July 20, 2024

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Happy December! While you’re amassing little goodies to stuff in your canine’s stocking, take into account selecting up an additional on your native shelter. The canines – and the workers – will admire the love! Many animal shelters and animal rescue organizations run adoption and fundraising campaigns through the vacation months, which we’ve listed in our December canine occasions.

We need to see your vacation spirit! Show us the way you and your #dogsterdogs are having fun with your vacation season by tagging us in your photographs on social media.

Don’t see your canine occasion on the listing? Email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we are going to embrace your canine occasion.

Dog with Santa hat
Emmy is an effective sport relating to dressing up – or perhaps it’s the deal with that comes after. ©Lauren Katims

Daily canine holidays, December 2022

December 1, 2022: National Twin with Your Dog Day #twinwithyourdogday

December 2, 2022: National Mutt Day

December 5, 2022: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day

December 9 , 2022: International Day of Veterinary Medicine

December 10, 2022: International Animal Rights Day

December 11, 2022: Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals

December 2022 Dog Events

Through December thirty first, 2022: Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays. Annual vacation pet adoption drive. Find your volunteering location on the web site and browse extra concerning the adoption drive right here.

Through December 31, 2022: Embrace Pet Insurance will cowl the adoption charges of cats and canines adopted via all Best Friends Lifesaving Centers and applications throughout the nation, in addition to all animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. Additionally, Embrace shall be providing a ten% low cost on all insurance policies offered because of the partnership. To take part, click on right here.

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Through December 31, 2022: Morris Animal Foundation is holding a marketing campaign that can fund scientific analysis for canines, equivalent to canine well being research on remedy for a lethal blood dysfunction, figuring out genetic and behavioral elements for weight acquire and accessing the feasibility of orthopedic implants. In addition to direct presents, donors can help the inspiration by ordering vacation playing cards. Learn extra about how one can assist at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

Through January 1, 2023: thirty sixth Annual San Francisco SPCA/Macy’s Holiday Windows. See adoptable canines and cats in Macy’s home windows and stay cam in San Francisco’s Union Square. Learn extra about this annual vacation custom right here.

December 1-3, 2022: North Shore Animal League purchasing fundraiser. Support North Shore Animal League by doing all of your vacation purchasing (you have to register first right here) at collaborating Americana Manhasset and choose Wheatley Plaza shops throughout lately. Twenty-five p.c of your designated full-price, pre-tax purchases shall be donated again to North Shore Animal League America. This annual occasion kicks off on Dec. 1 at Blue Mercury at 2034 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY. To register for this purchasing occasion and study extra about how your donations make an affect, click on right here.

December 1-4, 2022: Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope National occasion, sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The group sponsors lowered adoption charges at collaborating shelters nationwide. Use the interactive map at bissellpetfoundation.org to discover a location close to you.

Through December 4, 2022, 2022: Cynosport Dog Agility World Games in Scottsdale, AZ. For extra data on this annual occasion, click on right here.

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December 3, 2022: Fanny Mae Memorial Reindog Parade. Held at 3 p.m. in downtown St. Joseph, MI.

December 4, 2022: Reindog Parade on the forty second Annual Budapest Event. Held at 2 p.m. in downtown Buda Main Street, Buda, TX. For extra data, click on right here.

Dog and reindeer
Lucy discovered her ear squad. © Lauren Katims

December 17-18, 2022: ninth Annual AKC Obedience Classic. Sponsored by Eukanuba and held at the side of the AKC National Championship on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Click right here for extra data.

December 17-18, 2022: AKC National Championship. Presented by Royal Canine and held on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The 2022 AKC National Championship will showcase canine athletes and embrace sights, such because the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor competitors, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals, the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes, AKC Fast Cat Invitational and the NADD/AKC Dock Diving.

Want to see what canine holidays are developing in 2023? Check out Dogster’s canine vacation listing.