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Wag Wednesdays: Play with Rescue Pups at City Hall Plaza Patios

Have fun, learn about adoption at free midday stress reliever


Looking for a quick and fun way to ease your midweek stress? Head down to the Patios, the newly opened summer gathering space on Boston City Hall Plaza, for a chance to play with some rescue pups today, from noon to 2 pm. The weekly event, dubbed Wag Wednesday, is a collaboration with Shultz’s Guest House, a 200-acre nonprofit in Dedham, Mass., dedicated to rescuing and arranging adoption for lost, homeless, and abandoned dogs from Southern states. Wag Wednesday is open to dog lovers of all ages.

Besides playing with some adorable four-legged friends, on Wag Wednesdays anyone thinking about adopting a dog can get information about Shultz’s rescue and adoption process.

There are nine custom patio areas and a main pavilion at the Patios, which hosts a rotating roster of food trucks. On Wednesdays, choose from Spicy Salaa, curry and other spicy street fare, Trolley Dogs, famous for its hot dogs, and the Whoo(pie) Wagon, for a sweet afternoon treat. Ice cream fans can stop by Honeycomb Creamery, a Cambridge-based ice cream store with a summer pop-up on the plaza with small batch ice cream and cones. And for beer lovers (21+ only), there’s a seasonal beer garden, courtesy of Wachusett Beer Garden, which opens at 4 pm. Miniature golf stations accommodate those who want to get in some putting action.

Wag Wednesdays is every Wednesday, from noon to 2 pm, at the Boston City Hall Plaza Patios, through August. The Patios are open Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm. Take an MBTA Green Line trolley to Government Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Carina Imbornone can be reached at carinami@bu.edu.

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