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Fun Competitions at Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

The 27th edition of Adopt-A-Dog’s Puttin’ On The Dog event takes place on September 21 from 10am until 4:30pm at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. One of the highlights of this annual festival is the Show Class contests. Judges will be looking to award prizes in 12 categories, including:  Who Saved Who (for owners and dogs who saved each other); Mirror Mirror (for owners and dogs who look alike); Puppy Love (for puppies under 12 months); Mixed with the Most (for any mixed breed dog); Pick of the Litter (for any purebred dog); Best Tail Wagger; and Aged to Perfection (for dogs 10 years or older).

The entertaining competitions start at 11am and end at 4pm with the Puttin’ On The Dog Costume Contest parade. The day’s activities for dogs, their families and all pet lovers include performances by local bands, demonstrations, children’s events, shopping and information booths, displays and food. Puttin’ On The Dog is the primary fundraiser to aid Adopt-A-Dog in its caring work.

Registration is open online for all Show Class entries. Puttin’ On The Dog attendees also can register for contests on the day of the festival. The fee is $10 for one class and $5 for each additional category entered. Individual adult tickets for the festival cost $15, senior citizen tickets are $5 and children aged 13-18 are admitted for $5. A special discounted family package for $20 can be purchased online in advance. 

For more details on Puttin’ On The Dog, ticket reservations, contests and registration forms, visit See ad, page 71.

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