MORE PHOTOS: Strong Dogs Day at Somerset Hills YMCA
Hundreds of people and pups participate in doggy-related activities, learn about pets and find out about canine-related services.
The Somerset Hills YMCA's Strong Dogs Day went off without a hitch on Saturday outdoors at the Y's main Basking Ridge facility at 140 Mount Airy Road, even with a wide selection of leashed pooches of all types and sizes in close proximity.
Canines — accompanied by almost 350 humans, according to the YMCA — were welcome to drop by to see demonstrations by such groups at K9 Miracles's training demonstration, participate in fun races and meet and greet other pets and pet owners.
The day included treats for people and pets, and information to learn about how to care for your best friend. Exhibitors set up tables. The Basking Ridge Patch and a number of area businesses — including Color Me Mine of Bernardsville, which provided usable dog bowls for painting.
The event is a fundraiser to offer assistance through the Strong Kids program to those in the community who cannot afford YMCA programs.