Dog Days of Summer Festival Raises $7,500 For Local Charities

Annette Babich and Mal Meehan are pleased to announce that the Dog Days of Summer Festival held on the grounds of Inn the Doghouse guesthouse, on September 21st, raised $7,500 for their benefactors; Doggone Happy Animal Rescue, Milton Community Food Pantry and the Milton Historical Society. Each charity received a check for $2,500.

“It was an amazingly successful inaugural event for us” said co-founder Mal Meehan. Doggone Happy Animal Rescue adopted out 12 dogs; the most the rescue has adopted out during any previous adoption event. We held a food drive leading up to the festival for the Milton Community Food Pantry and collected approximately $1,000 worth of groceries; and with help from Aaron Rogers of Pro Exteriors, we also collected an additional $730 through social media for the pantry.

“We would like to thank John Collier and Kristy Rogers of the Town of Milton for their gracious guidance and support of our event. When we brought our idea to them back in March they were immediately on-board” said Annette Babich, co-founder. We would also like to thank the Mayor and Town Council for their support in closing Sand Street. And of course, we would like to thank all our amazing sponsors, hard-working volunteers and generous attendees, it was a great day out and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020.

The Pawnshop Roses

Thanks for having us! We had a great time. A wonderful day with food, drink, music and fun! Annette and Mal treated the bands great and we all had a blast. I hope to be back next year!

Paul Keen – The Pawnshop Roses

Paul’s Kitchen & Cullen-ary Company

Best WiFi in State of DE!

Nina Peery – Paul’s Kitchen & Cullen-ary Company

Carrie Lingo Team

One of the best things I have ever been apart of. I loved every minute of it!  Thank you Annette and Mal for putting in so much work to make this event happen and be so amazing, and thank you Dawn for all that you do for those pups. I have never been more proud of our community.

Shawn McDonnell – Carrie Lingo Team

Walk the Dog Pet Accessories

I really enjoyed being there! Thank you for organizing such a great event!

Edna Huey Perrone – Walk the Dog Pet Accessories

Copy Cat Face Painting

Thank you for starting a tradition of adoption!  Everything was done so professionally and many people commented on how well it was run – kudos!

Catherine Cannon Flaherty – Copy Cat Face Painting

P.U.P.S. Lewes

Congratulations on a wonderful event, Annette and Mal!
P.U.P.S. of Lewes was so happy to be part of it.
Thank you for the opportunity.

Linda Madrid – P.U.P.S. Lewes

We would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our first Dog Days of Summer Festival in Milton.

It was a great success with awesome bands, cute puppies, tasty foods and beers.

We will continue to take donations for our causes. Make a donation of $20 or more and get a free DDOS t-shirt.

See you next year!!!

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