Looking to have some fun with your dog in or around Toronto or support a good cause? Check out the 2017 October Events and Pet Holidays below. Let us know if we have missed any in the comments or on Facebook. Happy Howloween for the end of the month.
2017 October Pet Holidays
- It’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.
- It’s National Pet Wellness Month.
- It’s Pet Cancer Awareness Month.
- It’s Pet Diabetes Month.
- It’s National Service Dog Month.
- October 1-7 is National Walk Your Dog Week
- October 7 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.
- October 15-21 National Veterinary Technician Week
- October 31st is Halloween- keep your dogs safe.
Local Dog-Friendly 2017 October Events
Park and Bark Show
October 15, 2017
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
429 Roncesvalles Avenue at Howard Park Ave, behind Meridian Credit Union
Free public (no admission cost) neighbourhood and community-focused event in Toronto’s west end. Dogs on leashes welcome. Lots of giveaways and activities.
Homewood Bound Rescue Fundraiser Paint Night
HBR has organized a WINE GLASS paint night in Oshawa on October15 to raise over $500 for our dogs in care!
Etobicoke Humane Society 5th Annual Bowl-Athon
On October 14, 2017, the Etobicoke Humane Society is hosting our annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser at Planet Bowl 5555 Eglinton Avenue West Etobicoke, ON M9C 5M1 to raise much-needed funds for our shelter. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the animals in our care by helping to cover the cost of care/shelter operations.
Sign from 12pm to 1pm and
Bowling 1pm to 3pm.
*This event does require a minimum of $75 donation*
Registration can be done in teams (maximum of 6) or individually. It’s easy to set up a team or register as an individual by following the instructions found here.
HBSPCA Junior Humane Program
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Benefiting: Children & Families
Junior Humane is a great way for children to start learning about the SPCA and animal care in a fun and educational setting. There are three different exciting sessions for each age group, allowing children to get more in-depth knowledge of all the animals we help at the SPCA. Enjoy animal interaction, guest speakers, guest animals, crafts, movies, and games – what a great way to learn!
The focus is always on teaching respect and compassion for all living things. Children learn practical pet knowledge and ownership responsibility.
Session details: Ages 7-9: Meet Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:15pm Fall 2015: Oct. – Nov.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 to
King’s College Circle 7 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON (map)
The 1st annual Strut4Paws. Register as an individual or a team by October 10: ca.petsindanger.com/register Registered walkers are asked to collect a minimum donation of $15 to participate.
Dog Lovers Days Lure Course
Sat, Sun October 21 and 22, 2017:
Surrey BC, Cloverdale Agriplex
Pacific Pet Expo
Paint Your Pet Workshop– 2 Pets Together
3.5 hour class to learn to paint your pet. Cost $60
Sat, 21 October 2017
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Imagine Art School, 12 Centre St Vaughan, ON L4J 1E9
Toronto Humane Society Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Join the Toronto Humane Society at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 22nd 2017 and put your best paw forward for homeless pets in the GTA!
Whether you choose to run, jog or walk in the event, every step you take will be another step towards saving the life of a homeless animal. At the Toronto Humane Society, we help over 15,000 animals every single year by finding new homes for unwanted, abandoned, sick and injured pets, providing low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services in our community and more!
Zen Dogs Halloween Benefit
Tue, October 24, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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