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Dog Days of Summer – At Home Edition!

August 1, 2020

$10.00 – $50.00
Dog Days of Summer 2020

Dog Days of Summer At Home Edition

We have adapted to these changing and uncertain times are excited to announce that this year’s Dog Days of Summer Festival will still be held . . . just in a different format.  We are pleased to announce the 2020 Dog Days of Summer AT HOME Virtual Walk & Festival!  Between August 1st – August 23rd visit the WHS Facebook page for updates on the Virtual Festivities and learn about special offers from some of our longtime Dog Days of Summer sponsors, event vendors, rescue groups, pet supply stores, dog trainers and others.  In addition, look for video K9 demonstrations and other fantastic content!

Virtual Walk

Dog enthusiasts will gather on Sunday, August 23rd to walk or run at your own pace, for your own distance, in your own neighborhood, local park, hiking trail or even your backyard. Walk with your canine companion – or register and sponsor a WHS volunteer to walk a shelter dog during the day. Throughout the day on Aug 23rd, post photos wearing your Dog Days of Summer At Home bib number and tee shirt and you can win DOGGONE FUN prizes and support the animals at the Whatcom Humane Society at the same time.

Register to walk yourself – or register to have a WHS volunteer walk a shelter dog in your honor!  Walk photos/videos should be posted on the WHS Dog Days of Summer At Home Facebook event page between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 23rd. Winners will be selected by the DDOS judges and announced at 3:00 pm live on Facebook. ONLY Registered Participants wearing DDOS numbered race bibs will be eligible to win walk prizes.

Registration & Prizes:

Registration will be open Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 8.  Registered participants will receive a WHS tee shirt and official race bib.

$25 per person (including sponsored volunteer dog walkers)
$20 per child (12 years and under)

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following categories:
Most Enthusiastic
Two-Legged Family Photo
Four-Legged Family Photo
Most Creative Walk/Location
Judges Choice

1st place prize will win $50 gift card to Mud Bay and a WHS Swag Bag.
2nd place prize will win a $25 gift card to Mud Bay and a WHS Swag Bag.
3rd place prize will win a $15 gift card to Mud Bay and a WHS Swag Bag.

Virtual Contests

Calling all dogs and their people (cats too!). Here is your chance to strut your stuff and enter one of the Dog Days of Summer Virtual DOGGONE FUN CONTESTS!!

Between Saturday, August 1 – Saturday, August 22 you can enter your best friend in a DDOS Contest and show the world just how PAWSOME they are.

Photos and/or Videos for each category can be submitted on each individual DDOS Facebook Contest Events. There is no cost to enter these contests and you can enter as many contests as you want!  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, August 23 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.


Best Costume
Dog / Owner Look-A-Like
Best Bark or Howl (video submission required)
Best Tail or Body Wag (video submission required)
So Ugly You’re Cute
Best Kisser (video or photo submission accepted)
Best Trick (video submission required)
Best Friends (photo of multiple animals together – any domestic species)

And NEW this year . . . CAT-A-GORIES (feline contestants only)!!

Best Cat Nap
Grumpiest Face
Cutest Kitten(s)
Most Athletic (photo or video submission accepted)

Contest entries must be posted to the appropriate Facebook contest event no later than 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 22nd. Winners will be announced throughout the day on August 23rd.  Head over to the WHS Facebook page to enter now!


One of the most popular attractions at our annual Dog Days of Summer Festival each year is Steve, the animal caricaturist.  Steve will be VIRTUALLY joining the festivities this year and you can still have him draw your animal’s picture – TWO PAWS UP!

For a $20 – $25 donation you can submit a digital photo of your best friend (dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles – it’s all good!) and Steve will use his amazing talents and create a one of a kind masterpiece drawing of your companion animal. You will receive via email an 8.5 X 11 digital copy of his work.

Photo entry will begin on Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 am and close Sunday, August 23 at 8:00 pm.  Click here to get started!

The Day of the Event: August 23rd

Dog Days of Summer at Home Edition will be an ALL DAY virtual event on August 23rd. Tune into the WHS facebook page where members of the WHS staff and volunteer teams will be at the Whatcom Humane Society announcing walk winners, contest winners, showcasing volunteer/dog walking teams – and MORE!  Our DDOS Vendors will also still be involved.  We will provide a link to each participating vendor’s website so they can offer their own DDOS special, sale or activity.  Stay tuned!

Proceeds from this year’s Dog Days of Summer at Home Edition Virtual Walk & Festival will benefit the domestic, wild and farm animals in our care.  Please join us and help us help so many animals in need. WOOF!

Thank you to our generous event sponsors who make this day possible!

Top Dog Sponsors:

Virtual Walk Sponsor:

Best in Group:

Prize Sponsor:

Interested in sponsorship or just have questions about the event?  Please contact Dana Browne at events@whatcomhumane.org or 360-733-2080 x 3014.


August 1, 2020
$10.00 – $50.00
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Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division St
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States
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