It was the “dog days” of July in Dayton as over 25 pet parade entrants strutted their stuff Friday night at the Scott Bicentennial Park during the Kid’s Pet Parade, all a part of the Dayton Days Celebration going on this weekend.
And it was the dogs that ruled that night as one lone rabbit, a 10½ pound Angora named “Wild Bill” competed against the canines. The focus was on the kids and their pets as the park gazebo became a runway with about 50 folk on either side cheering the kids on, all part of the hometown fun giving everyone a chance to be part of Dayton Days.
Ten year-old pet parade volunteer Claire Reed said the parade was just as much for the pets as it was for the kids.
The pet parade is an annual event held as part of the Dayton Days Celebration and all participants received a coupon for a free ice cream cone from the Corner Grocery in Dayton.