While Bernadette Peters silences protestors, Hugh Jackman and Julianne Hough cuddle puppie

The stars turned out to support Bernadette Peters' 24th annual Broadway Barks this weekend, saying dogs are man's best friend

Sutton Foster posed alongside Hugh Jackson at the New York City event co-hosted by Music Man star Sutton Foster.

They were clearly smitten with the puppies up for adoption when they met and held them.

A big smile appeared on Jackman's face as he held some lucky puppies in his arms.

The X-Men actor, 53, has two dogs of his own.A big smile appeared on Jackman's face as he held some lucky puppies in his arms.

At home, the 53-year-old actor owns two dogs. While holding an adorable puppy, the actor posed with his tongue out.

When Peters was playing Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway in 1999, she co-founded the nonprofit with the late Mary Tyler Moore.