Main Dog PAWty Page

🐾 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 Dog PAWty: a mini-dog fest with fun activities for you and your four-legged friend(s). Food trucks will also be available! 

We thank TD Canada Trust, our main sponsor, West Springs Church, and the City of Calgary’s Ward Community Event Grant program for their generous support of this community event.

Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021 (rain date Saturday, September 25th)

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: West Springs Church 816 78th St SW (77th Street and Weston Drive 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 Freqeuently Asked Questions

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

 Event Map

Parking

  • Please WALK to the event, if possible, as parking is limited. Please be aware that some residents live further away and will not be able to walk.
  • Street parking is available.
  • 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 dogpawty@wscr.ca if you would like information about volunteering.

Heres how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click to go to our volunteer signup page.

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account.)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – Signup.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

ACTIVITIES & CONTESTS

Contests are limited to 12 contestants so register early. Click here for full schedule and details.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES from 11:00am – 3:00pm

  1. The Bark Yard:  A pop-up, off-leash dog play area.
  1. The Rover Photo Booth: A FREE photo booth for you and Rover to get dressed up and have a photo taken.  One FREE picture strip per dog. Also take a selfie and post on social media #wscrdogpawty!
  • The Flea Circus: Come see the trained fleas perform their circus tricks, including tightrope walks, Ferris Wheel spinning, chariot pulling, and jumping hoops. Don’t worry, these fleas don’t bite and pose no risk to dogs.
  • Food Trucks: Several food trucks will be available on 77th St SW for the community during this event. 

DOG CONTESTS (Location: outside the front doors of West Springs Church)

SEE COVID CHANGES BELOW

  1. Longest Tail Contest: (12:00pm) Prizes donated by Global Pet Foods West 85thCANCELLED Prizes will be added to the PAWty PAWsport Raffle draws.
  • Shortest Ears Contest: (1:00pm)  Prizes donated by Calgary Co-Op CANCELLED Prizes will be added to the PAWty PAWsport Raffle draws.
  • Owner Look Alike ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST: CANCELLED Prizes will be added to the BEST DRESSED DOG PHOTO CONTEST. (@2:00pm Winners will be announced) Online this year! Load your photo here and the community will get to vote for their favourite couple. The human in the photo must be present at the event in order to collect the prize. Prizes donated by Lara Mitchell, Royal LePage.
  • Best Dressed Dog ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST: A TOTAL OF 9 PRIZES NOW AVAILABLE. Prizes will include those from the Owner Look Alike Contest (@2:30pm Winners will be announced) Online this year! Load your photo here and the community will get to vote for their favourite dog. The human in the photo must be present at the event in order to collect the prize. Prizes donated by Dawg Tired/GT Gear.

VENDOR BOOTHS

Are you a pet business (Home businesses must have a valid business license) that may be interested in having a display booth at this event, and/or in funding an activity or contest? Please email dogpawty@wscr.ca and we will send you the details. More coming soon so check back often!

WSCRCA SPONSORS: We sincerely thank the following sponsors of the WSCR Community Association for their support this year:


Homeward Bound Pet Foods Canadian Premium Pet food delivered to your doorstep!

Momentum Health Your local collaborative care centre that makes pain and injury part of your past.

OTHER VENDORS


Calgary Human Society (CHS) Connecting lives since 1922. The CHS Humane Education and Outreach team will be present with some cool SWAG to give out.

Global Pet Foods West 85th For all types of pets, a local store that specializes in a wide selection of natural and holistic pet food, treats and supplements, in addition to toys and other essential products that pet parents need

Barking Good Pet Services A local pet business, only 1.5 kms west of WSCR, that offers doggie daycare, boarding and grooming. Barking Good staff are trained to build dogs’ confidence.

Dawg Tired-DT Gear Providing dog walking services and handmade collars, leashes and gear for hands free dog walking.

Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation is the first and only registered charity in Canada to solely support pet Guardians and their families facing pet cancer.

Kre8ing Waves Magna Wave PEMF therapy is clinically and scientifically proven to provide a drug free, non-invasive pain relief for animals and people

Infinite Pets Offers medical pet care, visits, overnight care, mobile nail trims, dog walks, behavioural consultations and puppy classes.

Lara Mitchell, Royal LePage A local realtor that has extensive experience in residential real estate and has a keen eye and a tenacity to close the best deal her clients.

Slumber Paws Individually & locally handcrafted pet beds and accessories designed with Function, Fashion and Durability in mind.

Moki Runs A Calgary, home based pet nutrition and apothecary, online shoppe, including raw diets and other nutritious treats and supplements. Local delivery and subscriptions available.

Southpaw Creations Local pet toys, pet sweaters, treats and other items handmade with simple ingredients and love.

Calgary Co-Op One of the local grocery stores in WSCR, Calgary Co-Op puts kitchen tables ahead of boardroom tables.

Dognut Cafe A home based dog bakery with delicious treats using simple ingredients, all locally made in Calgary.

Pupper Select Raw food diets and dried meat treats for puppers. Locally sourced, 100% Alberta made. Delivery available.

Pooch n Perks A treat trailer with homemade goodies for humans and pooches, as well as locally made dog accessories.

Jenny Be Free Jenn and her sister create human and dog accessories that empower you to be free to be you.

Dream Dog Boutique A retail store in Beltline, that is committed to sourcing unique and useful pet items that are of the highest quality, Eco-friendly, Fair Trade and Canadian.

Daphne The Blind Dog Books Dawn adopted sweet, little Daphne when she was already blind, and started writing award winning children's books about her adventures. Dawn and Daphne visit schools and events to read books and talk about being blind.