Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween doggy parade set for Saturday

Omar Zahzouhi, shop owner of Animal Outfitters, Inc., and his eight-year-old Shepard mix Star get ready to celebrate the upcoming holidays.  The shop, located at 986 Elmwood Avenue, is hosting its annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Oct. 25. The event is held each year to bring people and their dogs together to celebrate Halloween with treats, trick contests, games, pictures and the parade. It begins at 9 a.m. with registration at the shop and at 10 a.m. moves across the street to Bidwell Park  . where the parade will take place until 11 a.m. Prizes will be given out to the dogs with the best costumes as well as the best tricks. The shops also hosts an event for Christmas. Zahzouhi plans to dress up as Santa Claus and takes pictures with local customers and their pets during the first week of December. By Nicole Montanino and Ryan Gilliam