Monthly Archives: April 2017

Save a Dog Paws in the Park 2017 in Sudbury MA

Save a Dog hosts will be holding   its 17th   annual Paws in the Park event on Sunday May 7th  from 10-3 at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury MA.Save a Dog Paws in the Park 2017 in Sudbury MA


Come join us and many other dog lovers for a day filled with family and canine fun while helping us raise money for homeless dogs! We are thrilled to have Paws in the Park at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.

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Some of the activities that will be running throughout the day include an Agility Try-out ring, A Parade of Adoptable Dogs, Doggie Games, face painting for the kids, a silent auction, food, exhibitors, and more.

Plan for a good day 

Rain or shine, dress for the weather!
Bring your dog if he/she will enjoy being around other people or dogs.
Keep your dog on a 6 ft. or shorter leash. For safety’s sake, please, no retractable leashes.
Be courteous and responsible – please clean up after your dog. Bags will be available.
Walk the course only if you and your dog are in adequate physical condition to walk 1 mile.
Water will be provided for both dogs and people at the walk mid-point. Even if you are not thirsty, be sure to let your dog have plenty of access to the provided water.

Registration begins at 10:00am
Group Walk: 11:00am – 12:00pm.
$10 per person.
$5 for Children ages 5-12.
free for Children under 5.

About Save a Dog

Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. We began in 1999 as an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group and ran out of our founder’s home for nine years. Finally we have a lovely facility and kennel which we are renting to own in Sudbury, Mass. Save A Dog is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID number is 04-3476937.
Save A Dog was founded by husband and wife team, Shirley Moore and David Bernier, of Wayland, Mass. After volunteering at local shelters and seeing the detrimental effect that kennel life had on some dogs, they decided to begin fostering and to build a foster network for the dogs they took in from local and remote dog pounds. They targeted many of the big city shelters and would load up their vans with many adoptable dogs, foster them, provide medical care and a holistic protocol, and put them up for adoption to approved homes. Save A Dog has grown over the years and now we have over 100 volunteers who help on an as-needed basis, and approximately 25-30 volunteers who help on a weekly basis.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Carroll Center Canine Walk and Family Fair 2017 in Newton MA

The  4th annual  Canine Walk and Family Fair wll be held on Sunday May 21st 2017  10:00 am to 1:00 pm  benefiting: Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton MA. Carroll Center Canine Walk and Family Fair 2017 in Newton MA

Guide dogs and family pets are welcome! Even if you don’t have a dog, we’d love for you to join us. Create a team to celebrate your family, motivate some friends to get active, or join a team with colleagues or staff. Don’t feel like walking? The day will include food, music, and lots of activities to keep the kids busy while the adults catch up after the long winter.The Walk for INDEPENDENCE is a great way to re-connect with friends and raise much needed funds to support The Carroll Center for the Blind. –

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Balloon animals
Face painting
Scavenger hunt
Braille your name

Giant Jenga
Beep baseball
Beep soccer

Free Cookout

Agility dog demo
K9 demo
Touch a fire truck
Giveaways from local pet stores and veterinarians



Carroll Center lawn
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA, US


Coalition for Animals Pet Fest & Walk for Animals 2017 in New Bedford MA

The Coalition for Animals  will be hosting  the 18th Annual Pet Fest and Walk for Animals on Sunday  May 21st 2017   11:00 am. to 3:00 pm at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford MA newbedford

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The 18th Annual Pet Fest & Walk for Animals. Its a rain or shine event ! An average of 50 booths with entertainment, Doggie Fashion Show, New England Reptile and Raptor Birds of Prey Show, NB K-9 Unit Demo and dog training demos by Harmonious Hounds . Have partnered with Down to Earth Natural Foods’ Future of Health Expo for People and Pets ! There will be Food and Vitamin Demos, Holistic Practitioners, Message Therapist and Rock Climbing Tower (weather permitting) and free sampling and great give a ways !

Since 1999, the Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford is an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization of individuals and local animal groups dedicated to helping animals.

745 Rockdale Ave, Buttonwood Park, New Bedford
Rain or Shine!

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day 2017 at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

Paws Project  will be hosting  an amazing meet and greet for  National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on Sunday April 30th at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell 11-2pm.

