CALLING ALL DOGS AND YOUR PEOPLE!!! The Annual Whatcom Humane Society’s Dog Days Of Summer Festival Is Sunday, August 28th From 11am – 3pm

Join us for the most FUN Dog Days of Summer Festival to date. Activities include pet themed vendors, canine contests and games, activities, an animal caricaturist, vegetarian food trucks, beer garden and more! Best of all, as always, entrance and admission to the Dog Days of Summer Festival is FREE!

LOCATION: The 9-acre field behind the Whatcom Humane Society Division Street Shelter – 2172 Division Street, Bellingham

PARKING??? Parking available at the following neighboring businesses (Two Paws Up and THANKS to them for their support!): Builder’s Alliance, Western Forest Products, Greenbrier Construction, Matrix Services, Growsource. Look for parking attendants and signs. Parking is limited, so plan accordingly, leave extra time to find parking, and please bring your patience!

ADA Parking available at WHS shelter.

NOTE: We DO NOT offer shuttle services to and from the DDS festival area – which can be a bit of a walk from parking areas. The Dog Days Of Summer Festival is held on a dirt/grass field where the ground can be uneven.

EVENT REMINDERS ~ To make sure that both human and canine attendees have the best day ever – please follow these guidelines:

  • Please keep your dog leashed at all times.
  • Please pick up after your dog. Extra poop bags will be available at the WHS booth.
  • DO NOT bring reactive / aggressive dogs to the DDS event.
  • DO NOT bring unvaccinated dogs to the DDS event.
  • DO NOT bring female dogs in heat to the DDS event.

DOGGONE FUN GAMES, CONTESTS & ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Animal Caricaturist ~ Kids/Dogs Activity Area ~ Hound Hill (bigger and better than ever this year!) Doggie Cooling Station/Pools ~ Dog Agility Area ~ Bubble Machine Extravaganza ~ Dog/Person Photo Booth Area ~ PAW-Casso Painting

CANINE CONTESTS INCLUDE:

11:15am – Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
11:30am – Dog/Owner Look-A-Like
11:45am – Best Tail/Body Wag
12pm – Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
12:15 pm – Best Costume
12:45pm – Best Ears
1pm – So Ugly You’re Cute
1:15pm – Best Bark/Howl
1:45 – Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
2:00pm – Best Kisser…with dogs kissing WHS animal control officers!
230 pm – My Dog Ate What?!

NOTE: Register for Contests at the Contest Registration Booth located near the Contest Ring. Registration is FREE! Contest times may change and/or vary.

CHECK IT OUT!!! Donations made at the dog days of summer event will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000!!!! Thank you to the anonymous generous donors who made this possible! Stop by the WHS booth and make your tax-deductible donation.

IS YOUR DOG LICENSED? If so, see one of the WHS animal control officers at the DDS event and collect a prize. One prize per licensed dog – while supplies last.

Animal Caricaturist – 11:00am – 2:30pm ~ Steve, the super pawsome and 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!

Stop by the Whatcom Humane Society booth as you enter and leave the DDS summer event and pick up some paw-some swag, information and other great items. Get your pets photo taken at the photo booth, next to the WHS booth.

Next to the WHS booth there will be a POP-UP WHS THRIFT SHOP booth selling new and gently used pet products.

As of Aug 11th, vendors for the festival are:

  • Alternative Humane Society
  • Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital
  • Bowsers Bandanas
  • BTC
  • Fairhaven Vet Hospital
  • Front Seat Ryder
  • Groom and Vroom
  • MustLuvBoxers
  • Old dog Haven
  • Pacific Pet Nurses
  • Paw Prints By Sher
  • PawTree
  • Poddle Creek Grooming
  • The Ghandi Vwich Farmers Insurance Agency
  • To Tie For
  • Trupanion
  • Underdog Designs
  • The Pawsitive Pooch
  • Radiant Heart
  • Mt Baker Botanicals
  • Dewey Griffin
  • petStop
  • Pacific Pet Nurses PLLC
  • Brigadoon Service Dogs
  • Whatcom County Parks Ed. & Outreach
  • City of Bellingham
  • Uncle Stinky Magic and Entertainment
  • Whatcom Pet Care Network
  • Pacific NW Cattle Dog Rescue
  • The Stump of Approval
  • Bellingham Veg Fest

Confirmed food vendors serving up tasty vegetarian options:

  • Sage Against The Machine
  • Sammies
  • Lumia Luv LLC
  • Kona Ice
  • Paws For A Beer

THANK YOU AND TWO BIG PAWS UP TO THIS YEAR’S DDS SPONSORS!

  • Mud Bay
  • Radiant Heart
  • Honda of Bellingham
  • Rescue Pet Vet
  • Dewey Griffin Subaru

Money raised at the Whatcom Humane Society’s Dog Days of Summer Festival benefit the domestic, wild and farm animals in our care. Thank you for your support.

Please note: Due to space limitations, we are only able to offer vendor booths to event sponsors, animal related businesses, animal related causes and animal welfare advocacy and rescue groups (with valid 501(c)3 status). Dog Trainers wishing to have a vendor booth must train using only positive, reward-based training methods. Food vendors must commit to serving only vegetarian food at this event. Thank you. WOOF!

For more info, contact us at : events@whatcomhumane.org or call 360-733-2080, ext 3014.

COVID SAFETY AT DOG DAYS:

  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the WHS booth at all food vendor booths at at the DDS beer garden.
  • Please maintain social distancing while attending and enjoying the Dog Days of Summer Event.
  • If not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please wear a mask or face covering.

We can’t wait to see you there!