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Bulldogs Unleashed brings bulldog statues back to Batavia

Mar 01, 2018 08:30AM

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The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, Batavia Public Library Foundation, Batavia Parks Foundation, Batavia Chamber of Commerce, and Batavia MainStreet are back in the dog house together to bring the beloved painted bulldog statues back to the streets of Batavia!

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Upcoming Events

Bulldog Jog 3K - Thursday, April 26, 6pm to 8pm

Grab your best furry, four-legged friend and head to West Main Community Park to participate in a fun and scenic 3K walk or jog. Learn more about the Bulldogs Unleashed public art project and browse a variety of pet vendors. The first 50 dogs receive a special gift! Presented by Batavia Park District. For more information, visit

Bulldog Foster Dog Campaign 

Painted 17-inch bulldog statues are being fostered by Batavia businesses for a special promotional campaign coming in May through the summer. Participating businesses will be announced on National Pet day, April 11. Stop by the foster locations for Bulldogs Unleashed in-store promotions and to purchase raffle tickets to win that bulldog. For more information, visit and come to the Bulldogs Unleashed tent at Windmill City Fest .

Paint Your Pup at Water Street Studios - Saturday, May 5, 3pm to 4:30pm

Calling all puppy owners! It’s time to design and paint your pup, then enter the Bulldogs Unleashed art show at Windmill City Fest. Register today at

Bulldogs Hit the Streets

Look for 26 Bulldogs Unleashed painted dogs to adorn the streets of Batavia this summer!  Pick up a map of their locations at the Batavia Public Library, Batavia Park District, Batavia School District, and Foster Dog participating businesses. A special “Dog Walk” is featured as part of Batavia’s Second Fridays on June 8.

Windmill City Festival, Friday to Sunday, July 13-15

Let your bulldog pup strut his or her stuff at Windmill City Festival! Walk your dog in the Pet Parade on Saturday, July 14. Enter your painted puppy in a special Bulldogs Unleashed art show and let the public vote for “Best in show” in two categories: kids and adults. Free to enter! Contest winners will be announced on the Peg Bond Center stage on Sunday, July 15. Visit the Bulldogs Unleashed tent in the south plaza for merchandise, maps, and more!

SAVE THE DATE:  Bulldogs Auction - Saturday, September 15

This is your one chance in a dog year (seven human years) to purchase a painted bulldog treasure for your home or work place … and enter a raffle drawing for a bulldog. But you can’t get your forever dog if you aren’t there, so circle this date! More details to come this summer.