Did you know that the month of May is known as Responsible Pet Ownership Month?
For the past 5 years The City of Pickering has participated in Responsible Pet Ownership Month, an Ontario wide initiative to raise awareness about the need for pet owners to exercise their responsibility and be good pet owners.
As part of the City's Canada 150 Celebrations, the City of Pickering is hosting a variety of events throughout the month of May and we would love to see you at all of them!
|Responsible Pet Ownership Drawing Contest
Do you have a child who would like to be a vet when they grow up? If so, have them enter our Responsible Pet Ownership Month drawing contest for a chance to win being a veterinarian for a day at Pickering Animal Hospital.
The contest is open to anyone from Durham Region who is 12 years old and under.
|Rabies and Microchip Clinic
Saturday May 6 and 13
Over the last 5 years the City has vaccinated over 5000 pets from the community at this low cost rabies clinic.
Saturday May 6 from 12 to 4 pm
1867 Valley Farm Road, O'Brien Room (parking and entrance is by the arena)
Saturday May 13 from 12 to 4 pm
Grand Valley Park (Concession 3, West of Valley Farm Road) during our Petapolooza event
Cost is $20 each, cash only
Please have dogs on a leash or in a carrier. Cats must be in a carrier.
|6th Annual Petapolooza - Pickering's Pet Trade Show
Saturday May 13
Petapolooza brings together pet enthusiasts within our community and gives them an opportunity to meet industry professionals, rescue groups, and others in the pet industry.
Admission to this year's event is $5 for adults while seniors, children and pets are free.
All proceeds from the tradeshow will go towards the development of a new Animal Shelter to enable us to continue to care and house sick and injured animals for years to come.
Saturday, May 13 from 10 am - 4 pm
Grand Valley Park
Upper leash free area
Concession 3, west of Valley Farm Road
Visit our Petapolooza page, and contact us for further information and exhibitor details.
|Whiskers & Wags Pet Adoption Day
Saturday, May 20 during mall hours
|Speak with Animal Services staff from Whitby, Oshawa and Pickering and learn what they do on a daily basis. Adopt a pet, purchase a pet licence, live educational performances by Sopher Creek Wildlife Rescue, Spin to Win Prize wheel, children's activity stations and demonstrations.
Pickering Town Centre
Lower Level Centre Court
|Your City Event
Saturday, May 27
11 am - 5 pm
Your opportunity to adopt a pet and speak with Animal Services staff about your animal related concerns.
Pickering City Hall
One The Esplanade
Spay Neuter Assistance Programs
City of Pickering Sterilization Program
We have teamed up with veterinarians within Durham Region to offer a low cost spay-neuter assistance program for cats (DR SNAP) here in Pickering.
In order to qualify for the program you must be a Durham Region resident and must be receiving assistance from one of the following government programs:
- Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement for Seniors (GIS)
- Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP)
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Payment (CPP Disability)
- Ontario Works Program
If you qualify for the program you will be given a sterilization voucher that allows you to have your pet sterilized at a participating veterinarian at a reduced rate.
Some veterinarian clinics may require additional vaccines or treatments prior to surgery. Please ask your veterinarian prior to receiving a voucher.
For more information on how to receive a voucher, email the Customer Care Centre or call at 905.683.7575 for more information.
Thank you to our Responsible Pet Ownership Month Sponsors:
Denise Shea - RE/MAX Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Pickering Town Centre