Dog Days Adoption Events: Upcoming Events

Dog Days Adoption Events: Upcoming Events: Adoption Events and Fundraisers! Music, great food, & an adoption event!

Dog Days is at it again! 

Thanks to the Madison Beach Hotel & the Cartells for having a free concert on the Grassy Strip in Madison to benefit Dog Days Adoption Events!  It's Thursday, June 26th at sunset (or 7:30)- Come on Down! Jazz, swing, motown, R&B, rock and roll, popular music of all types!!


 Want a great meal -including gluten free options, focaccia, meatballs from the best pizzarias around, and very fancy desserts at a great price ($10)?  Come to the United Churches of Durham on Friday night, June 27th, from 4 to 8:30.  The food will be wonderful, the company spectacular, and the cause- well- pretty amazing!

The ADOPTION EVENT weekend is June 28th and 29th from 11 to 4.  We'll have over 100 dogs and puppies.  Interested adopters are sure to find the perfect size, age, and energy level for their home.  Look at the available dogs online ( and complete an online adoption application prior to the event to save some time.

For the amazing volunteers that make all of this possible:

  • Wednesday at 6:30 - On site registration at the Durham Fairgrounds (use 30 Town House Road in Durham on your GPS, then follow the signs)
  • Thursday at 7:30 - Free concert at the Madison Beach Hotel featuring the Cartells  (use 94 West Wharf Roadnin Madison on your GPS)
  • Friday from 10: Come cuddle with the dogs!  We need dog walkers and huggers to help with the incoming dogs.  We expect them between 10 and 3 at the Durham Fairgrounds.
  •  Friday at 4 (through 8:30): Pawsta Dinner at The United Churches of Christ!!  Conveniently located at 228 Main Street in Durham 
  • Saturday & Sunday: The BIG ADOPTION EVENT at the Durham Fairgrounds

Like food?  How about some tasty pasta & meatballs?  Gluten free- we've got that!  Plus, designer salads, fancy desserts, and great company!  All for $10 per person (and that great feeling of satisfaction that you're helping a shelter dog find a forever home)!

Want to adopt a shelter dog?  Check them out online at, apply to adopt so we can check all your references BEFORE you come to meet your new best friend (s)!

Like to feel good?  Sign up online to sweat it out with the best volunteers this side of the Mississippi (  Come ready to make a difference!

Like music?  Come on down! The Cartells and the Madison Beach Hotel have teamed up to offer a FREE concert on the beach- and they've offered Dog Days the opportunity to collect donations for our upcoming adoption event!  What says "summer" more than music on the beach?!  Thursday, June 26th from 7:30 to 9:00.  Come early to get a great spot for your blanket!

Wonder what we're doing between events?
Here's the post from Facebook on December 27th: 
A call less than a week ago to ask if we could help a pit bull: he bit his caretaker but there were a few who believed he deserved a second chance. Who is going to step in during the holidays to help a dog with a bite record, sitting on a cold kennel floor next to a landfill? Joy Sherman did, she went to visit him to see if he would be a good fit for her household, Owen Greene and Nick Greene visited him with food and treats, Tim Greene went out to buy him a crate and Pam Fox brought him treats and bones to keep him occupied in the pound while we were working on a solution. Suzy Burke ordered a bed for him to sleep on in the pound. More than 112 people shared his story online. One of those was Solntse Bosco who has a dear friend, Alexandra Bassett, who offered to adopt Lobo -- not foster, adopt. Karen Amoia Milano went out and bought Lobo a crate bed, training treats and toys and the Durham Veterinary Hospital got him in for a neuter appointment with less than 12 hours notice. Lori Ann Watson offered to donate money from her calendar sales to help pay for his vet bills and Jeannie Lisak offered to send supplies from NJ. -- Village -- you are an inspiration. Tomorrow the freedom ride pic and tonight Lobo sleeps peacefully at the vet's office, warm, well fed and dreaming of life with Alex! 
We're helping shelter dogs.