms Event Center in Gray Summit, MO. TriDEx will host a full schedule of speakers, workshops, demonstrations, stunt dog entertainers, plus an exhibitor hall. It all culminates in the Stunt Dog National Championships, where the second National Stunt Dog Champion will be crowned. Check out domorewithyourdog.com.
April 5, 2020: Dirty Dog Dare
Passionate about running or walking trails with your dog? Then don’t miss the Dirty Dog Dare, the CaniCross companion event to the Meraki Trail Run. CaniCross athletes can choose between the 4.5- or 9-mile event. Don’t worry if you are new to CaniCross: It’s a beginner-friendly event, and special CaniCross equipment is not required. The event takes place at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, part of the Wisconsin State Park system in Kansasville, WI. For entry fees and other details, see xcthrillogy.com.
April 10: Hug Your Dog Day
The name of this day says it all. All dogs deserve love, which is why they get their own day, which reminds us to spoil them with affection. Hug your dog every day? Then give a hug to a shelter dog who needs one.
April 21, 2020: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
So what if they’re wrinkly, stocky, slobber and have short snouts? What isn’t to love with the Bulldog? Well, just in case people need a reminder, post a cute pic of your favorite Bulldog to show just how gorgeous these pups are!
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