Oct. 24, 2014 By Michael Florio
More than 100 dogs—accompanied by their owners– are expected to participate in the third 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, 85 pets, mostly dogs, participated in the event.
“We are expecting more pets this year,” said Adriana Beltran, with Woodside on the Move. “Most likely we will break 100,” based on the phone calls we have received.
There will be several contests for the dogs. Prizes will be awarded for the most originally dressed dog—as well as for the funniest and scariest costumes. An award will be given for the best matching owner and dog costume.
Last year’s winner of the most original costume was a dog dressed as the No. 7 train.
“It’s a lot of fun and a good laugh,” said Adrian Bordoni, Executive Director of Woodside on the Move. “And of course all the pets look adorable.”
The ASPCA, Skillman Pets, Traveling Pet Services and the Queens Animal Hospital are among the sponsors.
The sponsors will be providing goody bags for the dogs, training workshops and grooming demonstrations.
Time: 11 am – 2pm
Date: Oct. 25
Starts: Skillman Pets (49th and Skillman Ave.)