A Day for the Dogs

Sunday, September 13th

Bring your four legged family members to a special day just for them! Meet groomers, rescue organizations and local services for your pet. Vendors will showcase doggie toys, fashion, food and more! Fanshawe Pioneer Village is BIG on HISTORY, BIG on Fun and BIG on Dogs! Bring the WHOLE family to Fanshawe Pioneer Village for a day of activities, demonstrations and fun.

Join us in the Pioneer Village Cafe for lunch on our patio or pack a picnic and enjoy the day

Please Note: There is no ATM on site. Event goes on rain or shine.

Schedule of Events

10 AM Welcome to FPV!

11 AM Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs
Erin Woodgate Photography Mini-Sessions: Sign up on Facebook! Spots are limited and only go until 1 p.m.

11:30 AM Fanshawe’s Got Talent: Does your dog know a trick? Show off your dog’s talent at our Talent Contest! Winners will be chosen for entertainment value and originality by a panel of judges. The top three dogs will go home with prizes from Ren’s Pet Depot and bragging rights! Register your dog at Dr. Jones’ Frame Barn. Spots are limited, so register early!

12:30 PM Best Dressed Dog Contest: Show off your dog in their Sunday best! Whether fancy, formal, crazy or a mix, this contest is your dog’s chance to really strut their stuff. Register your dog at Dr. Jones’ Frame Barn. The winner receives a great prize from Pet Valu! Spots are limited, so register early!

1 PM Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs

1:30 PM Best In Show Contest: The Fanshawe’s Best in Show is looking for the top dog in each category! Will your dog reign supreme? Winners from each category will go home with a prize and compete for the top prize during the “Judges Pick” round from Bullwrinkles and Petsmart! Register your dog at Dr. Jones’ Frame Barn. Spots are limited, so register early!

  • Biggest dog - A measuring tape may be required!

  • Smallest dog - A measuring tape may be required!

  • Best “All Canadian” - Calling all crossbreeds! Most unique takes home the prize.

  • Waggiest tail - Who’s tail will wag the fastest and longest? Set your stopwatch!

  • Dog/Person Look-A-Like Contest - They say that dog owners look like their dogs. Does that apply to you and your dog? Go all out and dress alike for this competition!

  • Best pet trick (children 16 and under) - a special category for our young contestants! Here is a chance for you and your pet to shine.

  • Judge’s pick - The winners from each category will compete for the top prize from Bullwrinkles! Our judges will decide which dog they’d most like to take home. This category may require some support from the crowd!

3 PM Cruisin’ Paws Agility Show followed by Kids VS the Dogs


All Day Activities

  • Do you think your dog has agility ability? Try out the Cruisin’ Paws agility equipment in between shows.
  • Lure course by DogLoversDay: The best “lure” course around for the family dog to become an agility star. Your dog will jump over tubes, run through hoops, and check out tunnels as you watch your pet exercise and have a ball. Sponsored by Nutram.
  • Pamper Zone: We deserve some pampering, why not the family dog? Hairbrushing, ribbons, nail clipping and some cool colognes to make your pet smile and feel like a million bucks. Sponsored by Pet Valu.
  • Health & Wellness Centre: The Center offers holistic and natural products with a goal to help your dog live a healthier life. Also, your dog will receive “free” healing touch from energy healer Emily DeVargas PLUS a free Animal Wellness magazine. Sponsored by Animal Wellness Magazine.
  • Meet our vendors! Check the growing list of participants below.
  • Bring out your Smartphone or Tablet and try out our mobile tour! A perfect addition while you explore the Historic Village!
  • Meet our interpreters and learn about pioneer life from live demonstrations and hands on activities. Explore 33 historic buildings and enjoy over 46 acres at Fanshawe Pioneer Village.
  • Meet the rescue groups! Thinking about adding a new addition to your family? Come out and meet local rescues and their dogs.

Participating Vendors, Exhibitors and Entertainment

Barkenstien Designs
Pet Valu
The Barkery
Mallory’s Harness Shop
Erin Woodgate Photography
The Friendly Groomer
Pennies for Paws
Bosco and Roxy’s
Bow-Wow Biscuits
Cruisin’ Paws Agility
Raw for Pets
Da Code A Bags
Paws United
All Breed Canine Rescue
Oxford County Animal Rescue

Check back for future updates!

Presented in partnership with Cruisin’ Paws Agility

Bullsrinkles Treat For DogsPetvaluNutram

Event Sponsor 
Bullwrinkles, Nutram, Pet Valu & Ren's Pets Depot
Event Cost 

$7 per person