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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.

Make sure your check out the Dog owners survey to earn amazon gift cards 

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)