"This is the eighth year that we've done this," Utley said. "It's just a really great way to get some adoptable shelter animals out and get people aware of what's happening.
"I hope all these animals that are here get adopted. I hope it raises awareness about adopting an animal rather than buying one, and I hope that it gets more support for our cause out there and people visit and donate, and open their eyes a little."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.