Enjoy The Best Dog-Friendly Events This April
There are so many dog-friendly events this April, plus important initiatives to support. We’ve put together a list of all the great stuff coming up so that you can get a jump on planning the month with your dog and join us on social media and in person!
Themes and Initiatives This Month:
National Adopt a Greyhound Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
International Pooper Scooper Week –
Who is celebrating the pooping & scooping with us? – For me, this takes place 365 days of the year!
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week-
April 9-15, 2017
The second full week in April is a time to appreciate the invaluable work that Animal Control Officers do, keeping us and our pets safe and often even playing a big part in making sure lost pets get home safely. We see you and we appreciate you!
National Pet ID Week –
The Best Pet-Friendly Events This Month in Ontario:
Yappy Hour at PawsWay
Thu, April 6, 7pm – 10pm
Canadian Pet Expo & Easter Weekend
April 14-16, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
The International Center, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga Ontario
It’s also not too late to enter our giveaway and win a day pass to the expo for you and your family! See that post HERE.
After The Track Greyhound Adoption Events
On Saturday April 22nd at Pet Valu Six Points Plaza from 10am – 3pm 3843 Bloor St. W Etobicoke, ON
And Sunday April 23rd at Pet Valu Applewood Plaza from 11am – 3pm 1077 North Service Road Mississauga, ON
Meet some of the pups and peeps of After the Track at these Pet Valu locations and learn about greyhound adoption & ownership and pet some dogs. After the Track will also be at the CPE!
Other Adoption Events at Pet Valu Stores across Ontario
April 22 & 23rd Pet Valu is celebrating National Pet Adoption Weekend and hosting a different rescue at each of their stores. Stop by any Pet Valu location and discover different rescues as well as some locations also offering things like microchip clinics and discounted nail trimmings!
Every Day is Tag Day – April 1st (First Saturday in April)
A day dedicated to encouraging pet owners to tag and microchip their pets. Keep your pets safe and have that extra security in place should they ever get lost.
National Dog Fighting Awareness Day – April 8th
National Pet Day – April 11th
Pet Owners Independence Day – April 18th
National Lost Dog Awareness Day – April 23rd
Your participation on this day will benefit your community because:
- Getting lost dogs home reduces stress on the owner and the dog, and
- Reduces work for staff at shelters/animal control facilities and rescues, which
- Saves taxpayers’ money for animal care, and
- Opens up cage and kennel space for truly homeless dogs.
It also shows individuals with lost dogs that their community cares!
International Guide Dog Day – April 26th
National Kids and Pets Day – April 26th
“This special day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Family & PetLifestyle Expert, mother, pet lover and former EMT/Medic, Colleen Paige. National Kids & Pets Day is dedicated to furthering the magical bond between children and animals, to help bring awareness to the plight of pets in shelters awaiting new homes and educating the public about safety between children and pets.”- From Colleen’s website
We are particularly excited about it this year as we are working on our Documentary about Kids and Dogs, and launching on our exciting new passion project Kids’ Pet Club with the support of The Bell Fund, The OMDC, and Ethnic Channels Group.