You are your dog are probably ready to be sprung from the house after the long winter and pandemic. We’ve got just the right April 2021 dog events and holidays for you both to dig into.

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April 2021 Pawlidays!

All Month Long:

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Day-long holidays

April 3, 2021: Every day is tag day

April 11, 2021: National pet day

April 22, 2021: Earth day

April 25, 2021: World veterinary day

April 26, 2021: Kids & pets day

April 28, 2021: International guide dog day

April 30, 2021: Adopt a shelter pet day

April 2021 Dog Events

Check out the Hollywood Dogs exhibition in person or virtually at the AKC Museum of the Dog. © AKC Museum of the Dog

Through April 11, 2021: Hollywood Dogs exhibition

Held at the ACK Museum of the Dog in New York, NY. You can also take a virtual tour online. More info at

Starts April 1, 2021: Virtual sessions of Trick Dog Spark Teams classes for Trick Dog title

Learn more at

The Dog Behavior Conference presented by Victoria Stilwell Academy.

April 16-18, 2021: The 2021 Dog Behavior Conference

Join dog trainers, dog behaviorists and pet pros from around the world for this interactive online event, featuring elite presenters covering topics ranging from training and behavior to rescue/shelter work and the latest in behavioral and cognitive science. The Dog Behavior Conference (DBC) is a 3-day virtual event for attendees seeking an inspirational learning experience and the opportunity to connect with and be inspired alongside a uniquely like-minded audience of dog lovers. Presented by Victoria Stilwell Academy. Click here to register.

April 21-23, 2021: Virtual Animal Care Expo

This online experience provides professional development content, live Q&A with speakers, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and more. Plus, you can earn continuing education credits. Register at

April 23-24, 2021: Virtual Animal Law Symposium: Covid 19 and Animals

The two-day online event features panels on zoonotic diseases and COVID-19. Panels also include factory farming, the realities of the food system and humans’ problematic relationship with animals in captivity. Registration opened March 8th. More at

April 23-25, 2021: Colorado Springs Pet Expo

You’ll find many of the top pet exhibitors from across Colorado, along with lots of activities for animal lovers at this year’s expo. The show will also host non-stop events throughout the weekend: including pet demonstrations, training seminars, adoptions and more. More on Facebook @ColoradoSpringsPetExpo

April 27, 2021: On sale — A Tale of Two Cookies

Looking for a new mystery to read? Pastry chef and Manhattan expat Kate McGuire is back in author Eve Calder’s newest Cookie House Mystery, A Tale of Two Cookies. An old friend comes to the laid-back island of Coral Cay, Florida, announcing a spur-of-the-moment beach wedding. Then the groom vanishes, a television crew descends on the town to film a reality show. The investigation into the groom’s disappearance heats up, as Kate, her pal Maxi and town dog Oliver brave the world of reality TV and a wedding weekend gone awry, in an all-out effort to find the missing groom. This is the third book in this feel-good cozy mystery series. Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks; $7.99.