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Rideau Carleton Raceway (inside) located at 4837 Albion Road.

10:00am to 3:30pm


Bring the family, your canine companion(s) and please join the Greyhound Supporters for their 8th Annual International Greyhound Planet Day. This fun-filled day will be held on Saturday, October 13th at the Rideau Carleton Raceway (inside) which is located at 4837 Albion Road. The day’s activities start at 10:00am and end at 3:30pm.  Free parking is available. 

There will be a $5.00/family entrance fee and there’s a free goodie bag for the first 75 families.


We’ll have lots of vendors and services so be sure to schedule enough time to visit all of them. There will be all kinds of dog-related items for sale, such as dog collars (both martingale and buckle styles); dog necklaces and collar blings; doggy sweaters, coats and pyjamas; doggy snacks, toys, engraved memorials; and all other kinds of things.

In addition to doggie goodies, there will be things for the humans in your family too - jewellery, artwork, home-made soaps, health and beauty products, environmentally friendly home care products, cooking products, and much more.

We’ll have lots of vendors and services including Garden Path, Kasco’s Kollars, Know Thy Dog, Little Dog Bakery, Scentsy, Mud Mitts & More, Global Pet Foods, Casual Bling, The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds, Luvrocks, Greyhound Supporters, Arbonne, Senz Girl, Epicure, Strategic Strides, Helping Hands Massage, Exceptionally Gifted, Shaklee, Queen Bianca Collars, Faerie Girl 456 Designs, Paintings by Irene, Dogo Style Collars and more. 

On-site Services

Sandy Benoit of Canine Touch and Tell will be on-site, and for a small fee she will be able to give your canine a wonderfully relaxing and healing massage.

Drop into our exclusive "Paw Salon" where for only $5.00, your canine companion can have their toe nails clipped by Pat Swabey.

GENESIS Dog Rescue is offering micro-chipping for only $30.00 per dog.

Please note that most of the vendors and service providers work on a cash-only basis, but there is an ATM on-site.

Rainbow Bridge Memorial & Blessing of the Hounds

Light a votive candle in memory of a beloved pet that has passed away. Please bring a photo of your pet to include on our memorial board.  The Blessing of the Hounds and the Rainbow Memorial Bridge will take place at approximately 1:30pm.

Greyhound Adoption

Want to learn more about adopting a greyhound once it has finished its racing career?  Be sure to speak with representative of the Greyhound Supporters.

Dog Rescue Groups

This year, the Greyhound Supporters will be joined by several other local dog rescue groups, including Hopeful Hearts, Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation, GENESIS Dog Rescue, Sit With Me Dog Rescue, Valley Boxer and Mastiff, Tiny Paws Dog Rescue, Keshet Rescue and Bullies in Need.  Some of these rescue groups will have dogs with them for you to meet so be sure to stop and chat.

Information Booths

Check out the various information boards to learn about greyhounds and many of their relatives.  Learn about the Race for Adoption Program, a program in which active racing greyhounds race for the direct support of adoption groups. You can also learn about canine cancer and tick-borne diseases. Don’t forget to read all about Find-A Grey, a greyhound "lost and found" initiative. You can even fill out the Greyhound Registration Form and have your hound's picture taken while there.


There will be two series of on-site raffles, one in the morning and the other later in the afternoon.  There’ll be doggy-related items as well as fabulous things for humans of all kinds too!  The raffle results are scheduled for 12:00pm and 3:00pm.

Raffle tickets are $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00 or from the nose of your dog (or a volunteer hound) to the tip of its tail - $20.00.

SPECIAL Raffle: ArtNouveau

Canine Contests

Two series of canine contests will be taking place, with prizes to be awarded for the winners.  The morning contests are scheduled for around 11:00am and the afternoon contests will take place at approximately 2:00pm.


There will be a concession stand on-site so food and beverages will be available for purchase.  In addition, we’ll have lots of homemade people treats for sale at our Bake Sale.

What is International Greyhound Planet Day? 

The Greyhound, one of the most ancient of breeds, has had a remarkably colourful history, starting with its role as a supreme hunting dog, its changing role as a coursing dog, to its current status as track racing dog, show dog and loving companion. The Greyhound is possibly the forerunner of a breed of canines belonging to the "sight-hound" family, and is undoubtedly the best known of the breed.

Greyhound Planet is a time chosen each year to honor the greyhound and its relatives (galgos, lurchers, etc.) throughout the world. The purpose of this international event is to raise the public's awareness of the wonder and magic of greyhounds as pets, educate others on the current status of greyhounds around the world and to honor those greyhounds who have already left us.

How can you participate?

Come and join the fun, chat with other participants, enjoy a bite to eat and get a start on your Christmas shopping for friends and family.

Who can attend?

This event is for anyone who’d like to attend, and doggies of all kinds are welcome. 

Please note:  canine attendees must be on lead at all times. No extendable leashes will be allowed for the safety of all participants.

Who am I helping?

Funds raised will help to support the adoption program of the Greyhound Supporters (National Capital Region). 

Where does Planet Day take place?

All of the day's activities are taking place inside at the:

Rideau Carleton Raceway

4837 Albion Road.

Lots of free parking is available – but if you park at the north-west end of the building (the right-hand side when looking at the building from Albion Road), there is an easy path to walk to the back of the building which is where our event is taking place. 

If entering the facility through the main doors, there are escalators and elevators available to take you downstairs to where our event is taking place.

October 13th – International Greyhound Planet Day
Where:            Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road
When:              10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost:                $5 per family



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