List of the Best Dog-Friendly Events and Holidays this Month

Check out our list of The Best Dog-Friendly Events and Holidays in March

Spring is on the way and that means it’s about time to stop dreading walks through the slush and snow and to get excited about spending hours in the sun at the park in the coming months! Celebrate with the WHOLE family at one of these great dog-friendly events. Do you have an upcoming event we missed? Comment below to be included.

March Themes

Fix Your Pet Month

March is Fix Your Pet month and the Ontario SPCA is encouraging the public to spay or neuter their pets and help reduce the number of unwanted animals in their communities.

Every year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on the streets, where they fall victim to neglect and abuse, or in shelters in search of new homes. Protecting your pet, by having them spayed or neutered, can help reduce that number and make Ontario a safer place for our pets.
Spaying or neutering pets may also reduce health risks and improve behaviour in your pet. Fixed pets are also less likely to roam, reducing the risk of injury, accident and loss.
  • Visit fixyourpet.ca and take the pledge saying you have or will be fixing your pet.
  • Help spread the word about the importance of fixing your pet through your social channels and encourage them to #FixYourPet – it’s the kindest thing you can do.

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Special Days

March 1st – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Kilo the Pug’s fave.

March 8th – International Women’s Day

A day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they (we) continue to face. The campaign theme this year is “Be Bold For Change”.

March 13 – K-9 Veterans Day

March 17th – Saint Patricks Day

March 23rd – National Puppy Day

Spend the day celebrating the joy that is puppies and to promote adoption! Check out the event at Purina PawsWay below.

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Events

Pet Loss Support Group

March 4th, 2017

11am to 1:00pm

Purina Pawsway -245 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Cost: FREE. To register email 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.

Doga at PawsWay

March 4th, 2017

11:30am to 12:30pm

Purina PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Cost: $5+HST (per human participant) -Registration is now OPEN!

Take a deep breath and get into downward dog pose… with your dog! We are excited to welcome back DOGA, a special yoga class that can be done with your best bud by your side. Come down to Purina PawsWay and learn how to incorporate your dog into your yoga practice! Discover the many benefits that both you and your dog get from practicing together.

Bring your mat, some water and a non-retractable leash.

Dog Lovers Days

Saturday March 11, 2017:
Chatham ON, Bradley Centre
Southwestern Ontario Pet Expo

Harborfront Pet Ambassador Camp in partnership with PawsWay

March 13-17, 2017

An educational opportunity for kids to learn more about responsible pet care, pet training and pet safety.

Global Pet Expo

March 22nd-24th, 2017 in Orlando Florida

I will be attending. Let me know in the comments if you’ll be there.

Purina Puppy Day

March 23rd, 2017

Head on over to Purina PawsWay to celebrate National Puppy Day with them! More details to come.

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What Events Are You Most Excited For This Month?

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