Chestnut Hill hosts inaugural summer dog festival [gallery]

Chestnut Hill hosted the first-ever ‘Dog days of summer’ event on Sunday.

From noon to 4 p.m. the area around Germantown and Highland avenues hosted local animal rescues including PAWS, Philadoptables, Finding Shelter, Blind Dog Rescue, New Leash on Life and Brenda’s Cat Rescue.

Family-friendly activities included face painting, crafts, bandanna-making, cartoon-drawing and time with pet trainers, paw readers, caricaturists and more. 

Pet vendors and pet health providers were also on-hand, while select restaurants held ‘yappy hour’ specials in the afternoon and evening. 

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