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Doggos and the City: Dog-Friendly Events Happening June 17 – June 25

Bookmark this link and check back regularly! We write weekly updates on dog-friendly events around Toronto so you don't miss out on exciting events happening in the city.

Check out all the dog-friendly activities this week and the next below!

P.S. Patio season is here! Be sure to check out our Top 50 Favourite Dog-Friendly Patios In and Near Toronto!

Saturday June 17

Tiny Dog Socials

Barkham at Markham Village Music Festival


When: Saturday, June 17 · 10am - 4pm

Where: Main Street Markham North Markham, ON L3P

Barkham is going to be the ulti-mutt FREE entrace dog festival running alongside Markham Village Music Festival. 


When you go to Barkham you can expect:

  • 20+ Dog-Related Vendors (list of vendors being announced soon), a lot that are coming from around Ontario, showcasing their product lines for a first time in Markham. Most are preparing activities and games at their booths to heighten the entertainment!
  • Dog Photobooth, where you can download free digital photos or buy a printed version on the spot
  • Entertainment from local businesses that want to showcase their dog-training and skills
  • Costume Contests - Categories to be announced

…and more!

Tiny Dog Socials

BACKYARD Part 2: Pride Celebration

When: Saturday, June 17 · 12 - 10pm

Where:stackt market 28 Bathurst Street Toronto

The 2nd edition of STACKT's summer BACKYARD festival series goes down on June 17 with an epic PRIDE celebration.



**RSVP does not guarantee entry. Come early to avoid lines. **

Tiny Dog Socials

Pet Lovers' Market


When: Saturday, June 17 · 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: 630 Trinity Road South Hamilton, ON

Hamilton's only hand-made market for pets and the people who love them is back this June! Join us for a fun and lively day of meeting the makers and local pet services and be sure to show your support to our non-profit organizations!


There will be 50 vendors, live entertainment, food trucks and local bakeries serving up delicious eats and treats including pupcakes & cupcakes for you and your furry friends!

Check out the Agility Demos throughout the day and a chance for your pup to try it out themselves. Have fun visiting the Pupper Play Area and make sure to stop by our ever popular Photo Booth for that perfect selfie!


Online Tickets $5 + fees

Tuesday June 20

Tiny Dog Socials

Tiny Tuesday Socials

When: Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Where: Wholesome Canine 2096 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W9

Does your small dog struggle with the extreme winter weather? During cold, slushy months many tiny dogs miss out on adventure and fun with friends.

Tiny Tuesdays are the perfect solution:

  • play with other similar sized dogs
  • make new pals
  • enjoy enrichment activities in the safety and warmth of The Scent Den
  • explore a new place with new scents, sounds and textures

*For dogs under 20 pounds.*50 minutes sessions.*Limited to 4 dogs per session. 

Saturday June 24

Summer Market and Social Series - Sports!

Summer Market and Social Series - Sports!

When: Saturday, June 24 · 11am - 4pm

Where: Eight on Main 8 Main Street Markham North Markham

This Summer Market & Socials series event theme is: S P O R T S! This event will be in support of @ontariospca & @ospcayorkregion with a portion of vendor sales and ticket sales going to them!


⚽️ Tickets: $10 ($5 off with promo code: MDA5 - limited time )

⚽️ Contest at Event: Two Best Dressed Contests: Human & Pup categories

⚽️ When: Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 11AM – 4PM


⚽️ Theme: SPORTS

(Think: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, etc)

Surprise activities at the event!

Tickets – CA$10

Sunday June 25

Spring Market hosted by New Collar Co on April 16th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Beerfest - Dog Daddy Social

When: Sun, Jun 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Something in the Water Brewing Co. 151 East Liberty Street Toronto

Dog daddy’s & all dog parents, come celebrate yourself!


Beerfest event is a great way to celebrate all your dedication as a pet parent, a great way to bond with your dog & meet new people and furry friends.

Each ticket includes:

  • Bring your dog social
  • A craft beer flight tasting and workshop led by Something in the Water Brewery
  • Doggy snack bar featuring a 6ft barkeuterie board and doggy pretzels from Pivot Dog + pupcakes from Ing.House
  • Puppuccino bar
  • Light human snacks
  • DIY take home personalized gift you can make at our event
  • Photo op
  • Games + Indoor Putting range
  • Gift bag


🚀Day Trips

Looking to venture out of the city to spend some quality time with your pooch? Look no further!

