Lots of happy dogs and their people companions were smiling as bright as the sun shining above for Walk ‘n Wag on Saturday, May 14th at the Hinckleys Pond – Herring River Headwaters Preserve. We had an idyllic spring day with brilliant blue skies, warm weather, and a light breeze for this exciting new event.
Thank you so much to all who joined this fun-filled celebration of dogs and nature hosted by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT) and The Sampson Fund. Folks with their four-legged friends walked the trails, visited with exhibitors in the barn, listened to music by Tim Sweeney & the Fringe, and enjoyed lunch from The Pineapple Caper food truck as well as treats from the Lewis Brothers Solar Ice Cream Truck. Artist Donna Tavano provided fun canine impressions from her face painting tent.
Thank you to the generous sponsors who made this event possible: Agway of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists (leads), Brewster Veterinary Hospital, Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod, Derbyfield Kennel, Chatham Dog Club, Nauset Disposal, VCA Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital, Best Life Mobile Vet, W.K.Z. Pet Portraits, The Cape Cod Chronicle, West Barnstable Press, and Beach Beauty Essentials.
Thanks also to the exhibitors who shared their time and answered questions in the breezy barn festooned with decorative lighting. Exhibitors included Agway of Cape Cod, Brewster Veterinary Hospital, Harwich Animal Control, VCA – Pleasant Bay Animal Hospital, Canine Companions, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), Friends of Brewster Dog Park, Animal Rescue League of Boston, Hearts & Paws Comfort Dogs, Derbyfield Kennel, Red’s Pet Pantry, Chatham Dog Club, W.K.Z. Pet Portraits, and Missing Dogs Massachusetts. HCT and The Sampson Fund had tables outside too. Each pup received lots of goodies and giveaways, including a s’wag bag with treats, pet resources, and more!
And finally, thank you to our enthusiastic crew of volunteers who helped make this event possible including the Monomoy High School Key Club and AmeriCorps as well as from HCT and The Sampson Fund. We also appreciate the special arrangement with the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School for event parking.
We hope you and your canine companions had as much fun as we did!
Please enjoy photos of the event at the following links:
Lydia Leclair Photography
HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham
HCT Outreach & Administrative Coordinator Halley Steinmetz