Tag Archives: dog events

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. […]

Dogs at Pawlooza 2017 dogtrotting.net

Travel London, ON: Pawlooza or Bust! (again)

That’s right. On the third Saturday in August from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm every year, tens of thousands of people, thousands of dogs, and hundreds of cars descend on the Plunkett Estates for the incredibly popular annual Pawlooza dog festival celebrating all things pets with activities all day including dock diving competitions in the lake-sized pond.

Canadian Pet Expo - pug www.dogtrotting.net

Travel Toronto, ON: Spring 2017 Canadian Pet Expo. It’s on!

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

Purina PawsWay

Travel Toronto, Ontario: Purina PawsWay, the city’s best pet play and learn pet emporium

PawsWay, in Toronto, Ontario, will have you tearing up reading the tributes to brave and intuitive hero animals whose photos hang in its Purina Animal Hall of Fame, one of several things to see here. Or it did me, the first time I visited Purina PawsWay – a unique amalgamation:  part hall of fame, part […]

Dogs in waterpark at SPCA Walk

Hamilton, Ontario: Dogs Wiggling, Waggling, and Walking … for the SPCA

Before finding his way to my home – his fourth and final – Victor was surrendered to a shelter … twice. Something I’m sure he hasn’t forgotten. But he’s been with me almost four years and hopefully visions of homelessness are as distant as the poodle-crosses and baby strollers we’re leaving in our wake today.

The Friendly Groomer and Victor's Tattoo

London, Ontario: Pawlooza the most bark-worthy dog event of the summer

Minutes after we arrived at Pawlooza dog festival my schnoodle Victor wanted a tattoo. Not really a tattoo (and not really his idea), it’s a spray “paint” orange heart on his back-end thanks to Kelly Keillor, assistant groomer at The Friendly Groomer in London, Ontario. Fee was a donation. Most of the money spent at […]

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Best Ontario Dog Days of Summer Events – Here’s the List!

Looking forward to summer with the pooch? There’s enough dog-friendly festivals around that you don’t have to leave him at home. Mark your calendar! Here is the 2015 list of dog-related events and festivals coming up in Ontario and other parts of Canada. This list is updated regularly as the Events Page of http://www.dogtrotting.net, so […]