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Dog Days of Summer Festival in downtown Kent Ohio

On August 19th, the Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust held the 3rd annual Dog Days of Summer in downtown Kent on N. Water St. and the Hometown Plaza. After early morning thundershowers, the skies cleared and the temperatures moderated for a beautiful late summer day. More than 200 dogs and nearly 3,000 people attended the event, which included the Eddye and Bill White Strut Your Mutt Parade, Top Dog Contest, Owner-Dog Look-Like Contest and the Biggest and Smallest Dog Contest.

The day also featured area bands The Dirty Shirleys, Fallout, FOG and the Bluestones. Food was available thru Roll Call and The Brimfield Lions food trucks and Thirsty Dog Beer was on tap. There were more than 30 booths, including veterinarians, dog product vendors, pet adoptions, information, free spray tattoos for people and dogs and special dog treats from Handel’s Ice Cream and Popped.

In addition to a day of family fun, the event also raised over $19,000 that will go to support the Trust’s causes – humane animal rescues and Paws-In-Motion, a program that feeds dogs and cats of elderly residents in the Meals-in-Motion program.

Dog Days of Summer 2016

2017 Festival Photos

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2016 Festival Photos

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Funding for Dog Days comes from the generosity of the following sponsors:

$1,000 – Leader of the Pack

Burbick Foundation


Eddye and
Bill White

Brimfield Insurance Group

$500 – Great Dane

Memorial Animal Hospital
Allen Aircraft

Record Courier
Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

Healing Strides


            David & Janet Dix

Hometown Bank

$250 – Beagle


The Hartman

Tree City Coffee

Stone Hill Farm


Adam Hamilton

Diamond Title Company


Art Armory

$100 – Chihuahua

Belli & Streit Orthodontics

Evelyn Dickerson Hair Design

Hall Green Agency

Rise & Shine Cafe

Mayor Jerry & Sue Fiala

Flynn’s Tire

Kent Cheesemonger

McKay Bricker Framing

PC Surgeons

Campus Wine Cellar

202 Investment Group

R.W. Martin & Sons

Thanks to our 2017 Top Dog Contest Sponsors

Evelyn Dickerson Hair Design
Davey Tree
Ben & Candace Curtis
Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital
The Zephyr Pub
Herb & Paula Page
Memorial Animal Hospital
Tavern at Twin lakes