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Dog Lovers, Pawlooza Just Days Away!

It’s almost time for the ultimate dog party, THE festival for dogs and animal lovers, it’s Pawlooza this weekend! An estimated 25,000 people and 6,000 dogs will descend on the Plunkett Estates for Canada’s most unique and dog-friendly festival experience.

Do you like spoiling your dog?

At Pawlooza, you can take your canine buddy swimming in the Pawlooza pond, test your dog’s agility, run the lure course, go offleash in the FunZone, play frisbee in our toss and catch zone, get trick advice, get obedience advice, watch agility demonstrations, visit the VIP lounge, and shop from 175 vendors! You can also get great deals by bidding on silent auction items, and load up on free samples.

There is 25,000 square feet of green for your dog to go offleash and chase after a mechanical lure. $5 per dog. Loads of fun no matter how fast your dog is! Be sure to take video and share!

And of course – the dock diving – one of Pawlooza’s most popular events. With a $5 donation, you can watch your dog break the Summer heat by diving into Pawlooza’s pond. Your pooch will paddle back with a smile, and if their jump lands in the “top-15”, they’ll compete in a jump off with over $500 worth of prizes to the top-3!

There will be contests, and demos, and giveaways going on all day as well, check their event page for details.

Even the kids will be entertained. Par-T-Perfect is running a KidZone where there will be face painting, activities, a bouncy castle, and more.

There will be six water stations to fulfill all of your dog’s hydration needs, get complimentary water whenever you need it!

Pawlooza takes place from 9:30am to 5pm on International Homeless Animals’ Day – celebrated on the third Saturday in August. The International Society of Animal Rights (ISAR) began National Homeless Animals’ Day in 1992, to help bring more attention to America’s pet overpopulation. The day has since morphed into a global campaign, with animal rights organizations around the world coming together to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic.

In that spirit, Pawlooza has partnered with animal rescue groups from across Canada. These rescue groups are given free space to come to Pawlooza, show off their adopt-ables, fundraise, network, and help raise awareness about Canada’s pet overpopulation.

Admission is just $10 per vehicle, parking included, all for charity.

Pawlooza is a 100% volunteer-driven festival, with thousands of hours put in by the Organizing Committee and 300 volunteers. All are working on behalf of two local non-profits: ARF Ontario and LEADS Employment Services. ARF work with First Nations and rural communities throughout Ontario to rescue, rehab and re-home stray dogs and cats. LEADS help people with disabilities throughout Southwestern Ontario find employment and receive skills training.

About Mark Solway

Storyteller. Community builder, content creator, sports journalist, and a proud Londoner for 40 years.

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