Montreal loves dogs.
Well, for the most part - so long as they're not a pit bull breed! But even then, I think the vast majority of us Montrealers love these furry companions.
Personally, pit bulls are some of my favourite breeds around.
Regardless of your pups breed, Montreal is one of the best cities to be a dog owner... and that is in part thanks to our wonderful festival that celebrates your furry family member.
Montreal's Dog Fest returns this summer to celebrate the special relationships between humans and their "most loyal" companions.
"Since the beginning of time, dogs have been our helpers, our protectors, and our friends."
Dog Fest is a 2-day celebration chalked full of super dog performances, live music and just a great, entertaining day in the park with your little fur buddy and other like-minded dog parents.
There will be over 50 vendors on hand stocked to the brim with dog toys, treats, accessories, grooming tools, etc. There will also be trainers on hand - so you can get some tips or plan out some classes to teach your pup something new.
The best part of Dog Fest Montreal is that a good chunk of the proceeds will be going to Fondation MIRA Inc, a local guide-dog school, and charity foundation. So when you get something for your pup, you're supporting other pups and the people in need who will soon be giving them a forever home.
That, alone, gives this festival the leg-up on other events happening around this weekend. This one is not to miss.
Oh - did I mention that it is totally free to attend? It is!
There will be food trucks on site as well, and live shows from the Agility Dogs, Flyball, Frisbee Dogs, Lure coursing, Doggy Kissing Booth and much more!
Also, if you're a new pet owner or you're finally getting around to microchipping your little buddy - there will also be chipping services at Dog Fest Montreal for a reduced cost - so you can save some bucks while adhering to the city bylaws and keep your pup safe, registered and have some piece of mind.
All things considered, if you're a dog owner in Montreal this festival is for you!
Here is all the important information to remember:
What? Dog Fest Montreal 2018
When? August 25 & August 26 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where? Angrignon Park
How Much? FREE!
Montreal Dog Fest will be celebrating their 3rd edition of the festival later this coming summer, don't sleep on it! Come out and enjoy!
You can find more information, and reserve tickets right here (they are free) on the official Dog Fest website.
Keep yourself in the know and follow the official Facebook event page right here.