Dog Events 2021/22 CANADA

Welcome to our 2021/22 list of dog and pet events and festivals coming up in the GTA, Ontario and other parts of Canada. This page is updated regularly so if you have any you want added to share with readers, please let us know via email or in the comments section of dogtrotting.net.

Check these pet-friendly festival listings often – they are frequently updated as dates become available and new events spring up… answering the question:

What dog events can I attend near me?

Where can I take my dog this weekend?

(Note: please check each websites for details. Times, dates and places might have been changed since publication on this site. Also these are listings only – dogtrotting.net does not run or endorse any of these events).

2020 IS PROVING TO  BE A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR EVENTS AND TRAVEL. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP THIS PAGE UP-TO-DATE AS CANCELLATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

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ONTARIO

February – Westie Indoor Play Day, Orangeville (CANCELLED 2020 & 2021)

Dog at Pawlooza 2017 dogtrotting.net

Westies in Need Rescue invites you to the Westie Indoor Play Day! Most small dogs are not big fans of  winter weather and Westies are no exception. This is an indoor FUNdraising event with lots of space for your dog to run around and have fun off leash while you check out the fabulous sales table. Westies in Need Rescue always have great stuff for sale.  Join the group for a good run around with other Westies and Westie Wannabees on Sun. Feb. 25 from 2pm – 5pm at the Orangeville Fairgrounds, 247090 5 Side Road, Mono (near Orangeville), Ontario.

April – Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs in Oakville,  Brampton, Calgary (Alberta), Guelph, Kitchener, London, St.Catharines and Windsor (POSTPONED 2020 and 2021)

A fundraiser for National Service Dogs, this annual event started in Oakville in 1998 and has spread to other cities on Good Friday every year. Participants collect pledges and are given two egg cartons to collect up to 24 plastic eggs containing dog treats. One leashed dog per participant welcome. $25 per family. www.nsd.on.ca

Spring Canadian Pet Expo, Mississauga (Only November in 2021)

Found a friend while docked at McDonald Island in the 1000 Islands

Toronto looks forward to the annual Spring Canadian Pet Expo. This pet related trade show is held annually Easter Weekend at the International Centre near the Toronto airport. Pets are welcome and it’s host to Canada’s largest Cat Show, Ontario Cavy Club Show, Jock Dogs, Dog Lovers Days Lure Course and Air Dog performances. For advice on how to navigate the show, visit my review here. Tickets are $18. Check out previous coverage on dogtrotting.net. International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga.

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April 30 to May 1, 2022 – KW Pet Expo, Kitchener (Cancelled for 2021)

Bring your dog to the dog to this expo focusing on primarily vendors but presentations too from Canine Good Neighbour, Woof Jocks and a pet costume contest. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, 400 East Ave., Kitchener. www.kwpetexpo.com Check out what we bought at the first KW expo.

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June – Furry Friends 5K, Oshawa (CANCELLED for 2020. No event scheduled for 2021)

One of three annual runs, Furry Friends 5K dog-friendly race (walk or run) that you can participate in with your pup. The event supports local animal rescue groups, shelters, and humane groups. (If you can’t make the event, you can sponsor someone who is participating). Cost to participate with your dog is $45. www.furryfriends5k.ca

June 13, 2020 (CANCELLED) – Pound Dog HOWLer fundraiser and family day, New Dumfries

This event is a family-focused fun day at the farm and fundraiser for Pound Dogs Rescue. A group walk around the grounds starts at 10:30 and there’s demonstrations, silent auction and vendors. WRPA Recreation Centre, 1128 Rife Road, North Dumfries, Ontario. 10 am to 4 pm.  See a previous year’s event here.

