Go To Dog Events 2017

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Sasha and Victor enjoying winter

Here is the 2017 list of dog-related events and festivals coming up in 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 me know via email or in the comments section of http://www.dogtrotting.net.

(Note: please check each websites for details. Times, dates and places might have been updated since publication on this site).

ONTARIO

February 11, 2017 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Kitchener

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. Bingeman Park, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. 10 am to 4 pm. www.dogloversdays.com

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March 10 to 11, 2017 – Southwestern Ontario Pet Expo, Chatham

Bring your pet to meet the vendors at this annual event sponsored by Dog Lovers Days, Bullwrinkles and Nutram. Check  it out Friday 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4pm. Tickets are $10. Fur babies free. Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Complex, 565 Richmond St., Chatham. www.swopetexpo.com

April 14, 2017 – Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs in Oakville,  Brampton, Calgary (Alberta), Guelph, Kitchener, London, St.Catharines and Windsor

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

April 14 to 16, 2017 – Spring Canadian Pet Expo, Mississauga

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

Organizers are promising that this year, this show is the biggest ever. 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, and Air Dog performances. For advice on how to navigate the show, visit my review here. Tickets are $18.

May 6 and 7, 2017 – KW Pet Expo, Kitchener

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.

May 6, 2017 – Dogs 4 Youth in Grimsby, Grismby

Dogs 4 Youth claims to be the biggest dog marketplace in Niagara, featuring vendors from across the region. Live entertainment, delicious food, and everything your furry friend could ever want. Admission is FREE! All proceeds go to helping the FORT youth centre, an organization that provides free programming for youth ages 11-18 in Grimsby, Smithville, and Caistor. It runs 9 am to 3 pm at the Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, Ontario.

May 27, 2017 – Barks by the Bay, Trenton

Outdoor pet expo in Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario. Dog Lovers Days will set up a lure course for your dog to try. www.barksbythebay.ca

May 27 and 28, 2017 – Woofstock, Torontohero the Super Collie

Apparently, it’s earlier this year – actually in the summer Canada’s best known dog festival is on once in 2015 but 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. Admission is $10.

May, 2017- Burlington Humane Family Walk and Wag-a-thon, Burlington

A fundraiser for the Burlington Humane Society, admission is $5 per person plus pledges collected. Select a 2 or 4km walking route. The afternoon also includes a vendor alley, wacky dog show judged by local celebrities, BBQ and silent auction. 10 am to 2 pm, Spencer Park, Burlington.

June 3, 2017 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Woodstock

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 4 pm.  Main Street Downtown, Woodstock. http://www.dogloversdays.comCanadian Pet Expo - Dog

June 10 to 11, 2017 – Ottawa Dog Festival, Ottawa

This second annual dog festival in the nation’s capital features Rideau River Dog Dogs, Disc Dog and Flyball demonstrations, Dog Lovers Days lure course, Nutram play zone and doggie splash pool, and Pet Psychics and Therapists in the VIPooch area. Admission and parking is free. RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. www.ottawadogfestival.ca

June 24, 2017 – Canine Carnival, Oshawa

Homeward Bound Rescue sponsors the annual Canine Carnival that includes DogLoversDays’ Lure Course, K9 Central’s Agility Demonstrations, Emergency Medical Consultant’s First Aid Demonstrations, HBR’s Annual Fashion Show and Costume Contest and of course many vendors. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. 10 am to 4 pm. www.homewardboundrescue.ca

June 24, 2017 – Wienerfest, Embro

Fluffy dachshund (cross?) at Wienerpawlooza 2015

Wienerfest Home County Festival in Embro, 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.There will be 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 Embro Community Rec Centre, 355644 35th Line, Embro, Ontario. www.wienerfest.ca.

June 24 and 25, 2017 – Pet Fest Summer Pet Expo, Toronto

Bring your pets (mostly dogs and maybe a pig) to this summer consumer pet show that’s the sister event to the Canadian Pet Expo. Check out the 2016 Easter Event. Agility courses, swag tent and eight acres of outdoor pet fun. Downsview Park, Toronto

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July 8 and 9, 2017 – Muddy Paws Wine Festival, Vineland

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 5pm. Tickets are $20 plus tax. www.muddypawswine.com Check out our adventure.

