SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — People had the chance to enjoy crafting and cuddles from pups at the CNYSPCA during their Crafts and Canine Cuddling event on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The event ran from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and included crafters and as many dogs as people could handle, including the beagles of Beagleville.

The event was hosted at their facility at 5878 East Molloy Road in Syracuse and featured 12 crafters to explore.

Explore crafts and cuddle with dogs at the CNYSPCA on Saturday
Courtesy of CNYSPCA

Guests had the chance to meet and greet animals without needing an appointment or adoption application.

“The cool Fall weather has arrived and there is nothing that can warm you up quicker than cuddling with a dog or cat, playing with it for a few minutes and finding your forever friend, coach, buddy or furry therapist,” said Troy Waffner, Director of CNYSPCA.

This event came as 61 beagles were recently seized as part of a cruelty investigation, and they were available for adoption at this event.

“These adoption events really allow people to visit with and get to know the animals here in a much more natural environment – it is a huge difference to see a dog outside of their kennel because you get a real feel for them,” Waffner added.

In total, CNYSPCA currently has approximately 130 dogs and 50 cats, along with several guinea pigs, rabbits and rats at their facility.

Photos from the event can be seen below: