If you’re a dog lover, you won't want to miss a celebration of all things canine as well as a special dog adoption event.

You’re invited to the ‘Thank God 4 Paws’ Dog Festival and Adoption, hosted by Faith Baptist Church of Cortland on Saturday, September 9th. The fun will take place on the church grounds at 1731 Route 153 in Cortland from 2pm-5pm.

Three hours of fun is planned for dog lovers, dog owners, and those who like to give a dog a loving home. There will be special events such as a dog costume contest, a parade, face painting, dozens of vendors, food, music, make free paw prints with your dog and lots more! Oh, and the first 100 dogs will receive a free goodie bags and dog bandanna.

This festival, the third annual is free and open to everyone in and around the Southern Tier. Several shelters will be on hand to show dogs looking for forever homes. There will be a raffle with all proceeds benefiting Every Dogs Dream Rescue in Johnson City.

If you’d like to lean more about the ‘Thank God 4 Paws’ Dog Festival and Adoption, check out their Facebook page.

[via Faith Baptist Church of Cortland]