October Events Dog Lovers Can’t Miss!

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October Pet Holidays

  • According to Lauren Darr and her Pet Fashion 2015 Almanac, October is Pet Fashion Month!
  • It’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.
  • It’s National Pet Wellness Month.
  • It’s Pet Cancer Awareness Month.
  • It’s Pet Diabetes Month.
  • It’s National Service Dog Month.

Dog-Friendly Events

Pet Loss Support Group

October 1, 2016
Purina PawsWay
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Admission: FREE, but RSVP 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.

For more information, please call 416-360-PAWS(7297) or email info@pawsway.ca.

Dog Adoption Event

October 1, 2016
Hy-Hope Farm -Whitby, ON
10:00am to 3:00pm
 The Toronto Humane Society has teamed up with Hy-Hope Farm in Ashburn to find homes for a number of canine companions! There will be dogs of all shapes and sizes available for adoption at Hy-Hope Farm! Bring the family and enjoy all that Hy-Hope Farm has to offer and bring home your cute canine pup.
For more information, please call 416-392-2273 ext2391 or email tbuckingham@torontohumanesociety.com.

Pet Hero Awards 5th Anniversary Ceremony, Cocktail Reception & Dinner Dance

Oct 7, 2016
Gotham Hall, New York
6 pm to 10 pm
By showcasing these outstanding contributions, we hope to inspire everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Pet Hero Awards promote public awareness of the causes that protect our animals. The Pet Hero Awards celebrate individuals, associations, professionals, pets and business organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving and protecting animal lives. Our belief is by recognizing role models, others will aspire to excellence, as well. Our Advisory Board Members are solely responsible nominating potential Pet Hero Award candidates.

ONTARIO PET EXPO

Oct 8, 2016 to Oct 10, 2016
Old Target Store – Five Points Mall
9 am to 5 pm

Pet’s Welcomed! Over 100,000sq. ft. of event space, featuring 80 vendors, Play Zone, Hands on Exotics and Dog Lovers Days Lure Course. Keep watch for a list of our Full Entertainment Schedule. Be sure to visit our webpage (www.ontpetexpo.com) and Like us on Facebook. 

For more information, please call 1-905-790-3355 or email ontariopetexpo@rogers.com.

HBSPCA Junior Humane Program

Oct 12, 2015 to Nov 16, 2016
Hamilton/Burlington SPCA -245 Dartnall Road, Hamilton, ON
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Admission: $80-$216
Benefiting: Children & Families

Junior Humane is a great way for children to start learning about the SPCA and animal care in a fun and educational setting. There are three different exciting sessions for each age group, allowing children to get more in-depth knowledge of all the animals we help at the SPCA. Enjoy animal interaction, guest speakers, guest animals, crafts, movies, and games – what a great way to learn!

The focus is always on teaching respect and compassion for all living things. Children learn practical pet knowledge and ownership responsibility.

Session details: Ages 7-9: Meet Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:15pm Fall 2015: Oct. 12th – Nov. 16th

BarkWorld Conference 2016

October 12 @ 3:00pm & October 15 @ 5:00pm
Loews Atlanta Hotel -Atlanta, GA
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Admission: Buy Tickets HERE

Explore Pet Social Media with BarkWorld Expo.  We are the national pet social media conference specifically built for the thriving online pet community. Meeting annually, we are the only event truly focused on all facets of social media education, pet lifestyle and pet business education.

Check back for our blog recap of the event!

Principles of Pet Care

Thursday, October 13, October 20 & October 27
Purina PawsWay
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Admission: $12+HST
To register, please contact Jennifer Pandelidis atJennifer.Pandelidis@purina.nestle.com or call 416-360-7297 ext:221

Two 45-minute talks followed by 15-minute Q&A each evening. If you’ve ever wondered about what it takes to become a veterinarian, or how to help your pet lose weight, you won’t want to miss this exciting lecture series. Experts will cover topics ranging from safe and effective strategies for pet weight loss, how to care for a pet with arthritis, and pet rehabilitation to the process of getting into vet school and how to become a successful veterinarian. Dr. Tiffany Durzi, Dr. Scott Bainbridge, Stacey Kew, and Dr. Robert Berger will be here at PawsWay to help you nurture your passion for pet care.

BarktoberFest

October 16, 2016
Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto
12pm to 3pm
Admission: None
Benefiting: T.E.A.M. Rescue dogs

This event will be a great opportunity for T.E.A.M. alumni to reunite, and to meet the group of ladies that work behind the scenes finding precious pups their furever home. We encourage all fosters, volunteers, and dog lovers, along with their favourite four-legged friends to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of fall activities including photoshoot, bake sale, silent auction, face painting, and more. Bring your mat to participate in a relaxing yoga class among the beautiful colours of fall. Dress your favourite pup in their best costume to have their chance to win the dog costume competition.

Dog Adoption Event

October 22, 2016
Hy-Hope Farm -Whitby, ON
10:00am to 3:00pm
 The Toronto Humane Society has teamed up with Hy-Hope Farm in Ashburn to find homes for a number of canine companions! There will be dogs of all shapes and sizes available for adoption at Hy-Hope Farm! Bring the family and enjoy all that Hy-Hope Farm has to offer and bring home your cute canine pup.
For more information, please call 416-392-2273 ext2391 or email tbuckingham@torontohumanesociety.com.

Cause 4 Canines – Fundraiser

October 22, 2016
56 Water Street, Oakville
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Admission: Buy Tickets HERE

The dog meat trade in Asia condemns millions of dogs to death every year in the most horrific and inhumane ways possible.

Learn More About The Dog Meat Trade HERE  

Cause 4 Canines is holding their first charity event to help raise funds and awareness in support of these incredible foundations.  The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, beer tasting, and a free drink (then cash bar).  The evening will include a live and silent auction, 50/50 draw and other opportunities to contribute to this great cause.

4th Annual Spooktacular Dog Walk

October 28, 2016
Liberty Village Park Toronto -70 East Liberty Street
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Admission: Free

The evening will begin at 6:30pm at Liberty Village Park with a costume contest followed by a walk around Liberty Village. This is a dress-up event – now’s your chance to get your doggie in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are not required but are highly suggested – wouldn’t want to be the “odd dog out”! Prizes for best costumes will be provided by Treats Happen and Da Code A Bags. In need of a costume? Global Pet Foods Liberty Village has them! Mention you will be taking part in the Spooktacular Dog Walk and get 10% off! Coffee will be provided by Ciao Europa Cafe. Bring all the furry and non-furry friends you want – let’s make this the best Spooktacular Dog Walk yet!

For more information, please call 6476378863 or email cassie@villagedogpack.com.

Annual Halloween Party

October 29, 2016
Purina PawsWay
1:30PM to 5:00PM
Admission: FREE

Join us for a spooky celebration at our howling Halloween party. Games, prizes and family fun for both people and dogs! Bring your camera and take photos of you and your furry friend at our Halloween-themed photo booth. Get creative with the kids at our arts and crafts table. Free drop-in activities will be offered from 1:30pm onward; contests and costume parade start at 3pm. Bring your cat or dog in costume for a chance to win a prize!

For more information, please call 416-360-PAWS(7297) or email info@pawsway.ca.

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