Celebrations in August
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
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
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Admission: FREE (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
9 am to 5 pm
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
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!
Friday-Sunday August 5/6/7, 2016
at Kingston Sheepdog Trials,
Grass Creek Park,
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
10am to 4:30pm
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
PAWLOOZA IS A FUNDRAISING PROJECT OF ARF ONTARIO AND LEADS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.
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
9:00m to 5:30pm
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 www.ruffmudderrace.ca . 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
- Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
- Week 2 National Smile Week
- Week 3 Friendship Week
- Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week