The eighth annual "Dog Days of Summer" event to benefit the New Milford Animal Welfare Society was held in early fall.

Activities took place Sept. 22 at the AWS shelter at 8 Dodd Road.

Dogs and their families were invited to the benefit event, which included food, a Frisbee dog demonstrations, a police dog demonstration, an agility demonstration and try-it, a flyball demonstration and try-it, a canine good citizen test, a parade of rescue dogs, games for families and canines, a tea cup auction and drawing, and more.

Vendor booths were on hand as well.

Proceeds will benefit the shelter.

For more information, call 860-354-1350 or visit www.aws-shelter.org.

Photography by Trish Haldin