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It’s a “Summer Series of Friday Nights” at Old Dominion Humane Society from May through August. From the first Friday to the fourth Friday. Families can make a date to be at ODHS to participate in wholesome fun and make memories with sweet, adoptable puppies. The events include:  First Friday: “Puppy Playground,” where guests can visit the puppies that will be playing on slides, dog tunnels and little houses. People can watch the pups get their energy out while playing on all types of fun, kiddie toys.  Second Friday: “Puppy Luau” with a swimming pool all ready for the puppies to doggie paddle and cool off. The dogs will be ready to kick back and relax with music by the pool. Guests should be ready to wade in, too, and enjoy some cool, refreshing fun with the rescue dogs.  Third Friday: “Puppies and Popsicles,” where guests can get a favorite flavor refreshment from an ice cream truck that will be on hand. Popsicles will be supplied for the puppies to help them cool off, too!  Fourth Friday: “Puppies and Painting” is available for guests’ own dogs or some fun painting projects with the puppies at Old Dominion. Supplies will be provided. This is a fun activity for guests and the dogs to bring out their inner artist and create masterpieces.  ***Costume Party only on Friday May 31, where guests will view the latest styles the puppies will feature. It will be like a red-carpet runway when puppies bask in the limelight and show off their favorite dog clothes and accessories. “Families can spend time with puppies and other adoptable dogs during Old Dominion’s ‘Summer Series of Friday Nights’, and they’ll be able to enjoy parties, painting and popsicles,” said Chrissy Blake, founder of ODHS. “It’s a great way to start a family tradition and spend time with the cutest puppies. This is an opportunity for people to have fun while helping ODHS in its mission to provide permanent homes for animals in need.” ODHS is located at 3602 Lafayette Boulevard in Fredericksburg. Adoption events are Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m., Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. Applications in advance are preferred and take priority over walk-ins. For more information about the dogs available for adoption and adoption applications, as well as upcoming events, volunteering, fostering and donating items, visit

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Weekly on Friday

May 03, 2024 through May 31, 2024

6:00PM - 7:30PM


Old Dominion Humane Society - 3602 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408 3602 Lafayette Boulevard Fredericksburg 22408 VA US

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$10 per family or canned dog food

All Ages Family Activities in Fredericksburg family friendly