Best Ontario Dog Days of Summer Events – Here’s the List!

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Victor, mascot of dogtrotting.net

Looking forward to summer with the pooch? There’s enough dog-friendly festivals around that you don’t have to leave him at home. Mark your calendar!

Here is the 2015 list of dog-related events and festivals coming up in Ontario and other parts of Canada. This list is updated regularly as the Events Page of http://www.dogtrotting.net, so if you have any you want added to share with readers, please let me know in the comments section of http://www.dogtrotting.net.

(Note: please check each websites for details. Times, dates and places might have been updated since publication on this site).

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May 30, 2015 – Dogs 4 Youth in Grimsby, Grimsby

Dogs 4 Youth claims to be the biggest dog marketplace in Niagara, featuring vendors from across the region. Live entertainment, delicious food, and everything your furry friend could ever want. Adult tickets are just $5, Students and seniors $3, and kids 12 and under are FREE! All proceeds go to helping the FORT youth centre, an organization that provides free programming for youth ages 11-18 in Grimsby, Smithville, and Caistor. Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment. It runs 11 am to 4pm at the Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, Ontario.

June  6 & 7, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, North Bay

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Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre.  10 am to 5 pm. Dog Park, North Bay. http://www.dogloversdays.com

June 13, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Woodstock

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 5 pm.  Main Street Downtown, Woodstock. http://www.dogloversdays.com

June 13, 2015 – Simcoe County Pup Cake Dog Festival, Collingwood

An annual event and fundraiser for animal shelters, it’s held at the Collingwood Historical Heritage Village, 879 Sixth St., Collingwood, Ontario. $5 per person and $10 per family. Children under 12 are free. Bring your leashed dog. Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment. 10 am to 4pm. http://www.facebook.com/pupcakepetexpo

June 20, 2015 – Wienerfest, Embro

Wienerfest Home County Festival in Embro, Ontario celebrates all things dog and dachshund in the form of a fundraiser for local shelters. According to the website, Wienerfest Home County Festival is Canada’s largest breed specific event, focused on Dachshunds. It’s a free family and dog-friendly event, that provide funding for pet rescue and raises awareness for the plight of abandoned and abused animals in Canada.There will be many fun events, such as the ever popular Dachshund Races, as well as costume contests, and professional photo opportunities with the “wienermobile.” Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment. All breeds of dogs welcome at the Embro Community Rec Centre, 355644 35th Line, Embo, Ontario. http://www.wienerfest.ca

June 20, 2015, Woof-fit Mini-Triathlon, Toronto

Only 75 dog/person teams will be competing in this triathlon fundraiser for a dog cancer fund, part of the University of Guelph’s Veterinary College and Teaching Hospital Pet Trust. Teams start with a 2km walk/run; followed by a 2 km cycle/blade/roll and end with a 500 metre swim/wade/paddle on the beach between two breakwaters. All fitness levels are welcome but participants are required to raise a minimum of $100. The race begins at 10 am at Balmy Beach, Toronto. facebook.com/woofFitMiniTriathlon.

June 21, 2015, Woofwich Pet Show/Dog Lovers Days Festival, Elmira

Leashed dogs are welcome at this pet and vendors show. $5 per person and kids under 10 are free at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Synder Ave, 10 am to 5 pm, woofwichpetshow.ca. Dog Lovers Days will also be there – it offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. http://www.dogloversdays.com.

July 18 & 19, 2015, Annual Dog Days of Scugog, Port Perry

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Dogs Days celebrates the unique bond between dogs and their people. Visit local breeders and explore various vendors for unique gifts for your dog. Pets welcome. Admission is $7 adults, $5 children 5 to 12, and a family pass is $20 (unlimited both days). Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment. Location is the Scugog Shores Museum, 16210 Island Rd., Port Perry.

June 27 & 28, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Chatham

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre.  Techumseh Park, Chatham. 10 am to 5 pm. http://www.dogloversdays.com

July 4 & 5, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Torontoo

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 5 pm.  Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road Toronto. http://www.dogloversdays.com

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July 11 & 12, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, St. Thomas

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. Don Patterson Park, St. Thomas. 10 am to 5 pm. http://www.dogloversdays.com

July 25 & 26, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Guelph

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. Riverside Park, Guelph. 10 am to 5 pm. http://www.dogloversdays.com

August 8, 2015 – Dog’s Day of Summer, St. Catharines

From 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Dogs are welcome at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway. There’s a leash-free play zone, wadding pools, ball pits, contests and a pet psychic. Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment.

August 15, 2015 – London Pawlooza, London

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We met at a dog event and we’re just playing!

Honouring International Homeless Animal Day and a fundraiser for a local animal shelter. Held annually at The Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive, London, Ontario. Take your dog dock diving, go swimming in the Pawlooza pond, test your dog’s agility, run the lure course, go offleash in the FunZone, play frisbee in our toss+catch zone, get trick advice, get obedience advice, watch agility demonstrations, visit our VIP lounge… shop from 175 vendors,  www.pawlooza,com. Pets welcome. $10 per car and parking on site.

August 15 & 16, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days eFestival, Port Colborn

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 5 pm. HH Knoll Park, Port Colburne. http://www.dogloversdays.com

August 22 & 23, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Sarnia

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. Sarnia Humane Society, Sarnia. 10 am to 5 pm. http://www.dogloversdays.com

August 28-30, 2015 – Dog Days of Durham/Bark in the Park, Bowmanville

A dog festival of events, shows and vendors 10am to 5pm at the Garnet B. Rickard Rec Complex, 2440 Hwy. #2, Bowmanville, Ontario.$5 per person and $10 per family.

dashSeptember 5, 2015 – Wienerpawlooza, Missisauga

A wiener dog inspired picnic for wiener dog owners (and dogs) in support of a dachshund rescue at Picnic area B, Wildwood Park, Derry Road. http://www.canadiandaschundrescue.com/event/wienerpawlooza. Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment.

Sept. 5 & 6, 2015 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Meaford

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. William Croft Athletic Fields, Meaford. 10 am to 5 pm. http://www.dogloversdays.com

November 14-15 – Ottawa Pet Expo, Ottawa

Bring your pets to this consumer trade show at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa.

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