It really is the dog days of summer with the heat wave we are in, but it's actually going to be the dog days of summer at the Quincy Mall this weekend.

Bring your four-legged friend to the mall this weekend for fun, food, and prizes. Sometimes your furry friend needs to have a little fun too. There will be vendors on hand through the mall for you and your pet.

There will be a peanut butter licking contest for all dogs, a musical sit cake walk and races. Registration to have your pet in the races will start at 10 am, and events are scheduled throughout the day for everyone to enjoy.

New this year, there will be the 2018 Quincy's Best Rescue Dog. Enter a dog in as many categories as you like from Best Kisser, Best Wiggle Butt, Best Talker, Best Senior and more. The winner of each category will compete to be named Quincy's Best Rescue Dog!

Race participant entry fee is $12 and there will be a registration fee for the Quincy Best Rescue Dog Competition. Some stores at the mall are even having extra sales if you bring your pet in including Sears which is offering an additional 10% off if you stop by with your pet.

The event will start at 10 am and go to 4 pm at the Quincy Mall, and is sponsored by Homeward Bound Waggin, INC.