The eighth annual Dog Days of Summer event to benefit the New Milford Animal Welfare Society will be held Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities will take place at AWS at 8 Dodd Road.

Dogs and their families are invited to the benefit event, which will include 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 will be on hand as well.

The shelter asks that dogs not be on retractable leashes.

Admission is $3 per person, or $5 per family. Proceeds will benefit the shelter. For more information, call 860-354-1350 or visit www.aws-shelter.org.