Thank you vendors, sponsors and 3,500 visitors!  see you next september!

and please donate below to help feed homeless and at-risk pets throughout eastern MAssachusetts - they need us all year long!

The Somerville Foundation for Animals for the Somerville Pet Food Bank



Presented by the Somerville Foundation for Animals


SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Presented by the
Somerville Foundation for Animals

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Find your way and the events you and your pup will love most!

Play games, Have fun, feed pets.

The Somerville Dog Festival is a free event and the only one of its kind in the country. The goals of the event are two-fold: to educate and promote healthy, happy pet ownership and activities, thereby lowering the need for relinquishment and euthanasia of animals due to behavior problems, and to raise funds for those in need within our community.

The Somerville Dog Festival is organized by the Somerville Foundation for Animals, which works to make sure no one ever has to choose between feeding themselves and their pets. Through your activity donations and through our sponsors’ generosity, the Festival raises money for the Foundation’s Somerville Pet Food Bank, providing pet food to food banks and outreach programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The Foundation also purchases one K9 protective vest for local law enforcement K9 officers each year through Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog.

SomDogFest is a day full of fun activities to do with your family (including your dog!), contests, demonstrations, vendors and food for people and pets alike.

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Special thanks to our 2017 Platinum sponsors – SomDogFest wouldn’t be possible without you!

Every dollar BUYS one DAY

Your donations help us feed pets that might otherwise go hungry or end up in a shelter.

TOY: $15

Feed a pet for up to two weeks!

MINI: $35

A pet will eat for a whole month!


A couple months of meals for a furry friend!

GIANT: $125

It’ll be an entire season of eating for this pet!



A little treat or a whole truckload – all donations help us get meals to pets in need.


Sponsorship is the best way to support SomDogFest and gain exposure to our community.


Whether your a trainer, pet-lover, or highschool student, volunteering is a great way to help us feed pets.


There are few things more heartbreaking than a family having to part with a beloved pet because they can’t afford to feed it. The Somerville Foundation for Animals works to make sure those hearts stay whole by feeding pets in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts.


The Somerville Dog Festival’s dozens of hard-working volunteers are just a hint at how great this pet-friendly community is. From the walkable, tree-lined streets, off leash dog parks and dog-friendly cafes, to training and breed and mutt meet-ups, Somerville is a must-do destination for dogs and their humans.

60,000 MEALS

No one should ever have to choose between feeding themselves or their pet. The money raised by the Somerville Dog Festival and other events put on by the Somerville Foundation for Animals has provided over 60 THOUSAND meals so far to pets throughout Eastern Massachusetts.