If you live in the New England region, or plan on traveling there any time soon, bring your dog to some fun events!
Camp Gone to the Dogs
September 6-12, 13-19
This camp offers much of Vermont’s well-known natural beauty, with green fields and impressive mountains in the background on a luxurious resort. There are delicious, home cooked meals for everyone, including vegetarians. Veterinarians are at almost all the camps, day and night. At the Stowe Camp, there are 8 grassy, shaded acres surrounded by a brook. There are 25-30 activities offered per day. This inn has also reserved a pond for dogs to swim, and there is a five mile walking path and a gondola ride you can take your dog.
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Bark for Life North Shore
Willow Park/North Park District
Bark for Life is a fundraiser event for the American Cancer Society, honoring the value of our canine companions. It is in respect of Canine Caregivers, such as Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Diagnostic Dogs. Dogs and their owners will celebrate surviving cancer, honor those lost to cancer, and fundraise for cancer research, education and awareness. Make sure your dog is up to date in its vaccinations. It costs $25/dog beforehand, and $35/dog at the day of the event.
South Chelmsford Fairgrounds
This is the only event that raises money for medical care and supplies for desperate dogs in pounds. You can raise money by taking a Walk Fur Dogs, with or without a dog. There are dog contests, such as best trick, best booty wiggle, oldest, looks most similar to owner, fastest sit and highest jump. There will be a Wellness Pavilion, which includes dog massages, Reiki, ask the vet, microchipping and nail clipping. There will be food and a bakesale. It is sponsored by Pound Hounds, a nonprofit organization. Admission is free!
Round Top Farm
September 12, 2009
This event is combining the Animal House Pet Education Fair and the Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club Family Fun Dog Show. There will be pet vendors from all over the region, demonstrations from pet professionals, pet games, free samples and the Family Fun Dog Show. The profits are donated to shelters and rescue institutions.
Dog Day 3
North Yarmouth, ME
This is a fun event, full of demos, free trainer and vet consulting, training clinics, informational presentations, games and vendors. Admission is $10/adult, $5/child.