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Whisker Walk 2017 at Lancaster Fairgrounds

The 10th Annual Whisker Walk will be held on Sunday June 4th at the Lancaster Fairgrounds 11am-3pmwhiskerwalk
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 

Stop by the Big Wooden Information shed in front of the pole barn pavilions – to check out event times/locations Purchase a t-shirt, buy or bid on raffle items – 50/50 – and more. ALSO – Please check with all the different vendors and shelters/rescues for special raffles/auctions and events they are hosting at their booth. There are TOO MANY to list

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

11:00 a.m. Whisker Walk OPENS.
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

12:30-2:30pm BALLOON TWISTING BY MALIK THE MAGICIAN

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. Raffles and 50/50 winners announced by the Wooden information shed in front on the pavilions

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:

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!

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 the small pavillion

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)

Just some of the foods: Sausage, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Corn Dogs, Fresh Cut French Fries, Chicken Nuggets, BBQ Rib Sub, Cold Drinks, PLUS the yummy snacks like – Novelty ice creams, slushes, pretzels, cotton candy, Sno Cones, Popcorn, Candy Apples, Friend Dough with Toppings

Rides
•1-3 Inflatable bounces (weather pending)
•Trackless train (weather pending)
•Games

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!

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

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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:

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)

New England Basset House Rescue Woofstock 2015 in Lancaster MA

Woofstock Event to Raise Awareness and Funds for the New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) on Saturday  September 26, 2015  11-3pm at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster,

Massachusetts  

The New England Basset Hound Rescue proudly announces its 14th annual fundraiser, Woofstock, a fun-filled day for Basset hounds, their owners and other Basset Hound supporters at a new location, the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Massachusetts from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on September 26, 2015

The day will be filled with activities including the Basset Hound waddle, silent auction and raffle, contests for dogs to compete in (including best costume, longest ears, cookie catching contest, and much more)!

NEBHR’s very own adoption coordinator who owns Happy Hounds Mobile Grooming will be providing nail trims, pretty all natural nail polish for girl dogs, and ear cleaning for a donation of $5 for one service or all 3 for $10.  100% of donations go directly to NEBHR.

The Our Yellow Submarine food truck will be on site to provide food (including vegetarian options).  This year will have the addition of on-site caricature artist, Gerald Shippee of Shippeetoons, to draw pictures of participant’s lovable hounds.

NEBHR was founded by lovers of the breed who wanted to try to help the homeless, abandoned, and unwanted Basset Hounds of New England founded New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) in 2001.  NEBHR, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Everyone involved with NEBHR is on a volunteer basis only and members reside throughout New England.

Whisker Walk 2015 at Lancaster Fairgrounds

The 8th Annual Whisker Walk will be held  on Sunday June 7th , 2015 at the Lancaster Fairgrounds 11am-3pm


What’s a Whisker Walk you Ask?

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.

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!

Whisker Walk has something for every one with two legs or four! Spectacular exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on animal petting opportunities, educational programs, special attractions, kid’s area, rides, adoptable pets, product giveaways, raffles, auctions, Agility Course, Frisbee Dog Show, Canine Good Citizens testing, Ask the Vet, FREE rabies vaccines, low cost micro-chipping, Blessing of the Animals, lots of food, fun and things for adults and kids to see, do and buy!

Held at the Lancaster Fairground (Home of the Bolton Fair) there are 50+ acres for Pet owners and animal lovers to walk, visit vendors, see, do and buy PLUS they can lend a paw for the animals shelters and pet rescues they love and support!

Check back often to see participants, events and attractions
Top off your exciting day and join us for the Walk – a leisurely (almost) ONE mile stroll on shaded, flat, grassy trails with your well behaved dog (sorry other pets must stay home)