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See smaller January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Jason Zato volunteer with D.AS. and the 'Pitbull Crew' shows off Sadie who proved popular with the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Jason Zato volunteer with D.AS. and the "Pitbull Crew" shows off Sadie who proved popular with the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest':  Clarissa says hello along with her attractive 7 month old Afghan 'Muzzy'.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': 'Lola' a mild mannered 7 year old Great Dane played the role of spectator to the delight of many who got to say hello.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Jason Zato volunteer with D.AS. and the 'Pitbull Crew' shows off Sadie who proved popular with the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Though his name got past this 3 legged dog decked out in New England Patriots garb drew a big round of applause.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': John from Kowiachobee Animal Preserve educates & fields questions on the Florida Panther.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Pet lovers were out in force representing everything from D.A.S., the Humane Society, breed specific rescue groups & more.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Lodged in Nicole's foster home Jack a fully healthy, neutered & microchipped dog has just three days to live unless adopted.  Call 239-200-1523 if he might be for you.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Corette a volunteer with Brooke's Legacy sits with 'Tiny Dancer'. Learn more about Brooke's Legacy at 239-434-7480.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': started by pre arranged numerical order the parade moves South on 3rd Streeet.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Paraders, their dogs and even spectators took to thematic attire.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': started by pre arranged numerical order the parade moves South on 3rd Streeet.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': started by pre arranged numerical order the parade moves South on 3rd Streeet.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': In front, Ella & Zoe Bartels along with grandparents demonstrate their support for Naples dog Park.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': World traveler 'Stella' a Yorkie decked out in her Halloween costume complete with Sitar music backed by owner Deborah O' Brien.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': 'Mother Earth' and her canine companion 'Odie'.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Petco's Patrick had coupons for pet owners which he handed out with the help of 'Shyenne' a Molluccan Cockatoo.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Jennifer Canfield poses with her toy fox terrier 'Wilbur'.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Phil Johnson & his rescued greyhound 'Fawn' an active volunteer pet therapy dog over at NCH.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': 'Wrigley' a brindled Boxer gets a hug from owner Carolyn Thibeault.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Jennifer Soto & Katya Carcamo worked the booth for sponsor Tony's Off 3rd.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • January 20, 2013 Fourth Annual 'Parade and Pet Fest': Anita McCabe & ' Mickey'  as Howdy Doody along with friend Elaine & 'Annabelle' dressed as Marie Antoinnette's 'Mopsy'. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

Under perfect skies pet lovers, rescue groups, vendors, sponsors and spectators gathered for the parade. It took just a minute to realize that at least half the dogs and their owners were costumed one way or another.

Sponsor Tony's Off 3rd provided refreshments while attendees got to meet everything from dogs up for adoption to therapy dogs and more. After registering and receiving a starting number, at 12 noon the dogs and their owners paraded in orderly fashion South on 3rd Street past Tommy Bahama's & back around the block for an awards ceremony.

It looked like everyone enjoyed the event and given the number of dogs in close quarters the behavior couldn't have been better.

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