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Started by a passionate dog mom, Pooch-A-Palooza is a two-day outdoor event that celebrates the relationship between dogs and their owners. Pups can relax at the Pampering Spa, where groomers perform spa treatments and a rest area provides the perfect spot for a nap. Families can also walk their four-legged friends over to the Pooch Pavilion to watch trained dogs complete obstacle courses and other tricks. If they get tired of watching their pals show off, sign them up for contests such as Best Talent or Most Unique Bark. As a family-friendly event, the entertainment isn't just for dogs: there are food trucks alongside a vendor marketplace, live music, and a kids' area with inflatables, face-painting, and a rock wall. The festival raises money for PAWS New England, a local rescue organization that places neglected dogs in safe homes. PAWS will host an onsite adoption booth at the festival to help find homes for some of their furry pet friends.