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It was puppy-palooza at Carol Stream's CSBarks festival

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  • At left, Chihuahua Min Pin mix Tori sports some stylish sunglasses from Pampered Pooch Couture during the annual CSBarks dog festival Sunday in Carol Stream.

      At left, Chihuahua Min Pin mix Tori sports some stylish sunglasses from Pampered Pooch Couture during the annual CSBarks dog festival Sunday in Carol Stream.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Collie Finney of Streamwood runs the agility course Sunday with his handler Anita Khun during the annual CSBarks dog festival hosted by the Carol Stream Park District.

      Collie Finney of Streamwood runs the agility course Sunday with his handler Anita Khun during the annual CSBarks dog festival hosted by the Carol Stream Park District.
    photos by Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Above, German shepherd Bellalena works the agility course Sunday with her handler Lou Bucker of Hanover Park.

    Above, German shepherd Bellalena works the agility course Sunday with her handler Lou Bucker of Hanover Park.

  • Chris Wehrli and her dog Mocha Latte from Skydogs in Naperville perform for visitors to the annual CSBarks dog festival Sunday in Carol Stream.

      Chris Wehrli and her dog Mocha Latte from Skydogs in Naperville perform for visitors to the annual CSBarks dog festival Sunday in Carol Stream.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Portuguese water dog Fiona of Carol Stream runs on a lure course Sunday at the CSBarks dog festival hosted by the Carol Stream Park District.

      Portuguese water dog Fiona of Carol Stream runs on a lure course Sunday at the CSBarks dog festival hosted by the Carol Stream Park District.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Thousands of dogs and their owners made their way to the Carol Stream Park District's annual CSBarks dog festival Sunday where the pooches could join a "find the treat in the ball pit" contest or dress for success in the costume contest.

The event in the Carol Stream Town Center, one of the largest dog festivals in the Chicago suburbs, included demonstrations in agility by the German Shepherd Dog Club of Chicago, highflying Frisbee acrobatics from the Naperville-based Skydogs, a parade of breeds and a Fido Shopping Mall with all sorts of items for the four-legged visitors, from clothing and collars to handmade treats.

Amanda Sutton of Wheaton attended the festival for the first time with her dog Kalvin. Sutton said she loved seeing all the dogs and watching some dogs she runs with perform on the agility course.

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