Celebrate The Holiday Season With These Dog-Friendly Events

Enjoy the holiday season by celebrating at these dog-friendly events happening in Ontario throughout December.


Dog-Friendly Events:

Purina PawsWay Pet Photos with Santa -Every Weekend

December 3 & 4 2016
December 10 & 11 2016
December 17 & 18 2016
Purina PawsWay, Toronto
11:00AM to 5:00PM ( closed during 2pm-3pm)

Has your pet been naughty or nice this year? Find out as Santa pays a memorable visit to Purina PawsWay this December! Capture that special moment between Santa and your pet. Your participation also includes a contribution to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Children and families are welcome too!

Please share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter using #FunWithPets!

The Toronto Humane Society’s Pet Pics With Santa

Saturday Dec. 3 (10am – 4pm), 2016
All Day

For just $15 you will receive at least 3 professional pictures by email in the weeks following the event! No pet? No problem! Everyone is invited to come to this fun event & enjoy some delicious baked goods while browsing the Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes for some great holiday gifts for your loved ones. 100% of the proceeds from the event go directly to the animals at the Toronto Humane Society!

Picture Your Pet With Santa 2016

December 3, 2016 & December 10, 2016
Home Hardware Dartnall -Hamilton, ON
11:00AM to 4:00PM
Your favourite holiday event, Picture your Pet with Santa is back! This event raises funds to support homeless and neglected animals at the HBSPCA and helps get them home for the holidays with their new families. Last year, this seasonal favourite raised $10,913 all for the animals!
Contact 9055747722 ext427 or smaclean@hbspca.com for more information.

Pugclaus-hosted by Pug-A-Lug Rescue

December 4, 2016
Purina PawsWay Toronto
2.30PM to 4:00PM
Admission is $7.

Santa will be visiting us and your pets can have their picture taken with him. Don’t miss taking a look at Peachy Keen’s new harness and collar assortment at their table during this event. Try your luck at winning one of the great raffle baskets and they will also have a new bag at the merchandise table.

Kilo the Pug and I will be there.

 Stuff-a-Stocking at PetSmart Toronto Stockyards

December 3 & 4, 2016
PetSmart Toronto Stockyards -Toronto, ON
PetSmart Toronto Lawerence Square in Toronto, ON
PetSmart South Brampton in Brampton, ON
PetSmart Burlington Ne in Burlington, ON
PetSmart North Markham in Markham, ON
PetSmart Mississauga (Argentia) in Mississauga, ON
PetSmart Cambridge in Cambridge, ON
PetSmart Ancaster in Ancaster, ON, CA
PetSmart Barrie in Barrie, ON
*More Locations of PetSmart.ca
12:00AM to 4:00PM
Don’t forget Fido this holiday season! On December 3rd and 4th, PetSmart Toronto Stockyards will have a “bulk bin” treat table where customers can fill a stocking stuffer treat bag with a variety of crunchy, chewy and jerky treats. It’s their gift to Toronto’s favorite pets!

7th Annual Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday Photos

December 3, 2016
Barks n’Rec in Mississauga, ON
12:00AM to 3:00PM
Admission is $20 – You must REGISTER

This year Jack Skellington and Christmas Town will be on display, ready for your dog and the camera. JoyfulPets.ca will be here to capture and edit to ensure the perfect shot. Each dog will get their digital copy, a loot bag, some cake plus have an hour of play.

We will have a 50/50 draw, silent auction table, and info/demo stations with special guest Trainers, Therapists, Dog Professionals and much more. All for only $20 – with a portion of proceeds donated to local dog rescues!

Stale Santa? Not here…..You’ve met the Grinch, you partied with Charlie Brown, it’s time to jump for joy with Jack at our Nightmare Before Christmas photo day party!

Contact (905) 629-2622 or info@barksnrec.com for more information.

Pet Loss Support Group

December 10, 2016
Purina PawsWay, Toronto
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Admission: Free, but please RSVP topawswaypetlossgroup@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.

For more information, please call 416-360-7297 or email info@pawsway.ca.

Santa Claus is Coming to PetSmart Toronto Stockyards

December 10 & 11, 2016
PetSmart Toronto Stockyards in Toronto, ON
PetSmart Newmarket in Newmarket, ON
PetSmart North Richmond Hills in Richmond Hill, ON
PetSmart Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, ON
*More Locations of PetSmart.ca
12:00AM to 4:00PM

Free photo with Santa! Bring Fido to PetSmart Toronto Stockyards on December 10th or 11th to partake in the holiday tradition of taking a photo with St. Nick. He’ll be there from noon to 4pm all weekend and would love to hear what’s on your dog’s wish list this year!

Boxer Rescue Ontario Photo Fundraiser

December 10 & 11, 2016
Barks n’ Rec in Mississauga, ON
1:00PM to 3:00PM
The Boxer Rescue of Ontario is holding a photo fundraiser with Santa to raise funds for their organization. Don’t miss your chance to bring you best furry friend our for a photo with Santa!

After The Track Rescue Photo Fundraiser

December 10, 2016
Barks n’ Rec in Mississauga, ON
10:00AM to 12:00PM

After The Track Greyhounds will be hosting a breed rescue party on December 11, 2016. All friendly Greyhounds are welcome to attend.

December Toronto Pug Grumble

December 18, 2016
Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, ON
2:00PM to 4:00PM

IT’S A PUG MEETUP! Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods park for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling. Pugs, Buggs, Chugs, Frugs, Jugs, Puggles and Muggles are all welcome to come.

Kilo the Pug and I plan on attending.

Any events we may have missed? What will you be doing? Please comment and share.


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