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Summer and Burlington is the perfect place for you and your pup to enjoy the warm weather and summer breezes.


Paws for a Great Cause

Join the Humane Society of Chittenden County for its 28th Annual Walk for the Animals & 5K Doggie Fun Run, which runs through Tuesday, June 11. This year, the event is virtual, and you can share your images on social media by tagging them at #HSCCTVirtual or by emailing photos to [email protected].

The HSCC will award all fundraisers with a commemorative event t-shirt and doggie bandana, and 5K runners will receive a commemorative event medal.

Furry Friends Make a Splash

On the docks of the beautiful Burlington waterfront, with its spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, the dog- friendly Splash at the Boathouse is the ideal place to enjoy a drink and light bites along with your furry friend. The Boathouse offers a full bar and a takeout window where you’ll find grab-and-go snacks and ice cream treats! Splash at the Boathouse is open daily from 11am through sunset. Visit to learn more. 


Doggies on the Block

Want to socialize your dog outside the dog park? ArtsRiot Distillery presents a dog-friendly block party every Friday night from May 27 through the end of September.

The ArtsRiot Truck Stop runs from 4:30pm to 9pm and features the finest food trucks in
the area, plus a limited and rotating run of the distillery’s signature canned cocktails.

Bring your bow-wow and swap dog stories with your neighbors while you sample great food truck fare and delicious drinks. Go to for more info.


Woof-Woof Workout

Has the winter caused your pup to gain a few pounds? Do they long to be someplace they can run and romp to their heart’s content? Fetch the Leash dog gym has the answer.

Fetch the Leash dog gym is fully stocked with toys and exercise equipment guaranteed to get your dog energized. Your pup can play solo, or you can invite up to two of your dog’s best buds to join in for a playdate.

Fetch the Leash also offers day training, where you can drop your dog off for lessons, along with in-person private and group classes, and a puppy camp with several different skill levels.

All of the gym’s services are by appointment only. Visit to book a session or to learn what they can do for your dog. 

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