Category Dog event
Water parks for dogs should be a thing – I think there’s a business opportunity there. Water parks for kids, well, people (let’s not pretend) have become incredibly popular in towns and cities across North American. Whether that’s a small splash pad or full on wave pool, heading to the waterpark on a hot summer’s […]
In honour of my dog Victor, who passed away July 13, 2020, my new dog Victoria (yes, named after Victor) and I are participating in the annual SPCA Hamilton/Burlington Wiggle Waggle Walkathon in September, 2021. Only this time, there’s no walkathon. Participants are asked to ‘walk their way’ and share how they’re celebrating the shelter’s […]
After a few false starts due to ‘you know what,’ Hounds of Erie Winery in Clear Creek, Ontario, Canada hosted The Top Dog Tasting and Photoshoot dog-friendly event August 14 and 15, 2021. Spread out through an orchard vineyard and cornfield, the socially distanced outdoor event was exactly what housebound hounds and their people needed.
Surprise! Still a Few Places to Take your Dog this Summer: Learn about Hounds of Erie Winery’s Dog Days of Summer Festival Series (Update: Cancelled!)
Each Sunday, from May 2 to September 19, 2021, Hounds of Erie hosts a dog breed specific meetup for all canine enthusiasts. Of course, loving wine and hard cider helps doesn’t hurt either. Grab a glass of cider or vino at the tasting bar. Then, passed the free-run chickens, walk your leashed pup through the 32-acres of grape wines and apple trees – 21 varieties of apples to be specific. Snacks and a food truck available onsite too.
But one canine Christmas fundraiser organized near me prevailed and held a scaled down, scheduled, and socially-distanced photoshoot in a farmer’s field behind the Punch Bowl Market and Bakery in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.
You don’t need Thanksgiving reminders to be thankful for pets, especially dogs. So it’s fitting approximately 20 million people across North American spent American Thanksgiving watching The National Dog Show on NBC, the T.V. airing of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual pure breed dog show held the week earlier – this time without a […]
While in it’s 19th year of broadcast, The National Dog Show shares a similar – forgive me – pedigreed with NYC’s annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Gardens. Hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, the actual dog competition dates to 1879, but it wasn’t televised until an NBC executive pitched the idea to the network after a Best in Show inspirational moment.
Clearly, a lot is cancelled in 2020, including most of the ‘Dog Events’ listed on the popular page on this site. However, that doesn’t mean the SuperDogs have stopped performing entirely. Like many musical acts, the SuperDogs are embracing the drive-in. And if you’re near Kitchener, Ontario or Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, you can drive up and see SuperDogs perform the third weekend in August 2020.
Watching the ‘cancellations’ add up on our Dog Events Pages and making Xs through dates in my calendar has me wondering if my dog Victor’s dog festival days are behind him – and me.
In the meantime, some events aren’t taking any risks and moving exclusively online – particularly fundraisers for non-profits often dependent on one big annual event.
“This is Elvis,” proud pet mama tells me showing off her dapper tuxedo-clad Cocker Spaniel. “He’s dressed up to meet Dr. Pol.” Elvis might be the one of the few dressed up at the Westminster Dog Show weekend event, but he’s not the only dog here who wants to meet Dr. Pol and have a […]