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Images: Chicagoland Family Pet Expo

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  • An African Spur Thigh Tortoise, the third largest in the world.

       An African Spur Thigh Tortoise, the third largest in the world.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Maureen O'Connor of Danville, right, gets fitted with a snake necklace by Rachel Fessler of the Chicago Herpetological Society.

       Maureen O'Connor of Danville, right, gets fitted with a snake necklace by Rachel Fessler of the Chicago Herpetological Society.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Paying a dollar to get kissed by Isabella the Boxing Terrier is Kelly Steele of Hanover Park controlled by Cheryl Eitz of Schaumburg.

       Paying a dollar to get kissed by Isabella the Boxing Terrier is Kelly Steele of Hanover Park controlled by Cheryl Eitz of Schaumburg.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • This breed therapy dog has a face only a mother could love.

       This breed therapy dog has a face only a mother could love.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Italia Perrone of the Greater Chicago Rescue shows off a new way to walk or hold your dog, such as demonstrated with this Cavalier named Atticus.

       Italia Perrone of the Greater Chicago Rescue shows off a new way to walk or hold your dog, such as demonstrated with this Cavalier named Atticus.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Blue Tongue Skink

       A Blue Tongue Skink
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Tracie Nauertz,23, of Carol Stream gets hands-on experience with a Mexican Black King snake.

       Tracie Nauertz,23, of Carol Stream gets hands-on experience with a Mexican Black King snake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Vera Perekoteyeva,24, of Palatine hangs with a few friends handled by Herb Schmitz of the Avicultural Society of Chicago.

       Vera Perekoteyeva,24, of Palatine hangs with a few friends handled by Herb Schmitz of the Avicultural Society of Chicago.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lauren Kelliher of Buffalo Grove talks to people about her two-legged Pit Bill named Fifty.

       Lauren Kelliher of Buffalo Grove talks to people about her two-legged Pit Bill named Fifty.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Norman is a champagne-colored German Shepard owned by Lou Basgall of Rolling Meadows.

       Norman is a champagne-colored German Shepard owned by Lou Basgall of Rolling Meadows.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Brittany Habbick,26, of Schaumburg and her Dachshund Marley.

       Brittany Habbick,26, of Schaumburg and her Dachshund Marley.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Labrador-Pointer mix puppies.

       Labrador-Pointer mix puppies.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Ashleigh Roese,14, of Schaumburg holds a White Texan Rat snake.

       Ashleigh Roese,14, of Schaumburg holds a White Texan Rat snake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Hayley Heier,5, of Romeoville pets a donkey.

       Hayley Heier,5, of Romeoville pets a donkey.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

Images of tower show productions' 21st annual chicagoland family pet expo at arlington park racecourse on friday night. the show runs through the weekend.

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