The Agway of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Paw Palooza dog festival. Originally scheduled for August 1 and 2 of this year, we expect to bring back what has become the Northeast’s biggest pet fest during the summer of 2021.
As disappointing as it is to cancel this outing that thousands of residents, visitors and dogs have come to look forward to, the safety of our community and our team has to come first.
Many of our sponsors and vendors are local small businesses like our own. While postponing the event means businesses will be missing out on an opportunity for additional revenue, it also is prudent of us as responsible business owners to acknowledge that sponsoring an event like this is an extra expense when businesses need to be focused on the essentials.
In addition to being a weekend of celebrating our love of dogs, Paw Palooza also raises important funds for our local animal shelters. The Agway Foundation has donated more than $100,000 to the Animal Rescue League and the MSPCA as a result of the festival over the past few years. We encourage all of you to continue supporting these organizations in any way you can during these difficult times.
Paw Palooza is one of the great highlights for our team at Agway who spend months planning this event. As heartbreaking as this is to all of us, we fully expect to return next summer with Paw Palooza 2021. We’ll share dates and more news as it becomes available, be sure to follow us on Instagram @PawPaloozaCapeCod.
Until then, we wish you and your furry family members well!
Jessica Wile Thomas & Joshua Wile
Co-Owners, Agway of Cape Cod
Founders, Agway of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation