June 14, 2024
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Dog days of summer cruise to benefit the SPCA

Dog Days of Summer 2014Summer has begun and it’s about to go to the dogs! Take your dog out on the water and support the Anne Arundel County SPCA on a Harbor Queen cruise of Annapolis. The 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cruise is coming up on Thursday, June 12th. Local pet friendly business Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® has teamed up with the AACSPCA to plan a doggone fun evening fundraiser on the water for dogs and their humans. The Dog Days of Summer Cruise is open to the public.

This won’t be the first time Harbor Queen goes to the dogs; the vessel is pet-friendly every day and dogs always cruise free. As featured in National Geographic’s The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel, Harbor Queen is an Annapolis icon; she offers an open air lower deck and fully open top deck so pups can enjoy the wind blowing through their hair. Hot dogs can cool off in baby pools on the top deck. Guests will enjoy food from Graul’s Market, music, games, a silent auction and a full cash bar. Special refreshments will be served for Fido. The party starts dockside at 6:00 p.m. and Queen will depart at 6:30 p.m. for a one-hour cruise around the Annapolis Harbor.

“We’re proud to contribute to Annapolis’ reputation as one of the most pet friendly cities. Harbor Queen is one of our most accommodating vessels for dogs,” says Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark. “Last year’s Dog Days of Summer Cruise drew lots of attention as dozens of dogs and their owners made their way around City Dock. It’s going to be another fun night for the dogs – and people – of Annapolis.”

Development and Programs Manager for the AACSPCA Rita Melvin says, “The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is excited to be partnering with Watermark for this doggone good time aboard the Harbor Queen! We have known for ages that Annapolis is the pet friendliest city around and it is time everyone else knew as well!”

Tickets for the cruise are $30/Adults, $15/Children 3-11, Free 2 & Under. Half of ticket proceeds will be donated to the AACSPCA. Friendly on-leash dogs welcome. Dogs cruise free! Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at cruisesonthebay.com. The Dog Days of Summer Cruise is Thursday, June 12th from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. and departs from Annapolis City Dock. Guests will check-in at Watermark’s ticket booth under the red umbrella.

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