Puttin’ on the Dog Festival to Draw Thousands of Four Legged Friend Fans
Adopt-A-Dog, an Armonk, NY-based nonprofit rescue/adoption organization for dogs and cats will host its popular annual “Puttin’ on the Dog” festival on Sunday, September 20th, at Greenwich, CT’s Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The event is expected to draw thousands of Fairfield and Westchester County dog lovers gathering to show off, pet, and, hopefully, adopt four-legged friends. The day of fun, music, competitions, demonstrations and activities marks the 28th time this important fundraiser has been held to aid Adopt-A-Dog in its mission to provide dogs with a safe, healthy and quality environment while they await adoption.
Billing itself as the largest event of its kind between New York and Boston, the “Puttin’ on the Dog” organizers are hoping to draw 5,000 pet lovers from the Tri-State area during the seven-hour program, organizers said. The festival will feature dogs and cats for adoption, 50 vendors and live music performed by CT R&B band Billy and the Showmen. Adopt-A-Dog encourages owners to enter their dogs into one or more of the 12 different competition categories such as “Pooch Who Can Smooch” (the kissing contest), “Who Saved Who” (dog/person look-a-like contest), “Adopt-A-Dog Alumni” (distinguished graduates of the shelter) and the famous Dog Costume Contest. Deadline for mail or online entries is Thursday, September 17.
“The show of community support we receive at ‘Puttin’ on the Dog’ touches us deeply as we continue to advocate for lifetime care and ownership of dogs,” said Executive Director, Kristen Rice. “We especially value the contributions of our sponsors who appreciate that the mission of our event remains the same as it did since its inception – finding loving homes for wonderful animals in need.”
Pet Pantry Warehouse will be returning as the Presenting Sponsor. Premiere sponsors include Reckson, a Division of SL Green, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists and First County Bank. Additional sponsorships are still available.
The event runs from 10AM-4:30PM. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 for adult admission or $25 with our special family package or at the main entrance gate at the event. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information about the “Puttin’ on the Dog” festival, sponsorship or how you can help, visit www.adoptadog.org or call (914) 273-1674.
Adopt-A-Dog is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelter, rescue and adoption center. Since its inception in 1981, Adopt-A-Dog has aided in the placement of more than 13,500 companion animals in Westchester County, NY, Fairfield County, CT and throughout the Northeast. Known for its dedicated staff of animal advocates and innovative adoption procedures, Adopt-A-Dog aims to reform the animal welfare industry and educate future pet owners to promote lifetime ownership and care. Adopt-A-Dog has been providing a broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, spay and neuter programs, humane education and animal rehabilitation programs. The year 2015 marks the organization’s 28th anniversary of “Puttin’ on the Dog,” its annual fundraising and adoption event, which ensures the continuation of fulfilling its mission: To Save, Socialize and Secure Loving Homes for Unwanted or Abandoned Dogs & Cats. Adopt-A-Dog’s headquarters and shelter is located in Armonk, NY.
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