Pet parade celebrates howl-oween in Long Grove

  • Meet Hairy Pawter, a Yorkshire terrier therapy dog from Streamwood and frequent winner of costume contests, who was dressed as Capt. Bark Rogers on Sunday for the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove.

    Meet Hairy Pawter, a Yorkshire terrier therapy dog from Streamwood and frequent winner of costume contests, who was dressed as Capt. Bark Rogers on Sunday for the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

  • Shelly Graham of Long Grove, center and dressed as Carole Baskin of "Tiger King" fame, leads her dog Mac, dressed as a lion, and others on a march during Sunday's third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove.

    Shelly Graham of Long Grove, center and dressed as Carole Baskin of "Tiger King" fame, leads her dog Mac, dressed as a lion, and others on a march during Sunday's third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

  • Mac, a 3-year-old rescued mixed-breed, was dressed as a lion Sunday for the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove.

    Mac, a 3-year-old rescued mixed-breed, was dressed as a lion Sunday for the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

  • Norbert, a 10-month-old male Juliana miniature pig from Prairie View, joined dozens of dogs Sunday to march in the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove.

    Norbert, a 10-month-old male Juliana miniature pig from Prairie View, joined dozens of dogs Sunday to march in the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

  • Downtown Long Grove hosted its third annual Pet Costume Parade on Sunday. About 80 dogs -- and at least one pig -- joined their human companions for the march.

    Downtown Long Grove hosted its third annual Pet Costume Parade on Sunday. About 80 dogs -- and at least one pig -- joined their human companions for the march. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

  • Grace Elliott, 7, a second-grader from Long Grove, rode a unicorn alongside her mother, Jolie Elliott, and Charlie, their male Yorkshire terrier, on Sunday during the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove.

    Grace Elliott, 7, a second-grader from Long Grove, rode a unicorn alongside her mother, Jolie Elliott, and Charlie, their male Yorkshire terrier, on Sunday during the third annual Pet Costume Parade in Long Grove. Karie Angell Luc for the Daily Herald

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/25/2020 5:24 PM

Halloween in Long Grove has gone to the dogs. About 80 of them, to be exact.

That's how many canine companions -- plus throw in at least one pig -- who marched alongside their human counterparts Sunday in Long Grove's third annual Pet Costume Parade on Brothers Field, near the village's historic downtown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Among the marchers were Shelly Graham of Long Grove, who dressed as Carole Baskin from the Netflix documentary "Tiger King." With her was Mac, the family's three-year-old rescued mixed-breed dog.

"He's a lion today," Graham said. "His only crime is being cute."

Jasmine Searcy, events coordinator/office manager at the Visitor's Information Center for Historic Downtown Long Grove, said the pandemic has forced organizers of downtown events like the pet parade to be creative.

"Honestly, with all these events, we've had to think outside of the box, in ways that we can do these events but safely ... and I really think pet parade was one of those that was probably the easiest event to put together," she said. "Dogs don't need to social distance, but we do."

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