Four Paws in Action 2016

"A Billerica Dog Day Tradition"

Sunday, September 18, 2016

10:00am – 3:00pm

Behind Billerica Memorial High School
(10 Good Street, Billerica, MA  01821)

As new information becomes available, we will update this page.
Updated: September 12, 2016


Visit the Booths and Watch the Wood Carver

Open Arena Doggie Social

Scavenger Hunt.  Kids 12 and under.

Dedication. State Representative Marc Lombardo will read the citation from the Massachusetts State Legislature dedicating Four Paws in Action 2016 to celebrate the tenth year of Four Paws in Action.

Scavenger Hunt.  Kids 12 and under.

Flying High Frisbee Dogs Show
Mike Piazza

Billerica Police Department K-9 Unit Demonstration

Kanine Kostume Pawrade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Biggest Dog: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Smallest Dog: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Hula Hoop Musical Chairs: 1st place
Special Surprise Award: 1st place

Contest and Event Rules

1.       All Events and Contests are Free.

2.       Registration will start at 10:00 am.  All handlers and dogs must register.  All dogs over 6 months must be wearing current license or show rabies certificate.  Dogs will be given an identification ribbon, and the handlers will be given a badge with a number.

3.       One handler per dog.

4.       Gift bags for the first 50 handlers that register for the contest

5.       All handlers going into the arena for contests must be wearing a Four Paws in Action badge.

6.       All dogs must be sociable and on a leash.  To maintain a fun filled event, the committee reserves the right to eject any unruly dogs and handlers.

7.       Bowls of water have been placed around the arena for the dogs.

8.       Clean up after your dog.  Plastic bags are available at the registration table.

9.       Please remain outside the arena during the demonstrations.

10.   Winners may pick up their certificates at the registration table.

11.   Get ready to have fun.  Cheer for your favorite dog.  Get out your camera.

Contest Judges
  • Carol Bertolucci Yankee Doodle Homecoming Committee
  • Dianne Bone Professional Volunteer
  • Pat Flemming Barkingham Palace & Purr-fect Palace
  • Karen Lachapelle Rub My Belly
  • Doris Pearson Enterprise Bank

Arena Announcer
  • Shirley Holdman. Founder of Four Paws in Action & Author, The Adventures of Giggles and Owen
  • Cosmo Cavicchio: BATV


  • Curtis Knight

Thank You to our Sponsors

  • BATV –
  • Billerica Recreation Department –
  • Blue Dog Bakery –
  • Bring Fido . com –
  • Especially for Pets –
  • KONG Company –
  • PAREXEL International -
  • Party Lab –
  • Pet Supplies Plus. 700 Boston Road, Billerica.
  • Yankee Doodle Homecoming –


Amanda Guarnera Homemade Dog Treats

Billerica Adventure Series
Teaching book series with Giggles and Owen
Billerica MA

Billerica Dog Park
A safe place for them to run, play and socialize with other dogs
Billerica MA

Billerica Emergency Management Agency
Billerica, MA

Billerica Garden Club
Telling of poisonous plants for animals
Billerica MA

Boy Scout Troop #55
It’s for the Boys
Billerica MA

Creature Connections
Creatively connecting you and your creature in a positive way to co-habitate peacefully
Billerica MA

Girl Scouts Troop #65013
Join Scouting
Billerica MA

House Rabbit Network
Rabbit education and adoption
Woburn MA

Lowell Humane Society
Providing shelter & preventing cruelty to animals
Lowell MA

New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue
Rescue program
Westford MA

Operation Delta Dog
Rescues homeless dogs and trains them as service dogs for veterans
Chelmsford MA

Peace of Mind Pet Care
Dog walking and sitting

Pet Wants
Promoting healthy all natural dog food

Pine Tree Studios
Robin Edward Trudel

Rub My Belly
Pet Reiki and Massage
Lowell MA

Winnie Wear
Dog & cat collars and leashes
Billerica MA

For more info

    Shirley Holdman

Billerica Dog Park,
Sep 12, 2016, 4:27 PM