Who Let the Dogs Out held July 16

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:51

WARWICK - Stormy weather with thunderstorms and lightning are not the best conditions for dogs and their owners. Consequently, the seventh annual Who Let the Dogs Out? fundraiser for the Warwick Valley Humane Society, originally scheduled for June 11, had to be canceled. But the popular event was rescheduled and on Saturday, July 16, dog owners and lovers returned to the picturesque Applewood Winery and Orchards just off Four Corners Road in Warwick. “Who Let the Dogs Out” contests included favorites such as “Best Costume,” “Best Trick,” “Best Kisser,” and “Best Tail Wager.” New this year was “Best Tennis Ball Catcher” and an exciting Pupcake Eating contest. As usual, prizes and giveaways abounded for contest winners and participants. Jeanne Nostrame, a member of the Warwick Valley Humane Society’s Board of Trustees, served as emcee and coordinator of the event. And in between contests, she handed out prizes to children and adults who could identify photographs of various dog breeds. Under the guidance of The Dog Coach, Jennifer Basile, event goers also had an opportunity to have fun watching their dogs try out the canine agility course. And, as with every weekend at the Applewood Winery, wine tastings were available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Courtyard Café also featured light fare and the Applewood Winery’s signature sangria. And there was live music from 2-5 in the courtyard. Proceeds from the registration fees will benefit the Warwick Valley Humane Society.