• January 30, 2018

Local Dog Events: 2018

Local Dog Events: 2018

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LOCAL DOG EVENTS: 2018 [VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND]

A new year brings new adventures, so it’s time to get out there and explore. We’ve rounded up a list of our favourite local dog events in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for you to check out. Ranging from multi-day workshops to glamorous galas, there’s something for everyone.

FOR THE LOVE OF DOG GALA

Date: February 17th, 2018
Location: Hard Rock Casino (Coquitlam)
Website: pads.ca/gala

Hosted at the Hard Rock Casino, the glamorous For The Love of Dog gala benefits the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). This association breeds and trains service dogs, which in turn creates a tremendously positive impact in the community and provides life-changing support for individuals with physical disabilities. Not only will purchasing tickets support a worthy cause, you can also expect to enjoy dinner, dancing, and a silent auction at this incredible event.

PET LOVER SHOW

Date: February 24th to 25th, 2018
Location: Tradex (Abbotsford)
Website: petlovershow.ca

Not just for dogs, the annual Pet Lover Show invites you to bring your well-behaved pet to join in on the fun. This two-day exhibition features local vendors, sponsored prizes, and even a chance to compete in the President’s Choice SuperDogs Star Search. Whether your dog excels at agility or can entertain a crowd through creative tricks, this is your opportunity to showcase your furry friend’s talent and perform for a crowd. If the star search isn’t the right fit, the Pet Lover Show also features a DockDogs competition. Find out more on the official website.

10TH ANNUAL BLUES FOR PAWS

Date: February 25th, 2018
Location: The Fairview Pub (Vancouver)
Website: spca.bc.ca/events/event/vancouver-blues-for-paws/

In support of the BC SPCA, the 10th Annual Blues For Paws event is a can’t-miss experience that raises money for a great cause. Tickets are available for $20, and all funds go directly to helping neglected and abandoned animals. This year’s lineup features Billy Dixon, Incognito, James Buddy Rogers, and many other talented performers at the intimate Fairview Pub. You can browse the full list of artists and get tickets on the BC SPCA website.

PET-A-PALOOZA

Date: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Website: petapaloozawest.com

The name says it all. Last year’s Pet-A-Palooza was a spectacular outdoor event in Yaletown attracting thousands of attendees, along with their furry friends of all shapes and sizes. There were plenty of exciting activities to watch and participate in, including an adorable puppy stampede, bulldog race, and specialized services such as “pawdicures” and bang trims. Best of all, the event organizers offered free admission, making it the perfect summer spectacle to check out and certainly one of the most popular local dog events. Keep checking back for the next event announcement.

SUPERIOR CANINE CONFERENCE

Date: To Be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Website: superiorcanine.ca

While we can’t reveal the details quite yet, we’re excited to share the news that the Superior Canine Conference is returning for its second year. In 2017, we hosted 3 action-packed days of lectures and workshops featuring world renowned trainer Jerry Bradshaw. This year’s event will be even bigger and better, an ambitious feat given that the inaugural conference broke records in attendance across Canada. If you’re interested in bitework, agility, or obedience, read our recap of last year’s event and stay tuned for updates!

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