Dog Friendly Music Festival In Oxford This Sunday


Dog Orphans – Sounds For Hounds

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Jody Melanson of Dog Orphans on Route 16 in Douglas tells Mike Roberts about this weekend’s dog friendly music event in Oxford.


Calling all dogs, and their owners! The 6th Annual Dog Orphans Sounds For Hounds Music Festival is this Sunday at Singletary Rod & Gun Club, 300 Sutton Avenue in Oxford.

Jody Melanson explains, “it’s going to be a great event, with 3 live bands, a beer hut and dog massages.”  Bring your dog on a leash and treat them to a day of fun for them and their human companions.  The fun begins at 12 noon and wraps up at 5:30PM.

While your pooch is getting pampered, enjoy the sounds of live performances by The Houston Bernard Band, nominated for best country act for the last 3 years, The Fat City Band, a unique style of blues and jazz, and The South Street Band, a fun classic rock cover band.

In addition to the live music, there will be games, raffles, and prizes up for grabs.  At 2PM, it’s time for the Golf Ball Drop. Jody says, “you don’t even have to be present to win” up to $1,000 in cash.

Tickets for this rain or shine event are $13 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for kids under 5.   You can purchase them in advance online at or purchase them at the event on Sunday.

Dog Orphans, Inc. was founded 47 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.

“We’ve got dogs of all ages, from puppies to 2, 3 years old and beyond.”  The shelter 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.

With Dog Orphans right in our own backyard, there’s no need to ever shop at a pet store.  Except for food, treats and toys of course.

More information on the event is below.