Dog Days in Downtown Williamston

CREATED Jul 3, 2013

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  • Photo Courtesy: Susan Booth

WILLIAMSTON--You and your pets will have lots of fun with at 'Dog Days in Downtown Williamston' hosted by the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce from August 1-2. 

Activities on Thursday, August 1, include:

Williamston’s Deputy Dog Contest - Dogs must live in the Williamston area and each owner must complete an application.  For an application with more details, times, location, etc., contact 517-655-2998, e-mail or go to "events" on  The first 15 entries will get a complimentary goody bag!  Winner will be determined by story, presence, and behavior.  


Ingham County Animal Shelter Drive - Collecting donations for the animal shelter on Thursday, August 1, from 4-8 pm, and Friday, August 2, from 4-8 pm at Old Mill Park, across from McCormick Park, near the river.  They will be collecting towels, blankets, treats, food, toys, leashes, collars, kitty litter, scoops, pet bowls, newspapers, office supplies, garbage bags, zip ties, duct tape, doghouses, dog crates, pet beds, and laundry detergent.  Questions, 517-740-6319.


Free concert in the band shell in McCormick Park at 7 pm, featuring Steve “Elvis” Hunt, an Elvis Tribute.


Activities on Friday, August 2, include:


“Ugly Dog” Contest - There are 10 different categories for dogs to enter - best costume; best trick; longest ears; least behaved; looks most like owner; longest tail; most friendly; shortest dog; tallest dog, and ugliest dog.  First registered category is $5 and each additional category is $2.  The event is in a NEW LOCATION with grass and shade at Wood & Sons Corn Bin, 164 W. Grand River, Williamston.  Registration is 4:30–5:30 pm with judging from 5:30-7:15 pm. This event is sponsored by Delta Rho Chapter of ESA with all proceeds being donated to Paws With A Cause.  Questions, 517-282-9814


Pet Parade at 7:30 pm in McCormick Park, meet in front of the band shell.  Pets and their owners will parade around the walk path.  Parade watchers, put your lawn chairs/blankets along the parade route and enjoy!


Other activities on Friday include: animal shelter drive, photo buttons with your dog, pet bling, organic homemade pet treats, rescue groups, protecting wolves group, veterinarians, water bowls and dog pools around town, popcorn at the main four corners, and much more.


For more information and a schedule of events, contact
517-655-2998 or 517-655-1549,, or