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Dog Park Grand Opening Celebration on National Dog Day!

Save the date for Sunday August 26th 2018 for a Grand Opening Dog-stravaganza celebration of the Fitchburg Dog Park on National Dog Day! from 10am-2pm.

We'll be pawtying at the park with Doggie Vendors, Food Trucks, and doggie tricks and agility games with prizes and raffles!

The Dog Park is through entrance to Coolidge Park off of Townsend St, 198 Townsend St, Fitchburg, to the right behind the Pool Building.

We'd like Pet Vendors/rescues/organizations to join us!

DO you know a vendor that would like to join? Please have them contact us... it is free for vendors to join with a donation of any prize for our Grand Opening Contests!

Donations & sponsors for the event welcomed

Friends of Fitchburg DOGS, Inc.
305 Whitney St. STE 100, Leominster MA 01453
Federal Tax ID: 47-4503316

Confirmed Vendors

  • WOOF WAGON with two vans, serves north central Massachusetts and New Hampshire’s Monadnock region. Megan Sunderland Suokko, owner, has been grooming for 14 years and in the animal care field for 22 years.
  • Jocelyn Mahoney CCFT - Certified Canine Fitness Trainer with doggie agility demos!
  • Enar's Favorite Cookies: Wheat and gluten free dog treats, using fresh, local, organic and non GMO ingredients.

  • Paws for Psych: a United Way Youth Venture team in order to fundraise to donate money so that individuals with mental illnesses can purchase therapy dogs.  Our goal is to make the ownership of therapy dogs cheaper and more tangible to everyone who struggles with mental illnesses.

  • Dawg Prints with Dodielynn Allen: Dog paw Mitt for drying wet, muddy paws!
  • K9 Pawformance Massage   Massage is manipulating the soft tissues in order to stimulate different physiologic and psychological responses; a purposeful touch and a holistic form of care. Massage not only feels good but it has plentiful benefits.  Massage promotes longevity and slows degenerative processes. Massage can help to build sociability, trust & belonging.

  • Balanced Life Massage Therapy for human massages alongside your pups ;-)

  • Studio Figs Illustrated Pet Portraits by Studio Figs are all custom made by Rebecca Figler Kostich. Each standard portrait is hand drawn as a vignette (plain white background) using Prismacolor colored pencils on 11x14" smooth bristol board. Most drawings are able to fit in an 11x14" frame & mat with an 8x10" window.

  • Sun Dog Snacks will be selling all natural wheat corn & soy free treats.

  • Brew Dog Biscuit  Calling all dog lovers! Come grab some Brew Dog Biscuits made with Wachusett Brewing spent grain for your pup!

  • Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital Pet care club outing with toys and vendor product giveaways!

  • Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog Support Massachusetts police dogs: help provide bulletproof vests, essential equipment, training, & dogs. Vest-a-Dog are joining us with a Canine Handler team!

  • Operation Delta Dog Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.

  • Mark D. Girouard Photography  Photographer mark Girouard will be setting up a photo area for people and their pets! Take a picture it will be available to purchase on the website a few days after the event!

  • Rollstone Bank & Trust will join us to hand out Doggy Squeaky Balls!

  • Gina's Family Pet Sitting:  Will do a "find the cookie in the ball pit game"!  Gina’s Family Pet Sitting is a team-based pet sitting and dog walking business based in Central Massachusetts.  Reliable and professional care is what we strive for.  Keeping you and your pets happy is what we do best.

  • Maid with OCDNeed your floors swept and mopped? Maybe your counters are full of clutter, and you just need some space so you can use them? We all know about that room that is being used as a closet; Too many seasons worth of seasonal clothes and decor. Look no further! I am here to make sense of it all and give your home that "New Home Smell".

  • Central Mass Pet Companion Alex is a true lover of animals. She treats each and every one as if it was her own. She is reliable and most important, the animals love her!

  • Nutra-9 a  unique online dog supply company located in Leominster.

  • Jennifer Bilodeau with A PURfect groom: Offering nail trim and ear cleaning for $12 and nail grinding and ear cleaning for $15

  • Julie Belliveau with Purehaven a non-toxic, USDA Organic product line. There is a line for pets. There is a shampoo, paw balm, and deodorizer.

  • Sophie's Mission Sophie’s Mission will provide things such as: Leashes and collars, Sweaters and Coats, Crates and Beds, Toys, and more! We are not limited to only dogs and cats either, we will provide for all types of pets.


About National Dog Day

National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.