Dog Orphans is holding their 21st Annual Walk for Paws at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge this Sunday, May 5th at noon. If you haven’t been in the past, it is a fun, family-friendly event featuring great music, food and over 20 vendors. Make plans to attend this free rain-or-shine event this weekend, and bring your well-behaved canine friends, too!
Since this is also a fundraiser for the shelter, you are invited to ask your family and friends to sponsor you along the trail by making a donation to Dog Orphans Humane Society. The top 3 fundraisers will receive great prizes, including a $500 American Express gift card, an Amazon Echo Show or a $100 PetSmart gift card, and more. Participants who raise more than $150 will receive free lunch, over $175 in donations will receive a Walk for Paws T-shirt and over $200 in donations will receive a free pet portrait if your pet is present.
If you’ve got a speedy Chihuahua you’ll want to enter them into the 2nd Annual Running of the Chihuahuas. If you don’t have one, you can just watch the fun!
For those who want to get involved and make a donation but can’t make it to the event on Sunday you can let the Dog Orphans team walk for you. The donations you obtain will still make you eligible for to win prizes. You can register online and donate here.
Dog Orphans, Inc. was founded 48 years ago by a small group of animal lovers dedicated to saving dogs that had to be surrendered or were living in an undesirable situation. The shelter is located on Route 16 in Douglas and houses stray, homeless and unwanted dogs until permanent homes can be found for them. One recent “happy ending” is the story of Jack Sparrow. An older dog that spent a significant amount of time at the shelter. They are happy to report he has found his forever home. “A dog trainer who works with some of our surrenders who have anxiety/behavior issues helped Jack get ready to be a well-behaved family member and now Jack is a happy, loved canine who is gentle to children and loves life. Dog Orphans takes in many surrenders as well as puppies, and we do whatever it takes– medically and behaviorally- to rehab these orphans so they can have the families and lives they deserve.”
The shelter has dogs of all ages, from puppies to 2, 3 years old and beyond and is is open 7 days a week and is always getting new arrivals. You can stop by and meet your next best friend, or check out who is up for adoption right now online here.
To learn more about Dog Orphans, watch this video below: