Indian Summer Sunday for Adopt A Dog’s 30th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Event

Brittany Albano

Brittany Albano and gets a kiss from Sonny, one of her two King Charles Cavaliers at Pooch Who Can Smooch contest. Sept. 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sunday started out cloudy, but the clouds gave way to an Indian summer afternoon as thousands headed to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park for Adopt A Dog’s 30th annual Puttin’ on the Dog event sponsored by Pet Pantry Warehouse.

In addition to adoptable dogs from Adopt a Dog, the event featured numerous dog rescue organizations with adoptable dogs and cats, and fun contests including the Aged to Perfection – Dogs 10 years or older contest, Pooch Who Can Smooth, and Mirror Mirror (dogs who look like their owner).

Among the rescue groups were Pit Stop Rescue, Shelly’s Angels Saving Strays and Nami Kim’s Save Korean Dogs.

Sherry Kline, a local volunteer for Save Korean Dogs said she was moved to help Ms. Kim who goes on foot right into dog meat farms in South Korea and is often able to rescue some or all dogs. “She’s been chased and she’s been beaten,” Kline said.

The dogs Ms. Kim rescues from the meat trade are mostly Jindo or Jindo mixes. Ms. Kline said the adoptable dogs from Save Korean dogs are fearful, but are ready for adoption and just require some patience.

Shelly of Shelly’s Angels Saving Strays (SASS) traveled all the way from Tennessee to find homes for dogs. (Editor’s note: We love Shelly! She found Roger for us. He’s the best!) Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A volunteer with SASS gets a kiss from Spur. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A volunteer with SASS gets a kiss from Spur. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Karen from Pet Pantry passed out treats courtesy of even sponsor Pet Pantry Warehouse. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Karen from Pet Pantry passed out treats courtesy of even sponsor Pet Pantry Warehouse. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Oliver, who was adopted from Adopt a Dog four years go, shakes Mary Hull's hand at Puttin' on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Oliver, who was adopted from Adopt a Dog four years go, shakes Mary Hull’s hand at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Mary and Lloyd Hull

Mary and Lloyd Hull with Oliver at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Susan Simko and son Alex with Miss Pickles, an adopted Pitbull-Boxer-Staffordshire-Hound mix. Sept 17, 2017

Calm sweet siblings "Pork" and "Beans" are available for adoption from Shelly's Angels Saving Strays. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Calm sweet siblings “Pork” and “Beans” are available for adoption from Shelly’s Angels Saving Strays. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Nate the Great, patiently waiting for a home. He is available from Shelly's Angels Saving Strays. Photo: Leslie Yager

Nate the Great, patiently waiting for a home. He is available from Shelly’s Angels Saving Strays. Photo: Leslie Yager

Jessica Del Guercio at Puttin on the Dog, Setp 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jessica Del Guercio at Puttin on the Dog, Setp 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A volunteer with Max available to adopt from Adopt A Dog. Sept 17, 2017

A volunteer with Max available to adopt from Adopt A Dog. Sept 17, 2017

Selectman John Toner and State Rep Livvy Floren who judged the Pooch Who Can Smooth and Mirror Mirror – Do you and your dog look alike? contests. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Selectman John Toner and State Rep Livvy Floren who judged the Pooch Who Can Smooth and Mirror Mirror – Do you and your dog look alike? contests. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sophie Gustavson of Pit Stop Rescue with "Queenie" a sweet girl pulled from Bridgeport Animal Control. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sophie Gustavson of Pit Stop Rescue with “Queenie” a sweet girl pulled from Bridgeport Animal Control. Queenie is great with kids and people, but more comfortable living without other dogs. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sophie Gustavson of Pit Stop Rescue shows off her tattoo honoring River. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sophie Gustavson of Pit Stop Rescue shows off her tattoo honoring River. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A volunteer with Dustin a sweet 11-month old boy who Pit Stop tells us is fantastic with all dogs and kids. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A volunteer with Dustin a sweet 11-month old boy who Pit Stop tells us is fantastic with all dogs and kids. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Thomas and Angelica Morganti

Thomas and Angelica Morganti with Bella, an adopted Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix from SASS Shelly’s Angels Saving Strays. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Monica Pottgen with her rescue Pembroke Welsh Corgie 'Bode" Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Lesie Yager

Monica Pottgen with her rescue Pembroke Welsh Corgie ‘Bode” Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Lesie Yager

Jessica Del Guercio and Meghan Davis of PAWS of Greenwich at Puttin' on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jessica Del Guercio and Meghan Davis of PAWS of Greenwich at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Linda Bruno with a poster of all the dogs available for adoption from Greenwich Animal Control on North Street. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Linda Bruno with a poster of all the dogs available for adoption from Greenwich Animal Control on North Street. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Charlie Benincasa and his dad James, with their smoocher Bandit. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Charlie Benincasa and his dad James, with their smoocher Bandit. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

A contestant at the Pooch Who Can Smooth contest at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 17, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

 


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