BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Rallying for the dogs. Hundreds of people spent Friday evening eating outside as food trucks took over the Maryland SPCA.

Andrea Fujii has the story.

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People at the SPCA say this is a great combination– food trucks and adoptable dogs– and it’s all for a good cause.

Finding dogs good homes while feeding empty bellies– it’s the Maryland SPCA’s first ever food truck rally.

“We have half a dozen trucks with food, lots of animal lovers all came together. It’s so much fun,” Aileen Gabbey of the Maryland SPCA.

Patrons say waiting in line for over an hour isn’t so bad when there are adoptable dogs walking by desperate for a pet, a donation or even a home.

One of them is Sheba. People can’t adopt her right away but they promise to come back over the weekend.

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“We see all these puppies who don’t have homes and it makes us sad,” Jennifer Laycock, an SPCA supporter, said. “So it’s nice that everybody comes out and supports the cause.”

The crowds show how food trucks have been growing in popularity after special zones were established for them last summer downtown.

“It never surprises us how many people come out to help out around Baltimore but also our loyal fans here with the food truck,” truck vendor Craig Fader said.

People also took a tour of the SPCA’s remodeled facilities, taking note of the dozens of animals looking for forever homes.

“For me, this really hits home and it’s really an important thing for me to support,” Caryn Earl, an SPCA supporter, said.

The Maryland SPCA hopes to raise about $3,000 from this event. The organization will be open all weekend for those interested in adopting.

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For a link to their online adoption center, click here.