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Dog Days of Summer (NEW LOCATION!)

August 25 @ 11:00 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 !


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.


Animal Caricaturist ~ Kids/Dogs Activity Area ~ Hound Hill ~ Dunking for Tennis Balls ~ Paws For A Beer Beer Garden (must be 21 years or older) ~ Dewey Griffin Dog Agility/Game Arena ~ and more!

Contests Include:

Best Tail Wag
Best Costume
So Ugly You’re Cute
Dog/Owner Look Alike
Best Bark/Howl
My Dog Ate What/Best Eater
Best Kisser…with dogs kissing WHS animal control officers!
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! 

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!

Animal Cariacturist:

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!

Food Court:

Chicittis Pizza
New Public Food Truck
Something Cheesy
Sage Against the Machine
Street Dogz
Queen Bee Espresso

Vendors (more to come!):

Animal Emergency Care
Ayush Herbs for Pets
Boulevard Bark: Specialized In-home Pet Care
Boundary Bay Vet Specialty Hospital
City of Bellingham Public Works
Do Bandits/Bandit Services
Hyline Hotel for Dogs
KLN-Nutrisource/Pure Vita Pet Foods
Mud Bay
Myriad Wellness
Nose Work Magic
Old Dog Haven
Pacific NW Cattle Dog Rescue
Pawcific North Designs
Paws for a Beer
Pet Ties
Radiant Heart
Scratch & Peck Feeds
Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue
Wet Noses

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!

Thank You & Two Paws Up to our Wonderful Event Sponsors!

Mud Bay
Radiant Heart
Esary Roofing
Scratch & Peck
Animal Emergency Care
Yorky’s Market
Nose Work Magic

If you are interested in sponsoring this event contact Dana Browne at events@whatcomhumane.org or 360-733-2080 x3014.


Parking Available at Builder’s Alliance and neighboring businesses – look for signs and parking attendants!


August 25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division St
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States
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