Check out these pets
Khaleesi, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was with owner Dena of Holbrook, a representative of the breed’s Tri-State Facebook group.

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Check out these pets

Story By: SUZANNE McKENNA LINK
7/18/2019


SAYVILLE—This past Saturday, Mother Nature was kind enough to provide a morning of low humidity and a comfortable temperature for the annual Sayville Rotary Club’s Pet Parade. Pet owners, with their leashed, caged or carried pets, signed in at the parking lot of the Saint Lawrence school, and at 9 a.m. marched along Main Street to Candee Avenue and on to the Rotary’s park at The Common Ground.

While dogs represented the larger percentage of participants, there were also cats, birds, bunnies, a guinea pig and a few other uncommon pets. People traveled from all over the island to be a part of the morning fun. One man, with his small dog in a patriotic outfit, came from Rockville Centre. The group Last Chance Rescue paraded adoptable dogs. Ace, a 1-year-old terrier mix dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, comically sprawled on the ground and readily accepted the adoring attention of the crowd, showcasing his sweet personality. The group had a tent set up nearby with other dogs up for adoption. Ace was just one of the many terrific dogs they foster that are looking for their forever homes. To find out how to adopt or volunteer, visit www.lcarescue.org.

After being separated by size into three different corrals, all pet owners received a small participant trophy. Rotary judges picked a few standout pets from the groups, who were later acknowledged at the end of the event. Each was called up to the front and awarded a larger trophy. The Rotary Club made an announcement that though there were awards, it was not a competition, and that all the pets are winners. There were smiles everywhere as everyone, Rotary Club members as well as the pet owners, seemed to enjoy the event. 

Paraders sign in before the start of the parade.

Marchers enter The Common Ground Park.

Sayville Rotary Club members.

Van from Patchogue is delighted when his three cockatiels Itsy, Bitsy and Wilbur were called up for a trophy.