WSCR Community Dog PAWty September 21

🐾🐾🐾It’s PAWty Time!🐾🐾🐾  Calling all dog owners and barking-mad dog lovers! Get your dog, or your friend’s dog, to bring you to our FREE event, the WSCR Community Dog PAWty: a mini-dog fest with fun activities for you and your four-legged friend(s).  We thank the City of Calgary’s Ward Community Event Grant program and the West Springs Veterinary Hospital for their generous sponsorship of this community event.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 (rain date Sunday, September 22)

Time: Noon to 4:00pm
NOTE: Registration for the Longest Tail Contest opens at 11:45 a.m.

Location: West Springs Park, 73rd Street and Westpoint Gardens SW.

All ages are welcome to attend, but dogs must be accompanied by at least one two-legged over 18 years old. This event is open to all communities, not just WSCR residents.


WAIVER / REGISTRATION FORM: Please help us out: To avoid long lineups at the event, please print off and complete the registration/waiver form here and bring it to the event. One form is required for EACH DOG participant. Forms will also be available at the registration table.

NOTE: This will be a very busy area with many people, dogs and new sounds, which may be very stressful for some dogs. Please consider carefully whether your dog(s) will cope well at this event.

For more information, please check out Frequently Asked Questions


Dog PAWty Map2019


  • Please WALK to the event if possible, as parking is extremely limited. Please be aware that some residents live further away and will not be able to walk.
  • Street parking is available on 73rd Street S.W.
  • Please DO NOT PARK in front of residences, driveways, bus stops, around corners, or in front of crosswalks.

VOLUNTEERS are needed for this event:
The events that the WSCR Community Association puts on for residents are solely brought to you by your friends and neighbours. The more residents that volunteer at this event and others, means that we are able to bring you more activities! Please sign up for volunteer positions (see below), or email if you would like information about volunteering at other events.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 

  1. Click to go to our invitation page.
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account.)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS: Contests are limited to 12 contestants so register early. Contests will take place outside the “Bark Yard”.

Please post your pictures on our Facebook page event  or on Instagram using #wscrdogpawty and tag us @wscrca.

The “Bark Yard”: A pop up Off-Leash dog play area for you and your dog(s) to socialize and have free playtime with other pooches and their owners. Separate areas will be available for small and large dogs.

The Roving Rover Photographer in the Red Cap: Get a complimentary Polaroid photo of your fur friend, or have one taken on your cell phone.Post on Facebook & Instagram page. Tag us @wscrca   Use   #wscrdogpawty.

Bobbing for Hot Dogs: A fido version of “bobbing for apples” ‘cause what dog would dunk their head for a fruit. Get your dog practicing now – hot dogs don’t float! Sponsored by your local dog walking service, Paws In Motion Pet Services

DOG CONTESTS (Location:  outside the Bark Yard)

Longest Tail Contest: (12:30pm) If you think your dog has a great long tail, enter them in this contest and see if you are correct! Sponsored by Global Pet Foods West 85th Registration for the Longest Tail Contest opens at 11:45 a.m.

Longest Ears Contest: (1:15pm) Who’s got the dog with the longest ears? Will it be your Basset Hound? Sponsored by Cushy Paws – Natural Pet Products

Owner Look Alike Contest: (2:00pm) This one will be fun! Which owner looks most like their dog? Enter this contest if you think you are a dead-ringer for your dog.  Sponsored by Trupanion Pet Insurance

Best Dressed Dog Contest: (3:00pm) Get yourself (optional) and your dog in their best duds and strut your stuff to impress the audience. The audience will vote for their favourite dog! Sponsored by VIN Room West

Click here for more information including how to register for events and the schedule.


City of Calgary P.U.P.P.Y Program
Calgary Humane Society                                               

VENDORS:  These are local WSCR businesses. We are thrilled to support them.  

Are you a WSCR pet business (Home businesses must have a valid business licence) that may be interested in having a display table at this event or in sponsoring a contest? Please email and we will send you the details.

West Springs Vet Hospital
(our main event sponsor)
Kelly Jennings Photography
Beautiful Pet and Sport Photography and Metal Paws product
Cushy Paws – Natural Pet Products
Natural hemp based dog treats

Still have QUESTIONS? Please email

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