Dog Events: September


Cure those back to school blues with fun events perfect for the WHOLE family to enjoy!

Have an event we should know about? Comment below to be included. 


September is National Service Dog Month

The WoofJocks Canine All Stars @ PawsWay

Sep 5, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015
Purina PawsWay
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: FREE!

See The WoofJocks, a team of professional dog trainers and, of course, their very talented dogs, in a fun 30-minute, variety-type show that’s both educational and entertaining.


Sep 5, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015
William Croft Athletic Fields
10:00am to 5:00pm

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.


Sep 5, 2015
Wildwood Park -3430 Derry Road East, Mississauga ON
11:00am to 3:00pm
Benefiting: Canadian Dachshund Rescue Ontario 

This is the one you wait for all year… Wiener-Paw-Looza!! An annual picnic in support of the Canadian Dachshund Rescue.
See wiener dog races, costumes, games and more. Plus shop vendors and eat tons of yummy food!

Film Screening : Hero Dogs of 9/11

September 11, 2015
PawsWay Toronto
$5.00 cash at the door with half proceeds going to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Camp Doggin’ It

Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015
Camp Kirk -1083 Portage Kirkfield, ON, CA
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Held in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region, Camp Doggin’ It is an annual weekend retreat for you and your dog! They offer a fully catered mini vacation that includes training in selected dog sports, games, fun matches, demos and lots of prizes to be won. Our instructors are all specially selected for their positive, rewards based training methods – ensuring a fun and motivating camp experience. Our class structure lets you test the waters with various activities with your dog.


New Barket

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015
Lions Park 424 D’Arcy Street -Newmarket, ON, CA
10am to 5pm
Admission: free

Newmarket’s one of a kind, family-friendly dog and animal festival. Bring your dog for a swim in the outdoor pool for $5 per dog, watch exciting shows from the Ultimate Air Dogs of Canada and the High Flying Canines and visit all of the pet-related vendors to shop everything for your furry friend! With a Kids Zone and food vendors as well, there’s something fun for everyone.

Pet Loss Support Group

September 12, 2015
Purina PawsWay
11:30am to 1:00pm
Admission: Free, registration is required! Email to register.

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.

Puppy Kindergarten

Sep 12, 2015 to Oct 3, 2015
Purina PawsWay
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Admission: $149 + hst

Saturdays from September 12 to October 3 (11am-12pm) 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.

Haute Dog at Queens Quay Terminal

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015
Queens Quay Terminal -207 Queens Quay West
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: Free
Benefiting: The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

This family-friendly Haute Dog event lets you dress up your dogs for a red carpet walk and win great prizes including hotel stays and dinner cruises. In addition to dogs’ fashion show, the occasion features dog shows by Purina PawsWay, a question and answer session with a vet on the health and well-being of dogs and more. This is also a chance to meet dog trainers and guides from Lions Foundation of Canada which provides free dog guides to people with disabilities. A Sobey’s stall will offer refreshments with proceeds supporting The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Get a FREE pet photo and qualify for a chance to Win great prizes plus spin to win tail-wagging goodies.


Sep 12th, 2015
HH Knoll Park -Sugar Loaf Street and Elm Street, Port Colborne ON
10:00am to 5:00pm

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.

National Pet Memorial Day

Sep 13th, 2015

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries has designated the second Sunday of September as National Pet Memorial Day. As you think about paying tribute to your animal companion on that special day (or any day of your choosing), feel free to summon up your memories – they’ll comfort you and help you keep your animal’s love and presence in your heart.

A Day For Dogs

Sep 13th, 2015
Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 21424 Clarke Road, London ON
10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $7 per person

Bring your four legged family members to a special day just for them! Meet groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase doggie toys, fashion, food and more!

Click HERE for a full schedule of the days events

26th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk 2015

September 13, 2015
10:00am to 2:30pm
Admission: Please contact for more information. Call 905-574-7722 ex 427 or email
Benefiting: The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA

Just Imagine What Your Dog Could Do! Fundraise and walk as a PACK or as an INDIVIDUAL at Confederation Park to help homeless and neglected animals at the shelter. With your donations and pledges, together, we can help those who cannot help themselves.

Event Schedule: Sign in: 9/13/2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Walk: 9/13/2015 11:00 am – 1:00 pm After Party @ Wild Waterworks: 9/13/2015 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fall Canadian Pet ExpoThe Canadian Reptile Breeders’ Expo

Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015
The International Centre -6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga, ON, CA
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $0.00 – $14.00
Benefiting: Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation

The Canadian Pet Expo is an exciting event for the WHOLE family -that means bring your pets! It’s all about responsible pet ownership – and having loads of fun.

