Festival for the four-legged descends on Belfast’s Steamboat Landing

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:00pm

    BELFAST — Steamboat Landing was awash in wagging tails Saturday as P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center hosted the Canine Games and Family Festival.

    Though the P.A.W.S. facility is located in Camden, Belfast’s picturesque waterfront was deemed the perfect location for a doggy deluge.

    The free festival offered dog games, an agility course and show, contests, vendors, and fun activities for the many children in attendance.

    Also in attendance was the unmistakable Petey the PAWS dog, who led much of the crowd in a parade around the landing.

    P.A.W.S. volunteer coordinator Paula Horton said the event had been a great one.

    “There [have been] a lot of people that came out with their dogs, which we love, and there is the agility course so people can show them off a little bit,” she said.

    “There has been a great turnout for other organizations,” she said of the different booths set up around the taped-off agility course.

    One organization present, Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, brought childrens activities to the festival, while the Waldo County Food Pantry sold hand crafted items. Foster’s Family Pet Store also brought their wares to the waterfront festival.

    Horton, who has been volunteering with P.A.W.S. for two years, said she’s loved every minute of it.

    “It’s just a great organization, the people at P.A.W.S. really care about the animals. Our job is to care for them as well as we can while they’re with us,” she said.

    For information about animals currently up for adoption at P.A.W.S., visit their website.

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    Erica Thoms can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com