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June – Furry Friends 5K, Bolton/Caledon (CANCELLED 2020 – no event scheduled for 2021)

One of three annual runs, Furry Friends 5K dog-friendly race (walk or run) that you can participate in with your pup. The event supports local animal rescue groups, shelters, and humane groups. (If you can’t make the event, you can sponsor someone who is participating). Cost to participate with your dog is $45. www.furryfriends5k.ca

June – Barks by the Bay, Trenton (CANCELLED 2020 – No event scheduled for 2021)

dog at Dog Bowl 2019 Frankenmuth, Michigan

Barks by the Bay Canine Festival and Trade Show is a popular outdoor pet festival that’s Fido friendly and full of vendors, breeders, training aids and demonstrations, pet look-a-like contest and groomers on site. This year the theme is ‘dogs and dads.’ Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario. 9 am to 4 pm. www.barksbythebay.ca 

June – Homeward Bound Canine Carnival, Bowmanville (CANCELLED 2020 No event scheduled for 2021 )

Homeward Bound Rescue sponsors the annual Canine Carnival that includes Dock Diving, K9 fit workouts, Agility Demonstrations, weight pulling, Annual Doggie Fashion Show and Costume Contest and of course many vendors. 2836 Holt Road, Bowmanville, Ontario. 10 am to 4 pm. www.homewardboundrescue.ca

June, 2022 – Annual Ruff Mudder, Collingwood (postponed until 2022)

The 4th Annual Ruff Mudder Canine Obstacle Adventure 5km obstacle course for you and your dog is on again. That’s right, you can run a 5k with your dog over 80+ obstacles through forest and field. Then chill out at the largest Doga Class – yoga with your dog. This year, hopes are high to set a Guinness World Book of Records for the largest doga class.  $60 per person for Mudder, 4 for $120 and a pack of 10 is $500. Participating in Doga  at 1 pm is free. 6725 Hwy 26, Stayner.

June 25 and 26, 2022 – Woofa Roo Pet Fest, Essex County

Promoted as Essex County’s only pet and family-friendly festival, Woofa Roo Pet Fest is down days of Dock Diving, Flex Ball, dog agility, pony rides, vendors and more. A silent auction supports local rescue organizations. Admission is only $5. The Libro Complex, 3295 Meloche Road, Amberstburg, Ontario. www.woofaroo.com

July – Rescue RoundUp Dog Event, Colborne (CANCELLED 2020 – No event scheduled for 2021 )

Love Jack Russells and other small dogs? The Rescue Roundup Dog Event is for you. Organized by Jack Russell rescue, this event brings Jacks and other little rescue dogs (under 16 inches) for some friendly competitions in an number of categories including barn hunt, lure course, ball retrieve and of course the emotional ‘parade of rescues.’ Please preregister by June 12. 11891 Country Rd 2, Colborne, Ontario.

July – Muddy Paws Wine Festival, Vineland (CANCELLED 2020 – No event scheduled for 2021 )

Fluffy dachshund (cross?) at Wienerpawlooza 2015

Picture it:  a 15-mintue walk along the Bruce Trail through the Niagara Forest and at both ends is a winery – that’s the Muddy Paws event at Vineland Estates Winery 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland and Featherstone Estate Winery, 3678 Victoria Ave., Vineland. Start at either winery, walk the trail to the other with your well-behaved leashed dog and enjoy a glass of vino at each end, along with music, food sampling, NRP K9 Unit, and obedience training demos by Dave McHahon’s Dog Academy. 12 to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 plus tax. www.muddypawswine.com Check out our adventure.

July 23, 2022 – PAWS-itively Elgin – Aylmer (cancelled for 2021)

beautiful black terrier dog with stuffed pink bone dog toy

Pawsitively Elgin is a dog-friendly event in support of local rescues sponsored by JettaJacks Brand Corp. Come out and enjoy Ontario Dock Dogs, Run Spot Run, Agility demos, dog trainers and more. As usual, tons of vendors promised. 8079 Springwater Conservation Area, 47719 Conservation Line, Aylmer. 9 am to 4 pm. $12 per car load or $5 per walk in.  www.pawsitivelyelgin.com

July 24, 2022- Thousand Islands Bark Bash, Gananoque, Ontario (No event scheduled for 2021)

The annual Thousand Islands Bark Bash celebrates all things dogs. Meet rescue groups, vendors, dog demonstrations and displays. Admission free. 10 am to 4 pm. Gananoque Town Park, 30 King Street E., Gananoque, Ontario. www.1000islandsbarkbash.weebly.com

Summer 2022 – Meaford Pet Expo,  Meaford (CANCELLED 2020 – no event scheduled for 2021)

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Enjoy the 3rd annual Meaford Pet Expo with more than 25 vendors, samples and give-aways, pet adoptions, nail trims, pet play zone and training advice. Canadian Pet Connections, 278 Cook Street #8, Meaford, Ontario. 10 am to 4 pm. Dog-friendly.

