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Dog Days of Summer


TAOS, NM — Animal and music lovers alike will have a chance to help abused and abandoned animals during the 4th annual Dog Days of Summer benefit concert in Taos, New Mexico on Aug. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. at KTAOS Solar Center. Dog Days of Summer is presented by Mattress Mary and Friends, and features live music from Fear No Art, Bone Orchard and, headlining from Austin, Texas, Alpha Rev.

“The shelter depends heavily on community support in order for it to operate, as the Town and County only pay a fraction of operating expenses,” said “Mattress” Mary Domito, owner of Taos Lifestyle Furnishings and organizer of the benefit concert. “This year's goal for Dog Days is to raise $25,000 which will pay for Stray Heart's new part time veterinarian.”

The evening includes a silent auction; raffle tickets with a chance to win a signed guitar and a Serta iComfort Queen mattress set valued at $1,600. All-you-can-eat barbecue will be available at $10 per person.

Tickets to the Dog Days of Summer benefit concert are $18 in advance; $22 the day of the show. Tickets are available online at or in person at Taos Lifestyle Furnishings located at 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur and at KTAOS Solar Center located at 9 State Rd 150 in Taos.

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is also hosting their second annual open house on Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. which will include complimentary food, raffle tickets to win a $200 pet portrait; prizes; art for sale at reduced prices; $15 microchipping for pets; free engraved dog or cat ID’s; and an opportunity to adopt pets at little cost.

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter is a 501c(3) non profit providing humane care and shelter for abandoned and abused animal in the Taos area. To donate or for more information, visit or call 575-758-2981.

The Dog Days of Summer benefit concert is sponsored by Taos Lifestyle, the Taos Inn, and KTAOS. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

For more information on the Dog Days of Summer benefit concert, please contact Mary Domito at 575-758-5885 or contact KTAOS Solar Center at 575-758-5826.