All the dogs were out to play in Glen Island Park this weekend.
The fourth annual “Hounds on the Sound” event was held Sunday and was sponsored by the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont.
Glen Island was filled with owners and their dogs to walk for and support the organizations.
“Hounds on the Sound gives people the opportunity to adopt dogs and gives the shelters here more exposure,” said Judy Brizido, a two-year volunteer at the Humane Society.
Hounds on the Sound was created to expose the public to organizations relating to animals and helping the fourlegged creature in any possible way.
There were representatives present from other organizations such as the Portchester Obedience Training Club which offers wide spectrum of obedience classes.
Michael Jones has worked with the Training Club in the past with his three rescue dogs—Smarty Jones, Abby Einstein and Autumn Breeze.
Both Smarty and Abby are certified therapy dogs who have worked with the Reading With Rover program where children learn to read with the help of dogs.
“A dog will never make fun of you,” says Jones, on how children are more comfortable reading in front of a dog, rather than their peers.
Before the participants started their walk at 11:30 a.m., the New Rochelle Human Society and Pet Rescue gave presentations on their organizations and the beauty of adopting a pet from a shelter.
They also promoted a new hybrid organization—the Westchester Animal Rescue Network—which dedicates itself to discouraging people from shopping in pet stores by adopting and rescuing pets.
Volunteers for the event, including some Iona College students, were walking the grounds with dogs that were up for adoption, allowing attendees to be given the opportunity of taking home a loving pet.
See New Rochelle Patch's video of the event by clicking here.