This article was Sponsored by Green Leaf Pet Resort of Oakhurst, NJ.

RED BANK, NJ – The first of Red Bank Dog Days returned and it was a fun time for owners and pooches.

They came from all over Monmouth County, in all colors, shapes and sizes, did their welcoming “sniffing,” and all  were well behaved.

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A few got off their leashes, but were friendly romping through the crowd before being restrained by some fellow dog lovers.

The pop band The Wag played some excellent tunes which the crowd and canines enjoyed.

The park was packed with dog-related product and service vendors who gave away treats and toys to the furry guests.

The event was hosted by the Red Bank Animal Welfare Committee and the Red Bank Parks & Recreation Department.

Red Bank Councilman Michael Ballard, liaison to the Animal Welfare Committee said, “A beautiful day for our animal friends to come out, enjoy the weather, enjoy Red Bank and enjoy the activities and the vendors we have here.”

Very cool was a “luring course,” which is a maze-like route that’s laid out with a tight wire close to the ground.  A white baggie is attached that zips very quickly around the large circular (with zig-zags), track which the dogs chase, some with great enthusiasm, and some, not so much.

Check out the below link to the video to watch how it works.

Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna was there with a big smile with his rescue dog “Lilly,” saying, “This is an extraordinary event and we do it because we believe in Red Bank, and our community includes our pets.  Our 4-legged friends are part of our families.  This is a great event as it brings everybody in the community; dog lovers, and non-dog lovers.  It’s a feel-good night.”

To see a video of the event, including the “luring track,” click HERE.

To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article on how Girl Scout Samantha Alter is earning her Silver Award by providing information on the importance of microchipping your dog, click HERE.

The next Dogs in the Park is scheduled for August 12th, 2019.

So, mark your smartphone calendar and bring your pure breed, mutt, Heinz 57...

Guaranteed that your dog will meet new friends!