The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly presents our annual Somerville Dog Festival, Sunday, September 10th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Trum Field, Somerville, MA!
Once again, the Festival will feature a fun array of things to do with your dogs, your kids, and your entire family.
The Somerville Dog Festival, the only one of its kind in the country, offers “Try It” areas for dog owners to experience activities such as agility, scent work, Kibble Quest, weight pull and other sports; demonstrations of dog sports; features such as a fashion show, owner-dog look-alike, and tricks contests for attendees (no practice required!); raffles, fantastic vendor booths; a demonstration of police K9 work; and free “Come When Called” classes for attendees.
This year we’ll also welcome back the Doggie Fun Zone, a super fun, fast-paced lure-and-chase attraction for dogs and spectators to enjoy.
Each year our intrepid volunteers write, build sets and put on a Fairy Tails Theater, featuring canine and human actors. A favorite attraction during the event, past plays have included Make Way for Ducklings, the Frog Prince, and Little Red Riding Hood. This year, come see Rapunzel throw down her hair!
The goal of the event is to education the public and promote healthy, happy pet ownership and activities, thereby lowering the need for relinquishment and euthanasia of animals due to behavior problems.
This year also introduces the Foundation’s Somerville Pet Food Pantry, providing pet food to homeless and at-risk families throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Admission is free but tickets are required to participate in many Try It events. $1.00 tickets are sold in $10 or $20 bundles throughout the fairground. Proceeds go to benefit the Food Pantry and the Foundation’s other charitable work.
We hope you enjoy the day with us!