List of the Best Dog-Friendly Events this Month

Love is in the air this month! Celebrate with the WHOLE family at one of these great dog-friendly events. Do you have an upcoming event we missed? Comment below to be included.

See the best dog-friendly events happening this February in Ontario

Special Days

February 14th – Valentine’s Day

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Post your pet’s picture on Twitter and/or Instagram, tagging the Toronto Humane Society and using the hashtag #THSDressUpContest to have your chance at winning a $25 Gift Card to Indigo.

Not all pets are okay with dressing up, however some really don’t mind. Please do not force your pet to do something they are uncomfortable with. Be respectful of their boundaries.

February 28th – 23rd Annual World Spay Day

World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in shelters or killed on the street.

There are many great reasons to spay or neuter pets, so don’t wait until the last Tuesday in February to take action. Visit resources HERE.

February 27th – National Cup Cake Day

National Cupcake Day™ is the most delicious way to show your support for animals in need of your help!

Register today (it’s free!) and start planning your Cupcake Day party. Simply plan to supply some delicious treats, and then invite co-workers, friends and family to attend in exchange for a donation to your SPCA or Humane Society of choice. It’s a super fun and easy way to “bake a difference” for the animals in your community who need you most.

Events

Pet Loss Support Group

February 4th, 2017

11am to 1:30pm

Purina Pawsway -245 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Cost: FREE. To register email pawswaypetlossgroup@gmail.com

If you have experienced the loss of your animal or are anticipating the loss of your animal, know that you are not alone in the grief that you are feeling. The purpose of this group is to create a safe and supportive environment where everyone’s grief matters. Participants will have an opportunity to express their loss and share memories of their companions.

Super Pet Expo

February 10th-12th, 2017

NJ Convention and Expo Center, Edison NJ

Leashed Pets Welcome!

Pre-Westminster Pet Fashion Show

February 9th, 2017

6pm to 11pm

Hotel Pennsylvania

New York’s “Global Couture for Animal Rescue”.  A tribute to fashion from around the world to save our animals and honor our planet.

141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 11th, 2017- Meet & Compete Featuring the 4th Masters Agility Championship & 8th AKC Meet The Breeds

Daytime Session

  • 4th Masters Agility Championship (8 am – 4 pm)
  • 8th AKC Meet The Breeds (10 am – 5 pm)

Evening Session

  • Masters Agility Championship Finals (7 pm – 9 pm)

February 13, 2017- 2nd Masters Obedience Championship

Daytime Session (8 am – 4 pm)

February 13, 2017- 141st WKC Dog Show

Daytime Session (8 am – 4 pm)

  • Breed Judging across Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups
  • Junior Showmanship preliminaries

Evening Session (6 pm – 11 pm)

  • Group Judging across Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups (begins at 8 pm)

February 14, 2017

Daytime Session (8 am – 4 pm)

  • Breed Judging across Sporting, Working and Terrier groups
  • Junior Showmanship preliminaries

Evening Session (6 pm – 11 pm)

  • Junior Showmanship Finals (begins at 7:30 pm)
  • Group Judging across Sporting, Working and Terrier groups (begins at 8:00 pm)
  • BEST IN SHOW!

Dog Lovers Days

February 11, 2017

9am to 5pm

Kitchener ON, Bingemans -425 Bingemans Centre Dr.

DogLoversDays is a fun filled family day with your dog. A day when you can relax and watch YOUR dog be the star. A complete interactive “dog” festival where the family dog has fun running agility and speed tracks and much more. If it’s called a dog festival, it should be “all about the dog”.  Your dog can have a ball running a lure course, get the star treatment in the Pamper Zone, have some fun in the Doggie Play Zone, or visit a Holistic Healer at the Health and Wellness Centre. Of course, for the adults, there are numerous vendors and lots to see.

Puppy Love at PetSmart

February 11, 2017

12pm to 3pm

See Locations HERE

Admission is free

Show your new furry friend some love at various PetSmart locations by learning the five secrets to puppy love and happiness along with creating your own Valentine’s Day paw print keepsake.

Laughter For Paws

February 11, 2017

8:30pm

Brantford Convention Center, 100 Market St S, Brantford, Ontario

Admission is $12 in advance or $18 at the door

A comedy show in support of the Brant County SPCA

Goddess of Love Valentines Psychic & Craft Fundraiser for Animals

February 11, 2017

11am-11pm

211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, Ontario

Admission is pay what you can, proceeds to support Marshalls Dog Rescue, Katz Feral Kitty Rescue, and Service Dogs in Need

The location is wheelchair accessible with well-behaved leashed pets welcome.

Link to Facebook Event Page HERE

Pugalug’s Pugentine

February 12, 2017

2pm to 4pm

Purina PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Admission is $7/per person (Credit payments accepted)

Show your support for all kinds of pugs at Pawsway. Peachy Keen will be there selling their wares alongside some wonderful raffle baskets.

Doga at PawsWay

February 16, 2017

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Purina PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Cost: $5+HST (per human participant) -Registration is now OPEN!

Take a deep breath and get into downward dog pose… with your dog! We are excited to welcome back DOGA, a special yoga class that can be done with your best bud by your side. Come down to Purina PawsWay and learn how to incorporate your dog into your yoga practice! Discover the many benefits that both you and your dog get from practicing together.

Bring your mat, some water and a non-retractable leash.

What Events Are You Most Excited For This Month?

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