Canine Festivities: The Most Wooferful Dog Festivals Around the World

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There are so many great reasons to love dogs. They protect us, they listen to us, they comfort us and they make us laugh. They love us unconditionally — through thick and thin, they’re by our sides, only asking for a treat or two in return. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have one of these loyal animals in your family, you know firsthand how special dogs can be. Isn’t that worth celebrating?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” That’s one big reason why communities around the world have already caught on to the wonders of dog festivals — events hosted solely to celebrate the joy that our best furry friends bring to our lives (and, okay, maybe their athletic abilities and sometimes-amusing appearances, too). Interested in finding out how they commemorate our canine companions? Check out these pawsome dog celebrations to get started.