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All Saints North Shore Blessing of the Animals 2015 in Danvers MA

The Rev. Marya DeCarlen, priest at All Saints North Shore, Danvers, will officiate at the 14th annual Blessing of the Animals — sponsored by All Saints and its Perfect Paws Pet Ministry — at the Carriage House at Endicott Park, 57 Forest Street, Danvers, MA on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m., rain or shine.14th-annual-north-shore-blessing-animals-13

People of all faiths and their animal companions are welcome to attend this beloved north shore community event that celebrates the animals around us, and the wonders of all creation, on the feast day of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and ecology.

This year, Rev. DeCarlen will also be offering blessings to all the farm animals — ducks and chickens, horses and goats, among others — that reside at Endicott Park, as well as for the Rangers on duty who care for the animals.

For more information go to or call Fran Weil at 978-869-7258.

Cost: Free – Endicott Park requires admission: $1 for Danvers residents, $3 for non residents.

Tail Waggerz Puppy Palooza Dog Adoption Event 2015 in Newton MA

Join  Last Hope  K9 dog resuce at their  semi-annual adoption event with Tail Waggerz Pet Care  in Newton, Mass on Saturday October 3rd 11am-2pm ! Enjoy some coffee and cookies from Geoff & Drew’s on this fine fall day and help them  adopt out some dogs in need of their forever homes.

Maybe even win a raffle basket of cookies to bring home or goodies for a member of your furry family!

Dogs CAN go home with pre-approved adopters from this event, or all dogs are eligible for deposits!

Additionally, accomplished author, Peter Zheutlin, will be signing copies of his new book, ‘Rescue Road’, about a man named, Gregh Mahle, who over the past nine years has helped save tens of thousands of dogs!


Tail Waggerz Pet Care
217 California St, Newton, Massachusetts 02458

Blessing of the Animals Billerica First Parish 2015

Billerica First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting a Blessing of the Animals Service with Rev. Megan Lynes. on Sunday October 4th at 11am  We invite you to bring your pet, or photo of your pet, (past or present) or even a beloved stuffed animal to this interfaith service in celebration of the Feast Day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. 

Oct 4th is also World Day for Animals – So many of us have animal companions, who enrich our daily lives and this a great day to honor all life and fellowship with our beloved animal friends!

Please note: Animals must be non-stressed and remain under your control. This is a community wide event, free and open to the public – disability accessible – everyone is welcome!!

Billerica First Parish,
7 Concord Road (on the common)

McCue Garden Center Howl O Ween 2015 in Woburn MA

The 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest will be held  McCue Garden Woburn   MA on Saturday October 24th 12-2pm.   The  holiday event is co-sponsored by Petco Unleashed in Burlington, MA and the Woburn Animal Hospital in Woburn, MA.


Bring your dog dressed in their best Halloween costume and enter to win prizes in our costume contest. Face painting, corn maze, free popcorn, prizes and giveaways. * Register your pup by 1pm. Contestants must be present to receive prizes.


McCue Garden Center
200 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA, US

New England Coton Dog Breed Meetup 2015 in West Roxbury MA

Mark your calendars for New England  Coton Meetup on Sunday   October 4, 2015
11 am-2pm in  Millennium Park  in West Roxbury Boston  MA.

All Coton de Tulear dogs are invited to come & meet other Cotons & their owners. Share stories & grooming tips while your fluffballs romp & play with one another. Prizes: Best Trick & Best Costume; Treats for all; Agility Demo by Elaine Baird; free raffle. Open to not only Coton owners but those who are interested in getting a Coton; owners of related breeds (ex. Maltese, Bichon, Havanese, Shih Tzu, etc.); and dog lovers wishing to learn more about the Coton de Tulear–the Royal Dog of Madagascar. Questions & RSVP: Kels 617-872-3020