By Susan Richard

NEW YORK (CBS New York) – New York area animal lovers are looking to set a world record today in Central Park.

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Petco is teaming up with the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals for as part of Petco’s “National Adoption Reunion”, celebrating adopted pets worldwide.

1010 WINS Susan Richard reports:

Today, they’re hoping for largest-ever gathering of people and their adopted pets, and need 250 to break the record.  The Guiness Book of World Records will be there to verify the results, and Sony recording artist Gavin DeGraw will be on hand, performing an acoustic set from his latest album, “Sweeter”.

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Adoptable Dogs (credit: Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals/file)

Pet parents who want to participate need to bring both your pet (dogs on leashes and other pets in carriers), as well as their adoption certificate or a letter from the shelter or rescue group.

Check in is Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the bandshell, with the official world record to be set at 5:30, when everyone must stand together for 10 minutes.

A number of rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable animals, and the Petco Foundation will present the Mayor’s Alliance with a brand new adoption van.

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