Fun Dog Events

Katrin the Jack Russell poses in pink in front of tulips

The temperature’s warming up, that means more fun outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Have a dog friendly event that we should know about? Comment below to be included or list future events on our site. 

Upcoming June Events:

Mini Vet Camp

June 2, 2015 – Jun 30, 2015
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON
Admission: $25/session, $90 for all sessions
Benefiting: Community Veterinary Outreach Program

Calling all pet owners, animal lovers, and veterinary and vet tech students in the GTA and surrounding areas. The series will educate and engage attendees, as well as raise funds and awareness for the work of the Community Veterinary Outreach program.

The Toronto Humane Society’s Mega Pet Adoption Event

June 5, 2015 – Jun 7, 2015
10:00am 6:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Building: 200 Princes’ Boulevard. Toronto, ON
Benefiting: The Toronto Humane Society

Find your new best friend at Toronto’s Mega Pet Adoption Event. Proudly sponsored by PetSmart Charities of Canada.
Adoption fees are $25 for all animals. Rabbits available for adoption on Sunday, June 7th only.


June 6, 2015 – Jun 7, 2015
10:00am to 5:00pm
Dog Park Grand Opening- 1 Champlain Park Road. North Bay, ON
Benefiting: North Bay Humane Society

DogLoversDays is a fun-filled interactive “dog” festival where the family dog can enjoy running a lure/agility 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.

Pet Loss Support Group

June 6, 2015
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON
Admission: Free (pre-registration required -RSVP to

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.

Spring Puppy and Kitten Weekend @ Pawsway

June 6, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON
Admission: Free

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to become a pet owner to visit with breeders from the area and learn what breed is your best fit! Meet adorable puppies and kittens; speak to expert breeders and our onsite nutritionist.

Furry Friends 5K

June 7, 2015
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Heydenshore Pavilion, Water Street, Whitby, on Lake Ontario adjacent to the Heydenshore Kiwanis Park.
*Pre-Event Race Kit Pickup: Mills Motors, 240 Bond St East, Oshawa
Admission: Free

If you raise $200 you will get a HSDR short sleeved t-shirt.  If you raise $500 you will get a HSDR hoodie.  Also, every $100 in pledges will also earn 1 raffle ticket in our race day draws for amazing prizes!

*Dates for race kit pickup:  Thursday, June 4: 3-9pm, Friday, June 5: 12-5:30pm, Saturday. June 6: 11am – 5:30pm


Race Kit Pickup: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Warm Up: 9:00 am

Start for Runners and Walkers: 9:15 am (The start will be a mass, seeded start )

Awards and Draw for Prizes: 11:00 am

This year’s draw for all participants will include some amazing prizes including an APPLE WATCH!

Once again this year, one of the draw prizes is a trip for 2 for anywhere West Jet flies.  Draw prize ballots are allocated 1 per $100 of funds raised. The more you raise, the more your name is entered in the draw!

Dog Day in the Park

June 7, 2015
10:00am to 3:00pm

Bring the whole family (including your dog!) or the first ever outdoor dog festival in west Niagara, in support of the Lincoln County Humane Society. Lots of vendors, and all will have a fundraising element tied into their offerings. Lincoln County will have dogs with them that are in need of their forever homes, and kids can have fun getting their faces painted like their favourite animal, get a balloon animal, and have fun watching fly ball demonstrations!

PupCake Dog Festival -2nd Annual!

June 13, 2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Collingwood Historic Heritage Village Bygone Days
Admission:  $10 Family Pass Limited 6 People or $5 Per Person at the Door.As always your dogs and Children (under 12) are FREE!
Benefiting: Furry Friends Shelter & Blue Mountain Cat Shelter

PupCake Is Simcoe’s largest outdoor festival for Dogs and the People who love them! Coined “The Summer Of Doggie Love,” Spears and Shears Hosts an Incomparable outdoor fun festival and shopping extravaganza experience. PupCake Dog Festival is a perfect opportunity for pet lovers to have a great time with their dogs at such wacky, Fun events as the PupCake Fashion Show, Best Costume Contest, Ms. And Mr. Canine Canada Pageant and Lots More! Plus There are lots of great deals and free samples from innovative specialty vendors offering the latest trends in doggie fashion and accessories, from flashy to luxe, and the newest and hottest specialty foods, services and accoutrements for posh pooches.

Pet First Aid Course

June 13, 2015
10:00am to 6:00pm
Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON

Pet First Aid Certification Course is a veterinarian approved certificate recommended for all Pet Lovers, yet is comprehensive enough to provide Pet Care Professionals the needed tools to safely care for other people’s pets, and to know what to do, should a pet be ill or injured. Recognize and manage all types of injuries, emergencies, rescue breathing, CPR and bandaging.


June 13, 2015
10:00am to 5:00pm
Main Street Downtown (Woodstock, ON)

DogLoversDays is a fun filled interactive “dog” festival where the family dog has fun running agility and speed tracks and much more. 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.

11th Annual Tails on the Trails Paws-a-thon

June 13, 2015
10 am – 4 pm
Lion’s Park, Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert, Alberta
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk officially starts at 11 a.m.
Collect pledges and join us for a family friendly day of fun. Pawsfor a minute and think about what your pledges can do for pets in need. The event will raise funds to help fight pet abandonment, help the sick and injured, help create awareness and work towards long-term solutions to Alberta’s pet overpopulation problem. Support the cause and walk for SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society).
Walk at your own pace along the scenic Sturgeon River Valley and then enjoy a variety of displays and activities. Please ensure that pets who attend are leashed at all times, have up-to-date vaccinations and are reasonably sociable with other animals.

