Dartmouth Boys’ Cause for Paws Lemonade Stands Up to Help Rescues
It is the story of two children whose love for their dog motivated them to want to give back.
In Dartmouth, nine-year-old Lincoln and his five-year-old brother Everett can be spotted by the side of the road with a small lemonade stand. Not too long ago, the McGoff family went to the North Shore area to adopt a dog that they saw online from the Great Dog Rescue of New England. Since that day, Ivy, their rescue dog, has been with the collective of brothers and a loving member of the family.
For years kids wanted to have their own lemonade stand and in 2021 that is now a reality. If you drive around the corner of Fisher Road and Cedar Dell Way, you’ll see a bright, colorful sign that says “Ivy’s Lemonade,” after their dog’s name.
“The boys sell original lemonade, pink lemonade, and even donate milk bones to all canine visitors,” said the boys’ mother Nina McGoff. “We have only had one client dog so far, but we hope to have more. We love to see the dogs.”
The McGoffs borrowed the milk bone idea from their bank and wanted to incorporate it into their booth. The brothers’ goal was to be able to buy a new video game and the rest of the profits will go to the Great Dog Rescue of New England. They started Tuesday and worked every day except Thursday because of the rain.
“I’m so proud of how hard they work,” McGoff said. “They flag cars and they make them on their own.”
The boys will be finishing their business on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm, so if you are in the area stop by and help these kids support the shelter that has brought joy to their lives. As a thank you, all community helpers and mail carriers receive free lemonade.