Everyone loves a puppy, but it takes more than love to be a responsible dog owner. You can see purebred dogs, learn which pooches are the best fit for your family and how to best care for your longtime companion at the Long Island Cluster AKC All-Breed Dog Shows, Friday and through Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. On Saturday and Sunday, the event hosts Suffolk and Nassau dog obedience trials; agility, lure-coursing and dog carting demonstrations; seeing-eye puppies in training and more.
Admission is $7 per carload Friday; Saturday and Sunday it's $6, $4 seniors and kids 11-16 and kids under 10 attend free. Bring chairs, but please leave your pet at home. 631-724-0871.