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Dog Days of Summer Festival in downtown Kent Ohio

The Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust held its 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer on August 18th in downtown Kent at Hometown Bank Plaza.  Except for a 10 minute shower, it was a beautiful, sunny day and attracted a crowd estimated around 4,000 people and several hundred well behaved dogs.  Highlights of the day included the Eddye & Bill White Strut Your Mutt parade and the Buddy Sessions Top Dog contest which was won by Sheldon Loomis.

Downtown was filled with vendors, veterinarians, adoption groups and food trucks.  Four of the area’s top bands performed, and special guest for the day was WOIO Channel 19 meteorologist Samantha Roberts and her dog, Doppler.  Emcee for the event was the voice of the Kent State Golden Flashes, Jeff Kurtz. 

Dog Days raised more than $14,000 for the Trust to support its mission to aid animal causes in Portage County. Photos from the event, courtesy of EmiLee Hartman, Nicole Cunningham and Ken McGregor.


Dog Days of Summer 2016

2018 Festival Photos

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2017 Festival Photos

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2016 Festival Photos

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