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New Canaan Dog Days 2019

  • Pet Pantry New Canaan 21 Grove St. New Canaan, CT 06840 united states (map)

The 10th annual New Canaan Dog Days presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse will be hosted at the New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge ( on Saturday, May 4.

This year, the New Canaan Dog Days event is kicking off with a fundraising Pet Pantry Paws Walk through the Nature Center trails beginning at 10:00 am. Participants are required to register for the Paws Walk and a $20 fee will benefit both Adopt-a-Dog and the New Canaan Nature Center. Registration Link


Following the Paws Walk, there will be demonstrations, lectures, and meet-and-greets beginning at noon. The New Canaan Police Department Canine Unit; New Canaan Nature Center Wildlife; professional dog trainers, dog behaviorists, and veterinarians will be in attendance to educate and entertain attendees. This year's event is a celebration of dogs and will feature a marketplace filled with quality food, treats, toys, arts, crafts, and local services.

Activities & Special Event Features:

· The Doggie Fun Zone, last year’s runaway hit, is a lure motivated obstacle course.

· The Fur-tastic K9s from Texas is a performance and stunt team that will give two performances and teach a trick workshop. Participants will learn how to transform their dog into a "trick star" (

· An animal communicator will be on site for pet psychic sessions by appointment.

· The new Radar Run will clock the speed of the dog using an official police department radar gun. The fastest dog will receive a gift certificate and a speeding citation.

· A kid zone with a face painter, caricature artist, and a bouncy house.

· A dog spa where attendees can watch a “Doodle” get groomed and learn how to properly brush and maintain their dog while consulting with grooming product experts to find the best products for their dog.

· The Pet Pantry Warehouse Bone Bar with tuxedo-clad Bark Tenders. Event attendees can get the top of the line treats, chews and cookies for their dogs.

· A family scavenger hunt. Participants can join forces and work together to solve clues and complete the hunt. Anyone that solves all of the clues can select a reward from a prize-filled table packed with pet toys and supplies.

· A rescue village with area rescue groups available to discuss adoptions.

· New Canaan's Top Dog Model Search with Canada Pooch

Pet portraits with Venture Photography Greenwich

Sponsors include local pet food company, Earth Animal ( Our media sponsor is New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton Magazine - Moffly Media

Join us for Yappy Hour at the Gates Restaurant on Tuesday, April 23, from 5p-7p. Gates Restaurant has been a local New Canaan institution since 1979 and was renovated in 2016. The venue remains family-friendly, affordably priced and offers great tasting food with a new salad bar and Chef Luis Lopez heading up the kitchen. The thriving Tavern Bar features Trivia every Wednesday and live music Saturdays.



About Adopt-a-Dog
Adopt-A-Dog is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission has been to Save, Socialize and Secure Loving Homes for Unwanted or Abandoned Dogs and Cats. Adopt-A-Dog has been serving the tri-state area and beyond for over three decades.

About the New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan Nature Center ( is a non-profit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut. The 40-acre center is located at 144 Oenoke Ridge, Route 124 and features a botanical garden, arboretum and nature preserve. The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to respect, protect, and enjoy the world of nature.

About Pet Pantry Warehouse
The history of the Pet Pantry Warehouse began in 1945 with World War II Army Air Forces servicemen, Mort Davis, and Jac Cohen. The pair formed their alliance over a British puppy adopted by Davis while stationed in wartime England. After accomplishing a stateside transfer for the lucky pup, the two remained friends, joining forces in the pet food business. Davis passed away in the late ‘60s, but Cohen soldiered on with their enterprise through 1995, when the business was purchased by Barry Jacobson and his sons Adam and Ari, who run the business today. When the business was re-conceived in 1995, the large warehouse space which was home to the original Pet Pantry was converted into a more modern shopping experience and a new business model was born. The success of the reformatted business paved the way for additional locations. Today these locations include Rye, Larchmont, and Scarsdale in Westchester County (New York) and New Canaan, Wilton, Greenwich, and Fairfield in Fairfield County (Connecticut). #ppwpet @ppwpet

Earlier Event: October 28
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Later Event: September 29
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