Valentine’s Buffet 
Sunday, February 9 from 11:00am-2:00pm in Newton
Show your pooch how much you care by bringing him in to sample delicious foods on our Valentine’s Day spread. He will surely feel your Valentine love while enjoying our buffet!

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Paint for a Cause to Benefit Buddy Dog Humane Society

Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00-8:00pm in Wayland
Join us as Jen Niles Art leads a class in creating a dog or cat painting on an 11" x 14" canvas. Craft paints, brushes and canvases will be provided. Smocks are recommended! This is sure to be a fun time and no artistic background needed, just a good sense of humor! Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 9. The fee is $35 of which 50% will be donated to Buddy Dog Humane Society.Find out more at or

Valentine’s Kisses

Thursday, February 13 from 11:00am-2:00pm in Canton
Everyone needs a kiss today! Get your free Valentine’s Day kiss from our favorite golden retriever, Chaser.

Valentine’s Goodies

Friday, February 14 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Westborough
Let us show your pet some love today! Stop in for a visit and your cat or dog will go home with a goody bag (no purchase necessary).

Valentine’s Buffet
Saturday, February 15 from Noon-3:00pm in Canton
Your canine will love sampling goodies on our Valentine’s Day buffet including delicious foods, freeze dried delights, cookies, and more!

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Partners in Crime: Meet K-9 Cesh & Handler Officer Stone

Saturday, February 22 from Noon-2:00pm in Medway
Meet K-9 Cesh, a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix certified in Patrol Duty with partner, Officer Matt Stone of Holliston Police Department. Officer Stone will sign MA Vest-a-Dog's 2014 calendars and offer a police dog demonstration. Also, meet volunteers from Friends of Holliston Police K-9. (February photo in the 2014 MA Vest-a-Dog calendar taken by Jonathan Kozowyk.)

Thinking of adopting a furry friend to cuddle with this winter? Stop in on one of our Adoption Days.

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Saturday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 11:30am to 3:00pm in Wayland
Saturday, February 15 from 11:30am to 3:00pm in Sudbury
Dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats, this no-kill cat shelter is operated entirely by volunteers. All of their rescued cats and kittens are lap-raised in a nurturing environment and adopted into compatible life-long homes. They are committed to ensuring that their cats and kittens are placed into loving homes. Today, you are invited to meet some adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever home.

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Sunday, February 9 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Medway

Sunday, February 9 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Wayland
Sunday, February 22 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Newton
Sunday, March 9 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Sudbury
Underdog ResQ is a 501(c)(3) equal opportunity dog rescue that saves good dogs from bad situations regardless of breed and age. They are the recipient of our nail clipping donations for the first quarter of 2014. Their priority is to help dogs in high kill shelters, as well as animal control agencies and animal hospitals without adoption programs.  They also provide assistance to humane societies that have limited resources or just have a tough time placing certain dogs; including dogs that become extremely depressed in a shelter atmosphere. Each dog gets proper veterinary care, training and temporary family to keep him safe. Meet some dogs and their volunteers today!

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Saturday, February 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Newton
Meet volunteers from the Cat Connection, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to control the local feral cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain (TNRM) programs and to facilitate the adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens into responsible permanent homes.

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Saturday, February 15 from Noon to 3:00pm in Wayland
Meet Stu and his dog Brutus who are ambassadors for this non-profit rescue organization located in Hopkinton. Greyhound Friends is dedicated to saving race track greyhounds and placing them in responsible, loving homes.


Coming in March…

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Saturday, March 1 from 2:00-5:00pm in Sudbury

Meet volunteer Puppy Raisers and see if your family has what it takes to take an active part in changing the life of a disabled person for the better. Puppy Raisers provide a safe and loving home to assistance dogs for the first 18 months of their lives. They also take them to obedience classes, offer them a healthy diet and socialization opportunities, and give them lots of love! Ultimately these puppies will learn how to retrieve items from the floor, turn light switches on and off, open and close drawers, and pull a wheelchair. Pre-registration is not required for this free event. For questions or more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CCI is a nationwide, non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness. Each hour spent caring for a CCI puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog. The CCI Puppy Raising Program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist CCI with its very important mission. For general information about CCI, visit their website at