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Christmas Pet Gifts

The following are some of the locations and dates for our Christmas Pet Gifts venues.  Please keep checking for updates and new venue locations.

  • Westmount Mall – Thursday, November 12-Friday, November 13
  • City Center – Thursday, November 12-Friday, November 13
  • Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis – Saturday, November 14
  • White Oaks Mall – Wednesday, November 18-Sunday, November 22
  • Real Canadian Superstore Oxford East – Thursday, November 19-Sunday, November 22
  • Real Canadian Superstore Oxford West – Thursday, November 19-Sunday, November 22
  • Walmart Hyde Park – Friday, November 20-Friday, November 27
  • Walmart Clarke Rd. – Friday, November 20-Friday, December 4
  • Citi Plaza – Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27
  • One London Place – Thursday, December 3-Friday, December 4
  • Christmas Craft Festival – Thursday, December 3-Sunday, December 6
  • Walmart Northland – Saturday, December 5-Saturday, December 12
  • Loblaws Masonville – Saturday, December 5-Saturday, December 12
  • London Life – Friday, December 11, Saturday, December 12, Monday December 14, Tuesday, December 15
  • Covent Garden Market – Saturday, December 12
  • Canadian Tire – Thursday, December 17-Sunday, December 20
  • Westmount Mall – Friday, December 18-Saturday, December 19

Become a Part Of Our Christmas Pet Gift Team

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this wonderful program, we are always looking for people to:

  • Help with sewing, particularly if you have a machine
  • Lend a helping hand out at our work-bees beginning yearly in September
  • Join our Set up and Tear down teams
  • Work a sales booth at one or more of our sales venues

If you are interested in helping out please call Amanda Swartman at
519-451-0630 Ext. 222 or email

Take care, beware

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Dog bite session teaches students how to avoid being bitten.

Read the article in the Londoner here.

London Humane Society joins leave a legacy month


With May being Leave a Legacy Month, the London Humane Society (LHS) announced its legacy gift initiative last week.

The initiative is a way for animal lovers to let their legacy live on by helping animals in their community who are suffering from abuse or neglect. Each year, hundreds of animals come through the doors of the LHS to receive shelter and medical care while waiting for their forever home.

Continue reading this article from London Community News here.

Hot dogs find coolest spot

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Sunday’s heat turned every dog into a water-loving pooch at the Bark in the Park Festival, held for the first time at the Plunkett Estate west of Byron.

The estate’s ponds and streams were a welcome oasis for the dogs – ranging from massive mastiffs to skinny whippets. They were united in the belief that cool water is good, and they shared the cool spray with any owners or other dogs who got a little too close to “towelling off” shakes.

Continue reading this article from the London Free Press here.

Bark in the Park draws crowd

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Scorching temperatures on Sunday (June 10) didn’t keep local dogs owners from bringing their furry family members out to Steve Plunkett’s estate for the 28th annual Bark in the Park.

Held for years at Greenway Park, this year’s festival took part on the grounds of the Plunkett estate, which was filled with a wide variety of events. The festivities began at 10 a.m. and ran until 3 p.m. with closing ceremonies and the announcement of various prize winners.

Continue reading this article here.