Cold, rainy, sunny, cloudy — the month of March has it all. So, put a little spring in your pup’s step by checking out these March 2021 dog events and holidays. Remember to dig into the websites of the event to see if the event will take place in person or virtual. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to include your dog event.
March 2021: Pet Poison Prevention Month
Human medications (prescription and over-the-counter), chocolate and food are just some of the top dog toxins you need to keep your dog away from. Refresh your memory of other dog toxins and what you can do about them by checking out the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control section on its website.
March 1 — March 31, 2021: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Junior Vet Camp Online Essay Contest
Vet Set Go, together with Merck Animal Health, invites 6th through 8th grade students to enter the 5th annual Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2021.” The online essay contest will award three prizes for tween and teen students to attend the Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from July 11-16, 2021, at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the nation’s premiere veterinarian schools. Online essay contest opens Monday, March 1st and entries are due by Wednesday, March 31st. The prize package is valued at $845 and includes camp tuition and room and board at the Auburn Junior Veterinary Camp in Auburn, Ala. Transportation to the camp is the responsibility of the winners. The contest opens on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8 a.m. EST, with an online essay submission available at www.vetsetgo.com. The contest ends on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, with all essays due by 11:59 p.m. EST. The three selected winners will be notified of their free Junior Vet Camp experience by May 30, 2021. The prize package is valued at $845 and includes camp tuition and room and board at the Auburn Junior Veterinary Camp in Auburn, Ala. Transportation to the camp is the responsibility of the winners.
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.
March 5, 2021: Premiere of documentary STRAY
Filmed through the eyes of three stray dogs in Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal search for food and shelter journeying through Turkish society, which gives viewers an unvarnished portrait of human life and canine culture. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. The gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing. Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Lo.
March 7 – March 13, 2021: Professional Pet Sitters Week
Created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995, this 27th annual observance honors professional pet-care providers, while educating pet owners of the advantages of professional in-home pet care. Looking for a fun career? Checkout professional pet sitting at petsit.com.
March 13, 2021: K-9 Veterans Day
Honor those wonderful canines that have sacrificed and served in the American military. Here’s to the states that officially recognize this observance: Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. Want to support military dogs? The latest legislation to support them was H.R. 6188 — Support Our Military Working Dogs Act, introduced March 2020 by Representative John Garamendi. Keep track of this here.
March 21, 2021: Premiere of The Truffle Hunters
Pup got a nose for truffles? Or just love watching a good documentary? This one takes us to the forests of Piedmont, Italy, where three senior truffle-hunting men are on the search for a rare and expensive white Alba truffle. Of course, we dog lovers will get caught up in the mens’ highly-trained truffle-hunting dogs. Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw.
March 21 — March 27, 2021: National Poison Prevention Week
Take to social media to remind your pet-loving friends that human medications (prescription and over-the-counter), chocolate and food are just some of the top pet toxins and what they can do about them. Check out the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control section on its website.
March 23, 2021: National Puppy Day
Thinking about rescuing a puppy? Today’s a great day to start your research. If you can’t adopt a puppy, support your local rescue by volunteering, raising funds or promoting social awareness.
March 24 – March 26, 2021: Global Pet Expo
Presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), this pet industry trade show will take place in a fully digital format. Global Pet Expo Digital Access is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers and other qualified professionals. More information at www.globalpetexpo.org.