Upcoming events for February 2014 that are sure to keep you and your pets happy while the snow is melting (hopefully)… celebrate Valentines day and Family day with fun dog friendly events for the whole family!

Have an upcoming event we should know about? Register and List for FREE on our Events page HERE !

Most of the events are in Ontario because that’s where we are based, but we will be attending several in NYC this month- see below :

Devoted pet parent, Don Cherry, is once again teaming up with Global Pet Foods to help shine a spotlight on homeless pets through the annual fundraiser.
“There is nothing more heartbreaking than a homeless pet wanting to be loved,” said Mr. Cherry.  “Show Us Your Heart is an easy way to give back and make a real difference to pets in need.”
To show your heart to homeless pets, visit any Global Pet Foods store from February 1-15 to donate. Donate as little as $1 in-store and Global Pet Foods and Hill’s® Ideal Balance® will match it. Donations can also be made online by visiting https://www.globalpetfoods.com.

CDR Adoption Day!

February 1st 2014
Pet Valu Oakville -280 North Service Rd W
Looking to adopt? Why not rescue a dachshund in need? Visit Oackvilles Pet Valu and support the CDR.

PawsWay Pet Loss Support Group

February 1st, 2014 The group meets the first Saturday of each month. 
PawsWay, Toronto *Free

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.

We can also do a tribute to your pet in our Talent Hounds RIP In Loving memory section – just send us a photo and story. For a small fee, we can even do videos or memory books for you too. Contact info@talenthounds.ca

And check out our post Dealing with loss HERE

Chihuahua Meet Up

February 2, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto

Chihuahua specific off leash fund raising event hosted and run by Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT).

Pawsway Pet First Aid – Certificate Course 

February 2, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto
This veterinarian-approved, certificate course is recommended for all Pet Lovers, yet is comprehensive enough to provide Pet Care Professionals the needed tools to safely care for other people’s pets, and to know what to do, should their pet become ill or injured. For more information and to register visit DogGuru.ca
February 4th,6th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 20-22nd, 25- 27th 2014
The Toronto Humane Society -11 River Street
4-8pm By Appointment Only. Call 416 392 2273
Fedruary 6-9th 2014
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Canada’s Biggest and Best Outdoors Show! Be sure to catch the amazing Marvelous Mutts  Performance!
 Friday February 7th, 2014
 Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor Penntop Ballroom -New York, NY- 401 Seventh Ave, 33rd Street,10001
*Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door
The tenth anniversary show kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday February 7th, 2014 at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This show benefits the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and their 150 participating shelters and rescue groups.
February 7-9, 2014

  • FUN—Exciting Edutainment for Pet Lovers
  • SHOP—Shop 150+ Local & National Exhibitors & vendors, lots of cool pet products and services
  • ADOPT – Meet Adoptable Pets
  • LEARN—Learn About Different Pets and Pet Related Products
  • PLAY—Leashed Pets Welcome (no charge) – Retractable Leashes NOT Permitted
  • SEE—Dogs, Cats, Birds, Reptiles, Small Animals and More

BRO at Healthy Pets HQ in Ottawa

February 8th

Healthy Pets -420 Bank Street Ottawa

Support the Boxer Rescue Ontario. Enter the raffle, snack on yummy treats plus pick up your own BRO merch on sale!
February 8th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto
TorontoEscape the Winter and join us for some Whippet indoor fun! You will want to take off your hats and coats at this Toronto Whippet MeetUp as the forecast shows a chance of happiness and warmth.*Admission is $10 per dog.
PawsWay Puppy Kindergarten

February 8th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto
New Puppy? Bring out the best in your dog in this exciting and informative four week series of classes! Topics include come when called, sit, stand and down on command, name recognition, house training, leash pulling and much more! Cost: $100 plus HST for four one-hour sessions. Limit of 8 puppies per session, please register in advance.
February 8th, 2014 (All day)
For the first time Agility

Dog Writers Association of America Awards

 Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
“The DWAA Annual Awards Banquet” recognizes and rewards those writers who have distinguished themselves in the annual writing contest. This annual event is open to members and non members. Those who have entered our writing contest, visitors, members and others who like networking with publishers and authors find this banquet as a wonderful opportunity to meet others in the profession.
  • Reservation cost is $65.00 Per Guest
  • Cash bar opens at 5:00 PM
  • Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 PM
  • Awards program will start at 7:45 PM

T-Dot Frenchie Meetup 

February 9th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto

French Bulldog specific off leash event. Join the meet up, register HERE

Pugalug Meetup

February 9th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto

Come out for a fun pug specific off leash and party, hosted by Pugalug Pug Rescue. Cost: $7 per person, family passes  available at a discount.

