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Dog Days of Summer event in Salem Raises Money for Canine Recreation

Max and Joice Himawan

Salem Play Areas for Canine Exercise (SPACE) presents its second annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 20, on Commercial Street, in Salem. The free, family- and pet-oriented event raises money to support the Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park and a planned sheltered pavilion with permanent seats.

“We want to continue the beautification of our park and promote more play areas for canine exercise in order to maintain an enjoyable space for both dogs and their owners,” says SPACE President Sarah Gagnon. “One way we do that is with this fun, free event that everyone can enjoy with their family and dogs.”

Dog Days of Summer features pet-friendly vendor booths, an agility course with tryouts, live entertainment, raffles and food.

Cost: Free. Location: Commercial St., Salem. For more information, call 978-884- 9878, visit or email [email protected].