19th Annual Dog Walk

The date is set for the 19th Annual Dog Walk sponsored by Dog Orphans, Inc. On May 7th the walk will be held at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge, MA. Registration starts at 12:00pm and lots of local vendors, rescues, food and activities are planned for the day. It will take place rain or shine! Dog Orphans, Inc. is only successful by the support of the local community and they encourage all to share information about this much anticipated event. Dog Orphans, Inc., was founded 45 years ago by a small group of animal lovers dedicated to saving dogs from pain and suffering and continue to be just as dedicated to this mission. Dog Orphans, Inc. houses stray, homeless and unwanted dogs until suitable permanent homes are found. They teach and promote the importance of responsible dog ownership including spaying and neutering. They do this without considering euthanasia unless a dogs health or temperament is seriously compromised. Most of all, they vet, feed and shelter their orphan dogs without state or federal aid. Dog Orphans, Inc. survives solely on donations and they greatly appreciate the generosity of the public.

Donate to this fundraiser or start your own team at CrowdRise – 19th Annual Walk for Paws.

This anxiously anticipated spring event serves as a key fundraiser for the non-profit, no-kill shelter which relies on donations for its day-to-day operations.

Sponsor sheets will be available on line soon. Dog Lovers and their friends are encouraged to start soliciting supporters early for the walk, which takes place along the Blackstone River and Canal. The Grand Prizes for the top three fundraisers this year are as follows: First Place is a $500 American Express Gift Card, Second Place is a GoPro camera donated by 146 Supply Center; and Third Place is a $100 Pet Smart Gift Certificate donated by Sutton Animal Hospital.

River Bend Farm is a beautiful venue for the many family oriented activities scheduled for the day. These include musical entertainment a Blessing of the Pets prior to the walk, Petting Zoo by Ironshoe Farm and face painting for the kids. Vendors will provide complimentary services during the walk including dog nail clippings, dog nail painting, micro chipping, agility demonstrations and canine massages. Additional organizations that will be present will offer information on training, boarding, pet-sitting/walking, grooming, pet supplies and goodies, artistry and portraits, rescue organizations and local veterinary hospitals. Hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos and beverages will be sold by members of the First Holiday Night Committee in Uxbridge.

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