July 22, 2017 – Dog Fest Muskoka, Bracebridge

Dog Fest Muskoka is being held in Ontario’s cottage country for the first time this year. Entertainment at this outdoor event includes Dog Lovers Days lure course, Woofjocks Canine All Starts, and Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show. Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge. www.dogfestmuskoka.ca

July 22 and 23, 2017 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Guelph

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 4 pm.  Riverside Park, Woolwich St., Guelph. http://www.dogloversdays.com

July 15 & 16, 2017, Dog Days of Scugog, Port Perry Museum

The 15th annual Dog Days of Scugog, Durham’s largest dog event  taking place at the museum from 9 am to 4 pm. Enter contests, let your dog try an agility course, meet breeders and rescue organizations. Admission is $7.

July 15 to 16, 2017 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, Alymer

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. Steen Park, Alymer. 10 am to 4 pm. www.dogloversdays.com

July 29 to 30, 2017 – Dog Lovers Days Festival, MiltonSuperZoo 2016 Pet Expo Las Vegas dogtrotting.net

Bring your dog to the dog festival and enjoy interactive dog activity such as a paper zone and agility and speed tracks. Sponsored by Bullwinkles and Nutram, Dog Lovers Days offers three interactive lure courses to get your dog active, along with a Doggie Play Zone, Pamper Zone and Health and Wellness Centre. 10 am to 4 pm.  Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton. http://www.dogloversdays.com

August 11 to 13, 2017 – Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival, Kingston

Three days of sheep dog events, trials and competitions herding sheep along with 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.

Little dog takes a dip in the water dish Muddy Paws FestivalAugust 12, 2017 – Paws in the Park, Toronto

Paws in the Park is the annual fundraiser for the Toronto Humane Society. Join (with pledges) the walk-a-thon with your dog. Other activities include a photo booth, vendors, and celebrity appearances. Dog Lovers Days Lure and agility course will also be there. Woodbine Park,  Toronto. 9 am to 3 pm.

August 12 to 13, 2017 – 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. 3295 Meloche Road, Amberstburg, Ontario. www.woofaroo.com

August 15, 2017 – Movie in the Park – for Dogs. Waterloo

For a minimum $5 donation per person (or dog) join fellow dog lovers at the park for food trucks, vendors, and a showing of The Secret Lives of Pets movie – likely at dusk.  Bring a blanket. Hosted by K9 Snack Shack, Waterloo Park Pavilion, 50 Young Street W., Waterloo, Ontario.

August 20, 2017 – Fanshawe Pioneer Village A Day for the Dogs, London

Bring your dog to Fanshawe Pioneer Village for A Day for Dogs. The living history outdoor museum opens its doors to pooches and other pets providing a day of agility courses, vendors, professional photography sessions, off leash play area, and talent show. Sponsored by Crusin’ Paws Agility. Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 2609 Fanshawe Park Road E., London. 10 am to 4 pm. Admission $7.

August 19, 2017 – London Pawlooza, Londonpitbull blog

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 offleash 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.

September 8 to 10, 2017 – Dog Show, Oakville

Established in 1951, the Oakville and District Kennel Club Inc. has been promoting kennel club values for decades. Join an international judging panel with experts from Australia, Pakistan, U.S., and Canada on September 9, 10 or 11 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario where more than 100 breeds will compete for best in class and show status. International Centre, Airport Road, Mississauga. Free Parking. www.odkc.ca

September 9 to 10, 2017 – Canadian Pet Expo and Reptile Breeders Expo, Mississauga

This event boasts the largest selection of reptile breeders in Canada along with hundreds of pet product and services vendors offering some good deals. Part of the entry fee goes toward Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation so bring your pet and where your craziest blazer (or not). Also, the 2017 CPE Classic Dog Show is at the same location September 8-10, 2017.  Both are at the Mississauga International Centre from 10 am to 6 pm, near the Toronto airport. Free parking.

