3rd Annual Dover Dog Howloween Raises Funds for Pope Memorial Humane Society

Dover Dog Howloween, a community event produced by Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography and the NH Dog Walking Club recently donated $4,495.00 to support Pope Memorial Humane Society (PMHS) as part of their ongoing fundraising effort. The 3rd annual celebration, which took place in October at the Rotary Arts Pavilion at Henry Law Park in Dover, NH attracted over 300 dog owners from Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

“Funds raised from this event will give the animals that depend on us for their care a second chance and the opportunity to find loving forever homes,” said Deborah Shelton, Development Director at PMHS. “The animals need to be spayed/neutered, updated on their vaccinations, and given preventative treatment for heartworm and flea and ticks.”

Money was raised from the sale of sponsorships, including the event’s Best in Show sponsor donation from Friendly Pets as well as participant entry fees, beer garden donations, and dozens of raffle prizes that were donated by local businesses and private citizens.

“This year’s event was a huge success,” said Shelton. “We were happy to see so many pups come to visit our booth including many alumni that are enjoying their new lives. The total raised from this event for the past three years is $9,542.91. The funds have helped over 100 animals get their second chance. We want to thank Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography and the NH Dog Walking Club for their dedication and for choosing to support our organization. We do not receive any federal, state, or municipal funds, we depend on individuals, businesses, grants and events such as this that we are the beneficiary of. We also want to thank all of the sponsors and dedicated volunteers that were an integral part of making this event a success.”

Dover Dog Howloween is a co-production of Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography located in Dover and the NH Dog Walking Club located in Barrington. The owners of the two organizations have a history of community service and giving back.

Sit.Stay.Smile. Pet Photography, creates customized photographs capturing the uniqueness of each pet for a lasting memory. Their community focus has resulted in ongoing donations to local animal shelters. Additionally, they have started a #dogfriendly movement in the Seacoast to support #shoplocal by highlighting businesses that allow dogs to shop with their owners. Sit.Stay.Smile’s. studio is located at 6 Broadway in Dover, NH and online at SitStaySmile.pet.

The NH Dog Walking Club hosts fun and unique events for dogs and their people. Their vision is to build a community of dog owners who are dedicated to the health and wellness of their pets using positive reinforcement techniques and sustainable pet care practices. In addition, they support a NH-based pet non-profit annually through their Charitable Partner’s Program which has donated thousands of dollars over the past few years. For more information, visit NHDogWalkingClub.com.

Next year’s Dover Dog Howloween event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Henry Law Park. For more information, sign up for the organization’s newsletter at DoverDogHowloween.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

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