Dog owners, families and their furry friends enjoyed one of the largest events celebrating pets and their owners - Adopt-A-Dog's 26th Annual "Puttin' On The Dog" festival on Sunday.
Allyson Halm, President of Adopt-A-Dog said "Every time we present our event, we hope to enlighten people with the knowledge of adopt don't shop"
The festival featured shopping, a variety of dog competitions, police dog demonstrations and information booths all while raising money for Adopt-A-Dog.
Halm said "Animal welfare issues are abound and we need to keep it in the forefront that there are so many unwanted cats and dogs in our country."
The festival also included a pet parade featuring dogs available for adoption.
Kristen Alouisa, Kennel Manager at Adopt-A-Dog said "Community outreach is huge in order to be able to let people know that there are animals that need our help. There are other people like them who are crazy about dogs and cats and want to be involved in the rescue effort."
Julia Murphy, a volunteer at Adopt-A-Dog said "We're giving dogs a second chance. Whereas dogs are being abused or neglected or they have no other place to go, instead of going to a kill shelter, there are shelters like Adopt-A-Dog that do give the dogs the chance that they need to find a permanent home, a forever home."