PHOTOS: Puttin’ On The Dog 2018 Sparkles on an Indian Summer Sunday

The annual Puttin’ on the Dog event, presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse, drew thousands to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday.

The weather was so perfect it felt as though the dogs had banished the humidity to Long Island Sound.

The sun beamed warmly on a day’s worth of dog demonstrations, food trucks, vendors and competitions that kept dog lovers busy.

The event featured a massive rescue/adoption area with groups including Pit Stop, Adore A Bullie, Shelley’s Angels Saving Strays, Animal Rescue Konnection (ARK), Shaggy Dog Rescue and many others.

Anastasia Freccia from Spot On Veterinary Hospital's Garden Rescue Adoption Center with "Wendigo," a dog rescued from Thailand by Dog Foundation. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Anastasia Freccia from Spot On Veterinary Hospital’s Garden Rescue Adoption Center with “Wendigo,” a street dog rescued from Thailand by the Soi Dog Foundation. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dr. Neil Wolff and Sam Wolff of Animal Concierge Housecalls. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dr. Neil Wolff and Sam Wolff of Animal Concierge Housecalls. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Abundant cats and kittens were also available for adoption at Puttin on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Abundant cats and kittens were also available for adoption at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich’s Mark Strazza with his two rescue dogs Rodeo and Stella. Sept 16, 2018.

Ken Pond and his family's french bulldog "Thor" at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ken Pond and his family’s french bulldog “Thor” at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dylan Pond by the kitten and cat adoption tent at Puttin' on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Dylan Pond by the kitten and cat adoption tent at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Connor Weigold, Mary O'Connor and Fred Camillo at Puttin' on the Dog. Sept 15, 2018

Connor Weigold, Mary O’Connor and Fred Camillo with Regan at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 15, 2018

Linda Pizarro and her dog Willow who won an Honorable Mention in "Pick of the Litter" at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Linda Pizarro and her dog Willow who won an Honorable Mention in “Pick of the Litter” at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ella Dawson snags a kiss from Alex the kissing booth to benefit Long Island Bull Dog Rescue at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ella Dawson snags a kiss from Alex the kissing booth to benefit Long Island Bull Dog Rescue at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Four beautiful dogs from Tennessee are available for adoption from Shelley’s Angels Saving Strays (SASS). This reputable organization has connections in southwest Connecticut, with local foster families. (Greenwich Free Press adopted a great boy from SASS). Photo: Leslie Yager

Four beautiful dogs from Tennessee are available for adoption from Shelley’s Angels Saving Strays (SASS). This reputable organization has connections in southwest Connecticut, with local foster families.

Anya Kopchinsky from Pit Stop also works for the ASPCA. She pulled “Ella” from a dog fighting situation and she is just the sweetest “bombproof” girl. Ella had been forced to fight, but is not a fighter. She is a sweetheart. Now she helps Anya test other potential dogs’ temperaments. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Maggie the dog who was rescued by Adore-A-Bullie, a group out of Bronx, NY. Maggie's two puppies are also available for adoption. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Maggie the dog who was rescued by Adore-A-Bullie, a group out of Bronx, NY, from a neglect situation. Maggie’s two puppies are also available for adoption. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The rescue group Adore-A-Bullie volunteers with two of Maggie's puppies: Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The rescue group Adore-A-Bullie volunteers with two of Maggie’s puppies: Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Adorable "Yuuki" from Pet Rescue out of Larchmont is a Jack Russell-Italian Greyhound with her owner Sean. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Adorable “Yuuki” from Pet Rescue out of Larchmont is a Jack Russell-Italian Greyhound with her owner Sean. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sydney Noble and Zachary Striker at Puttin' On The Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sydney Noble and Zachary Striker at Puttin’ On The Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lily Smith enjoying Puttin' on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lily Smith enjoying Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Karen Schmaling with her super sweet mixed breed (Lab and Sharpei?) Clyde at Puttin' On The Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Karen Schmaling with her super sweet mixed breed (Lab and Shar Pei?) Clyde at Puttin’ On The Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Noah Pond at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Noah Pond at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dogs in training taking a rest in the shade at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dogs in training taking a rest in the shade at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A dog being judged at one of the many contests during Puttin' on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A dog being judged at one of the many contests during Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Contestants in the Pooch Who Can Smooth. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Contestants in the Pooch Who Can Smooch contest. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brian Gordiski from Adopt-A-Dog at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Brian Gordiski from Adopt-A-Dog at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

This fantastic, calm, sweet dog Everly came up from Texas via Shaggy Dog Rescue and is being fostered locally. This girl is amazing! Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

This calm, very sweet dog named “Everly” came up from Texas via Shaggy Dog Rescue and is being fostered locally. Email efiggie@hotmail.com for more information, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

This calm, very sweet dog named "Everly" came up from Texas via Shaggy Dog Rescue and is being fostered locally. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

This calm, very sweet dog named “Everly” came up from Texas via Shaggy Dog Rescue and is being fostered locally. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kristin Alouisa and Brian Gordiski of Adopt A Dog. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kristin Alouisa and Brian Gordiski of Adopt A Dog. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Tina Zinn with ARK Charities at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Tina Zinn with ARK Charities at Puttin on the Dog, Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sheryl Mandala and Ernie who is a therapy dog with the Good Dog Foundation. Ernie and Sheryl visit Hamilton Avenue School's first and third graders. They also do Pet Therapy at Ronald McDonald House of Greater Hudson Valley. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sheryl Mandala and Ernie who is a therapy dog with the Good Dog Foundation. Ernie and Sheryl visit Hamilton Avenue School’s first and third graders. They also volunteer to do Pet Therapy at Ronald McDonald House of Greater Hudson Valley. Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Crowds flocked to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Crowds flocked to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Happy but exhausted Saint Bernard at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Victorious Saint Bernard at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager