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Halloween Dog Parade to Take Place in Sunnyside/Woodside this Saturday

Halloween dog parade

Oct. 20, 2015 By Christian Murray

More than 75 dogs—accompanied by their owners– are expected to participate in the fourth 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.) at 11 am and parade goers will march from there to Windmuller Park.

Last year, 60 dogs participated in the event.

halloween winners“We are expecting more dogs this year,” said Jacqueline Amaya, fiscal director with Woodside on the Move. “We have been doing more to get the word out this year,” she add.

There will be several dog contests. Prizes will be awarded for the most originally dressed dog. An award will be given for the best matching owner and dog costume.

There will be prizes, such as gift certificates to local stores and dog-related items.

“It’s a lot of fun and a good laugh,” said Abdel Rios, who owns Skillman Pets. He said that people go to great length in coming up with a costume.

I’ve seen a dog dressed up as 1950s biker –complete with a leather jacket,” he said. “One year, a dog came in a 7 train costume.”

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huh 2

Guess it doesn’t matter how the dogs feel about it, as long as their self absorbed owners have a good time.

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Avoid the Noid

Can someone let me borrow their dog? I want to dress it in garlic, onions, and a dash of salt.

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driving with UBER means more time on SSPost

chick in blue striped shirt, damn…. she can walk me whenever she wants

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Mary Caulfield

The 7 train costume was on my dog, Woodside. He won’t be there this year, but wishes everyone a great time. Thanks to Woodside on the Move and Skillman Pets for doing this. It builds community in the most wholesome way.

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