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Pet Pantry Warehouse of New Canaan, located at 21 Grove Street, will host the 9th Annual New Canaan Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. It’s Pet Pantry’s fourth consecutive year hosting the “ultimate FUN-raiser for pet lovers and the whole family” at the New Canaan location. Admission is FREE and all event proceeds will support local pet rescue organizations, Adopt-a-Dog and Strays and Others. Last year the event raised $10,000 in proceeds that was split between both beneficiary organizations.
The event continues to evolve annually and will feature the addition of “The Doggie Fun Zone” this year. The fastest dog to run the obstacle course will receive a one year’s supply of Open Farm dog food (openfarmpet.com). A wildlife exhibition presented by The New Canaan Nature Center as well as a K9 Demonstration by the New Canaan Police Department are also new additions this year. On top of these new features, Pet Pantry is bringing back fun elements from prior years. This year’s highlights will include the signature “Pet Pantry Bone Bar” filled with top of the line dog treats, chews, and cookies; on-site “adoptions” where well trained balloon dogs walk politely on a faux leash and can be adopted for a $15 donation; and the New Canaan Dog Days Scavenger Hunt, where families work together to figure out clues and complete the hunt. Anyone that solves all of the clues can select a reward from a prize-filled table packed with pet toys and supplies.
Attendees will also enjoy a full afternoon of activities, entertaining classes, contests, exhibitors giveaways, Q&A with professional trainers available for behavioral questions, a meet-and-greet with onsite veterinarians, family and pet portraits with Venture Photography, caricature drawings, art activities for kids including a build your own Birdhouse sponsored by Weed & Duryea and a DJ to keep it festive. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Event Parking available at the New Canaan Metro-North Railroad Station, 198 Elm Street.
“Our hope is to continue to provide this all-inclusive community event for years to come. We are grateful for the work that our local pet rescue organizations do and we’re happy to use this event to show our support” said Adam Jacobson, Executive Vice President at Pet Pantry Warehouse. Presenting sponsors as of the date of this release include Open Farm, New Canaan Veterinary Hospital, Weed & Duryea, and Gregg’s Garden Center and Landscaping. This year’s media sponsor is Serendipity magazine. Business sponsors include Cornell University Veterinary Specialist and Bankwell. Gold sponsors include Merrick, Petcurean, and Primal. Silver sponsors include Bravo, Earthborn, Health Extensions, Triumph, Ziwipeak, and Earth Animal.
Visit Facebook to RSVP to the event. RSVP Link: (https://www.facebook.com/events/1206960986106152/) For more information please visit the New Canaan Dog Days Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NewCanaanDogDays/). #NCDD2018 #PetPantryDogDays
To learn about other Pet Pantry Warehouse locations, events and product selection please visit Pet Panty online (www.ppwpet.com). #PPWPet