Father Jack Topper blesses dogs at the Blessing of the Animals, 2007.
Neighbors of The Grotto may think Noah's Ark is loading up on Sunday, July 15. At 2 p.m. that day, the Catholic sanctuary hosts a blessing of animals. People and pets of all faiths are welcome for the rite, which takes place in the outdoor plaza. Animals must be properly restrained. The Grotto is at Northeast 85th and Sandy Boulevard.