PHOTOS: 29th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Cheats the Weather Gods

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Drawing a crowd was gentle “Holly,” who was adopted by the Russell family 15 years ago from Adopt A Dog. Puttin on the Dog. Sept. 18, 2016

The 29th annual Puttin on the Dog fundraiser at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park was a great success, with fun competitions, demonstrations, parades and lots of dogs and cats available for adoption. While the weather forecast was for showers and storms, the day proved warm and partly sunny.

Photos by Leslie Yager and GFP intern Michelle Xiong

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Anya and Sophie from Cat Assistance (they rescue dogs too) with Hutch, who is available for adoption, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Puppy available for adoption from SNARR Northeast. Credit Michelle Xiong

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Dogs got in some friendly play time at Puttin on the Dog, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Drummer, 9, a Whippet with Sterling at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Another impromptu playdate when two pugs meet one another at Puttin’ on the Dog in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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“Black Jack” a toy Manchester Terrier who traveled from Monroe to compete in the Mighty Mites contest at Puttin on the Dog, Sept. 18, 2016.

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Shelley’s Angels Saving Strays (SASS) volunteer Samit with Violet, a Husky & Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix who is available for adoption. Sept. 18, 2016

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Donna and Dylan Armitage of Norwalk were thinking about adopting their first dog. They enjoyed meeting Link, 8, who is available for adoption from Adopt a Dog. Link is quiet and calm and is looking to keep someone company. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Avery and Michael Capozza with the Adopt A Dog mascot, Sept 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Pinky, a 10-year-old Chihuahua who was rescued ten years ago from a shelter in Iowa, was ready to compete in the Mighty Mites contest at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Chihuahua “Blanquita,” 8, from Stamford. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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GFP editor Leslie Yager with Cooper who was adopted from Cat Assistance by the end of the day. He left with a new family and a new name. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Tina Aronson

 

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Amanda Erb with Roxy our favorite mamma (featured last week on GFP). Roxy was found as a stray on the street with her two puppies. Roxy is a very friendly, happy girl who is available for adoption from Cat Assistance. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Brette Berman from Beauty Counter, a beauty products company selects its ingredients carefully. They never use parabens, phthalates or approximately 1,500 other ingredients that other beauty products include. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Lauren Collier and Kristen Rice with Ella Fish whose dog Maggie won the Puppy Love contest. According to the judges, Maggie was under control and pranced around like an adult. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ari and Adam Jacobson with their families at the 29th annual Puttin on the Dog event in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ella Fish with Maggie, the winner of the “Puppy Love” competition. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Sweet Holly was adopted 15 years ago from Adopt A Dog as a puppy by the Russell family of Greenwich. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Michelle Xiong

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Riko, available for adoption from Cat Assistance. Credit: Michelle Xiong

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Demonstration by Port Chester Dog Training. Credit:: Michelle Xiong

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Heather Trocola of In the Lead Dog Training, at Puttin on the Dog Festival, Sept 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Adopt a Dog volunteer Sharon gives Tyke a taste of ice cream, because a promise is promise. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Alyssa, a volunteer with Adore-A-Bully walked Violet and Victoria, two four-month-old puppies at Puttin on the Dog. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich’s Mike Macchia volunteers to play the role of uncooperative suspect in a Police canine demonstration, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich’s Mike Macchia volunteers to play the role of uncooperative suspect in a Police canine demonstration, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich’s Mike Macchia volunteers to play the role of uncooperative suspect in a Police canine demonstration, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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As the crowd reacts in surprise, Greenwich’s Mike Macchia volunteers to play the role of uncooperative suspect in a Police canine demonstration, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Ashley and Sterling with Drummer, 9, from Greenwich. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Melissa Souto with Lulu and Bella from Larchmont at Puttin on the Dog, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Rowan, the winner of the Mighty Mites contest originally came from South Carolina. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Gabriella with her dog Rocky, 9, from Greenwich. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Veterinarian Dr. Neil Wolff, who sold his longtime Greenwich practice Blue Cross Animal Hospital and now offers a concierge vet service that does house calls. Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Duncan with his dog TyTy, who came from Adopt A Dog, and Kristen Rice, director of Adopt A Dog, Sept. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager


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