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Dakin Announces Seventh Annual Mutts & Mimosas Fundraiser on Sept. 22

WHATELY — Mutts and mimosas will share the spotlight with the Dakin Humane Society’s Humane Awards during the seventh annual Mutts & Mimosas event at Quonquont Farm & Orchard in Whately on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the event, which will be held rain or shine, will be used to care for Dakin’s animals.

Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs on non-retractable leashes to the event, which will begin with the presentation of the Humane Awards. The brief ceremony will honor people nominated for the awards because of their commitment to improving the lives of animals and the people who care about them in the Pioneer Valley region.

Mutts & Mimosas will also feature canine-centric activities like bobbing for apples, dog-training sessions, and dog-walking trails. Vendors will offer services including a canine photo booth, dog massage, and pet caricatures. There will be a raffle for a variety of prizes as well. Event attendees are asked to bring dry or canned cat food to support Dakin’s Pet Food Bank program. 

Mutts & Mimosas will also feature a variety of mimosas to be sampled, as well as live music by Banish Misfortune, a six-member group that plays traditional Irish music.  

Tickets are $60 per person and include a gourmet vegetarian brunch provided by Seth Mias Catering, available for inside or outside dining. Dog admission is complimentary, and an optional dog meal of chicken, gravy, and rice is available for $10. Tickets are available online at dakinhumane.org/mutts-and-mimosas.html.

Sponsors for Mutts & Mimosas include Quonquont Farm, Finck & Perras Insurance, VCA, Forget Me Not Florist, ibby & Eric Photography, Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors, Ramon Financial Services LLC, Elizabeth Collins, and Brian Banks. For more information about sponsorship, to donate an item to the raffle, or to become a sponsor or event volunteer, contact Stacey Price, Dakin’s director of Development & Marketing, at sprice@dakinhumane.org or (413) 781-4000, ext. 121.