The Best Dog-Friendly Events For May
Hopefully, all those April showers will bring May flowers! As we head into late spring and early summer, dog-friendly events are starting to pop up everywhere. Don’t miss any of these fun dog-friendly events for May. If you have an upcoming event you would like to promote with us, leave a comment below to be included.
- Chip Your Pet Month
- National Pet Month
- National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
May 1-7 Be Kind To Animals Week AND National Pet Week
May 1: Mayday for Mutts AND National Purebred Dog Day
May 2-8 Puppy Mill Action Week
May 3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
May 5: National Ferret Day
May 8: Mother’s Day
May 13: National Frog Jumping Day
May 14: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 22-28 National Dog Bite Prevention Week
May 23: International Turtle Day
May 30: Memorial Day
Annual National PureBred Dog Day
May 1, 2015
Celebrate the diversity, heritage and predictability of the purpose bred dog and protect all breeds, their owners, and their ethical breeders.
Use the #purebreddogs to join in the conversation online and to make the topic trending!
Do your research before getting a puppy or dog as different breeds have different characteristics. Find the right breed for you then consider adopting or do your research on responsible breeders.
48th Annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame
See the four new 2016 Purina Animal Hall of Fame™ Inductees join 163 heroic animals. Plus hear their stories live! Find out more after Tuesday on Talent Hounds and at PawsWay Toronto.
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachsund’s No Bite Is Right Tour
4:00 am to 6:00 pm
KW Pet Expo
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (10-6pm on Saturday)
Admission: $10 Adult – $5 Child
Benefiting: KW Humane Society
Cardinal Conference & Events Solutions is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the first annual Pet Expo in the Kitchener-Waterloo area in support of the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society. The KW Pet Expo will feature approximately 50 exhibitors showcasing a variety of pet-related products and services for pet owners and enthusiasts. There will also be a number of pet rescues teaching people about how they could help the rescued animals. Pets will be allowed at the show, provided they are on leashes, up-to-date on all their vaccines, and a pet waiver form has been filled out.
Don’t miss: A Waterloo Regional Police Canine Unit demonstration. The Canadian Kennel Club Canine Good Neighbour Program. The very popular WoofJocks Canine All Stars. A series of “Pet Talks” presentations. Hands On Exotics. A wiener dog race. A pet costume contest.
Pampered Pooches T.O
11:00AM to 6:00PM
Benefiting: Pet Owners
This one day event will have you and your pooch indulging in food, fashion, pet health, grooming and more! This one-stop-pooch-shop offers a unique shopping and infotainment market geared for the urban dog lover.
Petloss Support Group
11:30am to 1:00pm
Admission:Free, but please RSVP to email@example.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. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.
May Toronto Pug Grumble
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tellington TTouch Workshop
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Would you like to be in deeper touch with your animal friend? Improve confidence, focus and deepen trust. Learn body work, calming signals, leash work and much more with Certified Tellington TTouch Practitioner and animal communicator Sue Becker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop flyer.
Off Leash Safety Course
9:00am to 10:00am
STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE! Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe in an Off Leash environment – whether at PawsWay or outside. Discover invaluable tips on canine body language and how to ensure safe, responsible and fun environment for you and your dog. This course is mandatory for visitors attending PawsWay’s off leash programs.
Woofstock Hound Dog Hoedown High Tea & Costume Competition
Doors open at 1pm
Dogs 4 Youth 2016
9 AM to 3 PM
Benefiting: The FORT youth centre
Dogs 4 Youth will feature a massive indoor dog-centric marketplace with vendors from a wide variety of companies selling everything a dog could ever want or need, with a few things for you too. Custom dog leashes, collars, specialized doggie treats, a day at the spa, and so much more. No matter your dog’s size or shape, you’re sure to find something they’ll love almost as much as they love you!
All proceeds go to helping the FORT youth centre, an organization that provides free programming for youth ages 11-18 in Grimsby, Smithville, and Caistor. Dog Lovers Days will also be providing entertainment.
Victoria Day: Dog Lovers Days
Admission: FREE, $5 for lure
10th Annual Barks by the Bay
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $2 donation
As part of Responsible Pet Ownership Month, the City of Pickering is hosting Petapolooza, Pickering’s Pet Tradeshow. Petapolooza brings together pet enthusiasts within our community and gives them an opportunity to meet industry professionals, rescue groups, and others in the pet industry. Food and drinks will also be available on site.
- This event is free to the public however we are asking for a voluntary donation of $2.
- Dogs are welcome and must be on leash unless you are in the lower level of the leash free area.
10:00am to 6:00pm
Don’t miss seeing Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and Talent Hounds as will be roaming around filming for web series Backseat Barkers and our Kids Pet Club at Woofstock. Come say hi and take a photo!
Canada’s best-known dog festival! Admission is free and dogs are of course welcome. Join tens of thousands of other pet lovers for this two-day event of vendors, demonstrations, fashion show and fun.
Purina Harbourfront Walk for Dog Guides
10:00am to 2:00pm
Benefiting: Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in more than 200 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities. To date the walk has raised more than $12 million! The 2015 walk raised just over $22,000, and we’d love to top that this year. Join us for the walk, followed by light refreshments, a silent auction and prize draw!
Burlington Humane Family Walk and Wag-a-thon
10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission:$5 per person plus pledges collected
Benefiting: Burlington Humane Society
Select a 2 or 4km walking route. The afternoon also includes a vendor alley, wacky dog show judged by local celebrities, BBQ and silent auction.
National Purebred Dog Day says
Thank you for mentioning National Purebred Dog Day! We value all dogs, whatever their ancestry, but on May 1, we celebrate the contributions of purebred dogs, some breeds at risk of vanishing in our lifetime. Again, thank you for noting the day!