Dogma’s 4th Annual Mutt Show

June 13, 2015
11 am – 3:30 pm
5, 2835 – 37 Street SW, Calgary
Registration closes Wednesday, June 10th at 6 pm!

Don’t miss Calgary’s fourth annual Mutt Show – a dog show with heart! Learn about local animal rescue groups and meet animals currently available for adoption, all in a unique dog-show style format. There will be a variety of pet-related businesses on hand as well!

Stop by ARF’s (Animal Rescue Foundation) booth and learn about their programs, how you can get involved and help stray/abandoned dogs and cats, shop our merchandise and visit with some of our adoptable animals!

Show Categories HERE

3rd Annual Puppy Prom

June 14, 2015
10:00am to 6:00pm
Honda of Manhattan, 645 11th Avenue, New York, NY
Admission: Ticketed Event
Benefiting: A portion of the proceeds from the independently produced “Pups on the Runway – Puppy Prom” will benefit Positive Tails.
Pups will attend dressed in their “Prom Wear” and compete for the title of King and Queen of the Prom 2015. This year’s theme is Glitz and Glam”. Photographer Jakku Bambu of Bambu Productions will document the afternoon as pups and their pawrents enjoy the afternoon.
Guest judge Elizabeth Falkner from Iron Chef will decide the King and Queen of 2015 to be crowned. Pups and their pawrents will shake their tails to the music of DJ Tony Smith, and participate in the “Battle of the Pups and Pawrents – Lipsynch Contest”. Raffle tickets will be available for fantastic prizes and pawrents will have an amazing time with their pup.

The Redpath Waterfront Festival and Pet Parade

Jun 19, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission: Free

Don’t miss the Purina PawsWay Pet Parade Saturday, June 20. Meet at HTO Park West at 12:15pm and join in a walk along the new Queens Quay Boulevard with your pooch starting at 12:30pm.

The free RWF Shuttle, courtesy of RBC, will be running all day along Queens Quay if you and your dog need a cruise back. The DockDogs® Competition will also be at Sherbourne Common on both Friday and Sunday.

Poochie Power Walk

June 20, 2015
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Riverside Park in Cambridge
Benefiting: Cambridge & District Humane Society

The day begins with a 2km walk along the trails of Riverside Park, after which, everyone can enjoy a fun-filled day in the picnic area. Other activities include raffles, door prizes, a sponsor and vendor marketplace, dog demonstrations, contests and games for pets and people, as well as an all day BBQ.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to care for the animals in the shelter to assist with our spay/neuter program, medical supplies and our humane education program. We encourage you to collect pledges and join us at the park. The first 50 participants with pledges will receive a goodie bag. We look forward to seeing you and your four-legged friends at this years’ walk! Printable Pledge Sheets are available on our website 

Wienerfest Home County Festival

June 20, 2015
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Admission: Free donations accepted
Benefiting: Helping Homeless Pets

Come out and experience over 100 vendors to shop at. It is like a mall that you can bring your dog to. Than watch all the fun with games for you and your pet. ANY dog is welcome and can try a variety of games and the agility course, lure course and fun pet zone.

Come meet Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund .Come get your picture taken with you and your pet in the Wienermobile. Than watch the Running of the Wieners!

Poochella #TO

June 21, 2015
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location TBC- (Trinity Bellwoods Park -Toronto, ON became too small)
Admission: Free! Donations and proceeds from swag will be donated to the local dog pound (Toronto South Animal Shelter)
Dog owner or not, come out and chill in one of the best parks Toronto has to offer, listen to music, make friends, eat delicious food, and participate/or watch some epic pooch festivities — all for a good cause!

The purpose of POOCHELLA is to create an event for our wonderful city of Toronto with the proceeds going right back into the community. Everyone is invited and your puppies too #nodiscrimination

+Pooch Photobooth (Take pictures and create gifs with your pooch)
+Pooch Awards (Best dog costume, owner/dog lookalike, etc)
+Pooch Show (Cutest pup, pudgie pooch, etc)
+Local dog pound (Play with pups or adopt one)
+much more to come!

Woofwich Pet Show Presents DogLoversDays

June 21, 2015
10 am to 5 pm
6444 Line 86, Woolwich, Elmira, Ontario

A day when you can relax and watch YOUR dog be the star. DogLoversDays is 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”.

dog*tec Dog Walking Academy

Jun 26, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015
9:00am to 6:00pm
Admission: $650.00 (This is a professional course for adults 18 years and older.)

An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.

What You Get: A Professional dog walking certification First Aid certification, Certification seals for marketing 24 CPDT CEUs, Continental breakfast (weekend), afternoon power snacks, Copy of The Business of Dog Walking.

What You Will Learn: Pack management, dog communication & body language, aggression in all its forms: what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it. Safety and fight protocols, basic training: build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior. Client and dog screening, public relations, small business practices, liability protection, marketing, increasing profits and legalizing your business.

The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and field trips.


June 27, 2015 – June 28, 2015
10:00am to 5:00pm
Tecumseh Park (Chatham, ON)

The WoofJocks Canine All Stars

Jun 27, 2015 to Jun 28, 2015
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Purina PawsWay – 245 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON
Admission: Free

The WoofJocks are a team of professional dog trainers and, of course, their very talented dogs. They offer 30-minute, variety-type shows that are both educational and entertaining. Great for the whole family!



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  • So many cool dog events in your area this month! We need to see what’s going on in Rochester this summer! It is always so fun to get out with the dogs.