Saturday, June 2, 2012

Whisker Walk!

Maggie and Duke are going to the Whisker Walk, as there are at least 45 different shelters and rescues participating, plus over 50 vendors. A list of the groups, sponsors and vendors is here, most have special raffles, auctions and events at their booths. We found Lupine leashes for Maggie and Duke for only $7 each last time, there are lots of other great deals on gear and lots of treat and food samples. There are a bunch of food options for people too, from all sorts of grilled food to carnival food like cotton candy, candy apples and fried dough. Good thing there's a walk, there is ice cream too!

Preregistration for the walk is from 11am to 11:30am for those who are walking to support a specific organization and are turning in the donations they have raised. The line up for the actual Walk is at 11:50, with a Blessing of the Animals before the 1 mile walk at Noon, which is over mostly flat terrain.

There will be Frisbee and Flyball demos, a Reiki demo and Reiki for your dog and amazing pet photographers. CMDART, the Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, has set up an agility ring where you and your dog can try out real agility equipment. There is a Canine Carnival where you and your dog can win prizes playing Tennis Ball Fetch and other games. There is even a "poop bag" raffle, where a deposit of a bag gets a free raffle ticket to win a pair of F1 Boston racing passes - who doesn't love indoor go karts? There is much more to see and do, it is really worth the trip!


  1. I had heard about this on the radio & would love to go but unfortunately I have to work tomorrow. :( but i hope you guys have a lot of fun! And I hope the rain holds off for ya!

  2. What a lot of shelters for one town! (not sure where you live.) have fun! x

    1. Sterling Shelter is the organizer, but most of the rescues are for different breeds and are from all over Massachusetts and New England. That would be crazy if one town had over 40 shelters!

  3. Aw, we did Whisker Walk last year and it's really something! Unfortunately, Paws in the Park is the same day so that's where we'll be tomorrow. Too bad, it would have been great fun to meet you all.

  4. Oh, we need to go to Paws in the Park then, I totally spaced on it!

  5. Hope you had a lot of fun! I wish there were things like this closer to me.

  6. Wow, that whisker walk sure sounds fantastic. We hope it went well!