9 Events For You & Your Dog This October

Autumn is here and so is our What’s On Woofs of October Dog Events! From Dog Walks to Dog Witches, this month there’s something for everyone. And of course being October, get ready for lots of ‘Howloween Hounds’ around town.

Read on to find out what’s brewing this month…

All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk 2015
Cassie the Canine Spider at the All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk last year

Clapham Common Dog Show – Sunday 2nd October

02oct10:00 am6:00 pmClapham Common Dog Show 201610:00 am - 6:00 pm Clapham Common, Off The Avenue / Near The Gravel Playing Fields Event Organized By: Friends Of Clapham Common


The Clapham Common Dog show is a lovely local event held on yup, you guessed it….Clapham Common! There’ll be a fun Dog Show, Dog demonstrations, a whole host of food stalls, competitions and more. Rosettes will be awarded up to 4th place and there will be a trophy for the ‘Best in Show’.

Social Dog Walk in Richmond (Tails.com Meetup) – Wednesday 5th October

05oct6:30 pm9:00 pmSocial Dog Walk In Richmond - Tails.com Meetup6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Richmond Green on the corner of The Green and Portland Terrace Event Organized By: Tails.com

Photos: Tails.com

The Social Dog Walk in Richmond is a chance for SW London dog owners to get together and enjoy a friendly dog walk (and optional visit to the pub afterwards) as part of the Meetup group organised by Tails.com.  For this month’s Meetup, the walk will take you along the river to Old Deer Park, finishing with that much-needed visit to the pub.

W.A.L.K  – Dog Walk For The Mayhew  – Sunday 9th October 

09oct11:30 am3:00 pmW.A.L.K – Dog Walk for The Mayhew11:30 am - 3:00 pm Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Heath, NW3 1BN Event Organized By: The Mayhew Animal Home

Dog Walk For The Mayhew Animal Home
Photo: The Mayhew Animal Home

On the 9th October The Mayhew Animal Home are hosting a very special dog walk to celebrate World Animal Week with a 2.5km or 5km walk (it’s your choice) on Hampstead Heath. Animal fancy dress is encouraged (for humans) with a prize for Best Dressed and there will be amazing goody bags for everyone provided by DogBuddy. You can also get sponsored for the walk to raise much-needed funds for The Mayhew. And, yes there’s a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship too!

Lead The Walk @Stylist Live 2016 – Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th October 

13octAll Day16Lead The Walk at Stylist Live 2016(All Day) Business Design Centre Islington, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH Event Organized By: Lead The Walk

Photos: Bruno The Mini Dachshund – Natasha Balletta Photography | Winny The Corgi – Rachel Oates Pet Photography | Ari, HoneyIDressedThePug – Ella H Photography

This one is for humans only, but there will be some very cute pups in attendance and you can shop ’til you drop for both you and your four-legged friend. LEADTHEWALK.COM are back at Stylist Live this year, with their pup-up fashion boutique showcasing the hottest looks in canine cool. Joining them as top dog models will be London’s very own cool canines Basil the Boston Terrier (@Barkarama) and Dave the French Bulldog (@LittlePawse9) as well as London’s Insta Famous pooches Winny The Corgi (@WinnyTheCorgi), Bruno The Mini Dachshund @BrunoTheMiniDachshund) and Ari, Honey I Dressed The Pug (@HoneyIDressedThePug).

Cabbages and Frocks dog Day Afternoon – Saturday 15th October 

15oct11:00 am5:00 pmCabbages and Frocks Dog Day Afternoon - October 201611:00 am - 5:00 pm St Mary's Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5BA, UK Event Organized By: Cabbages and Frocks Market

Cabbages and Frocks Dog Day
Photo: Cabbages & Frocks

The Cabbages & Frocks Market in Marleybone is hosting one of its popular Dog Day Afternoons on October 15th. Of course there’s a fun dog show, as well as some exciting doggy dancing displays by Dima and his pawsome four-legged team George and Teddy from the Good Boy Dog School (and as seen on Britain’s Got Talent).

All Dogs Matter Dog Adoption Drive  – Saturday 15th October

15oct12:00 pm3:00 pmAll Dogs Matter Dog Adoption Drive At Barkers Muswell Hill12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Barkers of Muswell Hill, 70 Fortis Green Rd, London N10 3HN Event Organized By: All Dogs Matter

all-dogs-matter-dog-adoption-drive-at-barkersBarkers of Muswell Hill will be holding an Adoption Drive for the very deserving dogs at All Dogs Matter this month. There will be the chance to learn more about this fabulous London charity, how you can re-home a dog and even meet some of the current canine residents looking for a home. We went along to the last Adoption Drive and had a wooferful day, read all about it here.

Discover Dogs  – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October

22octAll Day23Discover Dogs 2016(All Day) ExCel London, Western Gateway, London E16, UK Event Organized By: The Kennel Club

Discover Dogs 2015

A must on the London Canine Calendar, Discover Dogs is back for another pawsome year at ExCel London on the 22nd & 23rd October. Where else in London do you get to meet over 200 different breeds of dogs?! Not to mention all the spectacular displays, competitions and doggie-licious shopping to stock up on. Read our post on last year’s event if you don’t believe us! Humans only unless your pooch has got his paws on a special canine invitation from The Kennel Club.

Limehouse Basin Social Market Spooky Halloween Special – Saturday 29th October

29oct11:00 am6:00 pmLimehouse Basin Spooky Halloween Special11:00 am - 6:00 pm Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Basin E14 , E3 4 London Event Organized By: Limehouse Basin


Kicking off ‘Howloween’ this year, the Limehouse Basin Social Market is hosting a ‘Spooky Halloween’ special market on 29th October. At 2pm there will be a Spooky Fancy Dress Dog Show for Pooches and Hounds so put make sure you put your best paw forwards.

All Dogs Matter Halloween Dog Walk  – Sunday 30th October 

30oct11:00 am3:00 pmAll Dogs Matter Halloween Walk 201611:00 am - 3:00 pm Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead, NW3 7JJ Event Organized By: All Dogs Matter


And last but definitely not least in our round-up of October Dog Events, it’s another must for the London Canine Calendar. The All Dogs Matter Halloween Dog Walk and Dog Show is London’s answer to New York’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Be prepared to meet some very spooky canines and if you’re entering the canine fancy dress, get your creative thinking cap on, the competition will be fierce! This a spectacularly spooky day all for a fantastic cause…have a read of our Hounds Of Halloween 2015 post to see some of the gruesome growlers from last year.

All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk 2015

We hope you enjoyed our October Dog Events round-up!  Don’t forget…our What’s On Woofs Calendar lists all the London Dog Events for each month as we hear about them and if you have a London Dog Event you’d like us to woof about, give us a bark and we’ll add it to the list.


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