It’s the dog days of Summer for Homeward Bound Waggin. This Saturday, July 16th will be a day at the races for all furry friends at the Quincy Mall.

From 10-4 there will be Doxie Derbies, puppy rookie races, small breed maiden races, a peanut butter licking contest and more! Meet Paula Sue in the kissing booth and there will be kid friendly games as well. Race registration is twelve dollars.

Homeward Bound Waggin is an animal rescue and transport organization.  It was founded in 2013 and helps save the lives of "Death Row" animals by transporting them to rescue groups. Homeward Bound Waggin works closely with other animal welfare organizations nationwide, transporting animals from anywhere to anywhere. In the case of an emergency, Homeward Bound Waggin also works with pet owners to provide care to your beloved pets as well.

Homeward Bound Waggin is also recognized by the Illinois Department of Agriculture as an animal shelter and has a 501(c)3 status.  For more information, go to