Category Archives: Things to do

Bassetpalooza 2017 at Lancaster fairgrounds

Bassetpalooza 2017 will be held on Sunday September 24th at the  Lancaster Fairground 11-3pm.  Make sure your check out the Dog owners survey to earn amazon gift cards

Bassetpalooza 2017 at Lancaster fairgrounds

New England Basset Hound Rescue’s annual fundraising event to raise money to provide care and find homes for basset hounds who have landed in our care.  This will be our 16th 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: Contests,
Games, Prizes and More! (Don’t forget to bring your hound’s costume for the costume contest!)

Paws on the Beach 2017 Centerville Cape Cod MA

Cold Noses Foundation will be hosting Paws  on the Beach   on sunny Craigville Beach in Centerville on September 23rd  from 10am-2pm as we enjoy a festival celebrating the first weekend dogs are allowed back on the beach!Paws on the Beach 2017 Centerville Cape Cod MA

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

This years activities include:

  • 1-mile fundraising beach walk*
  • Wild Animal Demonstration
  • FREE microchipping by Cape Cod Animal Hospital *
  • “Ask the Vet” booth.
  • Pet Portraits by Tengu Photography
  • Food
  • Vendor booths
  • Silent Auction
  • Pet Contests *
  • Meet and Greet with Juno from Juno’s Place and Burt from Burt’s Brigade!
  • Animal Communicator Sessions*

 

Craigville Beach, Cape Cod MA
Centerville, Massachusetts 02632

About Cold Nose Foundation of Cape cod!!

Our Mission: Preventing animal suffering around the world by funding life-saving veterinary care, outreach and emergency relief programs.
Cold Noses is a grant-making organization. We focus on the small, but effective organizations, allowing us to provide critically needed funds to those organizations who are doing excellent work in their communities but that do not have the luxury of an extensive donor base on which many large-scale organizations can rely.

Cold Noses is a Guidestar Gold Level participant which m

New England Pet Expo 2017 in Wilmington MA

The 8th annual   New England Amazing Pet Expo Saturday  will be held at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM  September 16th  and Sunday September 17th  11 AM to 4 PM Admission is free and pets are welcome  Make sure your check out the Dog owners survey to earn amazon gift cards 

New England Pet Expo 2017 in Wilmington MA

HAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT AN AMAZING PET EXPO™?
Tons of Exhibitors

Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged

Adopt! Dozens of Rescue Groups and a Petfinder.com Mega-Adoption Event

Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives

Free Nail Trims

Pet Activities

Live Entertainment, Obedience Demonstrations, Author Readings/Book Signings

The Latest & Greatest Pet Products

Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet

And SO MUCH MORE

Shriners Auditorium

99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA
Shriners Auditorium is conveniently located off I-93 in Wilmington, MA.
Coming north or south, take Exit 39
Bear right at end of ramp onto Concord Street
Take first left at Fordham Road lights
Follow to end, and you will see signs to auditorium and parking areas.

Somerville Dog Festival 2017

The 8th Annual Somerville Dog Festival is a community-wide event to celebrate dogs and the families who love them at Trum Field on Sunday September 10th 11-3pm.Somerville Dog Festival 2017

. The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly hosts the festival, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting local animal-related charities. New this year, the Somerville Foundation for Animals is establishing the Somerville Pet Food Bank to support people and animals in need here in our community.

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

This year we are featuring the DOGGIE FUN ZONE! What’s the Doggie Fun Zone? It’s like American Ninja Warrior for your dog!

We are also featuring Try It Games like Nose Work, Agility, Weight Pull and the always popular Kibble Quest!

Other events include:

Urban Mushing Demo
Come When Called Class (sign up on our website)
Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest (sign up on our website)
Best Trick Contest (sign up on our website)..

 

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.