The library is going to the dogs! The Delaware Branch of Albany Public Library is hosting Dog Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. The goal of the free event is to teach adults and children how they can be more responsible pet owners. The Delaware Branch is located at 331 Delaware Avenue.
“We’re huge dog lovers at the Delaware Branch Library and want to share our enthusiasm about pet ownership while educating people about how to be good caretakers to their dogs,” said Rebecca Lubin, Delaware librarian and dog owner. “During our Dog Day event, we’ll have lots of information, demonstrations, and even some dog dancing. It’s going to be a fun afternoon for the whole family.”
Delaware’s Dog Day activities include:
- Different dog breeds and tips on how to choose the best breed for your family
- Therapy dogs and demonstrations of how they work with people
- Dog “freestyle” dancing
- Agility demonstrations
- An Albany Police Department K-9 officer and handler
- Information and tips on dog licensing, healthy diets, training, and other advice from local organizations (Hounds on the Hudson, Hudson Mohawk Humane Society, Save the Bulls, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and more)
For more information about the Dog Day event, please call the Delaware Branch Library at 463-0254.