Hot dogs were everywhere. But these were not the kind you toss on the grill.

These were hot-dog-shaped dogs -- dachshunds of every color and long- or wire-haired varieties converged with their owners on Saturday afternoon once the morning showers had cleared.

The occasion was the annual "Dachshunds Reunion," an attraction for both lovers of the breed and spectators organized rescuers of the dog for fun and to promote dog adoptions.

The event featured the usual kooky fun: a parade around the green, Best Tail Wagging and Smoochy Pooch contests, a silent auction and pet products for sale.

"We're doing this to promote rescue and adoption," said Sheila Weiss, the event coordinator. "Dachshunds are a great breed. Extremely bright, though sometimes stubborn. They're good with other dogs and children.

"They're big dogs in small bodies," she added.