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Dog Days of Summer (NEW LOCATION!)
August 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Calling all dogs and the people they love! Dog Days of Summer transforms the property behind the Whatcom Humane Society into a giant playground for dogs and their people. The Dog Days of Summer festival will feature over 50 pet related vendors, interactive doggie games and contests, an animal caricaturist, canine demonstrations, kids area, a vegetarian food court -and much more!
Entrance and admission to the Dog Days of Summer Festival is FREE !
DOG DAYS SUPPORTS WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY
Proceeds from the Dog Days of Summer event benefit the Whatcom Humane Society. Last year, WHS provided comfort and care for over 4,000 domestic and native wild animals throughout Whatcom County. As an open-admission shelter, WHS turns no animal away, regardless of the animal’s breed, medical or physical condition, age or temperament. WHS provides 24 hour a day animal control and rescue services for Whatcom County. The shelter operates a wildlife rehabilitation center as well as a farm facility for horses and other livestock. WHS offers a number of ongoing community outreach and humane education programs throughout Whatcom County including a low-cost spay/neuter program and pet food bank.
CONFIRMED VENDORS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
Animal Emergency Care ~ Allen Law Firm ~ Bellingham Pet Supply ~ Bob Wallin Insurance ~ Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital USA ~ Brittnay’s Mobile Pet Services ~ Chuckanut Valley Vet Clinic ~ City Bones Barkery ~ City of Bellingham ~ Dewey Griffin Subaru ~ Dogs for Better Lives ~ Doo Bandits ~ Fat Cat Fish Company ~ Hyline Hotel for Dogs ~ Luna’s dog Boutique ~ MAPPEN, Medical Aid for Poor Pets Essential Needs ~ Mount Baker Botanicals ~ Mud Bay Pet Suupply ~ Must Luv Boxers ~ Northwest Kennels ~ NutriSource ~ Old Dog Haven ~ Paws For A Beer ~ Pet Partners ~ petStop ~ Puppy Bumpers ~ Rad Dog ~ Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets ~ Rebecca McClinton ~ Rescued Hearts Northwest ~ Scratch & Peck Feeds ~ Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue ~ Shake and Shine ~ Spoiled Critter Services ~ Tails and Trails ~ Tails-A-Wagging Doggie Daycare & Canine Obedience Center ~ The Collar Company ~ The Ghadi Vwich Farmers Insurance Company ~ The Peaceful Pup ~ The Puget Hound ~ The Sergey Foundation ~ Vet Tech Club of Bellingham Technical College ~ Whatcom Pet Care Network, WHIN, Whatcom Horses In Need
FOOD VENDORS SERVING TASTY VEGETARIAN FOOD OPTIONS:
Cicchitti’s East Coast Pizza ~ Sage Against the Machine ~ Queen Bee Espresso ~ Something Cheesy ~ Kay’s Cake Design ~ Heather’s Kettle Corn & Lemonade ~ West Coast Pops
CANINE GAMES, CONTESTS & ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Animal Caricaturist ~ Kids/Dogs Activity Area ~ Hound Hill (bigger and better than ever this year!) Dunking for Tennis Balls ~ Agility Area ~ Paws For A Beer Beer Garden (must be 21 years or older) ~ Dewey Griffin Dog Agility/Game Arena ~ and more!
STOP BY THE DUNK TANK AND DUNK A WHS ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER!!
11am ~ Best Tail Wag
11:30am ~ Best Costume
Noon ~ So Ugly You’re Cute
12:30pm ~ Dog/Owner Look Alike
12:45pm ~ Best Bark/Howl
1pm ~ My Dog Ate What/Best Eater
1:30pm ~ Best Kisser…with dogs kissing WHS animal control officers!
2:00pm ~ Peanut Butter Eating – 4 categories, Mini’s, Small’s, Just Right’s, Large and in Charge
Register for Contests at the Contest Registration Booth at Dog Days. Registration is FREE!
CHECK IT OUT!!!
DONATIONS MADE AT THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER EVENT WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR UP TO $5,000 (THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS DONORS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!). STOP BY THE WHS BOOTH AND MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.
Is your dog licensed? If so, collect a raffle ticket from a WHS animal control officer and you and your dog could win a prize!
The talented caricaturist will draw a picture of your pup on paper for a donation to WHS, or purchase a special Dog Days tee shirt and have your dog’s picture drawn on it! Cool!
Parking Available at Builder’s Alliance and neighboring businesses – look for signs and parking attendants!
Thank you and Two Paws Up to all of our Wonderful Event Sponsors!
TOP DOG ~ Dewey Griffin Subaru
BEST IN SHOW ~ Animal Emergency Care, Yorky’s Market, KAFE 104.1 Radio, Mud Bay Pet Supply
BEST IN GROUP ~ petStop, Allen Law Firm, Puppy Bumpers, Radiant Heart After-Care For Pets, The Ghandi Vwich Farmers Insurance
HONORABLE MENTION ~ WECU, Esary Roofing, Maplewood Animal Hospital, Scratch & Peck Feeds, Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital
Please Note: All food vendors at the DDS event must only serve vegetarian food. Only dog trainers that use positive, reward based dog training will be offered vendor spaces at the DDS event. Only pet themed businesses and event sponsors will be offered vendor spaced at the DDS event. Thank you!