The Best Dog Events For June 2017


Dog lovers rejoice, take your dog to these pet-friendly events and enjoy the summer sun together with your pup! Here’s our round-up of the best events happening in Toronto around Ontario this June.

Important Dates

National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.

National Adopt A Cat Month. Summer means kitten season! It’s a great time to bring home a friend for your pup by adopting a cat!

Social Pet Working Month. Share your pets online or boost adoptable animals on social media.

June 4th-10th, 2017:  Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.

June 11: World Pet Memorial Day.

June 11: Just One Day.

June 19: Father’s Day

June 19th – 23rd: Animal Rights Awareness Week.

June 20th – 24th: Take Your Dog To Work Week

June 21: National Dog Party Day.

June 23rd: Take Your Dog to Work Day. 


Pet Loss Support Group

When: June 3, 2017
Where: Purina PawsWay
Time: 11:30am
Admission: Free, but please 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. Participants will have an opportunity to express their loss and share memories of their companions. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.

Dog Lovers Days

Saturday June 3, 2017:
Woodstock ON, Downtown Woodstock
Dundas St.

When: June 4, 2017
Where: Heydenshore Pavilion, Whitby
Time: 8:00 am
Single Adult- $35 before May 31st OR $50 Race Day
Adult + Dog- $40 before May 31st OR 50$ Race Day
Team (min 4 ppl) + Dog- $35 before May 31st AND No Team Entries on Race Day
Benefiting: Human Society of Durham Region

Join us for the 7th annual Furry Friends 5K. The Furry Friends 5K 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.

Puppy Kindergarten Class (For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old)
When:Jun 6th 2017
Where:Purina Pawsway
Time: 6pm
Admission: Prices vary- 4 week program

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.

When:June 10th-11th, 2017
Where: RA Centre, Ottawa
Time: 10am – 6pm
Adult- $5 online $6 on site
Dog and Kids 12 and under- FREE

The best Dog Party in town, the Ottawa Dog Festival is an Outdoor Event for the public and their four-legged friends!  With games, competitions, food trucks, and a beer lounge,  there is something for people and pooches alike! Watch the pro pups from the Rideau River Dock Diving,  try out the Lure Course open to the public, and experience the newest outdoor dog party in town!

 Activities Included With Admission:

  • Dayna’s Pet Sitting Play Zone
  • Exhibitor Area with Great Shopping
  • Rideau River Dock Dog Competitions
  • Ask the Expert with Danya’s Pet Sitting
  • Demonstrations and workshops in the Crumps’ Naturals Demo Ring
  • St. John’s Ambulance Doggy First Aid Workshop
  • Ottawa Bark Camp Interactive Training Workshop

Activities With A Cost:

  • Dock Diving Public Trial – $15 Charitable Donation
  • Dog Lovers Days Lure Course Public Trial – $3
  • Lure Course Photo – $20
  • Frenchie Kissing Booth in support of charity – donation
  • Photos with Steele, the mini-horse in support of TROtt – donation
  • RA Centre Snack Bar & Beer Garden – as per menu
  • Food Trucks – as per menu
When: June 11, 2017
Where: Purina Pawsway
11:00am to 12:00pm
Admission: Free

“Greyhound Walkers of Toronto” ambassadors Dagger and Goodman are pleased to be hosting the “Great Global Greyhound Walk” in Toronto for the 2nd year!

“To bring owners together regardless of where their hound has been homed from, to celebrate greyhounds and other sighthounds, to raise awareness of greyhounds and to promote greyhounds as pets in a BIG way.”

Small Dog Off Leash 

When: Every Wednesday evening June 2017
Where: Purina Pawsway
Time: 6:00pm- 7:00 pm
Admission: $8.85 +HST per session/per household (up to 2 dogs) OR $37 +HST for a 5 pass

Purina PawsWay is pleased to offer off leash play time for dogs of all ages and sizes in our indoor Pet Park (3500 sq ft).

Poochie Power Walk

When:June 17, 2017
Where:Riverside Park
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: Sponsorship/ donations.
Print your pledge sheet HERE
Benefiting: Cambridge & District Humane Society

The Poochie Power Walk encourages pet lovers of the Cambridge area and beyond to run or walk with (or without) their dogs! There is no fee to attend, and the walk is not mandatory, you can just enjoy the activities! Visit our vendor marketplace, raffles, door prizes, dog demonstrations, contests and games for pets and people, as well as an all day BBQ, all in support of the Cambridge & District Humane Society.

ODAWG Calendar Photoshoot Contest! 

When: June 19th 2017
Where: Harmony Valley Dog Park
When: 10:30 am – 12:30pm
Admission:  you can have a volunteer photographer take photos at the park on designated days or you can submit your own photo online – FEE for both photographer/ online submission.

You’re invited to participate in our 7th Annual ODAWG Days Photo Calendar Contest! All pet photos submitted will be included but only 13 winners (12 months plus the cover) will be selected as “Cutie of the Month” and win a free copy of the calendar.

If you have questions or concerns, please email

Dog Lovers Days

We are big fans of the Lure Course and other attractions at Dog Lovers Days.

Saturday/Sunday June 24/25, 2017:
Guelph ON, Riverside Park
709 Woolwich St.

Redemption Dogs Pop Up Adopt Shop

When: June 24, 2017
Where: Purina PawsWay
Time: 12:00pm
Admission: Free
Thinking of adding a new dog to your life this summer?
Redemption Dogs will host a 5-hour pop up adopt event here at Purina PawsWay. There will be lots of dogs looking to start a new life here in Toronto!

Rescue groups onsite will include: • Black Dog Rescue • Moosonee Puppy Rescue • Save Me Rescue • Dire Woofs • Safehome Rescue

HBR’S Canine Carnival

When: June 24, 2017

Where: Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Time: 10am- 4pm

The people and dogs of Homeward Bound Rescue are looking forward to a fun-filled day for the whole family, human and furry members alike!

Here are just some of the fun activities we have planned!:

Interactive Lure Course for dogs by Dogloversdays
Agility demonstations by K9 Central, Pet Resort, Training & Spa Inc
Pet First Aid Demonstrations by Emergency Medical Consultants
Doggie fashion show ~ featuring the dogs of Homeward Bound Rescue and open for public participation
Face painting by Sandy Dale
Carnival Games for all ages
Homeward Bound Rescue Raffle
Amazing Vendors and Community Organizations offering a variety of dog and human products/services.

Weinerfest Home Country Festival

When: Jun 24, 2017
Where: Embro Community Recreational Centre
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Donation

It will be and exciting day for you and your dog, with lots of fun things to see and participate in. We will be again having the lure course brought in by Dog Lovers Days , the agility course and fun zone will be back.. Come see how well your dog does at our new scent booth and demonstrations.

What dog-friendly events are you most excited for this summer?

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