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OdiePalooza Family & Dog Festival 2017 in New Bedford MA

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

OdiePalooza Family & Dog Festival 2017 in New Bedford MA
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.

August Yappy Hour 2017 at MarketStreet Lynnfield MA

Polkadog Bakery and Slobbr are joininAugust Yappy Hour 2017 at MarketStreet Lynnfield MAg forces  for a Yappy Hour  at  MarketStreet Lynnfield on Wednesday August  9th  6-8pm.

Grab your 4 legged friend and meet us on The Green for 2 hours of
Complimentary Doggy Ice Cream, Dog-Friendly Vendors, Giveaways and more!

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

The first 100 people to visit the Slobbr booth and check-in will receive a special Swag bag sure to delight your pup!

But wait….there’s more! Instagram celebrity Pup Pup Goose will be in our photo booth for photo-ops benefiting Great Dog Rescue.
MarketStreet Lynnfield
600 Market St, Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940