Plan to attend the first Ames Dog Days Expo presented by the Somerset Veterinary Hospital on Saturday, July 27 from 2 - 5 p.m., to support the Ames Animal Shelter. Held at the City of Ames Dog Park, 605 Billy Sunday Road, this event will feature things you need to know for a happier, healthier pet. Plus all dogs are welcome in the City Dog Park during the Expo for a donation to the Ames Animal Shelter. Up-to-date vaccination records will need to be presented for all dogs that do not have current City of Ames Dog Park tags. Admission is free.

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your dog, bring him or her to the Dog Days Expo and enter our contest. Dogs and dog owners interested in participating will be judged in four categories. The categories are cutest small dog (0-22lbs), cutest medium dog (23-55lbs), cutest large dog (56Lbs and up) and happiest dog at the Expo. Judging will begin at 4:00 pm and dogs must be in attendance.

Along with our cutest dog contest and multiple vendors on hand to answer questions, Somerset Veterinary Hospital owner Dr. Charles Felz, will hold informational presentations focused on the health of your animals.

Visit for a complete list of Expo vendors.

The Ames Dog Days Expo is presented by Somerset Veterinary Hospital. It is sponsored by the Ames Tribune, City of Ames and Ames Animal Shelter.