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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.

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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)..

 

Somerville Dog Festival 2016

The  7th annual  Somerville Dog Festival is on from 10-3 at Trum Field on Sunday September 11th.   It’s a FREE and unique event for you and your dog!  Somerville Dog Festival 2016

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)
Police K-9 Take Down Demonstration
Fairy Tails Theatre “The Ugly Duckling”
Tricks Demo

This event is FREE and open to everyone even if you don’t own a dog. For safety, only well-mannered dogs on-leash (NO FLEXI-LEADS PLEASE) and current on vaccinations are invited.

Trum Field, located at the corners of Cedar and Broadway Streets.

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.

som|dog’s Spring Fling and Picnic 2015 in Somerville MA

The 3rd annual som|dog’s  “Spring Fling” and picnic event moved tosom|dog’s Picnic by the Park Somerville’s Zero New Washington Dog Park on Sunday May 31st 11-4pm. 

Picnic activities at the Holiday Inn on Washington Street and will feature a beer garden sponsored by Crate Escape on Sunday,

The event will feature local businesses and activities for dog owners and their pups.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an in-kind donation for Somerville Animal Control. Donations including collars, leashes, dry dog, cat food, kitty litter, towels and blankets are appreciated. Linens can be second-hand, but clean.

Tickets for the Beer Bark Garden can be purchased in advance; $25 for an annual som|dog membership which includes two drink and food tickets and a year-long membership to som|dog . Membership provides discounts to local businesses. To purchase tickets visit link below:

Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill
30 Washington St, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Somerville Dog Festival 2014

The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly presents the 5th annual Somerville Dog Festival on Sunday September 14th 10am-3pm.  at Trum Field ! Once again, it will feature an exciting array of dog sports demonstrations as well as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the public to try these activities with their dogs. Admission is free but monetary donations as well as pet care items (including pet food, collars, leashes, carriers) will be accepted at the gate. We hope you enjoy the day with us!

Here is the schedule of events

10:00 Silent Auction Auction Tent
10:30 Urban Mushing Demo Ring
11-1 Jenny the Juggler Kids’ Area
11:00 Treiball Demo Ring
11:20 Schutzhund Demo Ring
11:30 Physical Therapy by MVRH Stage
11:40 Wag-it-Games Demo Ring
12:00 Come When Called Clinic Demo Ring
12-3 Ask the Behaviorist with AtB Tent
Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil
12:00 Dog/Owner Look-a-like Contest Stage
12:30 Best Trick Contest Stage
12:30 Agility Demo Ring
1:00 Middlesex County Sheriff’s Demo Ring
K9 Unit Demo
1:00 Magician Ryan Lally Kids’ Area
1:30 Treiball Demo Ring
1:30 Doggie Play- “Three Little Pigs” Stage
1:30 Silent Auction ends
1:50 Schutzhund Demo Ring
2:15 Agility Demo Ring
2:30 Magician Ryan Lally Kids’ Area
2:40 Middlesex County Sheriff’s Demo Ring
K9 Unit Demo

 

The Somerville Foundation for Animals is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, established to raise funds for and awareness of companion animal-related issues within the community.

The Foundation strives to provide education and awareness about responsible pet ownership within the city, and to support, through donations and community involvement, local organizations in their efforts to provide care and education to pet owners and their companion animals.

The Foundation was founded in 2011 by Dr. Adam Parker, DVM and Marjie Alonso, CPDT, KPA CTP, CDBC, after years of community organization and involvement, including two large, successful fund raiser events, the 2010 and 2011 Somerville Dog Festivals.

The Somerville Dog Festival, the only one of its kind in the country, offers “Try It” areas for dog owners to experience myriad dog sports and activities with their dogs; demonstrations of those sports and more; a fashion show and owner-dog look-alike and tricks competitions for attendees; raffles, vendor booths; a demonstration of police K9 work; and free clinics in basic training for the public.