Friday, May 20, 2011

Main Street Armory Pet Expo

Here I am in front of the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. The armory was built in 1905 and designed by George L. Heins as headquarters for Western New York’s 3rd Battalion, the building has been used by various divisions of the National Guard. It also hosted circuses, auto shows, concerts and more. It was even the home of the Rochester Centrals, the city’s first professional basketball team from 1925-31. Most events shifted to more modern accommodations and the Armory was used primarily for the military until the 1990's until, they too, moved. The building sat vacant for about a decade, til it was bought and revamped. Once again the Main Street Armory is home of concerts and special events.

Interesting details abound inside.

This is the ladies room inside the Armory. I love when building parts get recycled.

What do you think these stall doors were originally?

When I visited, the Armory was hosting a Pet Expo!

Many local rescue groups had booths. Here's Lollypop Farm.

Rochester Animal Services is the other major shelter in Rochester, NY.

My new friend, Journey, told me all about the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League.

GRASP is another local rescue group.

This is Rookie. She's collecting donations for Joyful Rescues-and hoping she'll find her forever home.

Boo is lucky. This 2 year old Saint Bernard found his forever home. Look at us-I'm about the size of his ear! His dad was happy to pose with us.

This lovely lady was dressed as a Bassett Hound to help her rescue group: New York's ABC Bassett Hound Rescue.

I had lots of fun. I made several donations and got lots of treats for my animal friends. If you have the opportunity, check out a Pet Expo near you!

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