Dogs Take Center Stage At Central Park Fair
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It was a "ruff" day in Central Park for dog owners and their pets.
About 1,000 pooches took part in the 10th annual "My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair."
The goal is to celebrate the park's dog community and promote stewardship of the park.
The event is put on by Central Park Paws, a program of the Central Park Conservancy.
"It's really a lot of fun for the dogs and the people, the two and four-legged members of Paws," said Susan Buckley, the founder and president of Central Park Paws.
"We come to help with the fundraising and to bring attention to Central Park, which is a magnificent center of New York and we like to have everybody acknowledge that there is so many dogs and so much good that can be done for the benefit of the dogs," said dog owner Anthony Rubio.
Dogs and their owners competed in three events in which they showed off responsible park behavior.
Winners were named Best in Park Dogs.