Dogs days of summer in Aspen
IF YOU GO...
What: Dog Day community carnival
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Aspen Animal Shelter, 101 Animal Shelter Road
The second annual Dog Day community carnival kicks off Sunday at the Aspen Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter started the event last summer as a way “to give back to the community,” group board member Bland Nesbit said.
The Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter is a nonprofit organization that works closely with and supports the animal shelter.
This year’s Dog Day carnival will feature live music by local artists DJ Naka G and Dan Sheridan, more than 17 food and drink vendors, two petting zoos, a dunk tank, an Aspen Fire Department engine, raffles with prizes and more.
For the pups, the “B.Y.O.D.” (“Bring Your Own Dog”) event also will have a veterinarian and a dog trainer available for free consultations as well as a dog wash and treats courtesy of Natural Balance dog food.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
And of course there will be many puppies, kittens, older dogs and cats available for adoption, Nesbit said.
Nesbit said that last year’s event “was really well-received,” with approximately 900 people in attendance.
“It was beyond our wildest expectations,” she said.
Nesbit added that she cannot emphasize how crucial the event sponsors are in bringing the free event to fruition.
“Without them, there would be no event,” she said. “Everyone is so willing to participate, we almost had to turn away sponsors.”
Dog Day 2016 boasts more than 30 local sponsors, including Landis Properties, the real estate group that is presenting the event, and EKS Events.
Blazing Adventures will offer free shuttle rides (pets welcome) between the base of the gondola and the animal shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter at 970-544-9247.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Somewhat vanilla on the outside, relying on a heavy dose of the power run, the Basalt High School football team’s offense has always had its share of wrinkles under coach Carl Frerichs. The latest involves the twitchy arm of junior Kade Schneider, who is in his first season as the Longhorns’ QB1.