Some highlights include: 200+ amazing vendors, cool toys, pet food, new products, health innovations, amazing animal rescues, educational breeders, and so much more!

Check out their site for a complete lineup.

The Canadian Reptile Breeders’ Expo (Canada’s largest reptile show) also takes place at the same time, and your tickets gets access to BOTH SHOWS!

PetTech Pet First Aid & CPR Certification Class

September 19, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation -215 Spadina Ave
12 Noon to 5 PM
Admission: Cost is $136.00 regular and $ 116 Early Bird

Flying Duchess Inc is hosting another certification for Pet First Aid & CPR. We be teaching the 5-hour CPR & First Aid For Your Pets class to dedicated pet parents and Pet Care Professionals. Attendees will learn the ABC’s of pet first aid, CPR for dogs and cats, rescue breathing, choking management, bleeding protocols, poisoning, restraint, muzzling, heat injuries, injury assessment, and much more. All of our classes include hands-on instruction and are taught in a fun, entertaining and educational way. The entire Flying Duchess team is dedicated to the health, safety, care and welfare of all pets.

PetTech is the first international training centre dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats. It is really a must have certification for any pet professional including dog trainers, groomers, and especially pet sitters and borders and Pet Parents, and is now available locally here in Toronto.

Pet Star 2015

September 19, 2015
Purina PawsWay
noon to 5:00pm
Admission: Contest is free to enter, but there is a fee per photo print

Have your dog (or cat) professionally photographed to enter the competition to find the 2015 Purina PawsWay Pet Star. Your pet’s photo will be displayed at PawsWay and online to be voted on by the public. The winner will receive the prestigious 2015 Pet Star title and a fabulous gift basket! The contest is free to enter, but there is a fee per photo print.

Monthly Movie Matinee @ PawsWay

September 19, 2015
Purina PawsWay
3:00 pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Free

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

St. John Ambulance Pet First Aid

September 19, 2015
Purina PawsWay
10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $129 +hst including book and Pet First Aid kit

This one-day course takes place the third Saturday of every month and is taught by certified First Aid instructors. It provides you with the knowledge, judgment, and skills needed to respond safely and effectively in an emergency situation.


September 20, 2015
Woodbine Park -Coxwell Ave. & Eastern Ave.
12:00am to 5:00pm
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!

Off Leash Safety Course

September 23, 2015
Purina PawsWay
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Admission: $10.75

STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE! 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!


Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Woodbine Park, Toronto
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission: FREE! Bring your dog too!
Woofstock is North America’s largest festival for dogs. Boasting over 300,000 annual attendees and 250 vendors and exhibitors, Woofstock is a non-stop, weekend-long outdoor dog festival and a consumer expo.

Barkfest Dog Festival and Harvest Fall Food Fair

Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Essa Agriplex -7505 10th Line (in Thornton) Barrie, ON, CA
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $10 per person, kids under 12 free

Located in THORNTON, near Barrie, in rural South Simcoe County, “Barkfest Dog Festival & Harvest Fall Food Fair” is a combined event that offers a unique Ontario destination where farmers, foodies, and families with dogs can participate in a fun-filled weekend outing.

2015 will be the Festival’s third year. Our new venue, the Essa Agriplex, offers plenty of green space, open-aired ‘barns’ and loads of parking. With the slogan, “Eat Healthy / Eat Fresh / Eat Local”, the 2015 Harvest Fall Food Fair will feature Ontario wines, craft beers and Ontario cheese exhibitors, food & drink samplings, educational displays, cooking demonstrations, live music, local artisans, a Farmer’s Market Village, three types of “Ontario Goat Cheese Cake” contests, “Organic Week” celebrations, and more! Barkfest’s canine activities include sporting dog demos, animal blessings and contests like “King & Queen of Barkfest”, “The Best Dog Bark”, and, “The Best Canine Costume”. Watch the OPP Canine Unit perform tactical demonstrations, and there is plenty of shopping to do among a wide variety of local pet-friendly vendors.

4th Annual Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer

September 26, 2015
Kew Beach, Toronto Ont
10:30am Registration, Walk at 12pm to 2pm

Lets walk the Walk to fight the Fight together! Come join us for an amazing day at the beach. Bring your canine companion for a stroll along the boardwalk and raise funds for a great cause. Fun for all ages, fantastic silent auction items and more! Get the kids involved by collecting loose change for our Mooseketeer Kids Club and a chance to win a great prize.

Every penny helps our beloved companions. 100% of all funds will be donated to the treatment and research of canine cancer through The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, OVC Pet Trust at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.





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