Sign up time for your dog for September Puttin’ on the Dog Festival

Does your dog like to dress up, or just sit in your lap? Well, coming up on Sunday, Sept. 21 is the 27th edition of Adopt-A-Dog’s Puttin’ On The Dog event at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. Maybe you have a special dog you’d like to sign up for the Festival competitions. Here are some fun category choices.

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).

Puttin’ On The Dog Festival hours are from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.The competitions start at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 .The entertaining competitions end with the now famous Puttin’ On The Dog Costume Contest parade.

Registration is open now online for all Show Class entries.  Puttin’ On The Dog attendees can also register for contests on the day of the festival. For details and the registration form, go to The fee is $10 for one class and $5 for each additional category entered.

Ticket reservations and information are available online at A special discounted Family Package for $20 that admits two adults and any children under 12 for free may be purchased only in advance online.  Individual adult tickets cost $15, senior citizen tickets are $5.00 and children aged 13-18 are admitted for $5.00.  There also is a Very Important Friends ticket for $250 that grants the holder unlimited access to the VIF Pavilion sponsored by Fairway Markets.