Dress up the Dog! Halloween 18 Pet Events in Southern Ontario 2019

dog in lion costumeThe most wonderful season of the year – Halloween! – started early for pet people this year. Check out this awesome lion look here. (affiliate link)

Barkfest of Campbellville on September 29, 2019 took over the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre’s backyard. Vendors and fun filled the grass creating a compact fundraiser for Northern Reach Rescue Network Southern Connection. This non-profit dog rescue addresses over population in remote Northern Ontario communities by providing vet care and transporting pets to homes in Southern Ontario.

Travel Guide: The Mohawk Inn and Conference Center, located west of Toronto and beside the Mohawk Racetrack and Casino, is pet-friendly in select rooms for $30 extra per night. The KOA Campground is beside the 30-room motel, and its dog-friendly Deluxe Cabins are open year round. 

A highlight of Barkfest’s afternoon events was the pet costume contest (providing costume inspiration for events to come):


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Looking for more Halloween fun for you and your pup in Southern Ontario, Canada?

There’s a lot of options this weekend – some close to home or fun for those willing to roam. So, suit up your pup for pics or a parade … many events are fundraisers for worthy rescues.

Halloween Pet Events in Southern Ontario 2019

OCTOBER 26, 2019

What: Halloween Photoshoot

Where: Ren’s Pet Depot, 400-3 The Boardwalk, WATERLOO

When: Oct 26, 11 am to 4 pm, 2019

Who: For Homeward Bound Rescue


What: 6th Annual Howl-O—Ween Parade

Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street, KITCHENER

When: Oct 26, 1 to 2 pm, 2019


What: Halloween PAWrade

Where: Paws Evolution Inc, 191 King Street S., Unit 104, WATERLOO

When: Oct 26, 10 am to 1 pm, 2019

Who: Sponsored by Paws Evolution and Complete K9


What: Fall/Halloween Photoshoot (with props)

Where: Bring Your DogCafe, 9 Richwill Road, HAMILTON

When: Oct. 26, 2019, 11 am – 4pm

Who: Furry Family Animal Rescue


What: Halloween Photos with Your Dog’s Photographer

Where: Pet Valu, 1240 Commissioner Road, LONDON

When: Oct 26, 1 to 5 pm, 2019

Who: Sponsored by Happy’s Place Retirement Home for Dogs and Your Dog’s Coach


What: Halloween Photos for Pets

Where: 8420 Wyandotte St., E, WINDSOR

When: Oct 26, 11 am to 3 pm, 2019

Who: Charlotte’s Freedom Farm

What: Calling All Fur Models – Fall-themed photo shoot

Where: 11 Ebenezer St W., Unit 4, RIDGETOWN

When: Oct. 26, 1 to 4 pm, 2019

Who: CK Animal Rescue with Fur Babes & You


What: Trick and Treats – Pet Costume Contest and Halloween Fun

Where: 20 Brock Road N., GUELPH

When: Oct 26, 11 am to 3 pm, 2019

Who: Canadian Dachshund Rescue


What: 2nd Annual Costume Dog Parade

Where: Garden Square, 12 Main Street N, BRAMPTON

When: Oct 26, 1 to 1:30 pm, 2019


What: Howl’oween

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, TORONTO

When: Oct 26, 1 to 4 pm, 2019

Who: Sponsored by The Bentway and PetSmart


What: Very SPOOKY (but fun) Halloween Pet Photo Shoot

Where: Rovili Pet World, 9 Nixon Road, CALEDON

When: Oct 26, 10 am to 4 pm, 2019

Who: Procyon Wildlife


What: Halloween Photo Shoot and Dog Sports ‘Give it a Try’

Where: Red Barn Event Centre, 8464 Simcoe County Road 27, BARRIE

When: Oct 26, 3 to 6 pm, 2019

Who: Sponsored by GAAP


What: Halloween Pet Photos

Where: Pet Valu, 197 Hill St., CORUNNA

When: Oct 26, 11 am to 3:00 pm, 2019

Who: Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue


What: Halloween Photo Shoot and Bake Sale

Where: The Pampered Pet, 2446 Bank Street, OTTAWA

When: Oct 26, 10 am to 4 pm, 2019

Who: Minpinerie Dog Rescue

OCTOBER 27, 2019

What: Howl-o-ween Pet Portraits

Loot bags and costumes available for dress up

Where: Dirty Pawz, 804 Queen St., E., TORONTO

When: Oct 27, 1 to 4 pm, 2019


What: Boston Terror Howloween Party

Where: Barks ‘n Rec, 1590 Matheson Blvd, Unit 8, MISSISSAUGA

When: Oct. 27, 1 to 4 pm, 2019

Who: Hosted by Boston Terrier Meetup


What: Howl-o-Ween Pet fun and Pumpkin Carving

Where: Brunswick Bierworks,, 25 Curity Ave, TORONTO

When: Oct. 27, 2019, 1 to 5pm (advanced tickets required)

Who: Sponsored by Dog Moms

OCTOBER 31, 2019

What: Spooktacular Dog Walk 2019

Where: Liberty Village Park, 70 E Liberty St., TORONTO

When: Oct. 31, 2019, 6:30 to 8 pm

NOVEMBER 3, 2019

What: 1st Annual Ghost Walk (and dog costume parade)

Where: Spoil the Dog Bakery, 4 Hachborn St.W., ST. JACOBS

When: November 3, 2019, 11 am

Who: Spoil the Dog Bakery


  1. Rachelle Latour · · Reply

    November 3rd First Annual Ghost Walk, St. Jacobs ON Free Walk through historic St. Jacobs and hear the tales of days past. Bring your pet along in costume if you like, there will be treats back at Spoil the Dog Bakery for pets and their people. Prizes for best costume, small and large dog. Save the tax on all bakery & boutique products. Percentage of sales going to Busy Busy Lions Club in support of the Guide Dogs. Poster on FB and Instagram.

    1. Thanks so much! I’ll add it to the Events page. Looking forward to it.

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