August 7, 2021- Tails of the Mountain Festival, Grey Highlands

Second annual Tails of the Mountain Pet Festival featuring pet related vendors and animal rescue groups – all on a The Farmer’s House, a scenic 100-acre property in the Grey Highlands area. Well behaved dogs are welcome. 10 am to 5 pm. 726325 Sideroad 22B, Grey Highlands, Ontario $20 per car. www.tailsofthemountain.ca

August 13, 2022 – Hugs for Hounds, Elora, Ontario

un or enter any other breed for additional races organized by size. Otherwise, enjoy the festival and barbeque – advanced tickets are recommended. Pets are welcome but no retractable leashes. A silent auction and live art auction are also planned. Grand River Raceway Annex, 7445 Wellington County Road 21, Elora. www.hugsforhounds2.ca

August 28, 2021 – Party 4 Paws, Toronto, Ontario

Party 4 Paws pet fair and adoption day organized by Guardian’s Best Friends Rescue Foundation will bring several dog and cat rescue organizations together, along with select vendors to help raise money for rescue organizations and find animals their forever homes. Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, noon to 6 pm. Rain date is August 29, 2021.

August 28, 2021 – Pet Lovers’ Market, Ancaster, Ontario

The semi-annual Pet Lovers’ Market features handcrafted items, art and homemade pet treats is on at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in 2021. Available are accessories, treats and healthcare products. Bring your dog and try the DogLoversDays Lure Course. Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Admission is $5 per person, 10 am to 5 pm. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd., S., Jerseyville, Ontario. Free parking.

dog at Dog Bowl 2019 Frankenmuth, Michigan

August – Wienerfest, Woodstock, Ontario (Online for 2020 – no scheduled event for 2021)

Wienerfest Home County Festival in Woodstock, 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. Many fun events, such as the ever popular Dachshund Races, as well as costume contests, and professional photo opportunities with the “wienermobile.” All breeds of dogs welcome at the Pittock Conservation Area, Woodstock, Ontario. www.wienerfest.ca.

August 20, 2022 – London Pawlooza, London

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 off-leash 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. (Check out our 2018 experience here)

September 12, 2021 – Bark in the Park, London (sold out!)

The 34th annual fundraiser for the London Human Society includes: Dog lure course, Sparky’s dock diving, Ultimutts Stunt Dog performances, Cruisin’ Paws Agility shows, Off-leash pond area, Bouncy castles, Silent auction, 50/50 Raffle and dozens of unique product and food vendors. Admission is $20.  Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive, London. 10 am to 4 pm.

ONLINE until September 12, 2021 – Wiggle Waggle Walk – Your Way, Hamilton

The annual Wiggle Waggle Walk fundraiser for the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA takes place online this year and everyone is invited to register and walk, run, do yoga, or more – participate in raising money for the Hamilton Burlington SPCA your way. The first 150 registered receive a swag bag. www.hbspca.com Check out our previous year’s fun here. DOGTROTTING.NET is participating in this online event!

September 21-26, 2021 – Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival, Kingston

Three days of sheep dog events, trials and competitions herding sheep ONLY in 2021. The festival is expected to resume 2022 and will look like this again: other doggie attractions including Canadian Canine Lure Course, zoo-like animal encounters at “Zoo to You,” Rideau River Dock Dogs, agility, K-9 demos and crafts and vendors. $15 or $10 for tickets online. www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2 East, Kingston. Check out our 2018 experience here!

September 26, 2021 – Party 4 Paws Pet Fair, Toronto

Guardians Best Animal Rescue Foundation is hosting an adoption event September 25, noon to 6 pm at Trinity Bellwoods Park Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street W., Toronto. Pet vendors, dog treats, and photo booth on site. Due to COVID restrictions, this is a ticketed event. Admission is free, but you need to register here.

