Dog Days

Repeats every month on the third Saturday until Sat Dec 17 2022 except Sat Jul 16 2022, Sat Nov 19 2022. Also includes Sat Jul 23 2022, Sat Nov 26 2022.
January 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
February 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
March 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
April 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
May 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
June 18, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
July 23, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
August 20, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
September 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
October 15, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
November 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
December 17, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.


Lynden’s Summer 2022 Dog Days

This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Joseph R. Pabst Fund, we are offering special programming during our monthly dog days. This gift came with a prompt: How can we acknowledge the role that dogs played in helping so many of us survive the pandemic?

At Lynden, we were fortunate to be able to reopen the grounds to the public immediately after the initial COVID lockdown, and beginning in June 2020, the number of dogs visiting on dogs days soared. Nor was dog activity confined to dog days: many staff members brought their dogs to work at least occasionally and a few of our dogs became daily fixtures in both the house and the barn. Contractors we work with took to bringing their dogs, too. People called to ask if they could come with their dogs on non-dog days, and others simply showed up and started walking. We shared in the progress of a dog who came for regular rehabilitation sessions, noted the departure of elderly dogs who had been visiting since Lynden’s earliest days, and met new puppies.

The entire Lynden staff became involved in planning this summer’s programs. We thought, of course, about artists, but also about behavior and relationships, and about the environment. We remembered that last summer the August and September dog days aligned with our HOME Craft Markets, and many a human-canine dyad enjoyed strolling among the vendors, checking out the merchandise and meeting new people.

Between May and September, we offer opportunities to enjoy a dog-led tour; to memorialize your dog in an archival-quality tintype or a Shrinky Dink charm; to ask and artist and trainer about human/non-human relationships; to meet a conservation dog; and to share two HOME Craft Days (we know from last summer that Floyd, one of the Lynden dogs, is partial to Burmese noodles).

Summer 2022 Dog Days Schedule
May 21, 2022 – 10:30-11:30 am:
A Tour of Sticks with Lynden Dogs Floyd and Broonzy
June 18, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
June 18, 2022 – 11 am-3 pm: Ask a Trainer: Sara Caron on Human/Non-Human Relationships
July 23, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Sarah Gail Luther: Shrinky Dink Charms
August 20, 2022 – 11 am-3 pm: Pets Helping People
August 20, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market
September 17, 2022 – 10 am-4 pm: Margaret Muza Pops Up at the Lynden Sculpture Garden to Make Tintypes
September 17, 2022 – 11 am-4 pm: Dogs are Welcome at the HOME Craft Market


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