Category Archives: Things to do

Doggy Day in the Maze 2016 Billingsgate Farm Plympton MA

Billingsgate Farm will be hosting a Doggy Day in the Maze on Sunday October 30th  10am-6pm  in Plympton  MA.   Bring your dog for a day at the farm, explore the corn maze, and enjoy our many other farm attractions! Bring your dog on a leash! No retractable leashes please! Regular admission applies.  Doggy Day in the Maze 2016 Billingsgate Farm Plympton MA

Adults (13yrs and older): $10.95/person
Youth (3-12yrs): $9.95/child

Children 2 years and under are FREE with a paying adult
All youths must be accompanied by an adult – no exceptions

Billingsgate Farm
6 County Road
Plympton, MA 02367


About A.C.T.S.

Dorothy Hyde-Williams founded the Nathaniel J. Williams Foundation when her son Nate was killed in an accident at the age of 23. Doing business as Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.), the Foundation was founded with a mission of training service dogs for people with physical disabilities, and therapy dogs for professionals working with people who may benefit from animal assisted therapy.

Dorothy started breeding Golden Retrievers in 1994. Over the years, she built a reputation for producing smart, calm, and trainable dogs. In 2001 she donated and raised one of her puppies to a local service dog organization. In the years following she raised and donated a number of other puppies to the same organization.

Dorothy also started obedience training classes for the public and has been a successful trainer for a number of years. Her practical approach to dog training has made her popular with local veterinarians, pet shop owners, and groomers, who recommend her services regularly.

After years of dog training, breeding, and service dog work, Dorothy, started considering the idea of starting her own service dog training organization. With the death of her son, she made the decision to move forward with her dream. With the help of friends and family, Dorothy created the Nathaniel J. Williams Foundation, doing business as A.C.T.S., in Nate’s memory.

In 2007 the Foundation became a 501(c)(3) non-profit and in 2009 the first service dogs were placed.

Second Chance Animal Shelter’s Run Walk Wag 2016 in North Brookfield MA

Mark your calendars for Second Chance Animal Shelter’s Run Walk Wag on Saturday  September 17, 2016 at SCAS Wellness & Veterinary Care Center in North Brookfield MA.

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Second Chance Animal Shelter’s Run Walk Wag is one of the Shelter’s largest fundraisers. The money raised from the event is essential to Second Chance’s work with pets in need. The shelter continues to help over 20,000 pets each year through adoption, spay/neuter, wellness clinics, subsidized veterinary care, training, educational outreach and the pet food pantry. All proceeds from the Run Walk Wag help to support the shelter’s many programs and services to enhance the human/animal bond in our community. The shelter has now become one of the largest no-kill animal shelter’s in Central and Western MA, The shelters focus is on keeping more pets out of shelters through innovative programs that helps keep pets in their homes whenever possible, keeps them healthier. Join us for our walk or run or just come to have fun and enjoy good food, K9 demonstrations, raffles while shopping at Second Chance’s Doggie Boutique. As part of the Run Walk Wag,

For the second year, Second Chance will hold a Craft Fair from 9-2 at 10 New School Street North Brookfield. This venue is adjacent to the Wellness Center. Get started on your holiday shopping early or just find some great or unique items for yourself. For more information about the Craft Fair or to become a vendor call Lindsay at 508-867-5525. Join us for this family day of fun while supporting the animals and programs at Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Admission: To run or walk–Pre registration $25egistration $30 Children under 12 $15
Benefiting: Second Chance Animal Shelter register here 

SCAS Wellness & Veterinary Care Center
372 North MainStreet
North Brookfield, MA, US

TD Bank Carnival of Dogs 2016 in Boston MA

TD Bank is sponsoring the Carnival of Dogs, a celebration of our faithful four-legged friends, on Saturday  September 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm. COjlDGLUwAAW73Z

Head up to our North End parks to enjoy dog caricatures, doggy kissing booths, dog treats and human treats.

Bring your dogs pets from home and watch the forever-puppies-at-heart come out to play!

NEBHR Bassettpalozza 2016 in Lancaster MA

Bassettpalozza   Event to Raise Awareness and Funds for the New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) on Saturday October 1st   11-3pm at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster MA NEBHR  Bassettpalozza 2016 in Lancaster MA

This will be our 15th annual fundraiser to raise money for the homeless and unwanted basset
hounds of New England. This is our only in-person fundraiser and it allows us to continue our
work helping the bassets year-round. All bassets and basset lovers are welcome to attend –
basset wannabes too!
We’ll have raffles, our well-stocked NEBHR store to raise money for the hounds, with special
appearances by the “Big Basset” who guides our waddle around the pond. PLUS: Contest,
Games, Prizes and More! (Don’t forget to bring your hound’s costume for the costume contest!)
Watch our website and Facebook page for important details and a schedule of the day’s events!
Rain or shine, see you there!

MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals 2016 in Hyannis MA

The MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals   Aselton Park in Hyannis, MA will be held on  Saturday, September 17th, 2016.  MSPCA-Angell Walk for Animals 2016 in Hyannis MA Cape Cod September

Take the lead—walk with your best friend! You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. The MSPCA-Cape Cod Walk for Animals chaired by Christopher J. Hedetniemi will be held at Aselton Park in Hyannis on Saturday, September 17, 2016  (registration begins at 11:00am, the one-mile Walk begins at 12:00pm).

The first 250 registrants get a free goody bag, thanks to Agway of Cape Cod, TD Bank, and the Cape Cod Dog!

Register here 

New free family friendly activities include:

  • Food & ice cream trucks
  • Pup-Casso art activity for your dog
  • Photo booth for dogs and their humans
  • Bobbing for tennis balls (for dogs!)
  • Face painting and tug toy craft for the kids
  • Spartan Race activities (for humans!)

Sign up for our free Dog Contests! Prizes awarded for:

  • Best Trick
  • Biggest/Smallest
  • Best Kisser
  • Owner-Look-A-Like

We also have prizes for our top fundraisers including 4 tickets to the Patriots/Ravens game in December, Spa Packages, Dining & Shopping gift certificates and baskets.