Category Archives: Things to do

Prime Infiniti Pet Adoption Day 2016 in Hanover MA

Prime Infiniti will be hosting their 3rd   annual pet adoption event on Sunday May 15th  from 1-4pm at the dealership in Hanover. They will have many local animal shelters bringing adoptable pets.

Prime Infiniti Pet Adoption Day 2016 in Hanover MA

Come and find your new family member!  They will have burgers and hot dogs on the grill for all to enjoy.


Shelters & rescues taking part:

Blue Dog Shelter

Massachusetts Humane Society

Missing Dogs Massachusetts

IMPS of New England (Internet Miniature Pinscher Service)

Scituate Animal Shelter of Massachusetts

Last Hope K9 Rescue Mass.

Coalition To End Puppy Mills

Little Paws Dachshund Rescue

South Shore Humane Society

The Gecko Sanctuary

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

Survivor Tails Animal

Rescue RUFF Tales Rescue

Great Dog Rescue

New England Pug Rescue of New England –

Friends of the Marshfield, MA Animal Shelter, Inc.
Prime Infiniti

2060 Washington St, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339

Whisker Walk 2016 at Lancaster Fairgrounds

The 9th Annual Whisker Walk will be held on Sunday June 5th 2016 at the Lancaster Fairgrounds 11am-3pm

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 

With almost 100 pet related groups, companies, vendors, sponsors, manufacturers and animal rescue groups in attendance each year this is an “event not to be missed” for pet lovers and their dogs with a Blessing of the Animals kicking off the noon multi-organizational DOG WALK!

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

11:00 a.m. Whisker Walk OPENS.

11:00a.m.- 12:00pm Malik the Magician!

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. Raffle – 50/50 – / Auctions / Poop Bag raffle entries close winners announced by the Wooden information shed in front on the pavilions – DEPOSIT a “pooch present” and receive a raffle ticket for each “deposit” made…and win a gift certificate for a nice meal at the Chocksett Inn

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!
Poop bag raffle – deposit a poop bag and get a raffle ticket to win a great prize! Multiple locations throughout the property – simply look at the plot plan for locations to deposit a poop bag for a raffle ticket

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 between the LARGE and MEDIUM pole barn pavilions by Face Escape

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)

MSPCA Fast and Furriest Run Walk 2016 in Sommerville MA

The Fast and Furriest is the MSPCA annual 5K FUNdraiser on Sunday May 22nd  at 9am  This at Baxter Park in Somerville and includes the run, a shorter kids run, plus vendors, food and fun.MSPCA  Fast and Furriest Run Walk 2016 in Sommerville MA

This  marks the exciting debut of a new family-friendly spring fundraiser, the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag! This new community event, which will combine the interests of past Walk for Animals and Run Fur Fun participants, will include a timed 5K fun run, a shorter walk, and a “Ducky Dash” kids’ fun run – each including canines, of course. The run and walk will be followed by activities, vendor booths, food, contests, and entertainment for the whole family. The cost to participate is $30 for adults and $10 for children, with the opportunity to fundraise and win amazing prizes! All funds raised will benefit all the animals served in our adoption centers, hospitals, and programs.

Lowell Humane Society Steps for Pets 2016 in Westford MA

Join hundreds of two and four-legged friends at Lowell Humane Society  8th Annual Steps For Pets Walk on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 12pm   Middlesex County 4H Fairgrounds in Westford MA. 

Lowell Humane Society Steps for Pets 2016 in Westford MA

When you participate and collect donations for Steps For Pets you have an impact in caring for more than 1,000 homeless animals each year and help us to provide referral assistance to help families keep their pets where they belong-right at home!

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

LHS Animals are relying on you! Honor the animals who have impacted your life; who are YOU walking for this year? Our theme this year is “May the Paws Be With You”, dress your team as characters from the Star Wars films and you could win awesome prizes (costumes are optional)!


Registration Fees: Adults- $25, Kids 16 yrs or under $10 (includes t-shirt!)
Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6th, 2016.
Day-of registration begins at 11am
Please visit the Registration Tent when you arrive at the walk. You’ll receive your t-shirt and entry into prize raffles according to how much you raised! The walk starts promptly at NOON!
Middlesex County 4H Fair Grounds
Westford, Massachusetts 01886


Save a Dog Paws in the Park 2016 in Sudbury MA

Save a Dog hosts will be holding   its 16th  annual Paws in the Park event on Sunday May 1st from 10-3 at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury MA.

Save a Dog Paws in the Park 2016 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.

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

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