Category Dog event

black dog at Dogs 4 Youth pet event, Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby, ON: Dogs 4 Youth Annual Dog Marketplace and more….

“Oh, I subscribe to dogtrotting,” the Weruva rep tells me when I hand her my card. “In fact, it’s where I found out about his event.” Love it! … What event, you ask? Dogs 4 Youth dog (and now pet) marketplace at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby, Ontario. I’m here with my little black […]

First (Annual?) Niagara Canadian Pet Expo 2018 or My Dog’s a Model!

Just when I thought I’d seen every product or idea possible at a dog expo, my dog Victor became a label model on CandidKnines home baked treats for dogs. And it only took five minutes. His friend Sasha too – and she wasn’t even there. Here’s how it works: Go to the first Canadian Pet […]

How to Rock Woofstock: Largest Dog Festival in North America (and Toronto)

Finally! We got a ticket into the VIP tent at Woofstock. We’ve been trying for a few years, always missing ‘the first 1000 people,’ cut off. Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Woofstock, May 26 and 27, 2018, in Woodbine Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Woofstock claims the title of North America’s largest dog festival. So, […]

Countdown to Woofstock 2018

One week away… heading to Toronto, Ontario next week for the dog event of the summer! (check out last year here)

dog with Easter Bunny at PetsMart

Hoppy Easter Ya all and April’s Fools to boot!

Enjoy Victor’s reluctant Easter photo shoots – he hates cameras. However, he took one for the team and poised for a nanosecond (literally) as April of Willow Bean Photography quickly snapped.

The Quest Continues: Searching for One of a Kind Pet Stuff in Toronto

According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat.   Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]

dog in self bath during fundraiser

Taking a (Dog) Bath for a Good Cause: Ladybird Animal Rescue

For only $15, volunteers washed, lathered and dried at least 50 dogs on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pet Valu in Hamilton, Ontario at the store’s self-bath facility, attached to the full-service dog groomers. Nail trims where courtesy of Dr. Heather McGowen and staff from Glanbrook Veterinary Services – and Gonzo’s Guest House where Victor recently spent five days. They recognized him.

dog at Dog Day on Family Day at Terra Greenhouses, Ontario

Travel Burlington,ON: Dog & Puppy Parade Family Day at Terra

Got a seasonal business? Got a lot of room? Be great. Create a dog-friendly event during the slow season and attract a slew of people looking for something to do in the dead of winter. Be like Terra Greenhouses in Southern, Ontario, Canada. Family Day is the third Monday of every February in Ontario, Canada. […]

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Travel Kitchener, ON: Dog Lovers Days Indoor Fido Fun

Yes, another dog festival – only this time it’s about some indoor out-of-the-below-zero-temperature fun for excitable housebound pups of all sizes.

February 10 and 11, 2018 saw hundreds of fur families head to this campground’s conference centre to test their dog’s skill on a number of challenges: Agility Lure Course, Speed Lure Course (which my dog Victor trotted despite being a speed demon everywhere else), and an off-leash play area where Victor peed (sorry).

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Merry Dog Christmas 2017: It’s photo time!

Merry Dog Christmas 2017 I’m not one to celebrate the ‘holidays’ with much enthusiasm, but if there’s a dog event involved, I’m there. Here’s our FOUR stops on the 2017 Victor with Santa photo adventure. Did Santa bring Victor his wish list? Well, if all Victor wanted for Christmas was no more photos, he got […]