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Puttin' On The Dog Festival draws thousands

While people who hope to adopt a new pet can head to their local shelter, animal rescue festivals tend to run the gamut during the summer and early fall. Luckily for pet enthusiasts in the Greenwich, Connecticut area, the Adopt-A-Dog's Puttin' on the Dog event was a tremendous success.

According to, the seven-hour affair, which took place in the lush Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, featured 20 dogs that were up for adoption. Some of the most popular pups were Apricot, a 2-year-old miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua mix, and Red, a 3-year-old Siberian husky.

More than 40 vendors were featured at the adoption event, which included Wildlife in Crisis Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife preservation and land conservation.

"Our real goal is to try to educate the community how to co-exist with wildlife," Amy Jenner, a volunteer from the organization, told the news outlet.

According to its website, Adopt-A-Dog is a dog and cat sanctuary serving New York and Connecticut that has helped animals find a loving home for more than three decades.
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