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A special day at the Seashore Trolley Museum

Dog owners, mark your calendars for Seashore Trolley Dog Day, at the Seashore Trolley Museum (195 Log Cabin Rd, Kennebunkport), on Saturday, June 4. The Dog Day is an all-day event, happening rain or shine, and is a great chance to mix and mingle and play with other canines and their companions, amidst the living history of the museum. Some of the goings-on that will be featured: • Blessing of the dogs, by Pastor Jan…

Every Dog Has Its Day

They say that every dog has its day. That will certainly be true when the Portland Sea Dogs play the Hartford Yard Goats at Hadlock Field at 1 p.m. on Sunday the 29th. That’s because, before the game starts, the “Dog of the Day” from Kennebunk’s Animal Welfare Society will be brought onto the baseball diamond and introduced to the crowd, in hopes that one of the people or families in attendance will be inspired…

Competing canines in Scarborough

Do you eagerly await the airing of the Westminster Dog Show each year? Have you ever seen it live?Experience Maine’s own version, at the Southern Maine Coastal Classic, a dog show event presented by the York County Kennel Club of Maine and Vacationland Dog Club Inc., to be held on May 19, 20, 21 and 22, beginning at 8 a.m. each day, at Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St, Scarborough. Each of the four days…
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Paws for a Cause in Yarmouth

Everyone loves our furry friends, and now it’s time to pitch in and help them out, with Paws for a Cause: Pet Food Drive & Storytime Event at Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth (215 Main St.). Donations may be dropped off for the rest of the week of May 2, and the storytime is on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. It’s a great time to support our friends at the Animal Refuge League of…

Coastal Humane Society teaches fostering

Do you love animals and want to learn about fostering cats and kittens? The Coastal Humane Society, in conjunction with the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, is inviting those interested in learning about fostering to a Kitten Shower and Foster Open House, at 190 Pleasant St. in Brunswick, on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As you are probably aware, spring is the season when multitudes of new kittens are born, and unfortunately,…

Portland Trails' 25th anniversary at East End Beach

You may be under the assumption that dogs and cats just don’t get along. Well, in the case of Two Fat Cats and Planet Dog, they do! The two animal-loving businesses have gotten together with Portland Trails, who is sponsoring a fun-filled Pop-Up Puppy Party at the East End Beach, on Friday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. But wait! Before you go down to the beach with your canine(s), stop by Two Fat Cats between…

Screen to stage, cats Included

Don’t you love it when you are vastly entertained, and still helping people or animals? "Kitty Critic Live 2" at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. is going to be one of those times. Kitty Critic exists mainly on the Internet. Treat yourself to a few episodes, and you’ll see a fine balance struck between musicians’ artistry and Daily Show-type satirical humor. Last year, SPACE brought the whole thing…

April vacation? Problem solved

Are you wondering what to get your 7- to 12-year-old involved in over school vacation this month, and you’re both animal lovers? Check out the Animal Welfare Society’s April Vacation Camp! The camp is a week long, April 18 through April 22. It takes place at the AWS’s facility in Kennebunk (46 Holland Rd), making use of a classroom space operated by their Humane Education Program staff. An educator chooses suitable animals from the shelter,…

The early bird gets the worm

Attention all dog walkers: Thursday, March 31 is the last day for "early bird" registration for the 11th annual Paws for a Cause 5K and Dog Walk, taking place in Freeport this fall, Aug. 27. The benefit of being an early bird is that if you’re in time, you will be entered to win either an overnight for two with Maine Huts & Trails, or a $50 LL Bean gift certificate. Pre-cutoff registration for either…

Animal sounds: Maine POPS Concert Band concert helps refuge league

The Maine POPS Concert Band presents “All Creatures Great and Small,” a musical tribute to our furry (and not so furry) animal friends, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Falmouth High School Theater (74 Woodville Rd, Falmouth). The concert will feature favorites like "Peter and the Wolf,” "Jurassic Park,” "The Waltzing Cat," and "All the Pretty Little Horses,” among others. Maine POPS has teamed up with the Animal Refuge League of Greater…
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