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Lance, a 3-year-old shepherd-mutt mix from Brookhaven Animal (Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Lance, a 3-year-old shepherd-mutt mix from Brookhaven Animal Shelter, waits for his turn to walk in the pooch parade during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Pet expo at St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College in Patchogue played host to the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair on Sept. 8, 2012. The event, hosted by the Suffolk County Bar Association's Animal Law Committee, was aimed at finding new homes for shelter animals and teaching Long Islanders about pet legislation and legal issues.

Bosco, a 3-year-old mutt, and Lucy, an 8-year-old
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Bosco, a 3-year-old mutt, and Lucy, an 8-year-old collie-golden retriever, take a break with their owner Steve Marrinan, 55, of Lindenhurst, during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Nellie, a 6-year-old Brittany spaniel, leaps a hurdle
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Nellie, a 6-year-old Brittany spaniel, leaps a hurdle on the agility course during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Sue Scelzi, 54, of Blue Ribbon Dog Training,
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Sue Scelzi, 54, of Blue Ribbon Dog Training, runs Ricky, a 6-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, through the agility course during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Lance, a 3-year-old shepherd-mutt mix from Brookhaven Animal
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Lance, a 3-year-old shepherd-mutt mix from Brookhaven Animal Shelter, waits for his turn to walk in the pooch parade during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Myron, a 9-year-old greyhound, struts with owner Iris
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Myron, a 9-year-old greyhound, struts with owner Iris Mosher, 64, of Grateful Greyhounds, during the parade at the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Ricky, a 6-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback from Blue Ribbon
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Ricky, a 6-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback from Blue Ribbon Dog Training, waits to show off his seeking skills during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Sophie Graziano, 3, of Patchogue, smiles as she
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Sophie Graziano, 3, of Patchogue, smiles as she rides a pony, Chocolate Chip, during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Julie Quinn, 18, of Centereach, plays with Gilly,
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Julie Quinn, 18, of Centereach, plays with Gilly, a 16-month-old harlequin Great Dane, while owner Jone Fonfa, 56, of East Meadow, looks on during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Jasmine Saburro, 18, of Yaphank, hugs her dog
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Jasmine Saburro, 18, of Yaphank, hugs her dog Kodi and Kodi's biological brother Bear, a 1-year-old Australian shepherd mix, during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair. The two dogs were reunited after their owners discovered that the canines were separated during their adoptions a year earlier at the same fair. Now their owners share a common bond. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Tucker, a rat terrier-feist mix, gets playful with
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Tucker, a rat terrier-feist mix, gets playful with Karen Simms, 47, a volunteer for Last Chance Animal Rescue, during the 4th annual Dog Day Afternoon Agility Expo and Pet Fair in Patchogue. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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