Catch Our Pet-Friendly Events and Celebrations- August 2016

Celebrations in August

Best August events for dogs and dog lovers


Days To Celebrate

August 1: National Girlfriends Day (fun for your pet to recognize her female pet friends), DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 3: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day and National Watermelon Day – see our celebration Recipes

Happy Birthday to Kilo the Pug

August 4: Kilo’s Birthday and Gotcha Day – see his celebration here.

August 7: Purple Heart Day, National Lighthouse Day, National Friendship Day, National Sisters Day

August 9: National Book Lovers Day

August 10: National Lazy Day, Spoil Your Dog Day

August 11: National Sons and Daughters Day (if your pet is your kid, then celebrate in a blog post), National Presidential Joke Day

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day, National Roller Coaster Day, International Homeless Animal Day, National Honey Bee Day

August 24: National Waffle Day, National Peach Pie Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Daily Events – Ontario

Pet Loss Support Group

August 6, 2016
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Location: Purina PawsWay -245 Queens Quay W
Admission: FREE (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.

Cat Week at PawsWay

Beginning Monday, August 8 (International Cat Day) through Saturday, August 13 we’ll be offering a series of programs and events appealing to cat owners and cat enthusiasts culminating with the Friskies® Feline Festival Caturday, August 13 (12-6pm)!

Pop-up Cat Café Friday, August 12 (6-9pm) and Saturday, August 13 (12-6pm)
Grab your coffee at Williams Fresh Café and join us in our Pop-up Cat Café Friday and Saturday! Meet and cuddle adoptable kittens and cats from the Toronto Humane Society.

From August 8, 2016 to August 13, 2016, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, a division of Nestlé Canada Inc., will donate $1 for every eligible tweet sent using the hashtag #CatWeek2016 directed at @PawsWay on Twitter or @PurinaPawsWay on Instagram and $75 for every cat adopted onsite at PawsWay, up to a maximum of $5,000 CAD to the Toronto Humane Society. Some restrictions may apply.

Canadian Sheepdog Championships

Aug 10, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016
9 am to 5 pm
Location: Shepherd’s Crook Farm -309 Lorneville Rd
Admission: 0
Benefiting: Canadian Border Collie Association

If you’re an animal-lover and enjoy competition as well, the Canadian Sheepdog Championships are something you’ll want to see. Shepherd’s Crook Farm on Lorneville Road near Woodville Ontario will offer visitors an opportunity to see with their own eyes the magical teamwork between dog and handler as they welcome North America’s top sheepdog handlers to a premiere dog event. With side attractions including demonstrations, crafts and vendors, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.

Toronto Humane Society Paws in the Park

August 14, 2016  
10:00am 3:00pm
Location: Woodbine Park, Toronto -1695 Queen St E
Benefiting: Toronto Humane Society

The Toronto Humane Society’s walk-a-thon fundraiser – Paws in the Park® – takes place on August 14th at Woodbine Park in Toronto! Paws in the Park® has been a staple in our community for years, and this year’s event is sure to be the biggest yet!  They’ve got extraordinarily delicious food for all participants, primping for your pooch, a pet photo booth, celebrity guests, shopping in our Vendor Village, face painting and so much more!

Dog Lovers Days


Friday-Sunday August 5/6/7, 2016
Lure Course
at Kingston Sheepdog Trials,
Grass Creek Park,
Kingston ON

Saturday August 13, 2016:
Stoney Creek ON, Downtown

Saturday August 13, 2016:
St Catharines ON, Dog Days of Summer

Sunday August 14, 2016:
Toronto ON, Paws in the Park

Sunday August 14, 2016:
London ON, A Day for the Dogs

Saturday, Sunday August 20/21, 2016:
King City ON, Dog Tales Festival 2016

Sunday August 27, 2016:
Creekside Estate Winery, St. Catharines ON,Walk Me Home

Saturday August 27, 2016:
Aylmer ON, Steen Park
off Spruce St, 10am to 4pm

Sunday August 28, 2016:
Goderich ON, Lions Harbour Park
166 West Street, 10am to 4pm

A Day for the Dogs

August 14, 2016
10am to 4:30pm
Location: Fanshawe Pioneer Village -1424 Clarke Road
Admission: $7

Bring your four legged family members to A Day for the Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Meet dog groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase a variety of doggy toys, fashion, food and more. Danielle Mahoney Photography will be at the event and will be providing mini-sessions for dogs in the Historic Village! Enjoy agility shows by “Cruisin’ Paws Agility” followed by “Kids Race the Agility Dogs” contests. Between shows, test your dog’s abilities with the Cruisin’ Paws Agility equipment. Enroll your dog in one or all of our contests and compete for great prizes from our sponsors.


August 20th, 2016

Plunkett Estate 9282 Elviage Drive London, ON N6K 4N5


The ultimate party for dogs and people. Join an estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs for Canada’s most unique and dog-friendly festival experience! Help rescues, have fun and spoil your dog.

Ruff Mudder Obstacle Adventure Race

August 21, 2016
9:00m to 5:30pm
Location: Abernant Veterinary Services -6725 Highway 26
Admission: $0-$40

Don’t miss THE summer event for you and your dog! Sunday, August 21st. Stayner. A 3-5km adventure race fit for people and dogs of all fitness levels. The course will have you and your canine teammate navigating your way over, under, and through various obstacles. The event offers all in attendance a day full of FUN and great memories with your dog and family! Lots of other activities on site as well including various vendors, food, agility, and more! Registration fee applies for race entry. Free to people just coming to look through the vendor booths, try some agility, or cheer on a friend at the finish line! For all the details visit . You. Your Dog. Mud. FUN. Be There!

Blogging Themes for August

  • Admit You’re Happy Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month
  • National Picnic Month

Weekly Events

  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
  • Week 2 National Smile Week
  • Week 3 Friendship Week
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week

Have you got anything exciting planned for August? 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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