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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.