Christ Church, 501 S. State St., Dover, will offer a blessing of the animals at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in the churchyard.

In the event of inclement weather, it will be held inside the church.

There is no charge; a freewill offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served after, and treats for the pets will be given out. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.

The Rev. Charles S. Weiss, rector of the parish will conduct the service and do the blessings.

For more, call 734-5731, email or visit