Looking for Fun Local Dog-Friendly Events This September?

September Dog Friendly Events- Fishstick the PugCure back to school blues with fun dog-friendly events happening this September- perfect for the WHOLE family to enjoy! Plus support local charities and rescues while you are at it. Win Win.

Monthly Celebrations

September is National Service Dog Month

September 3: Internaional Bacon Day

September 5: Cheese Pizza Day

September 13: National Pet Memorial Day

September 23: Dog in Politics Day

Daily Events – Ontario

WoofJocks Canine All-Star

Sep 3, 2016 to Sep 5, 2016
Purina PawsWay Toronto
12:00PM to 3:30PM
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! Please see pawsway.ca for details. FREE!

Pet Loss Support Group

September 3, 2016
Purina PawsWay
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Admission: FREE (RSVP to 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. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.


September 10, 2016
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!

New Barket

September 10, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Lions Park 424 D’Arcy Street -Newmarket, ON, CA
10am to 4pm
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.

Fall Canadian Pet Expo, Classic Dog Show & The Canadian Reptile Breeders’ Expo

Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 11, 2016
The International Centre
10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: FREE, $10 & $15

The CPE Classic Dog Show will be running alongside the CPE from Sept 9-11, with hundreds of North Americas top dogs vying for “best in” classes at Canada’s newest and most prestigious dog show with $20,000 in cash and prizes! This is an amazing opportunity to see all types of pet products, services and support companies, pets, exotics and supplies along with their pets! Don’t forget to bring the entire family, its a pet weekend so this includes the family pets.

The CPE is a pet friendly family event. Tickets are available online at www.fallcpe.ca – www.reptilebreedersexpo.ca and www.cpeclassic.ca – one ticket gets you admission to all 3 shows! Show Hours: Friday Sept 9, 2016- 8am – 6pm – CPE Classic Dog Show only Saturday Sept 10, 2016 – 10am – 5pm – All 3 shows! Sunday Sept 11, 2016 – 10am – 5pm – All 3 shows! Ticket Pricing: Adult Day Pass: $15 Youth & Senior Day Pass: $10 Kids under 8 and family pets: FREE (Weekend and family passes also available online or at the door!) Pet shows, hosted by pet people! Responsible pet ownership starts here!

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!

Homeward Bound Rescue’s Canine Carnival 

September 10, 2016
Lakeview Park, Oshawa
11:00AM to 4:00PM
Admission: FREE
Benefiting: Homeward Bound Rescue
Enjoy the doggie fashion show, costume contest, bingo, 50/50 draw, doggie nail trimming, games for kids and agility demos.

Dandie Dinmont

September 10, 2016
Purina PawsWay
11:00AM to 4:30PM
Admission: FREE
Benefiting: Dandie Dinmont Terriers

Come on down to PawsWay to check out this spectacular dog show! This is a championship dog show devoted to the unique Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed. Despite their rarity (there are less than 250 Dandies in Canada), sixty dogs will be on display at Purina PawsWay! This event will also feature Highland dancing, a dog parade, and Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of Canada’s famous “cuddling parlour”. Don’t miss the fun!

1st Annual Nutrience Furry Friends 5K

September 11, 2016
10:00am to 2:30pm
Admission: $30-$50 (Registration is open online until September 9th)
Benefiting: Burlington Humane Society

Race Day Registration is available but go come early!

The Nutrience Furry Friends 5K series is a fundraising event that you do by yourself or with your dog.  Come out for some fresh air and exercise and raise some money for some great charities.

Race Day Schedule:

  • 08:00 AM EDT – Race Kit Pick-up
  • 09:00 AM EDT – Warm-up
  • 09:15 AM EDT – Start for Runners and Walkers
  • 11:00 AM EDT – Awards and Prizes

SPCA’s Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk

September 11, 2016
Confederation Beach Park -Hamilton
10:00am to 2:30pm
Admission: Pledge what you want!
Benefiting: Hamilton/Burlington SPCA

After a 5-kilometer stroll along the lake starting at the Edgewater Pavilion, this fan favorite charity event will end at Confederation Beach Park, with a doggie beach party and amazing contests, prizes, family friendly activities, vegetarian food trucks, and tons of happy, wet dogs.

Wiggle Waggle Walkers can either sign-up as individuals or form a “pack” to fundraise as a team. Registration and pledge forms can be found at https://hbspca.com. All pledge funds go directly to the support of mistreated and homeless animals in the Hamilton/Burlington area. Remember – simple steps save shelter pets!

K9 Manners Level One

September 14, 2016
Purina PawsWay 
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Admission: $200+HST

Our new session for our 4 week Manners program will resume on September 14th! This 4-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. Space is limited! Please register at the PawShop or by phone.

Puppy Kindergarten

Sep 14, 2016 to Oct 5, 2016
Purina PawsWay
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Admission: 2$

Let’s walk! Join us on our weekly summer strolls through Toronto #funwithpets With this program we want to encourage a healthy and fun way for pets to interact with each other and humans alike, while exploring our beautiful city. Advance registration is not required and all are welcome including pets, their owners and pet lovers! Why not join us? Expert walks with special guest hosts will occur on the last Thursday of every month. Topics will range from grooming to nutrition to veterinary care and more! Keep an eye on our calendar for details.

Camp Doggin’ It

Sep 16, 2016 to Sep 18, 2016

Camp Kirk -Kirkfield, ON

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Camp Doggin’ It is a weekend retreat for you and your dog. We 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 class structure introduces you to various activities with your dog. Or if you have more than one dog, you can swap dogs between activities so that both Rover and Sparky get to play over the weekend! Camp is not only for the dogs – it’s for you too … there will be plenty of activities for campers to socialize while their pooches rest up from a day of fun filled training. Come find out why we are “Dog Tired. Grown Up Fun.”