138th Annual Westminster Dog Show

February 10, 2014 (All day) – February 11, 2014 (All day)
New York, NY
Monday: hound, toy, non-sporting and herding groups (LIVE broadcast beginning 8pm ET/5pm PT on CNBC)
Tuesday: Junior Showmanship, sporting, working, terrier groups and BEST IN SHOW (LIVE broadcast beginning 8pm ET/5pm PT on USA Network)
February 15, 2014
Petsmart, Oakville – 2501 Hyde Park Gate
Benefiting: Boxer Rescue Ontario
Chat with volunteers and support the BRO. Remember your pennies for the penny drive!
February 15, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto
* $129 includes 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, judgement and skills needed to respond safely and effectively in an emergency situation.

Feburary 14th 2014

Hamilton Burlington SPCA -245 Dartnall Rd, Hamilton, ON

This Valentine’s day show your pet just how much you love them by bringing them in to the Hamilton Burlington SPCA for a microchip.

Just $30.00 per animal and no appointment necessary

The Red Barn Event Puppy Love Fun Day

February 15th, 2014
Red Barn Events Centre
Entry Form HERE

Family Day at PawsWay! 

February 17th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto *Free!

PawsWay will host a Paws & People Family Day! The public is invited to bring their four-legged family member to PawsWay Discovery Centre for Family Day festivities courtesy of Purina Dog Chow®. The event will include clowns, face painting and prizes! Among the highlights, the Woofjocks Canine Performance Team will be doing demos of today’s most popular canine sports.

The Red Barn Event Centre FUN Agility House League

February 20th, 2014
Red Barn Events Centre
Register HERE
February 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Minneapolis Convention Center
Be sure to join the Twin Cities Pet Expo in celebrating 11 years, March 23th & 24th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We have over 150 booths of pet products, services and animal rescue groups. Also, don’t miss our great entertainment!

Adults: $9; visit www.TwinCitiesPetExpo.com for $1 off coupon
Kids: $5
Under 3 – Free

Pet Care 101 – Certificate Course 

February 22nd, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto

Ever wondered if there was somewhere that offered training to work in the Pet Care Industry? Well, here it is! Basics and hands-on training for an exciting career as a Dog Daycare Attendant, Dog Walker, Pet Sitter, Kennel Attendant, Veterinarian Assistant, Dog Trainer Assistant, Animal Control Officer, Pet Rescue Worker.

For more information and to register online visit DogGuru.ca

National Cupcake Day for SPCAs & Humane Societies

Monday, February 24, 2014 (All day)
Across Canada, ON

For National Cupcake Day, participants are asked to bake cupcakes for friends, family and coworkers and host a National Cupcake Day Party. Guests donate to attend the Party, and raise critically-needed funds for abused, abandoned, neglected, or no longer wanted animals.

When registering, Cupcake Hosts can choose to direct all their fundraising dollars to the branch or affiliate of their choice.  SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada are participating, including the Ontario SPCA and some of its Communities.

PawsWay Ask the Vet & Ask the Groomer 

February 24th, 2014
PawsWay, Toronto

We all have questions when it comes to the well being of our pets so why not ask those questions for FREE? Back by popular demand, Dr. Krista Nelson from TVEH will be on site to offer professional advice and guidance. Mary – the PawsWay grooming expert with over eight years of experience – will also provide advice and demonstrate basic grooming techniques. Please bring in your current grooming tools to learn how to maximize their effectiveness. FREE!


Theres always great classes and workshops happening all month as well. Check out our friends for the best agility, puppy and dog training courses and dog sports classes.

Click on the links below to see class/workshop scheduals

The Red Barn Event Centre 


All About Dogs

When Hounds Fly

Cassandra’s Canines

Canine Campus 

Holiday Pet Care

Who’s Walking Who





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