Twenty-two dogs were spayed or neutered courtesy of the ASPCA and its Mobile Animal Clinic during "It's My Bark! Day" last Saturday. The event was held by the Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF ARF) and the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. Photo courtesy of Valerie McClean, Arf Arf
Khadafy was one of many dogs whose owners decided to have their pet microchipped in case of disappearance. The micro-chipping was done by the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals. All photos by Miriam Rosenberg except where noted
A woman takes a photo of a Shepard mix dog, just one of the many the North Shore Animal League had up for adoption. Many of the pets went home with new owners.
Susan Nason and her pug Bailey proudly wear their New York Mets jerseys.
Along with the wide-open spaces for larger dogs, a dogrun for smaller dogs has also been opened at the Rockaway Freeway Dog Park between Beach 81 and Beach 83 Streets.
This is one of those times when the family dog is allowed on the table.
The "stupid pet tricks" competition begins.
With so many dogs and humans around, this little guy must have been thinking, "Finally some peace and quiet."
Dogs and humans find shade under a tree.
Robert Norton and Dempsey, a prizewinner in the 'stupid pet tricks' competition, rehearse their trick as others dogs gather around.
For many it was just another peaceful day in the park.