Pet Star

September 17, 2016
Purina PawsWay
12:00PM to 5:00PM
Admission: FREE

Drop by and have your dog or cat photographed on site at PawsWay to be entered in this year’s Purina PawsWay Pet Star competition!


September 17, 2016
Boyd Conservation Park -Vaughan, ON
10 am to 6 pm
Admission: Event is Free but TRCA Admission charges apply 6.50 adults kids 15 under free
Benefiting: OVC Pet Trust

Come and enjoy a fun day at Vaughan’s Inaugural Dog Festival with your furry companion and grab your Doggy Swag Bag courtesy of our supporting sponsor Ren’s Pets Depot. Is your dog a Fashionista? The Pup-A-Razzi Fashion Show at Noon will be hosted by Dimitra of “Say Yes to The Dress Canada”. Let your pup strut their stuff on the dogwalk. Show off your best fashion designs – prizes awarded for best in show! Does your dog have a hidden talent or trick? The ‘Dogs got Talent’ Show at 2:30 pm will showcase your dog in the limelight. If you just can’t contain your excitement until then, you can tag us in your video or photograph on our Instagram @woofapalooza.ca and @dogsofvaughan.

All day FREE services include the Ask the Vet, Strike a Paws Photo Portraits and The Pampered Pooch Salon. Special appearances by Vaughan Fire and Rescue and the YRP Canine Unit. Take advantage of our featured show on-special done on-site: Low Cost Microchip Clinic for $30.00 by our very own Thornhill Vet Clinic. This is a 75% savings – drop-ins are welcome between scheduled appointments.

5th Annual Fun With Fido in support of: Barking4Boobies

September 18, 2016
Red Barn Event Centre Barrie
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Admission: FREE
Bring your whole family, 4 legged and 2 and support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  Enjoy agility, disc, musical freestyle, Fido Fun Course, vendors and lots more!  All donations raised by Barking4Boobies will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Peace Fur Paws 2nd Annual 5K Walk 

September 18, 2016
Pet Valu Thornhill -7355 Bayview Avenue
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Admission: $25.00

Come out and support animals in need by joining our 2nd Annual 5k Walk with your friends, family, and of course, your furry friends! Together with Animals Asia and Rescue Angels, Peace Fur Paws is holding this great community fundraising event to help raise funds for animals in need. All the funds will be forwarded to cat rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing, improving the welfare of cats and dogs in Asia and helping to end bear bile farming. Once you have decided to join our very exciting 5K Walk, simply register online and you will be emailed your personalized fundraising webpage so that you can start fundraising and collecting donations online!

We have great prizes for top pledge collectors including a Ste. Anne’s day spa gift certificate, David’s Tea Gift Bag, Gift Cards and more! The registration fee is $25.00 and Paypal and all major credit cards will be accepted. All pets walk for free and treat bags will be handed out to all our furry friends! Register by August 15th and you will also receive a free event T-shirt as an Early Bird Special.

Georgian Triangle Humane Society Friends for Life Walkathon

September 24, 2016
Blue Mountain Village
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission: By Donation
Benefiting: The Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Featuring: A 2K/5K Walk/Run & 3K Adventure walk set in within the Blue Mountains. A vendor village showcasing animal products and services from around the region. Multiple attractions from a pet photo booth, alumni zone, and various pet-friendly activities. Entertainment and activities for the whole family. Raffles, giveaways, goodie bags, and MORE!

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? REGISTER – Registering for the event is a great step in helping change animal’s lives here in the Georgian Triangle. When you register, you join a community of passionate animal lovers, who have united to raise money and make a difference!

FUNDRAISE – By asking your friends, family and colleagues for support on your personal or team fundraising page, you have the power to significantly increase the impact you have on animals in need! Consider asking one of your suppliers or neighbouring businesses to enter into a friendly and competitive challenge to see who can raise more funds in this year’s Friends for Life! Walk.

VOLUNTEER – Without our volunteers, the Friends for Life! Walk would not be as successful as it is! Being a volunteer is rewarding, educational, exciting and fun! Event volunteers help with in the planning, coordination and execution of the Walk. To join our Walkathon Team contact sonya@gths.ca.

SPONSOR – As a Sponsor you will not only be supporting a great cause but will reach a target audience of hundreds. A 10×10 vendor space in our PAWvillion is only $150! The next level of Sponsorship starts at just $250 and has several additional benefits. To receive our Sponsorship information please email walkathon@gths.ca.

RAISE AWARENESS – Show your support by sharing the event and your fundraising efforts on your facebook, instagram and twitter pages. Your support of the 4th Annual Walkathon is important, as the local animal population continues to need our help. We hope to see you and your canine companion at this year’s event!

Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer

September 24, 2016
Kew Gardens – Toronto
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Admission: donation
Benefiting: OVC Pet Trust Fund

This is an on-leash walk along the boardwalk from Kew Gardens to Ashbridges and back, approx. 4 k. There will be a silent auction after the walk. 100% of all proceeds got the OVC Pet Trust Fund to benefit research and treatment for companion animals through the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. To

To date, the Toronto Walk has raised over $140,000. The National total since 2001 is over $1.6 million dollars. Please join us in a celebration of life and hope. There is no minimum donation.

Have you got anything exciting planned for September? Let us know. You can register events for free on our site and we’ll be happy to share. Have a great month.




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