Dog Events: October


Celebrate October with fun family (including the dog!) events.

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October Pet Holidays

• International Pet Fashion Month
• Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
• National Pet Wellness Month
• World Animal Month
• National Animal Safety & Protection Month
• Pet Cancer Awareness Month
• Pet Diabetes Month

October 1-7 National Walk Your Dog Week

October 2 World Animals Day

October 11-17 National Veterinary Technician Week

October 14 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 28 Plush Animal Lovers Day

October 31 National Pit Bull Awareness Day


Thanksgiving with the Ultimutts

October 12, 2015
Purina PawsWay- 245 Queens Quay W.
1:00 pm to 4:30pm
Admission: Free

We love the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show! It’s a unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform –and it shows!

HBSPCA Junior Humane Program

Oct 14, 2015 to Nov 18, 2015
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. 14th – Nov. 18th


Monthly Movie Matinee

October 17, 2015
Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W.
3:00 pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Watch a classic pet-themed movie in the Pawsway Pet Park. All are welcome, with or without pets!

Puppy Kindergarten

Oct 24, 2015 to Nov 14, 2015
Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W.
10:00am to 11:00am
Admission: $149 + hst

Puppy Kindergarten is a fun and interactive way to introduce puppies and owners to basic training. Starting early with fun and rewarding positive motivational training helps teach the behavior we want before bad habits have a chance to form. For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.

Dog Guru Pet First Aid Course

October 25, 2015
Purina PawsWay- 245 Queens Quay W.
10:00am to 6:00pm
Admission: $195-215 + hst

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.

K9 Manners Level 1 Course

Oct 28, 2015 to Nov 25, 2015
Purina PawsWay- 245 Queens Quay W.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Admission: $200 + hst

This 5-week course is designed to teach your canine companion basic manners and obedience skills such as heeling with a loose leash, sit, down, stay, come and recall. All skills will be taught using positive reinforcement. Each class includes the opportunity to ask our expert trainer questions, and the curriculum is flexible to ensure all teams are successful.

Off Leash Safety Course

October 29, 2015
Purina PawsWay- 245 Queens Quay W.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Admission: $10.75

Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe in an Off-Leash environment – whether at PawsWay or outside. Discover invaluable tips on canine body language and how to ensure safe, responsible and fun environment for you and your dog.

This course is mandatory for visitors attending PawsWay’s off leash programs.

Annual Halloween Party at Purina PawsWay

October 31, 2015
Purina PawsWay- 245 Queens Quay W.
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Head to Pawsway 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 will run from 3pm-5pm. Bring your cat or dog in costume for a chance to win a prize!



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