Every Thursday at Something in the Water Brewing Co - there is a dog-friendly Bingo Night from 7:00 PM onwards

Sunday May 22: Dog Days of Summer Breed Meetups

Where: Hounds of Erie Winery 377 7th Concession Road Enr Clear Creek

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 2:00 PM


Saturday June 17 – Mixed Breed

Sunday June 18 – French Bull Dog

Saturday June 24 – Wolfhound

Sunday June 25 – Bichon Frise/Havanese


Dog Days of Summer gatherings are breed specific meetups happening each Saturday and Sunday starting on May 6th and running until September 3rd, 2023. Erie Winery invites everyone to bring their favorite pup(s) andmingle with other similar breed lovers. Enjoy an afternoon walking through the vineyard and orchard while sipping on a glass of vino or an award winning hard cider.

The general admission ticket includes a free glass of wine or hard cider as well as a little dog treat for your furry friend.

Every Thursday at Something in the Water Brewing Co - there is a dog-friendly Bingo Night from 7:00 PM onwards

The Muddy Paws Wine Trail

Where: Featherstone Winery 3678 Victoria Avenue Lincoln, ON L0R 2C0

When: Sat, Jun 24, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Enjoy this unique celebration of excellent wine and food in Niagara- and bring along your BFF (best four-legged friend).

At each winery, you'll enjoy two wine samples , a food pairing and dog-friendly activities.

A portion of ticket sales goes to supporting The Bello Project, which offers support to the pets of those in palliative care.

Go Walkies! The Bruce Trail connects Vineland Estates and Featherstone, and it’s a scenic 15 hike through the woods. Sue Anne Staff and Westcott are across the road from each other and accessed by a scenic hike through the vineyard.

Please note: appropriate footwear is required and these hikes are not suitable for those with mobility issues or baby strollers.


Tickets are $60 + HST and handling fee per person

🐶For Dog Lovers

You can’t bring your own furry baby to events in that category, but if you want to enjoy canine company and boost your serotonin, these are just for you!

Tuesday June 20

Question Everything Black Lab Brewing - Dog-friendly trivia

Take a Break from Stress with Therapy Dogs! - 2023 BIAYR In-Person Series

Where: Richmond Hill Public Library - Central Library 1 Atkinson Street Richmond Hill

When: Tue, Jun 20, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Take a break from your day to meet some adorable pooches!

We'll provide a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere at the library for you to enjoy valuable time with the therapy dogs.

Did you know that spending time with dogs can...

  • Release endorphins and oxytocin (calming and bonding hormones)
  • Decrease the production of stress hormones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Lower pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Elevate mood

Spend a whole hour with Jacoby Pippin the Beagle and Kali the Golden Doodle!

Sunday June 25

Question Everything Black Lab Brewing - Dog-friendly trivia

Tats for Tails -Tattoo based fundraiser for rescue dogs

Where: 300 Campbell Ave 300 Campbell Avenue Toronto, ON M6P 3V6

When: Sun, Jun 25, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Love tattoos? Love dogs? Love the idea of getting a tattoo and simultaneously helping rescue dogs? This event offers just that, along with food, drinks and vintage shopping. On top of all that are raffle prizes with some amazing winnings!

Your ticket will include entry, one raffle ticket and one drink ticket.


Tattoo appointments and flash can be found here

please be sure to read instructions carefully and throughly. Payments are non refundable.

Saturdays + Sundays Puppy Yoga!

Woman holding a puppy while attending a puppy yoga class

Puppy Yoga


  • Saturday, June 17
  • Sunday June 18
  • Saturday June 24
  • Sunday June 25
  • Multiple timeslots each Saturday & Sunday

Where: NEW Doggosphere Studio - Unit 101 - 80 Sherbourne Street 

Unwind from your busy week with a puppy yoga class in downtown Toronto! Get your group together for this unique fitness class with adorable puppies and a refreshing mimosa. Wondering what breed of puppies we will have for your class time? Follow us on Insta to find out!

The perfect event does exist. Begin with 45 minutes of Flow Yoga while puppies zoom around the studio. Then enjoy a refreshing mimosa (orange juice and sparkling wine) for 30 minutes of chill time with the pups.


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