More than 15,000 dogs will likely be on hand, or paw as it were, when the 10th annual DogFest takes place in West Chester Township, Ohio, volunteers say.

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Event volunteer Ken Rhoads said the annual canine event in Voice of America Park has been gradually increasing in popularity among dogs and their two-legged owners, The Cincinnati Enquirer said Friday.

"It started out as a way to make sure there was an awareness that we had to find permanent homes for these animals,'' Rhoads said of the two-day event scheduled to take place this weekend. "It just kept growing every year."

While the festival will offer dog contests and even a parade, the event remains an ideal time for individuals to adopt a canine of their choosing, volunteer Liz Everhart said.

"It will be a very exciting event for everyone that attends - especially the dogs,'' she told the Enquirer. "It's a great opportunity for people that are interested in adopting a dog as well."