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day 2017  at  Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

Twelve year old Molly Wogan has been spending the last four months tirelessly volunteering for 14 animal shelters and rescue organizations in New England and Georgia. It is her way of giving back for all the joy she has received from her two rescue dogs Riley and Gracie. She started a project called P.A.W.S. Project – which stands for Precious Animals, Wonderful Shelters. The goal for P.A.W.S. is to help 14 shelters by raising money, volunteering, and collecting items for donations to give to the shelters for a full year. Her goal is to raise $10,000 and help at least 180 dogs. In the first 4 months she has raised over $6500 and worked over 150 hours. And in April for her vacation she is spending the week in Georgia to help several organizations that helped one of her two rescue dogs travel north. She just received a grant for $1500 to rescue dogs from high kill shelters while she is there and bring them north for adoption.

Whisker Walk 2017 at Lancaster Fairgrounds

The 10th Annual Whisker Walk will be held on Sunday June 4th at the Lancaster Fairgrounds 11am-3pmwhiskerwalk
Well it’s a lot of things … but mostly it’s a FREE, fun day for families and their dogs PLUS a dog walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit New England animal shelters and rescue groups. Each year Whisker Walk draws THOUSANDS of people and their dog/s.

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Stop by the Big Wooden Information shed in front of the pole barn pavilions – to check out event times/locations Purchase a t-shirt, buy or bid on raffle items – 50/50 – and more. ALSO – Please check with all the different vendors and shelters/rescues for special raffles/auctions and events they are hosting at their booth. There are TOO MANY to list

10:45 a.m. Pre-registration turn in pledge forms/fees to group you walk for

11:00 a.m. Whisker Walk OPENS.
11:50 a.m. Line up for the Walk & Blessing of the Animals in front of the largest pole barn pavilion

11:55 a.m. – BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS in front of the INFO BOOTH/BARN

NOON – Walk kicked off by our friends at WXLO 104.5 fm


1:00 p.m: FLYING HIGH FRISBEE DOGS featuring Mike Piazza Pro trainer, Mike has appeared on Animal Planet and ESPN!

2:00 p.m. – Worcester Sheriff’s Department demo with Nikita and Jaxx- both of these dogs were donated to the Sheriff’s dept by the Sterling Animal Shelter and Nikita is NOW one of the TOP Narcotics detection dogs in the country. Nikita was featured on an episode of SHELTER ME – an award winning PBS documentary.

2:30 p.m. Raffles and 50/50 winners announced by the Wooden information shed in front on the pavilions

2:45 p.m. KING AND QUEEN OF THE WHISKER WALK – at the WXLO booth
(Must be present to win)
3:00 p.m. Whisker Walk ends -Thank you for your support on behalf of the animals


ALL DAY EVENTS Posted at the Information Booth –at the large wooden shed in front of the pavilions – at the Information Booth you can also Buy your raffle tickets / bid on a raffle items / enter the 50/50 contest all day at the Wooden Shed Information booth winners announced around 2:30 – you DO NOT have to be present to win!

Please visit Especially for Pets In the Pavilion Especially for Pets has seven locations in Massachusetts: Acton, Canton, Medway, Newton, Sudbury, Wayland and Westborough. Find them on Facebook!
Squakheag Akita Club offering Canine Good Citizens Testing (CGC) near the INFO booth and WXLO booth. Contact them for more info/sign ups​​Squakheag Akita Club offering Canine Good Citizens Testing (CGC) near the INFO booth and WXLO booth. Contact them for more info/sign ups
Sterling Shelter Vet Clinic – largest pole barn pavilion – selling DNA test kits and sharing info on their low cost spay/neuter programs
VCA Animal Hospitals – center pole barn pavilion – Raffles, Rabies vaccine clinic, low cost micro-chipping and ask the Vet booth

Custom ID Tags available for purchase at the Sterling Shelter Pavilion (largest pole barn pavilion)– $10 for one – $15 for two tags – all dogs and puppies should be properly tagged in case they get lost!

Rescuer’s Reunion – at the Sterling Shelter Pavilion – come meet your dog/s rescuers from Puerto Rico and VA – reunite with your pets siblings!

Canine Carnival Contests for YOUR dog(s) in front of the Sterling Shelter large pole barn pavilion – buy a chance for YOUR dog to win a prize for YOU or your dog. TENNIS BALL FETCH and DOG POND PRIZES!
Face Painting in the small pavillion

Inflatable rides for the kids near the food vendors with All sorts of yummy food & drinks for people

CMDART – Agility Course – Try your pooch on the agility course (center of rescue groups to the far left of 3 pavilions)

Just some of the foods: Sausage, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Corn Dogs, Fresh Cut French Fries, Chicken Nuggets, BBQ Rib Sub, Cold Drinks, PLUS the yummy snacks like – Novelty ice creams, slushes, pretzels, cotton candy, Sno Cones, Popcorn, Candy Apples, Friend Dough with Toppings

•1-3 Inflatable bounces (weather pending)
•Trackless train (weather pending)