Purina Pawsway
Purina Pawsway
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Pam P
Montreal, Canada54 contributions
Aug 2017
This spot was just a spontaneous stop for us as we wandered the harbourfront. It's all about cats and dogs...if you have a dog, you can take your pet in with you...the cafe is pet friendly. There is an agility course for dogs that your dog can try. A cat area provides play apparatus for shelter cats who are brought in to help them get adopted. The wall of fame has photos and stories of the feats of heroic dogs and cats (and one horse) . Of course, there is a gift shop. Above all, there are nice clean public washrooms (mens: firehydrant, ladies: litterbox).
Written August 22, 2017
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Chch_kraig
Christchurch, New Zealand98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Ands it really interesting. Loads of cool facts and stories of amazing pets. I really enjoyed it...in a manly blokey kind of way
Written July 9, 2016
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paixful
Lethbridge, Canada467 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
I ended a run at this spot and was intrigued by the statues outside. Decided to take a peak inside and found the most wonderful place! A museum about dogs and cats, activities to do for kids, a pet supplies store and agility centre, and a restaurant/cafe.....

the food was excellent and very affordably priced, the staff were so friendly!

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area and need a bite or love your dog/cat
Written June 22, 2017
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KateInCali
Los Angeles, CA53 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I saw it mentioned that this place was going to close and wrote to Purina. Here is their response: We appreciate your interest in our PawsWay Event Centre. We regret to inform you this event center closed on September 5, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Written June 29, 2018
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savvysolo
Toronto, Canada370 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
We were fans of Purina Pawsway when we did not know it so well—and wrote a nice review. For drop-in play groups and agility, some fun was to be had. However, once we got to know "management" from head office a little, it was down hill from there. Constructive criticism is shrugged off. The left hand (off-site) does not appear to know what the right hand is doing—and is loathe to respond responsibly. We pointed out several times that a photo competition had a broken website, and that freelance photographer was not older dog-friendly. That was my older dog's last (and, unfortunately, most memorable) visit to the facility before he died—and the photo taken had him in awkward pose, not lovingly positioned. I was sorry to have put him through such disheartening experience, which was supposed to have created happy memory. We did not really care about the competition, but we did care that this beloved "senior" seemed to be a "bother" to photographer who appeared more interested in getting to her pastry, unable to appreciate that some of us like to treat our older beloved companions with dignity and devotion to the end. As one not to give up easily, a little later, we went back (this time my puppy and I). Alas, a modelling gig casting call was not what it seemed. Postings on the Facebook page did not jive with the one that had attracted us. Had we known, up front, that Instagram Pet Stars, and those who had participated previously, were to be included, we would not have wasted our time. An awkward place to get to when the weather is bad, or the TTC is down, and parking is rare and beyond budget. Front line staff are lovely, but we sniff too many mixed messages from other quarters.
Written January 5, 2017
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baroom
Mississauga, Canada2,059 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
This is essentially a pet centre but humans are welcome too. Located beside the fancy Simcoe Wavedeck, Purina Pawsway is the brick building with the huge dog and cat statues out front. Admission is free.

Once inside, there is a pet-friendly restaurant (Williams Fresh Cafe) immediately to the left next to a pet supply store (PawShop) while directly in front of the entrance is a pet care exhibit. This was not what I wanted us to see although we did take the time to read a bit. I happened to look past the store and noticed another exhibit at the far end of the hall. We walked further inside and, voila, what we came here for, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame, an exhibit on extraordinary canine and feline pets who made a difference in their humans’ lives. Each short write up was accompanied by a pic of the hero pet. There is a roomy space at the back intended for pet training classes, unfortunately empty during our brief stop.

Purina PawsWay is an ok place to visit for pet lovers who happen to be sightseeing in the area. There are separate male and female 3-stall washrooms on the right side, past the pet care exhibit.
Written April 16, 2017
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bickybtrains
Stratford, Canada21 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Loved Williams Coffee pub, so dog friendly. Enjoyed the exhibits and store. Our dog loved it as well. The only downside was the dog park was not available for large dogs. The young lady at the counter gave us the reason why.
Written March 27, 2017
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brunakelly
360 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Okay so I just wanted to say that this is place is adorable and a great idea. I think it's really clever to have a place for cats and dogs to hang out. I liked how they have a cafe in there as well. It's just a really cute place.
Written November 16, 2016
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irishabroad2015
Minneapolis, MN179 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Wandered to here with our pup on a Sunday morning - ended up quite enjoying taking the pup through the obstacles/activity course at the back, and reading the stories of brave dogs of years gone by. The staff were universally helpful to us and the pup, had a very fun hour there. Didn't try the cafe but likely will next time!
Written October 23, 2016
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Daniel P
Winnipeg, Canada239 contributions
Jul 2016
This place definitely took us surprise as it is in a great location down by the harbour and admission is free. They have lots of personal stories up on the wall where you can read about acts or heroism and compassion that our furry friends have demonstrated. If you are an animal lover definitely go walk about in here.
Written September 12, 2016
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