Downtown South Bend really going to the dogs –

Downtown South Bend was taken over by man’s best friend Friday as part of Downtown South Bend, Inc.’s First Fridays events. Teaming up with PetsConnect! the theme of Friday’s event, “Dog Days of Summer,” was to promote local pet adoption.

There were six areas set up by the College Football Hall of Fame gridiron, all offering on-the-spot adoption, according to Susie Harty a volunteer with PetsConnect!.

“This year is really about awareness,” Harty said. “That’s why we invited rescues from all over.”

People may not realize just how many pets there are that need good homes, she said. Events like this will hopefully make people aware, but most importantly find dogs homes.

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