PHOTOS: Dog Days 2023 at Nature Center

Hundreds of dog lovers visited the New Canaan Nature Center on Sunday for what has grown into one of the community’s favorite annual events. Dog Days New Canaan, sponsored and organized by Pet Pantry Warehouse, was held on a clear, warm day on the grass field next to the Visitors Center. “Absolutely fantastic today,” Ari Jacobson, vice president of Pet Pantry said as hundreds of dog owners leash-walked their four-legged companions through the activity-filled field. “Couldn’t have asked for a better day with the weather. New Canaan Nature Center is hosting us again.

PHOTOS: New Canaan Dog Days Returns

Tongues lolling, scores of leashed dogs gathered in New Canaan on a clear, hot Saturday for a popular canine-focused and -themed celebration put on by an established local business. Pet Pantry’s New Canaan Dog Days was held on the grounds of the New Canaan Nature Center, making its return after two years off due to the pandemic. New Canaan resident Niki Marmarinos said this was her first time coming to Dog Days and that she’d be back next year. 

“It’s beautiful weather,” Marmarinos said as she pushed her two toy poodles, Daisy and Lillybelle, relaxing in a baby carriage through. “A lot of vendors, they’re very cordial and welcoming. A lot of variety here.

Podcast: New Canaan Dog Days

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Adam Jacobson, executive vice president at Pet Pantry Warehouse on Grove Street, about New Canaan Dog Days. The hugely popular celebration of dogs, a fundraiser for rescue groups, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the New Canaan Nature Center. The event features games, competitions, family activities, entertainment and a lot of free swag from premium pet food brands. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0: