Dog-Friendly Events: November

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Events the WHOLE family can enjoy together!

Do you have an event we should know about? Comment below to be included. 

November Pet Holidays


  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • National Entrepreneurship
  • National Memoir Writing
  • National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO)
  • Pet Diabetes Awareness
  • Canine Epilepsy Awareness
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness

Nov 1 is National Go Cook for Your Pets Day & National Author Day

Nov 2-8 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Nov 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov 15-21 is Rodent Awareness Week

Nov 17 is National Black Cat Day & National Take a Hike Day 

Nov. 19 National Get A Friend For Your Pet Day

Nov 22 is National Humane Society Anniversary Day

Nov.25  is International Hat Day

Nov 26 is Thanksgiving

Nov 27 is Black Friday

Nov 30 is Cyber Monday & Stay Home Because You’re Well Day


Puppy Kindergarten

October 24, 2015 – 10:00am to November 14, 2015 – 11:00am
Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W
10 am -11 am
Admission: $149+HST for 4 weeks (For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old)

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.

K9 Manners Level 1

October 28, 2015 – 6:30pm to November 25, 2015 – 7:30pm
Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W
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.

A Pet With Paws Trunk Show @ The Dog Store NYC

November 5, 2015
The Dog Store -170 E 61st St #1 New York, NY
4:00pm to 7:00pm

There’s no better time to adopt a sustainable lifestyle with your pooch than now! Founder of A Pet with Paws, Ann Greenberg, will be showcasing her fashion-forward, eco-friendly pet product line with all who attend. Guests will have the unique opportunity to shop for a variety of innovative, stylish and beneficial accessories.

Dog*Tec Dog Walking Academy

Nov 6-8, 2015

Centre for Canine Education -323 Richmond St., East
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: 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 | legalizing your business The course is taught through lecture, video analysis, demos, hands-on exercises, and field trips.

Furry Friends Foto Fun

November 7, 2015

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce -750 Hespeler Road
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: $50
Benefiting: Cambridge & District Humane Society

Have your pets photo taken by Cambridge’s Master Photographer, John Mitchell. For a $45 donation to the Cambridge & District Humane Society you will have a mini session, and receive a 5×7 finished portrait (and a chance for your photo to appear in our 2017 calendar!).

*Please call Krista now to book your appointment at 519.623.7722 ext.225.

Check out their Facebook Page to see photos from last years’ event

The PetSmart National Adoption Weekend 

November 14-15, 2015

PetSmart – 835 Eglinton Ave E, East York & PetSmart Stockyards: 75 Gunns Road, Unit 103
10:00am 4:00pm
Admission: FREE

he PetSmart National Adoption Weekend is back! It’s the perfect occasion to bring a new friend home to cuddle with this winter. The Toronto Humane Society will have adoptable dogs and cats at the Eglinton/Laird and Stockyards PetSmart locations.

Winter Woofstock

November 21-22, 2015
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Exhibition Place -200 Princes Blvd., Toronto
10:00am 6:00pm
Admission: See website

Woofstock, North America’s largest dog festival, is world-famous, drawing vendors from across North America. There isn’t a toy, fashion line, accessory, and type of treat or exclusive service for dogs that you can’t find at Woofstock.

HBSPCA Picture Your Pet With Santa 2015

Saturday Sunday Nov 21-22 at UA Local 67, 195 Dartnall Road, Hamilton 11am-3pm

Saturday Nov 28th at Ren’s Pets, 94 Dundas St E, Waterdown ON L0R 2H6 11am-3pm

Sunday Nov 29th at Watzin Veterinary Hospital, 64 Hamilton St N, Waterdown ON L0R 2H611am-2pm

Picture Packages starts at just $10

The merriest of seasons is upon us!At the HBSPCA, second chances are given to animals like Davis so they can get to celebrate with their adoptive families in their new homes. When you take part in Picture Your Pet with Santa, you help raises funds to support homeless and neglected animals.
New this year! Picture Your Pet with Santa will be closer to you in different locations around the community.
Please join us to raise funds all for the animals at the following convenient locations. Thank you to our location sponsors! Thank you to our attendees for making the event such a great success!
For more information please feel free to Contact:Sylvie MacLean
Events Co ordinator
Hamilton/Burlington SPCA
245 Dartnall Rd., Hamilton ON L8W 3V9
Tel: 905-574-7722 ext. 427
Cell: 905-320-9723
Fax: 905-574-9087

Paint for Paws

November 21, 2015

Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Admission: $20 Purchase Tickets HERE
Benefiting: Dog Rescuers Inc., Oakville, Ontario

NorthernElite, a student-run business from George Brown College, presents ‘Paint for Paws’; a charity event featuring an exciting and interactive art competition between local artists.

All proceeds will be going to Dog Rescuers Inc., a non-profit organization based in Oakville with a passion for rescuing and re-homing all breeds of dogs. All rescued dogs receive necessary vet care ranging from annual care to costly surgeries and they need our help to raise the funds to help make this happen.

The art competition will consist of three rounds where local artists will paint anything they wish in 30 minutes while guests vote on their favourite painting with a ballot. After each round, the artists with the least amount of votes will be eliminated until we have nominated a winner. After the competition, guests will have a chance to bid on their favourite paintings in a live auction. Along with the interactive art battle, ‘Paint for Paws’ will hold a raffle, have catered food, wine and beer, and an information booth featuring Dog Rescuers Inc. where guests can learn about how they can adopt, foster, or donate to their cause.

Toronto Christmas Pet Show

Nov 21 -22, 2015

Downsview Park -40 Carl Hall Road
10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults: $10 Kids and Seniors: $5 Kids under 5: FREE Family Pets: FREE ( Tickets available ONLINE or at the DOOR!

A truly unique family event for you and your pets! Over 200 exhibitors, 50,000+ Square Feet of space, and 2 full days with Santa! An INDOOR EVENT where your pets are welcome to come! Enjoy some time with the whole family, at the Toronto Christmas Pet Show

Strut With Your Mutt

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Admission: FREE but tickets are required.

Brought to you by Purina PawsWay and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. Imagine dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds strutting down the catwalk in chic canine couture! Local community members and their dogs will be the stars of the show, demonstrating that people and pets really are better together.



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