Pawsitively Elgin Dog Festival! A pupper festival, doggo event, or a fur-kid party. Whatever you call it, your dog is going to feel like they’re a ROCK-STAR! Live entertainment, exhibitors, lure course, food, prizes, photo booth and tons of fun - something for the whole family. All proceeds to local area animal rescues!

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Saturday July 20, 2024



Pinafore Park
95 Elm St, St Thomas,
ON N5R 1H7


10am – 4pm


Since 2017

About PAWS //

Established in 2017, our festival is 100% volunteer-driven. It was created to bring awareness and education to dog adoptions, spaying and neutering and the hard work animal rescues do in our communities. To date, we have raised and distributed over $64,000 to our event beneficiaries and other Ontario Rescues.




Welcome to our

2024 Beneficiaries //

Helping Paws Rescue

Helping Paws Rescue is a non- profit, no kill, all volunteer run animal rescue. Our mission is to rescue homeless and abandoned animals, spay, neuter and provide medical care, and then place them in foster homes until we are able to adopt them into loving homes they need and deserve! Helping Paws Rescue relies on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers like you who open their hearts and homes to help us take care of the animal orphans that desperately need our help.

What Drives Us?

Our Beneficiaries!

A Beneficiary of Pawsitively Elgin is actively involved in the promoting of the Pawsitively Elgin annual event and attends the day of the event to welcome visitors, promote animal rescue and to have a great time! Two rescues are chosen each year to split the profits from the event.

Happy’s Place Retirement Home for Dogs

We rescue senior dogs by request who are still able to lead a quality life but who are also at a higher risk of euthanasia or unable to find forever adopted homes due to old age, medical needs such as chronic illness or special need, or other factors, including cases where dog guardians can no longer care for their senior dog due to their own health or other reason.