The shortest month of year is going to be one of the most pet friendly ones ever! There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you do. It might be cold outside, but that shouldn’t keep you from having fun. From dog shows, to adoption events, to fundraisers, February is going to be a busy!
Check out the events listed and if you’re not near any of these, check with your local humane society and newspaper for local pet events.
With so many pet events across the country, this list can’t be quite comprehensive – at least not without your help. Is your pet event, or one in your area, missing from our list? Please help us update this list to keep it current by leaving the information in a comment below!
Pet Events in the USA – February 2013
Canines for Camp 2K Dog Walk
This is a sub-event to the Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle. Each year that racers have participated, an increasing number have raced with their dogs. This year is the first year for those with their dogs to officially race. It’ll be less competitive, more relaxing, and promises to be a great way to exercise with your favorites furry buddy. Each participant will receive a gift bag with dog items as well as a shirt.
Super Pet Expo
When: February 8 – 10, 2013 hours vary
Where: NJ Convention and Expo Center 97 Sunfield Ave Edison, NJ
Admission: $13 for a the day, $20 for the weekend, discounted tickets for children ages 4 to 11
More information: Super Pet Expo
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Shop at over 150+ vendors and learn about the newest pet products on the market. There will be an adoption center, fun games for kids, and educational seminars for you to attend. The best part is your dog is welcome too! Parking is free for all who attend.
Vegas Pet Expo
Shop, play, learn, and adopt! Bring your dog and spend the day at the Las Vegas Pet Expo. There will be free nail trims, agility demonstrations, discounted prices on vaccinations, microchipping, and heart worm medication. There will also be live entertainment and plenty of educational and fun events for you to watch and participate in. Shorty Rossi from the show “Pit Boss” will be there to answer any questions you have about pet rescue and pit bulls. It’s going to a fun day!
137th Annual Westminster Dog Show
The greatest grouping of dogs will be gathering once again in New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club’s Dog Show. Recognized as one of the most popular dog shows, it’s a two day event dating back to 1877. There will be over 170 breeds represented and all hoping to win the award for Best in Show.
5th Annual Pet Writing Conference
Pet writers of all levels are invited to gather together and meet and learn from others who are well-known pet writers. Pet media gurus will talk about how to hone your skills, run workshops, and help writers learn how to avoid pitfalls, develop a strong platform, write engaging product reviews, and develop better skills. Those who attend will also have the chance to meet with top agents and editors.
Dog Bowl 2013
Fun, contests, and prizes are in store for those who make it to the Dog Bowl. Games such as Bobbing for Hot Dogs, a Best Dressed dog contest, and Lure coursing are on the schedule along with low cost vet care and chances to win some great prizes like a new tv or video game system. It’s free to go and participate or watch but parking fees will be in effect.
Pet Smart Adoption Weekend
Is your home a little empty? Or maybe you have more room to bring in a new family member. Whatever the reason, come on down to Pet Smart and check out of the wonderful dogs and cats who are looking for their new forever home. You can also stock up on supplies while you’re there.