Dug Up at Dogster: February 2021 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

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 [email protected] 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

Free virtual exhibition Hollywood Dogs at AKC Museum of the Dog. Photo courtesy AKC Museum of the Dog

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.

#WatchParty All Creatures Great and Small continues on PBS this month.

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!

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.

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.

Photo: RobHainer | Getty Images

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

Grab a coat for you and your dogs and get out in the fresh air! © Melissa Kauffman

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.

Try this perfect dog biscuit recipe, created by Samantha Meyers.

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.

Tom and Jerry: The Movie premieres on HBO Max and in theaters.

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.

Main photo: © Melissa L Kauffman

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