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 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
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
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Little Paws Big Hearts Pekingese Rescue
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”
Pets for Vets (matching shelter dogs with returning veterans)
Boothbay Craft Brewery (Barley & Friends Meals)
Nooksack Racing Supply (Providers of top quality dog powered sports equipment)
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: