For many a family isn’t complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Rescue Day at the Railway is a day full with activities designed specifically for families including the opportunity to perhaps meet your newest companion. There will be games and activities just for kids including the popular barrel train ride, fly ball and dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs & puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more.
Anyone who brings a donation of dog food or an item from the participating shelters/rescues wish list receives free admission including a train ride. The donations will be divided by the participating shelters at the end of the day.
Dog & puppy food (some rescues request grain free)
Tractor Supply gift cards (used to purchase vaccinations)
Cat & kitten food
Puppy pee pads
Puppy pens or portable exercise pens (for adoption events)
Dog toys and treats
Gift certificates from pet supply stores
2018 Participating Rescues
Catahoula Rescue of New England
Souly Maine Pets Rescue
Almost Home Rescue
Kennebec Valley Humane Society
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center
Animal Rescue of Kennebec (ARK of Maine)
Pope Memorial Humane Society
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Little Paws Big Hearts Pekingese Rescue
Long Journey to a New Beginning Animal Rescue
Tall Tails Beagle Rescue
Passion for Pets Rescue
The Pixel Fund
Crust (Wood Fired Pizza) We’re so sorry but Crust had to cancel due to illness. Instead Boothbay Lot Dogs will be joining us for the very first time!
Christopher Morin, Author of Three Labs a Lifetime
Woof and Hoof Designs, LLC (unique jewelry & accessories for dog & horse lovers)
Hennessey Jewelry (handcrafted animal charm accessories)
Kelly Brooks Bay, Author of Seaglass and the Lighthouse
Sweeney Ridge Designs, personalized dog ornaments and dog figurines
Jen Blood, Author of several titles featuring dogs
Also featuring demonstrations by:
11 am & 2 pm
Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can’t cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
Positively Best Friends
10 am & 12 noon
Positively Best Friends will provide an Agility “Try It” for attendees’ dogs. Elements will include some simple obstacles and a short agility course for folks to try with their pups.
Thank you to the following generous sponsors who make this event possible: