The Third Annual Dog Walk-A-Thon to benefit the future construction of a dog park in Mattapoisett will take place on Saturday, August 25from 8 am – noon, rain or shine. Hosted by Freemin Bauer of Mattapoisett, the walk begins at the Center School parking lot. You may select either the half-mile route or one-mile route around scenic and historic Mattapoisett village. Water stations and clean up bags will be provided.
New this year is a contest for one of the following categories: dog and owner look-a-like; best trick; and cutest dog. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.
To walk one or two dogs, the donation requested is $20, which includes a t-shirt. To participate without a dog the donation is $10. T-shirts will be available for $5.00.
Maximize number of dogs per human walker is 2. All dogs must be leashed at all times and humans must pick-up after dogs. Retractable leashes are not allowed.
Skateboards, roller blades, and similar recreational items are not allowed with walkers and dogs.
The goal this year is to reach $10,000 towards a dog park to be located in Mattapoisett. Bauer also plans to apply for grant money from the Stanton Foundation if the goal is reached.