It Takes a Village Animal Rescue plans community event

MUSCATINE, Iowa–Ever since they first opened in March, It Takes a Village Animal Rescue knew they wanted to engage with the community this summer through a fun and informative event. Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will host The Village Dog Days of Summer Fest Presented by Wolfe Contracting in Weed Park, to introduce people to their mission and show them, and their furry friends, a good time.

The Dog Days of Summer Fest will feature many enjoyable activities for pets and their people, including five minute obedience tips led by Marbany Kennels, a pet photo booth, a book signing with vet and author “Dr. Ninja,” and puppy yoga classes. At a cost, people can also buy lunch, have their dog microchipped, and get their dog’s nails cut. To cover the cost of rescuing animals from across the Midwest and to host more community outreach events, It Takes a Village will also have a variety of merchandise on sale. They will have a raffle as well, featuring many items appealing to pet owners.

With the Dog Days of Summer Fest coming up in less than a month, It Takes a Village founder Meaghan Koehler looks forward to meeting many people interested in learning more about the organization (which helps rescue animals that shelters do not have space for, finds them forever homes, and provides information about caring for pets) and getting to know more area dog owners. “The part we are most looking forward to is the opportunity to meet our supporters and their furry family members!” she said with glee.

As summer winds down, Koehler encourages dog owners (and those who just enjoy animals) to enjoy another afternoon of outdoor fun by joining in the Dog Days of Summer Fest. “This will be a great opportunity to show off your pooch and enjoy some dog-friendly fun!” she stressed. “Who doesn’t love activities and events that welcome our dogs?!”