I love dogs. And over 1,000 showed up this past Saturday at Raitt Homestead Farm in Eliot, ME for Hops & Hounds. Every breed, and every size dog roamed the event. So imagine the difficult task of finding my favorite.

So I decided to narrow my focus on the "adoptable" tent. There were dozens of dogs looking for their forever homes. And I made it my mission to pet, hold, or snuggle all of them. Here are my three favorites.

Buddy. Buddy is a lover and a great snuggler. He's available for adoption from Tall Tails Beagle Rescue in Freeport, ME.

Arlington. Arlington is the cutest, softest, sleepiest puppy ever. He's available for adoption from 3 Dog Rescue in Berwick, ME.

Sheldon. The picture says it all. Sheldon is a lover. And he loves giving kisses. Get up close and personal with Sheldon at Lucky Pup Rescue in Kennebunkport.

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