Saturday, August 27 (12pm-5pm)
Hosted by comedian Jeff Leeson!
A full day of fun and games for dogs of all skill levels to participate in with their human. Geared towards FUN as opposed to obedience, even children can take part with the family pet. Spectators can enjoy watching or taking part in the events to win prizes or just have some good old fun! It’s FREE!
Registration & Musical Mats Warmup
Get warmed up for the K9 Games! Arrive early and participate in this fun pre-games activity. Everyone knows musical chairs, but Musical Mats is even more of a hoot! Pair up with your dog and go ’round and ’round until the music stops. If you and your dog can’t find a mat, you’re out!
Breadstick Retrieve Challenge
Ever tried playing fetch with an edible stick? That’s exactly what this challenge is all about! If you can get your dog to bring back the breadstick without eating it, a gold medal may be yours!
Longest Stay Contest
See how long your dog can stay put for. You’ll either be pleased with his obedience, or delighted that your dog just can’t be without you! Either way, there’ll be plenty of laughs and prizes!
Ultimate Recall Challenge
Does your dog come when you call, even if there are cookies and toys everywhere? Compete to find out how easily your dog is distracted. We’re willing to bet more than one pup will succumb to the temptations in his path!
Please RSVP to Melissa Eckersley with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Dog’s name
3. Dog’s age
4. Dog’s breed
5. One fun fact about your dog
6. Which games you’d like to participate in
This information will help our K9 Games MC get to know you and your dog for great, personalized commentary.
We will also have forms on site for you to fill out should you wish to simply drop in on the day of the event without an RSVP.
Ever heard of Cat Week? 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! Please see below for details.
*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.
Catrobatics (Agility for Cats)
Wednesday, August 10 (12-7:30pm); Thursday, August 11 (12-6:30pm) and Friday, August 12 (12-4pm)
All cat lovers know cats can jump crazy heights, balance with precision and gracefully land on all four feet…the tricky part is getting them to do so on command. Bring your cat in and see what he or she can do on our enclosed agility course.
This offering will be held in Bugsy’s conference room just off our Pet Park during regular agility hours. Be sure to have a collar on your cat, and if you have them please consider using a harness and leash as well. High reward treats and toys are also encouraged to help your cat feel comfortable and learn to master the obstacles with the help of our staff!
Principles of Pet Care: Cat Edition
Thursday, August 11 (7-9pm)
Two 45-minute lectures followed by 15-minute Q&As with by pet experts. Topics will be specific to cat health and wellness. Speaker names, qualifications and topics will be released as they become available.
Free, but donations to the Toronto Humane Society are encouraged.
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. Adoptions will take place onsite – process and adoption fees will be inline with regular Toronto Humane Society procedures. Free to enter, but donations are encouraged.
Friday, August 12 (6-9pm)
Products for cats and cat lovers! Join us for our first ever Pop-up Markcatplace! We’ve gathered a diverse group of vendors from around the city and online to deliver a wide variety of cat items and more. Why not drop by and get a head start on Christmas shopping for the cat lover in your life (or yourself…we won’t judge!)? Free to enter, but donations to the Toronto Humane Society are encouraged hosting our Pop-up Cat Café (also onsite 6-9pm).
Friskies® Feline Festival
Saturday, August 13 (12-6pm)
The purr-fect end to our Cat Week programming naturally falls on Caturday! This exciting event will include:
Presented by Get Leashed Magazine
Wednesday, August 3 (7:30pm-9:30pm)
After a successful first installment, Get Leashed & Company is excited to host another DOGA: Dog & Me Yoga session at Purina PawsWay with your guide, Alexandria, and her dogi pup, Soul! Alexandria is a Toronto-based yogi, sound healer and performer. Experience asanas (postures), healing sounds, connecting through massage, and a beautiful savasana with live music. Learn to feel your pet’s energy and communicate with them through touch and frequency.
Whether you want to break a sweat, find balance or just recharge, all fitness and flexibility levels are welcome, as well as all sizes of dog!
7:30pm – arrive and unwind in savasana with pooch
8pm – doors close, Doga commences
9pm – Refreshments and social time for yogi & dogi!
WHAT TO BRING:
-Your best “downward dog” pose!
FREE, but we encourage you to register now to reserve your spot!
Presented by Get Leashed Magazine
Saturday, July 9 (12:30pm-2pm)
Join us in the Pet Park at Purina Pawsway for a FREE event in anticipation of the DOGA class series launch! Led by Alexandria, a Toronto-based yogi, sound healer, and performer, this hour-long session is designed to deepen your connection with your canine companion in a uniquely calm and relaxed pet-friendly setting.
Experience asanas (postures), healing sounds, connecting through massage, and a beautiful savasana with live meditative music. Learn to feel your pet’s energy and communicate with them through touch and frequency.
Whether you want to break a sweat, find balance or just recharge, all fitness and flexibility levels are welcome, as well as all sizes of dog! Register now!
Headed to Pride this weekend? We’ll be participating in the Pride Streetfair this Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 from 12pm-8pm each day. Visit us at Norman Jewison Park for a free sample of Purina ONE® SmartBlend®, a photo op and an opportunity to speak to some of our pet experts! Hope to see you there!