Dog Day Festival benefits Nashville Humane Association - WKRN News 2

Dog Day Festival benefits Nashville Humane Association

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Locals celebrated the Dog Day Festival at Centennial Park on Saturday.

Over 7,000 pet owners brought their dogs to celebrate man's best friend.

The festival started with a mutt strut, a one mile long dog walk around the park.

Pet owners were also treated to a variety of activities to pamper their pets, including a shopping pavilion, kids zone, food and music. Some participants even went home with a new pet.

"Same day adoptions. You find one you want, like Sydney, who is ready for her forever home, you fill out the application, pay the fee which is $100 and you get to go home with her the same day," said Kenneth Tallier with the Nashville Humane Association.

All the money raised through the event benefits the Nashville Humane Association to help provide care to the animals year-round.

This year's festival was the biggest fundraiser the Dog Day Festival has ever had.

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