Parks and Rec. No, not everybody’s favorite binge watch, as much as we love Poehler and Offerman, but Wells Parks and Recreation, right down the road. There is a park with a pavilion on their property at 412 Branch Road in Wells (Rte 9A), and they are holding “The Dog Days of Summer” there on Friday, July 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. As you’ve already guessed, the dogs in question are not figurative; it is a festival of all things canine, to which families with dogs are happily invited.
Aside from the fun of frolicking with your pup and others, Dog Days of Summer offers a lot more. Available services and sources of information include free nail trimming from Fetch n’ Fun; toys, food, and other pet accoutrements for sale from Coles Corner, Wells Clothing Outfit, Renee’s Pet Gift Shop, and that great bunch of folks at Love Wally, the site we get our doggie goggles from (hey, we’re dog people, got a problem?); not to mention the soothing presence of Emery Santerre, DVM from Wells Dog and Cat Hospital. Best of all, at 6 p.m. those who exercise with their dogs are welcome to join the 5K Dog Walk.
Of course, some of us have not yet entered the new, bigger world that is dog ownership, or have lost a beloved and are currently without a canine companion. Don’t worry. The Animal Welfare Society (46 Holland Rd, Kennebunk) hasn’t forgotten you. Open your heart to the future and go look into adopting one of their fine animals. Dogs will be adoptable from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Asking yourself, why not do both the Dog Days and the brand new friend? Indeed!