Dug Up at Dogster: February 2022 Dog Events and Holidays

Get out of the cold and into these fun and furry dog events and holidays for February 2022. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we will include your dog event.

February Dog Holidays

Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

Dog Training Education Month

February 3, 2022: National Golden Retriever Day

February 6-12, 2022: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week; dogsdeservebetter.org

February 14, 2022: Have a Furry Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2022: Pet Theft Awareness Day

February 20, 2022: Love Your Pet Day

February 20-26, 2022: National Justice for Animals Week

February 22, 2022: Walking the Dog Day

February 23, 2022: National Dog Biscuit Day;

Dog Events for February 2022

February 1-21, 2022: Cadbury Bunny Tryouts

Winner of the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts 2021, Betty the Tree Frog, along with finalists Lieutenant Dan and Henri the English Bulldog, will help choose the 2022 top 10 finalists .

Using their expertise as previous Cadbury Bunny Tryouts winners, Henri the English Bulldog, Lieutenant Dan and Betty the Tree Frog are returning to the annual competition to form the first-ever Judges Panel. Together, they’ll help select this year’s 10 finalists before the brand turns it over to America to vote and crown the winner. To enter your own fur baby, snap an adorable photo of your pet with some bunny ears and head over to bunnytryouts.cadburyusa.com by February 21 for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on March 29 and will appear in the 2022 Ad Spot along with receiving a $5,000 cash prize and plenty of bragging rights! Register at https://bunnytryouts.cadburyusa.com.

February 5, 2022: Dogs! A Science Tail Exhibition

Takes place at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Tickets and other information at nmnaturalhistory.org.

February 5, 2022: Puppy Love Quarter Auction

Join in the fun at this February fundraiser benefitting Dogs Deserve Better Piedmont held at The Barn at Vino, 6pm, 3200 Bliss Trl, Stem, NC. More at ddbpiedmont.org.

February 12, 2022: Paws in the Park Pet Parade and Festival

Check out Orlando’s largest pet festival, supporting Pet Alliance of Grater Orlando, at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, FL. Details at petallianceorlando.org. 

February 13, 2022: Puppy Bowl XVII 

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart will be doing double duty at Puppy Bowl XVII this year — both hosting and coaching. Watch on Animal Planet at 2pm EST.

Who doesn’t love puppies and football? This year’s Puppy Bowl will be televised on on a special episode of Animal Planet at 2 pm EST and streaming on the discovery+ app. Hosting and coaching by beloved legendary duo Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. See nothing but puppies for three furrific hours of Team Ruff and Team Fluff competing for the Lombarky Trophy and, of course, to all find forever homes. More at discovery.com and @PuppyBowl

February 13, 2022: Dog Days of Winter

You and your four-legged friends can celebrate winter with a variety of activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, ice rink access, doggy vendors and more at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. More at whitewater.org.

February 18, 2022: Premiere of the movie Dog

Dog lovers will wag their tails for his furry buddy comedy following the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on one bark-out-loud road trip. Army Ranger Briggs (played by Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco to race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, they drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness. Stars Channing Tatum, Belgian Malinois LuLu, Aqueela Zoll and Ronnie Gene Blevins, directed by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum. Check out the trailer here. See your local movie theater for show listings and times.

February 21, 2022: Pawsident’s Day Camp

Children in grades second through eighth can celebrate “Pawsident’s Day” with the animals at Jacksonville Humane in Jacksonville, FL. Campers learn about animal sheltering plus help to enrich the lives of the homeless dogs and cats JHS. Includes red, white, and blue dog treat making, designing pawsidential campaign posters spending time with JHS’ four-legged friends. Registration at jaxhumane.org

February 26, 2022: Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival

Animal-themed arts festival at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, AZ. More info at shemerartcenter.org.

Want to see what dog holidays are coming up in 2022? Check out Dogster’s dog holiday list.

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