For many a family isn’t complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Family Free FUR All! 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, 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 lists receives free admission including a train ride. The donations will be divided by the participating shelters at the end of the day. Watch for the growing list of participating shelters, rescues, trainers and more here.
2017 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
Puppy Love, Inc.
Animal Rescue of Kennebec (ARK of Maine)
The Pixel Fund
Pope Memorial Humane Society
BarkDannas of Maine (clever buckle bandanna)
Crust (Wood Fired Pizza)
Hazel Mitchell Children’s Author & Illustrator (children’s book & dog illustrations)
Keepyourpet.net (Companion animal behavior counseling)
Christopher Morin, author of “Three Labs a Lifetime”
Also featuring demonstrations by:
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.
Thank you to the following generous sponsors who make this event possible: