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Dog Days of Summer (NEW LOCATION!)
August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
CALLING ALL DOGS AND YOUR PEOPLE!!!
SAVE THE DATE! THE ANNUAL WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY’S DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FESTIVAL IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 11AM – 3PM
Join us for the biggest, best, 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, music and more! Best of all, as always, entrance and admission to the Dog Days of Summer Festival will be FREE!
The 9 acre field behind the Whatcom Humane Society Division Street Shelter (2172 Division Street, Bellingham)
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. Look for parking attendants and signs. ADA Parking available at the WHS shelter.
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 DO NOT bring reactive / aggressive dogs to the DDS event.
Please DO NOT bring un-vaccinated dogs to the DDS event.
Please NO NOT bring female dogs in heat to the DDS event.
CONFIRMED PET THEMED VENDORS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
Mud Bay Pet Supply ~ Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets ~ Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital ~ Animal Emergency Care ~ Scratch & Peck Feed ~ Nose work Magic ~ Doo Bandits ~ MustLuvBoxers ~ Old Dog Haven ~ Paw Partners ~ Dewey Griffin Subaru ~ Northwest K9 Inn & Spa ~ Tails-A-Wagging ~ Ayush Herbs for Pets ~ Whatcom Pet Care Network ~ Boundary Bay Vet Specialty Hospital ~ Myriad Wellness ~ Pacific NW Cattle Dog Rescue ~ Hyline Hotel for Dogs ~ Wet Noses ~ Boulevard Bark Pet Care ~ City of Bellingham Public Works, ~ Mount Baker Botanicals ~ KLN Nutrisouce/Pure Vita Foods ~ To Tie For ~ petStop ~ Front Seat Ryder ~ Pet Partners ~ Rescued Hearts Northwest ~ Shake & Shine ~ The Ghandi Vwich Farmers Insurance Agency ~ Costco ~ Medical Aid for Poor Pets Essential Needs ~ PrimeMyPet ~ The Collar Company ~ Bailey’s Neighborhood Pet ~ Rescue Pet Vet ~ Glassy Baby ~ UKUSCA Doggies ~ Sergey Foundation
FOOD VENDORS SERVING TASTY VEGETARIAN & VEGAN FOOD OPTIONS:
Cicchitti’s East Coast Pizza ~ Sage Against the Machine ~ Queen Bee Espresso ~ New Public Food Truck ~ Kona Shaved Ice
PAWS FOR A BEER GARDEN ~ 11:30am – 2:30 pm (humans must be 21 years of age to enter beer garden)
DOGGONE FUN GAMES, CONTESTS & ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Animal Caricaturist ~ Kids/Dogs Activity Area ~ Hound Hill (bigger and better than ever this year!) Doggie Cooling Station ~ Dog Agility Area ~ Tennis Ball/Bubble Machine Extravaganza ~ Dog/Person Photo Booth Area ~ Dog/Owner Musical Chairs ~ PAW-Casso Painting
CANINE CONTESTS INCLUDE:
11:30am ~ Best Tail/Body Wag
11:45am ~ Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
Noon ~ Best Costume
12:15 pm ~ Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
12:30pm ~ Dog/Owner Look Alike 12:45pm ~ So Ugly You’re Cute
1pm ~ Best Bark/Howl
1:15pm ~ Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
1:30pm ~ Best Kisser…with dogs kissing WHS animal control officers!
2:00pm ~ Dog/Owner Musical Chairs
2:30pm ~ Peanut Butter Eating – 4 categories, Mini’s, Small’s, Just Right’s, Large and in Charge
NOTE: Register for Contests at the Contest Registration Booth located near the Contest Ring. Registration is FREE! Contest times may vary.
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.
Animal Caricaturist ~ 11:00am – 2:30pm ~ 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!
Photo Booth ~ Get your pets photo taken at our super cute photo booth (next to the WHS booth).
Cool Off!! Doggie Cooling Stations will also be available near the WHS booth to allow your pup the chance to cool off after having so much fun!
Visit Us! Stop by the Whatcom Humane Society booth as you enter and leave the DDS summer event and pick up some paw-some WHS swag, information and other great items!
Is your dog licensed? If so, see one of the WHS animal control officers at the DDS event and collect a raffle ticket for a chance to win fun prizes.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS EVENTS SPONSORS WHO MAKE THIS DAY POSSIBLE:
Mud Bay Pet Supply
Rescue Pet Vet
Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets
Esary Roofing & Siding Company
Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Animal Emergency Care
Nose Work Magic
Scratch & Peck Feed
Dewey Griffin Subaru
Northwest K9 Inn & Spa
Allen Law Firm
Lynden Sheet Metal
KAFE 104.1 FM
Monies 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!
QUESTIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)733-2080, ext # 3014.
Parking Available at Builder’s Alliance and neighboring businesses – look for signs and parking attendants!