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Walk 'n Wag Dog Event - Sept. 21, 2008

August 27th, 2008, 09:32 AM

The 2008 Walk ‘n Wag to be held on September 21, 2008 is an event that is fun for both dog and human alike!. It’s been labeled “the doggie version of a day at the carnival”. And what’s best, it all benefits the homeless pets that Second Chance Animal Shelter in East Brookfield, MA helps.

This is an event for animal lovers that really draws a crowd! Animal lovers come to enjoy the canine demonstrations, educational booths, compete in the doggie contests, auction/raffles, food, the “doggie boutique” loaded with lots of great stuff for both pet and human alike, a fabulous chicken barbecue (advance tickets required) - and more food, fun, and entertainment.

And the most important part of the day that can help homeless pets is for you to walk! Enjoy a wonderful leisurely walk on the trail. Your walking will help those that can’t speak for themselves. A chance to stand up for those that need us the most - our homeless pets. You can walk with, or without, a pet. Well behaved dogs are welcome to come enjoy the day. Get pledges for your walk and you can even earn prizes. The more you raise, the more thank you prizes for you too!

This is the 9th annual event sponsored by Second Chance Animal Shelter. All proceeds from the event go directly to help Second Chance provide a second chance for homeless pets - and you CAN make a difference. Best yet, you can get started right now by going to and registering - it’s FREE! You can even create your own webpage, add your favorite pictures and raise funds through your webpage.

This event is located at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club on 24 Hamilton Road in Sturbridge, MA. These beautiful grounds include lots of areas for the dogs to enjoy and take their humans with them. But remember, you don’t need a pet to enjoy the fun! Get a chance to chat with other animal lovers and at the same time raise needed funds for the shelter.

The fun things expected at this event are: Canine Good Citizenship (C.G.C), Photography, Chicken BBQ (advanced tickets required), Agility Demo, Rally Demo, Police K-9 Demos, Doggie Contests, Face Painting, Reiki, Microchipping, Pet Massages, Raffles/Silent Auction, and the famous Doggie Boutique

The Walk ‘n Wag also retrieves vendors from the animal world that you can visit and see what’s new and different for your favorite furry companions. There are educational booths where you can learn about disaster preparedness, get your pets photo taken, compete in the doggie contests, and so much more!

About Second Chance Animal Shelter
Second Chance is a no-kill animal shelter located in East Brookfield, MA. Second Chance helps thousands of pets each year through adoption, low cost spay/neuter, and other programs. Caring for these homeless pets and providing desperately needed services is expensive. The need for services in the area and beyond continues to grow each year. The shelter does not receive any funding from government sources and therefore relies on donations to do the work of helping homeless pets.

Second Chance has received national awards for it’s outstanding work. Second Chance received the 2007 Pedigree Best Rescue Story Award, was a 2008 top 20 finalist in their national makeover competition, and won the Zootoo Special Recognition Award for Spay/Neuter Outreach. But Second Chance doesn’t do it for those rewards, they do their outstanding work for the countless pets that are helped each year through adoption and the various programs including spay/neuter, educational outreach, and more.

Every step you take in this walk is one step closer to saving more lives!

Details, details -

Date: September, 21, 2008

Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 10:30, walk begins at 12:15.
Special Reunion photograph for Second Chance adoptees at 11:45

Where: Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, MA

Information: You can also log on to here to set up your own webpage for fundraising!

It is free to come down and enjoy the fun. To walk with, or without, your dog or to form a team please go to for details and directions. You can make your own website to collect donations and/or download sponsor forms. If you need any other info, please contact the shelter at (508) 867-5525 or email

Come on down and have a tail waggin’ good time and make a difference for homeless pets!