September 10, 2017 – Westies Walk & Fun Day, Mississauga

Registration for the Westie Walk & Fun Day begins at 11:00am at Mississauga Valley Park, Mississauga, Ontario. The Westie Walk is followed by our Parade of Rescues, Races, Contests, Silent Auction, Shopping, BBQ & Cake. Prizes are awarded for all events with a special prize for the Westie who collects the most pledges! Westies & Westie Wannabees are all invited to have a Westie-ful time & raise much needed funds for Westies in Need.

Pawlooza 2016 dogtrotting.netNovember, 2017 – Pound Dog HOWLer fundraiser and family day, Ayr

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 on the Synder’s Family Farm, 936685 Blenheim Road, Ayr, Ontario. 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. www.pdrhowler.ca  See last year’s event here.

Bark-toberfest, October 1, 2017 – Grand Bend

Apparently, this is Octoberfest for people and dogs with vendors, beer gardens and a Golden Kissing Booth sponsored by Golden Rescues. Get ready to polka. 8 am to 4 pm. Pinery Antiques Flea Market, (Highway 21), 10163 Lakeshore Rd., Grand Bend, Ontario.

November 11 to 12, 2017 – Ottawa Pet Expo, Ottawa

Bring your pets to this consumer tradeshow. Top Pet Model winners in attendance, vendors, Grey Cup Pup event and win grooming for one year.  EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa. Admission is $15.

November 18-19, 2017 – Toronto Christmas Pet Show, Toronto

Bring your pets (mostly dogs and maybe a pig) to this holiday consumer pet show no doubt feature all the gifts you can buy your pup, kitten and others. 10 am to 5 pm. International Centre, Airport Road, Toronto

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April 22 to 23, 2017 – Calgary Pet Expo, Calgary

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.

July 29 and 30, 2017 – PetaPalooza Tour 2017, Calgary

First stop of the PetaPalooza Tour 2016 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. 200 Barclay Parade S.W., Calgary. 10 am to 4 pm. www.petapaloozawest.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA

April 8, 2017 – Pacific Pet Expo, Chilliwack

This west coast pet expo features vendors and entertainment. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack. www.pacificpetexpo.com 10 am to 5 pm.

August 12 and 13, 2017 – PetaPalooza Tour 2017, Victoria

Second stop of the PetaPalooza Tour 2016 is Victoria, specifically Ogden Point. Vendors, charity and rescue booths represented along with agility demos and Aqua dogs. 199 Dallas Road, Victoria. 10 am to 4 pm. www.petapaloozawest.com

gracieApril 16 and 17, 2016 – 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

August 27, 2017 – PetaPalooza Tour 2017, Vancouver

Final stop of the PetaPalooza Tour 2016 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. 11 am to 4 pm.www.petapaloozawest.com

October 21 to 22, 2017 – Pacific Pet Expo, Surrey

This west coast pet expo features vendors and entertainment at the Cloverdale Agriplex, 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey. www.pacificpetexpo.com 10 am to 5pm.

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR

June 17 and 18, 2017 – Newfoundland Labrador Pet Expo, Mount Pearl

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

ON-GOING SHOWS AND TOURS

Superdogs

Superdogs performing at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, Canada

President’s Choice Superdogs – For over 35 years, according to the website, SuperDogs® has captured headlines across the globe as America’s most beloved feature attraction at international-level events.  Touring constantly across North America, the show consists of the family pets of over 150 experienced trainers. In 2015, Superdogs will appear at the Calgary Stampede, Saskatoon Ex and the Canadian National Exhibition (The Ex) in Toronto. For a complete Canadian schedule: http://www.superdogs.ca and For a complete American schedule: www.superdogs.com.

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  2. Sue Becker · · Reply

    Hi, I have an event and thank you in advance.
    If it duplicates, my apologies! Had problems sending it…

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