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Kick-off Summer with a Canine Carnival

Ahhhh….   The dog days of summer….    If you’re near Norfolk, CT on Saturday, June 9, why not kick-off summer with a canine carnival?  The Stepping Stones Museum for Children is hosting BooZoo’s Canine Carnival and Dog Walk where play and learning go hand-in-paw.  Enjoy carnival games for families and doggies.  Enter your mutt to win The Fastest Tail Wagger contest.


  • Carnival games for families
    and doggies
  • Face painting and balloon art
  • Mutt-i-grees® class
  • Meet-and-greet with BooZoo
  • Canine Cinema
  • Read to a dog
  • Meet-and-greet working dogs
  • Meet-and-greet Rick Caran’s
    performing dog artists from
    Team Jilli

Crazy Canine Contest

11:30 am – noon  Enter your dog to win.

  • Best Dressed
  • Dog and Owner Look-alike
  • Fastest Tail Wagger
  • Fluffiest
  • Best Mystery Mutt
  • Best Smile
  • Best Ears
  • Walks with Attitude

Don’t miss the outstanding performances planned.  Bill Berloni and his Theatrical Animals will be featured at 1:00.  At 3:00, catch Rick Caran and his performing dogs “Team Jilli.”  Jilli, the world’s only poker-playing dog, was rescued 9 years ago when found dirty, hungry, and abandoned on the street.  Now she is the proud Goodwill Ambassador for the Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue.

All activities and performances are free with museum admission.  Proceeds will go to early childhood initiatives.

How is your community helping you kick-off summer with a canine carnival?




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