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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Haute Dog returns to Queen's Quay Terminal in Toronto, Sept. 12 and 13 (2015)


Toronto, Ontario – August 26, 2015 – Enjoy daily dog fashion shows and have your dog strike a pose on the red carpet for two days of FREE outdoor fun and activities for dogs, owners and animal lovers of all ages at Haute Dog presented by Queen’s Quay Terminal on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 from 11am-4pm outside Queen’s Quay Terminal (207 Queens Quay W) rain or shine. Visit www.qqterminal.com or call 416-203-3269 for more information.

“We are expecting the pawparazzi to descend upon Queen’s Quay Terminal for the return of Haute Dog,” stated Kathi Bonner, Senior Property Manager, Queen’s Quay Terminal.  “We encourage dog owners to dress up their best friend and enter them to take part in the daily fashion shows. Drop by the photo booth to have your dog’s picture taken and then Spin the Wheel for a chance to win great prizes!”

Enjoy treats, prizes and more all weekend long, from doggie fashion shows and dog demonstrations to grooming tips and advice for pet owners, there will be something for every dog and their parent.


HAUTE DOG SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

11:00am           MC introduces the Haute Dog Schedule of events

11:30am           McCann Pro Plan Dog Show presented by PawsWay

12:00pm           Have your dog dress in their red carpet finery and join in the excitement of Haute Dog Red Carpet Fashion Show featuring local dogs on the dogwalk! *

1:00pm             The doctor is in! Dr. Slav Debski, D.V.M. from Harbourfront Animal Hospital will answer all your questions about your best friend’s health and wellness.

1:30pm             McCann Pro Plan Dog Show presented by PawsWay

2:00pm             Haute Dog Red Carpet Fashion Show featuring local dogs on the dogwalk*

2:30pm             The doctor is in! Dr. Slav Debski, D.V.M. from Harbourfront Animal Hospital will answer all your questions about your best friend’s health and wellness.

3:00pm             McCann Pro Plan Dog Show presented by PawsWay

3:30pm             Haute Dog Red Carpet Fashion Show Dog Fashion Show featuring local dogs on the dogwalk*

*  Register for the Haute Dog Red Carpet Fashion Show at www.facebook.com/QueensQuayTerminal until Friday, September 11 at 5pm.  If you miss the deadline, dogs can be registered on site on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 before noon at the photo op kiosk.

ENJOY ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND UNDER THE BIG TENT!

YOUR DOG CAN WALK THE HAUTE DOG RED CARPET
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 11AM - 4PM

Sign up your dog at the Haute Dog kiosk strut down the Haute Dog Red Carpet where the ‘pawparazzi’ will be waiting to snap the perfect shot of your best friend.

All photos are instantly emailed for sharing and printing and will be posted on a public gallery on the Queen's Quay Terminal Facebook page www.facebook.com/QueensQuayTerminal. 

All photos are eligible to enter a draw for prizes.

MEET LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA DOG TRAINERS AND DOG GUIDES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 11AM - 4PM

Meet the Trainers and Dog Guides from the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides at Haute Dog and show your support.  Discover how this national charity assists Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.

Meet Purina Animal Hall of Fame Inductee Nettle on Saturday, September 12 from 11am-4pm

Nettle, an intelligent, two-year-old Yellow Labrador with a truly keen sense of smell, joined the Bordman family in 2013. She provided Terry and Beata Bordman with a much needed extra set of hands – or rather, paws – to help care for their 12-year-old twin daughters Brooke and Jade who suffer from two life-threatening conditions: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac disease.

As one of the first diabetic alert dogs to graduate from the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Nettle was already considered a special service animal, but her role in caring for the Bordman twins would make her even more extraordinary – in that she would be responsible for the life of not just one, but two young girls.

Within the first few days of joining their home, Nettle immediately went to work, alerting Terry and Beata that Jade was suffering a serious diabetic low in the middle of the night. Nettle has come to the rescue of the twins time and time again. From alerting Terry and Beata, to even fetching the girls’ sugar kits when they are suffering from a diabetic low, Nettle can be counted on to always be there for Brooke and Jade.

DID YOU KNOW?
·        Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has provided specially trained Dog Guides to more than 1,900 men, women and children from coast to coast.
·        Each Dog Guide costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train yet they are provided at no cost to qualified applicants.
·        Each program trains Dog Guides to meet the different needs of people with various disabilities.
·        Breeds commonly used are Labrador Retrievers and Standard Poodles (for people who are
allergic to dogs), Golden Retrievers, and some smaller breeds.
·        The training for a Dog Guide is an intensive four to six month period, training one-on-one with a
qualified trainer.
·        Once fully trained, the dog is matched with a client who spends two to four weeks at the Oakville training facility, learning how to handle, trust and bond with their new Dog Guide.

“ASK A VET”  WITH DR. SLAV DEBSKI, D.V.M. – HARBOURFRONT ANIMAL HOSPITAL 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 11AM - 4PM

The doctor is in! Come prepared to ask Dr. Slav Debski, D.V.M. from Harbourfront Animal Hospital all your questions about your best friend’s health and wellness.

GROOMING TIPS FOR YOUR DOG FROM COSMOPAWLITAN PET BOUTIQUE + SPA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 12PM - 4PM

Pick up some essential grooming tips for your dog from Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa during Haute Dog! Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa focuses on helping pet owners with their dog and cat grooming needs.  Cosmopawlitan also offers doggy daycare, boarding services and a wide variety of holistic pet foods, trendy pet fashions and other fun products.  They support local animal rescues through in-store cat adoptions, donation collection and fundraising efforts.  Promoting the well-being of pets is Cosmopawlitan's mission.

Grooming is an essential part of every pet's care.  The single most important and simplest grooming that pet owners can do at home is to brush their furkid.  Cosmopawlitan will explain the benefits and show you the right tools and techniques to use.

GRAB A BITE TO EAT AT SOBEYS ‘HAUTE DOG’ BBQ
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | 11AM - 4PM

You’ll be begging for seconds at the Sobeys Haute Dog BBQ. Buy a hot dog or hamburger with a drink for $2 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

About Queen’s Quay Terminal
Situated in the heart of Toronto’s Harbourfront district, Queen’s Quay Terminal is a historical building and is a favourite destination for both local Torontonians and tourists alike, offering visitors an opportunity for shopping and dining along the waterfront.

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