|September 16, 2012|
|10:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly presents the 3rd annual Somerville Dog Festival! This year the festival will be held in a new location – Trum Field on Broadway. Once again, it will feature an exciting array of dog sports demonstrations as well as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the public to try these activities with their dogs. Planned exhibitions and “try its” include dog agility, freestyle, working dogs including Somerville Police K9 unit, Frisbee dogs, treibball, urban mushing and tracking demos. There will also be the crowd-pleasing canine fashion show, and don’t miss the best trick and best dressed dog contests emceed by acclaimed author Susan Conant. A silent auction as well as a free “Come when Called” clinic and training instruction will also be offered. We hope you enjoy the day with us!
Well-mannered dogs on-leash (no flexi leads, please) and current on vaccinations are welcome!
To accommodate the expanded event schedule and ever-increasing attendance, the City of Somerville has again graciously donated space for the event. “A major partner and key element in the success of this event is the City of Somerville’s active participation and support of the event,” said Dr. Adam Parker of Porter Square Veterinarian and president of the foundation. “Our goal is to provide opportunities for families to enjoy healthy activities in the city with their dog and raise funds to support animals in need.” Past beneficiaries have included Northeast Animal Shelter, Animal Rescue League of Boston and Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog. Admission is free but donations accepted.
Food for the event will be provided by a neighborhood favorite: Olde Magoun’s Saloon.