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Dug Up at Dogster: February 2019 Dog Events

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The weather outside might be frightful but that’s no reason not to grab your pup and get out to one of these great 2019 February dog events. Can’t find your February dog event? Just send us an email at dogstermag@belvoir.com and we’ll post your event in our 2019 dog events listings. Now, let’s see what is going on in February for dogs.

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Thursday, February 7: 16th Annual NY Pet Fashion Show Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue Presented by Frenchie’s Kitchen

Don't miss the New York Pet Fashion Show Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue this February 7th at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

Don’t miss the New York Pet Fashion Show Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue this February 7th at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

Don’t miss the 16th annual NY Pet Fashion Show Presented by Frenchie’s Kitchen — an animal rescue benefit with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, NY. This year’s theme “Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue” features a “Royal Pup-tial Wedding” with adorable rescues Princess Meghan Barkle and Harry Prince of Tails, plus The Queen Mum, two Bridesmaids, a Flower Girl and Soldier. This show is the largest pet fashion and animal rescue benefit in the world! You’ll meet rescue dog Effie Brown, selected to represent all handicapped dogs in this year’s NY Pet Fashion Show, who will model as one of the Bridesmaids in the Royal Pup-tial Wedding. Effie will be walking the Red Carpet. She is the first ever wheelchair dog and first Pit Bull to be featured at the fashion show. Brought in from Apollo Support and Rescue (ASR), Effie will be showing off her bravery and her Walkin’ Pets WheelchairHandicapped Pets helped sponsor Effie and Monica’s trip from Texas to New York, as the organization also brings six other rescue dogs to their new forever homes along the way! At the door, a single ticket costs $50;, a reserved table of (4) $300—adjacent to runway!; single seat reserved on (10) top $75 per person; reserved table 10 top $75; and Best in Show Costume Contest — includes entry to show — Ticket $95.  More information at NYPetFashionShow.com.

Sunday, February 10: 2019 Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) Awards Banquet

Love to write, especially about dogs? Join the DWAA — the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs — perfect for artists, photographers, writers, poets, historians, bloggers or veterinarians. This year’s 2019 DWAA Awards Banquet takes place at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. Keynote speakers are NBC’s Jill Rappaport and radio host/journalist (and sister publication Catster contributor) Steve Dale. Winners of the annual writing competition will be announced. Don’t miss this exciting networking evening. For more info, click here.

Monday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 12: 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Photo of 2018 Best in Show winner Bichon Frisé Flynn and his handler Bill McFadden. Courtesy Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

It’s that time of year when all eyes — and paws — will be on Madison Square Garden for the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan. Competing for the first time are two breeds: the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen and the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje. This year’s Best In Show winner will be picked by legendary dog handler Peter J. Green. Also check out AKC Meet the Breeds, where you can learn about hundreds of dogs and cat breeds. For event schedules, more details and tickets, go to westminsterkennelclub.org.

Tuesday, February 12: Out now — The Sisters Hemingway

Now out in print — the latest novel any Annie England Noblin filled with a dog and Southern delight titled The Sisters Hemingway. Published by William Morrow.

Now out in print — the latest novel any Annie England Noblin filled with a dog and Southern delight titled The Sisters Hemingway. Published by William Morrow.

Author and dog lover — she has three rescue Bulldogs — Annie England Noblin’s latest novel is filled with southern delight and family secrets. Aunt Beatrice raised the three sisters after their mother and younger sister died. Years later, when Aunt Beatrice passes away, the three sisters come home again, each with a secret. Add a Basset Hound named Lafayette and a hidden diary to the mix, and you’ve got a page-turning mystery. Published by William Morrow; $15.99 ($19.99 Can).

Thursday, February 14: Valentine’s Day

Show your pup some love on Valentine's Day with puptastic hugs, cuddles, extra walks and play time. ©Getty Images

Show your pup some love on Valentine’s Day with puptastic hugs, cuddles, extra walks and play time. ©Getty Images

Show your dog how much you love him! Looking for a laugh, read Valentines Our Dogs Would Write If They Had Thumbs by Heather Marcoux.

Saturday, February 16: Paws4You Rescue Benefit Chopard Presents Diamonds are Forever Gala

The Paws4You Rescue Benefit "Chopard Presents Diamonds Are Forever" Gala is a casino-themed fundraiser to raise money for the shelter.

The Paws4You Rescue Benefit “Chopard Presents Diamonds Are Forever” Gala is a casino-themed fundraiser to raise money for the shelter.

Paws4You, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization, hosts its second annual, black-tie fundraising gala at 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL, 33134. The gala will raise funds for Paws4You Rescue in support of its mission to save dogs from euthanasia and combat displacement of pets with guidance and alternatives to surrender. The casino-themed fundraiser event will include poker, roulette and other Vegas-style games to raise money for the shelter. Well-known philanthropists and committed community members Paul and Suwanne DiMare are the honorees at this year’s gala. Dogs from Paws4You Rescue that are up for adoption will participate in the gathering and a custom signature Chopard dog bowl will be raffled off to one lucky guest. The second annual gala is in partnership with ChopardCoral Gables Magazine and La Prairie. To purchase tickets, click here.

Monday, February 18: Return of American Rescue Dog Show

Bernie Botts wins 2018 Best Listener category in the American Rescue Dog Show. Credit: © 2017 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / jeremy lee

Bernie Botts wins 2018 Best Listener category in the American Rescue Dog Show. Credit: © 2017 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / jeremy lee

Back for a second installment, the Hallmark Channel’s new annual TV program returns, showcasing shelter dogs competing in such wagalicious categories as Best Wiggle Butt, Best Underbite and Best in Kissing. Includes mixed and purebred rescue dogs — all competing with the goal of ending pet homelessness. For times, details and highlights of the show, see hallmarkchannel.com.

Saturday, February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day

Celebrate this canine holiday observance by whipping up some home-made dog biscuits for Fido like these peanut butter banana dog treats that can be cut into whatever holiday shape you want!

Sunday, February 24: Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras Parade

The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux holds its annual Pet Parade Sunday, February 24. Thousands of costumed pets and their owners gather to compete in costume contests and walk in a giant pet parade.

The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux holds its annual Pet Parade Sunday, February 24. Thousands of costumed pets and their owners gather to compete in costume contests and walk in the parade.

The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux, also known as “The Animal Krewe,” formed in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana in 1999 with the purpose of hosting year-round fundraising activities to support regional spay and neuter programs, with the largest event being the annual Pet Parade. Held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive in Bossier City. Each year, thousands of costumed pets and their owners gather to compete in costume contests and walk in a giant pet parade. The theme of the 2019 Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade is “Steampunk Pups and Futuristic Felines.” Admission is $1 for adults and free for children; the cost to register a pet for the parade is $25 per pet. Parade day activities, including the judging of registered pets for prizes in such categories as “Best Dressed,” “Best Float,” “Best Interpretation of Theme” and “Pet/Owner Lookalike,” will begin at 1 p.m. The parade typically marches at 3 p.m. Click here for complete parade information and online pet registration.

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