Canines and owners enjoys 'Doggy Trick-or-Treat' in Mundelein

  • Autumn Turner of Round Lake tries to encourage "Athena," a 12-week-old English bull mastiff, to try the obstacle course during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Mundelein Park District in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday.

      Autumn Turner of Round Lake tries to encourage "Athena," a 12-week-old English bull mastiff, to try the obstacle course during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Mundelein Park District in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Maya St. Clair of Mundelein, left, and her mom, Lisa, give their dog "Coco" a chance to sniff the skeleton decorating the booth of Virginia Gibb's Tax Lady 1040 booth during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday.

      Maya St. Clair of Mundelein, left, and her mom, Lisa, give their dog "Coco" a chance to sniff the skeleton decorating the booth of Virginia Gibb's Tax Lady 1040 booth during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Aubrey Masur, 12, of Buffalo Grove and her mom, Marnie Slavin, walk "Phoenix," dressed as a hot dog, during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Mundelein Park District in partnership with the Mundelein Animal Hospital. The event was held in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday.

      Aubrey Masur, 12, of Buffalo Grove and her mom, Marnie Slavin, walk "Phoenix," dressed as a hot dog, during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Mundelein Park District in partnership with the Mundelein Animal Hospital. The event was held in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Dressed in a SpongeBob SquarePants theme, "Maya," left, and "Taina" are in an inflatable pool mounted on a wagon being pulled by Andrea Evola of Barrington, the dogs' owner, during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat. The event, hosted by the Mundelein Park District in partnership with the Mundelein Animal Hospital, was held in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday.

      Dressed in a SpongeBob SquarePants theme, "Maya," left, and "Taina" are in an inflatable pool mounted on a wagon being pulled by Andrea Evola of Barrington, the dogs' owner, during the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat. The event, hosted by the Mundelein Park District in partnership with the Mundelein Animal Hospital, was held in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • "Harry Pawter," an eight-year old Yorkshire terrier belonging to Denise and Adrian Brigham of Streamwood, rolls through the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday.

      "Harry Pawter," an eight-year old Yorkshire terrier belonging to Denise and Adrian Brigham of Streamwood, rolls through the annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event in the Barefoot Bay parking lot Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 10/10/2020 6:33 PM

Canines and their owners had the opportunity to enjoy an early Halloween celebration during the third annual Doggy Trick-or-Treat event, held in the parking lot of the Barefoot Bay water park in Mundelein Saturday.

Among the activities were a costume contest, 12 vendor booths, five doggy games, a photo booth and an obstacle course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The event gave people and their dogs a chance to enjoy an outdoor event during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Kelli Schillaci, Mundelein Park Districts event planner/parties and cultural arts.

"What's so great about this event is people kind of already are socially distanced with the leashes," Schillaci said.

One of the nice things about the Doggy Trick-or-Treat is that it gives adults without children, as well as families the opportunity to enjoy a park district event, she said.

"A lot of events are for families with kids, but this gives those, maybe younger couples that just have a dog or older couples who don't have kids anymore, something to do for fall," Schillaci said.

One of the dogs at the event was "Harry Pawter," an 8-year old Yorkshire terrier belonging to Denise and Adrian Brigham of Streamwood, who was dressed as an astronaut riding in a space shuttle.

Adrian Brigham said Harry is a certified therapy dog who visits the elderly people in nursing homes and children in hospitals. Harry has 24 different costumes that he wears, and he has won 85 pet costume contests.

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