Spencer the Boston Marathon dog gets a statue

The event is free and open to the public.


Spencer was honored as the official “Boston Strong” dog.

Photo via Fairmont Copley

Spencer certainly left his paws on the hearts of Bostonians and marathoners over the years. This Saturday, March 30, a new statue will be revealed on the Boston Marathon course to honor the official “Boston Strong” dog. Now, future runners will also get to remember the therapy dog who cheered on countless runners on Marathon Monday.

For many years, Spencer sat with his flag to show support for thousands of Boston Marathon runners. The statue was commissioned through grassroots community efforts to pay tribute to the late dog. It was crafted by local Canton artist Jeff Buccacio of Buccacio Sculpture Services.

The unveiling ceremony is free and open to the public from 12 to 2 p.m. See the statue at 11 Frankland Rd. in Ashland, at the intersection of Olive, Frankland, and West Union streets. Pro tip: Get there early, parking is limited on the field to the right of the driveway.

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