September 26, 2021 – Fall Market

An outdoor market of vendors, door prizes, Instagram picture trail, raffle, silent auction, cupcake truck, caricaturist, and dog activities. This dog-friendly event supports the Precious Paws Rescue. Free admission. 10 am to 3 pm. 8327 6th Line, Utopia, Ontario. http://www.DoggieLiciousBarrie.com

September – Petapolooza, Pickering (CANCELLED IN 2020 – No event scheduled for 2021)

The 9th annual Petapolooza is hosted by the City of Pickering to raise funds to build a permanent animal shelter in the city. The day includes WoofJock and agility demonstrations, 40 vendors and rescue groups present and food trucks. Head to the Alex Roberston Park, 700 Sandy Beach Road, Pickering. 11 am to 4 pm. Dogs welcome. Admission $5 per person.

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September – Canadian Fall Pet Expo,  Mississauga (CANCELLED IN 2020 – event scheduled for November 20-21, 2021)

Another Canadian Fall Pet Festival added to the growing list of pet expos happening in Toronto. Join a conference centre full of vendors, rescue organizations and demonstrations. 9 am to 6 pm. International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. Check out our previous experience at the festival here.

September – Postponed until further notice – Woofstock, Toronto

Canada’s best known dog festival, Woofstock, annual dog festival, this time at Woodbine Park in Toronto’s trendy beaches. Admission is free and dogs are of course welcome. Join tens of thousands of other pet lovers for this two-day event of vendors, demonstrations, fashion show and fun. Toronto, Woodbine Park, www.woofstock.ca. 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is $10.

October 3, 2021 – Pawp Up & Pints, Collingwood

Black Bellows Brewing Company is hosting a  pet-friendly shopping party called Pawp Up & Pints. Bring your dog in for a pint and meet Sawyer Run, a Canadian supplier of Ruffwear adventure dog gear. A portion of sales will go to GTHS pet rescue. 3 to 6pm. Black Bellows Brewing Company, 40 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, Ontario

October 5, 2021 – Gananoque & District Humane Society Puppy Prowl, Gananoque

A fundraiser for the Gananoque District Humane Society, Puppy Prowl is on – start at the Town Park at 9 am, then all participants will leave Town Park and walk to the Lions Club Park, cross the street and walk back to Town Park in a puppy (and dog) parade celebration. Vendors, music and prizes. This is a family and pet-friendly event! Town Park, 30 King Street E., Gananoque, Ontario. 9 am. Register at GDHS.

October 16, 2021 – Save Our Scruff Photographer Session, Burlington

Get some great photos taken of you and your dog, or just your dog, with Create Flow Photos. Each session is 15 minutes long and costs $50 for three edited photos. Costs of photos supports Save Our Scruff dog rescue. Pre-booking is required. Time slots are 1 to 3 pm. City View Park, Kerns Road, Burlington, Ontario.

October 17, 2021 – Cars & Canines, Hamilton

If you like cars and dogs, check out this classic car cruise night in Hamilton – bring your car or your canine or both to this event supporting NAARF animal rescue. 710 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario starting at 5:30 pm.

October 23, 2021 – Tails & Treats, Downtown Oakville

In support of the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, merchants throughout downtown Oakville will have water bowls and treats for your trick or treating pets. Costume contest (for the pets) to win a $500 RUFF the dog barbershop gift card. $5 or more donation to the OMHS made at Centennial Square. 10 am – 4 pm.

October 24. 2021 – Fall Festival & Artisan Market, Elora

Not a pet-specific event, but the Fall Festival & Artisan market is dog friendly – leashed dogs are welcome at The Fieldstone Barn. An outdoor event, admission is $5 per person. Expect artisan vendors, food trucks, corn mazes, and pumpkin patch. 10 am to 4 pm. 7450 Middlebrook Rd., Elora.

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October – Ottawa Pet Expo, Ottawa (CANCELLED until further notice)

Otawa’s largest pet-friendly event is the Ottawa Pet Expo with over 200 exhibitors representing all types of pets. TICA cat show, fly ball competitions and expert vets and breeders onsite. EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa. Admission is $15 per adult (savings online) and parking is $8.

