DOVER -- The Norma Johnson Center will be hosting a fundraising event called "Dog Days" on Saturday Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

They invite area canine owners to bring their pets out and take a hike. Upon arrival in the parking lot, by the restroom on Conservation Drive, a flea and tick dipping station will be set up in cooperation with Petz Place. A $5 donation will be accepted to treat your canine pal for the fall. Guests are encouraged to hike the trail to the Wetland where you will pass Pawsitively Scrumptious which will be selling dog treats, pay the toll to pass over the boardwalk and arrive at the wetland where free doggy ice cream supplied by Nature's Variety will be available while supplies last. Ice cream from Miller's Creamery and other miscellaneous items will also be on sale for the pet owners. Tickets can also be purchased for our door prize raffle which includes various items from local businesses. All proceeds will be handled by the Norma Johnson Center foundation board and support the NJC mission.

There is no charge but donations will be accepted for different activities. All dogs must remain on their leash during this event. The event will be cancelled if it rains. The Norma Johnson Center is located on Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. Questions about the event can be answered by calling the NJC director, Marsha Zoller, at 330-339-7976, ext. 207 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.