The 8th Annual Somerville Dog Festival is a community-wide event to celebrate dogs and the families who love them at Trum Field on Sunday September 10th 11-3pm.
. The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly hosts the festival, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting local animal-related charities. New this year, the Somerville Foundation for Animals is establishing the Somerville Pet Food Bank to support people and animals in need here in our community.
Make sure your check out the Dog owners survey to earn amazon gift cards
This year we are featuring the DOGGIE FUN ZONE! What’s the Doggie Fun Zone? It’s like American Ninja Warrior for your dog!
We are also featuring Try It Games like Nose Work, Agility, Weight Pull and the always popular Kibble Quest!
Other events include:
Urban Mushing Demo
Come When Called Class (sign up on our website)
Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest (sign up on our website)
Best Trick Contest (sign up on our website)..
OdiePalooza 2 comes to Buttonwood Park New Bedford on Saturday August 12th 11-5. This is an Awesome family festival with food trucks , a Music Festival and over 100 vendors
Buttonwood Park Historic District
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
About the shelter
Odie’s Sanctuary Animal Shelter has been created to honor Otis, a truly great shelter dog that passed away in January. We are building an amazing sanctuary for homeless animals and give them the second chance that they deserve.
Have you ever thought about where stray dogs and cats go when they are caught? Have you ever considered the fates of runaways, or abandoned pets, if they are lucky enough for someone with a good heart to find them? The South Coast has thousands of stray dogs and cats roaming the streets, and many of them eventually find their way to shelters.
My dog Otis was one such animal. We found him at a shelter, and took him home. And in our home he was a friend, a confidante, and a part of the family. He passed away in January, and while he is gone his memory is not. The fact that Otis was able to be a part of our lives came down to luck as much as anything else. Nearly all of the shelters in our area have a kill policy; animals who are perfectly adoptable may end up being euthanized because they are old, or not socialized well, or have simply spent too long in an overcrowded shelter.
But we want to ensure that Otis’s name, and the joy he brought to us, lives on. So we are establishing Odie’s Place, a no-kill shelter right here in the New Bedford/Dartmouth area. We will do whatever it takes to make sure that every animal that comes in through our front doors leaves, one day, with its forever family.