October 30, 2021 – Hollowoof Day, Hampton

Pingles Farms is hosting its annual Hollowoof Day, one of several VIP days when the farm is open to people and pets. Leashed dogs can enjoy the 6.5 acre corn maze and country air wagon ride. Doggie costumes are encourage! Advanced timed tickets are required. General admission is $15. 9:30 am to sunset. 1805 Tauton Road East, Hampton, Ontario.

October 31, 2021 – Howlween Pooch Party, Kitchener

The DTK Howlween Pooch Party and pack walk organized by the Downtown Kitchener BIA, Dog Friendly KW and Lili Romeo has Leader of the Pack KW leading a pack walk of costumed pups through the street of Kitchener followed by a block party with vendors. The event is free but pre-registration is required. 50 participants max. Starts at noon at Gaukel Street, Kitchener, Ontario.

October 31, 2021 – Fright Night, Toronto

Join other dog lovers and their dogs for a pint at this dog-friendly event supporting Canine Haven Rescue. If your pup is costume-less there’s a costume bin available. The Junction Brewery, 50 Symes Road, Toronto. Noon – 5 pm.

November 6, 2021 – The Barket Market, Toronto

Pet-friendly shopping with your dog – the Barket Market is a one-day event sponsored by Toronto Dog Moms. Bring you dog on leash and shop at 30 vendors focused on pet products and services. The Parkdale Hall, 1605 Queen Street W., #3, Toronto. Admission free. Noon to 7 pm.

November 20-21, 2021 – Toronto Christmas Pet Show,  Mississauga

Another Canadian Fall Pet Festival added to the growing list of pet expos happening in Toronto. Join a conference centre full of vendors, rescue organizations and demonstrations. Saturday, 9 am to 6pm; Sunday 9 am to  5pm. International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. Check out our previous experience at the festival here.

December 4, 2021 – Pet Photos with Santa, Ottawa, Ontario

Pet photos with Santa. $10 each. A fundraising event to benefit English Bulldog Rescue of Ontario. 11 am to 3pm. Photos by Jodi Sooley Photography. $10 nail trims available. Ren’s Pets. 1385 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario

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December 4, 2021 – Good Doggy! Christmas Walk, Peterborough, Ontario

Join the Good Doggy Christmas by Candlelight pack walk with Nadine, owner and head trainer of Good Doggy! Meet at the Lang Pioneer Village for an evening walk through this historical museum. 5 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $15 each, limited to 25 people and must be purchased in advance. 555 Bonaccord St., Peterborough, Ontario.

December 4, 2021 – Pet Lovers’ Market, Ancaster, Ontario

The semi-annual Pet Lovers’ Market features handcrafted items, art and homemade pet treats is on at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in 2021. Available are accessories, treats and healthcare products. Bring your dog and try the DogLoversDays Lure Course. Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Admission is $5 per person, 10 am to 5 pm. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd., S., Jerseyville, Ontario. Free parking.

December 11, 2021 – Howlidays at Pingle’s Farms, Tauton, Ontario

As part of the farm’s annual tradition, Pingle’s Farm Market is hosting Howl-idays for Dogs On December 11th, each $10 Santa Paws ticket will come with a free pup cake and special dog vendors will be on-site. Admission for people is an additional $15. 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (last entry at 3:30pm). This is part of the farm’s annual Christmas Festival November 27 to December 9 am to 6 pm (last entry at 3 pm), Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the Christmas Fest is $15 and due to demand, dogs can attend the regular event for an extra $10 per dog. Pingle’s Farm, 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, Ontario.

December 12, 2021 – Warm Wishes and Wet Kisses, Cobourg, Ontario

Warm Wishes and Wet Kisses is a holiday market shopping event in support of K9 Crusaders Animal Rescue. This is a dog-friendly event at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street, Cobourg. 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission.

ALBERTA

January 22 and 23, 2022 – PetExpo, Edmonton (Event cancelled in 2021)

One of the city’s largest pet expos filled with vendors, breeders, rescue organizations and stage demonstrations. Pet Expo Edmonton is pet focused; however, not pet friendly so leave Fido at home. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Edmonton Expo Centre. Admission $15.

