Dog parade to take place in Woodside Saturday
(photos from last year’s parade)
Oct. 21, By Christian Murray
More than 100 dogs—accompanied by their owners– are expected to participate in the second annual “Woofside” Halloween Pet Parade this Saturday.
The event, organized by Woodside on the Move, is likely to attract pooches dressed as cowboys, pirates, ballerinas, ball-room dancers, hot dogs, bumble bees, commandos and even knights.
The event will kick off at Skillman Pets (49th and Skillman Ave.) and parade goers will march from there to Windmuller Park.
“Last year over 50 people and their dogs participated and we expect over double that this year,” said Adrian Bordoni, the executive director, of Woodside on the Move.
The cost of registration will be $5.
Participating dog owners will receive goody bags, chances to win raffles as well the ability to win prizes for the best canine costumes. Sponsors will include Skillman Pets, Petland Discounts and the Queens Animal Hospital. Those businesses will have tables set up at Windmuller Park.
Bordoni said there will also be training workshops and grooming demonstrations.
Time: 11 am
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Location: Skillman Pets, (49th and Skillman Ave.)