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:
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:
Confirmed food vendors serving up tasty vegetarian options:
THANK YOU AND TWO BIG PAWS UP TO THIS YEAR’S DDS SPONSORS!
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-733-2080, ext 3014.
COVID SAFETY AT DOG DAYS:
Questions about Dog Days? Contact Dana Browne at email@example.com or call (360) 733-2080 ext 3014