May – Calgary Pet Expo, Calgary (no 2021 or 2022 date yet)

This is the weekend of the annual Calgary Pet Expo celebrating all things pets with plenty of vendors, demonstrations and shows. www.calgarypetexpo.com. People but no pets allowed. Spruce Meadows Equiplex, Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. free parking.

June 20, 2021 – Zulu K9 Challenge, Grande Prairie

For very athletic people and pets, the Zulu K9 Challenge promises to be difficult, but not impossible. Curious? The Zulu K9 Challenge is a 5 to 10km race with 20 obstacles testing strength, durability and creativity (people’s not dog’s). Yes, a dog is required for this Zulu event and so are harnesses and hands-free leashes. South Bear Creek, 100 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Must register in advance. $115 per entry. www.zuluchallenge.com

July 3, 2021 – Zulu K9 Challenge, Calgary

Another Zulu K9 Challenge – same as above in Grande Prairie – but different day and location. Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta. Fee is $115. www.zuluchallenge.com

July 24 & 25, 2021 – PetaPalooza West Tour 2021, Calgary

First stop of the annual PetaPalooza West Tour is Calgary, specifically Eau Claire. Vendors, charity and rescue booths represented along with the popular 20 foot running of the Bulldogs – both French and British. Eau Claire., Calgary. 10 am to 4 pm. www.petapaloozawest.com

August 28, 2021 – Muttstock, Edmonton

The annual Muttstock is billed as a dog and music festival – there’s a BBQ, face painting, training demonstrations, animal rescues, waterpark and vendors. 11 am to 6 pm. Elmwood Park, 12505 75 St., Edmonton. http://www.muttstock.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA

March 12 and 13, 2022 – Vancouver Pet Lover Show, Abbotsford

Entertainment including SuperDogs, vendors, 200 displays and two days of pet celebrations at the Vancouver Pet Lover Show. TRADEX Centre, 1190 Cornell  Street, Abbotsford. Admission $12. 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

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August 14 and 15, 2021 – PetaPalooza Tour 2021, Victoria

Second stop of the PetaPalooza West Tour is Victoria, specifically Bullen Park. Vendors, charity and rescue booths represented along with agility demos and Aqua dogs. Bullen Park, 1140 Lyall St., Esquimalt. Pet-friendly. Free admission. 10 am to 4 pm. www.petapaloozawest.com

August 14 and 15, 2021 – Vancouver Island Pet Expo, Victoria

The Vancouver Island Pet Expo happens annual at Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, B.C. No pets allowed. www.vancourverislandpetexpo.com

June 6 and August 29 and September 12, 2021 – PetaPalooza West, Vancouver

Final Canadian stop of the PetaPalooza West Tour is Vancouver, specifically Yaletown. Vendors, charity and rescue booths represented along with the popular 20 foot running of the Bulldogs – both French and British. 1100 Mainland Street, Vancouver. Free admission. Pet-friendly. 11 am to 4 pm.www.petapaloozawest.com

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR

June – Newfoundland Labrador Pet Expo, Mount Pearl (no date scheduled for 2021)

At this east-coast pet expo you can bring leashed dogs to The Glacier Arena, 45 Olympic Drive, Mount Pearl, NFL. https://www.nlpetexpo.com/

NOVA SCOTIA

June, 2021 – Atlantic Canada Doggie Expo, Dartmouth [No date in June for 2021 yet]

Bring your dogs to the 15th Annual Doggie Expo. The Expo will showcase the largest display of canine vendors in Atlantic Canada, dog rescue organizations, pet photography, and dog apparel suppliers. 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults. Dartmouth 4 Pad, 261 Commodore Drive, Dartmouth.

MANITOBA

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June, 2021 – Manitoba Pet Expo, Winnipeg [CANCELLED in 2020 – no date yet for 2021]

What started as a grassroots effort by the non-profit Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba, the Manitoba Pet Expo has grown into a large annual province-focused pet expo and trade show featuring business vendors and many local rescues. Admission is $3 per person. St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg. 10 am to 3 pm.

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