Category Dog event

dog and woman walking on bridge with text: virtual dog events

Virtual Dog Walking and Online Pet Events Hello 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.

cocker spaniel in tux waiting to meet Dr. Pol

Travel NYC: Meet Dr. Pol at Westminster 2020

“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 […]

two dogs playing in Puppy Bowl XVI on Animal Planet

Animal Planet’s Dog Bowl and Puppy Bowl: Better than that Other Bowl

Rappaport pitched the idea of Dog Bowl to Animal Planet and now Dog Bowl is on for a third year, airing February 1, 2020 at 8 pm EST. Dogs on Team Goldie and Team Oldies range in age from three to 14. Tune in to see which dog takes the ‘senior dog award’ with him to his new home.

Peekineese dog at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic dog show

Dog Friendly Michigan: My Mutt travels to The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi

Duck herding … it’s a thing. That’s one of the surprises at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi, Michigan. This four-day annual dog show attracts 160 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, along with the local Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club, to the Suburban Collection Showplace. Where can […]

Beautiful black small dog with Father Christmas Holiday Pics with Santa

This Little Doggie Meets Santa – Happy Holidays Pet Pics (with earthbath wipes)

Happy Holidays! I’m so relieved my aging little mutt Victor is here celebrating with me this year (and hopefully next year too). I schlepped him out to five – yes, five – ‘Pet Photos with Santa (and others)’ days benefiting various animal rescues I support all year. Special thanks to earthbath for sending us eye, […]

cute fluffy beige dog at My Dog's Cafe

Update: Holiday Online Auction for Monkey Dog Rescue – Don’t Shop, Bid!

Check out Monkey Dog Rescue online holiday auction. Bid on great stuff and save dogs too. Don’t shop. Bid!

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67 Holiday Pet Photo Opportunities in Ontario, Canada 2019

Get Ready, Get Set and Go … to any of the photo fundraisers. Tie a bow on the pup, then smile for the camera. It’s holiday pictures with Santa time, and you’ve got a lot of choices. At dogtrotting.net, we’re sticking close to home … otherwise we’d be researching the list into the New Year. […]

dog in lion costume

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

Looking for Halloween pet events and dog photo fun? Here’s a list of 18 great dog events in Southern Ontario celebrating Halloween.

dog on tractor at Rockton Fall Fair dogtrotting.net

Rockton, ON: Meet the National Service Dogs at Pavlo Pottery

Dogs and volunteers from the Canadian National Service Dog (NSD) association will be visiting Pavlo Pottery, Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 am to noon (only two hours, so as not to overwhelm the pups).

dog on table in front of barn filled with antique farm equipment

Travel Jarvis, ON: Dog-friendly Harvest Festival & All the Tractors You Can Sniff

Dog festivals are everywhere – and so are festivals allowing dogs. Dogtrotting.net has been compiling an expanding list of dog events across Canada (and now the U.S.) and that list is expanding yearly to include neighbourhood and regional events filling fields and street parking lots (check out Liberty Village in Toronto here) like pop-up shops […]