Adopt-a-dog day afternoon in Washington Square Park
Low rider wags a little lower
Low-riding Dachshunds, some sporting formal attire, invaded Washington Square Park at noon on Sat., April 28, for the Dachshund Spring Fiesta. The free event was sponsored by the noncompetitive Dachshund Friendship Club. The highlight was the signing of the “Dachsong.” At right, a mini-procession of the hot dogs of the hour.
On Sat., May 19, the Alliance for New York City’s Animals will host the third annual Adopt-a-Palooza in Washington Square Park.
The event gives animal lovers the opportunity to adopt on the spot more than 100 fully immunized and spayed/neutered, furry friends of various breeds and ages. The family friendly event — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — welcomes pet owners to bring their own dogs, cats and kids for a day of face painting, pet portraits, a dog agility ring and other fun activities. A poker-playing dog will demonstrate his card skills and there will also be a pet fashion show. Adopt-a-Palooza focuses on saving animals, many that would otherwise be euthanized, by finding them safe, loving, comfortable homes. Last year, about 75 percent of the animals at the event were adopted.