“He really doesn’t like this part,” says Kim Posterick as she places a hat on her friend’s dog, Sparky, who is a cockapoo. “It’s only for a little while, Sparky.”

Residents of Isle View Apartments, a senior living complex, collaboratively planned and held their first annual “Doggy Halloween Parade” at the complex.

The dogs on parade are all therapy dogs and allowed at the complex to make their owners’ lives a little better.

Buster, a long-haired dachshund, has helped his owner Candace Barnes get through the grieving process as she lost her husband three years ago.

Rascal, a 16-year-old bichon, has been a faithful companion to Delphia Cooper since he was nine weeks old.

Holly, a maltipoo, has also been a comfort and joy to her owner, Elaine Witkowski.

Though the dogs on parade were resistant to putting on their Halloween costumes, they all seemed to settle into their new outfits and were eager to interact with the residents in the community room of the complex.

Spectators filtered into the room as the dogs marched in with their owners and handlers. Parade participants enjoyed Beggin’ Strips and the humans attending enjoyed Halloween-themed cookies.

Overall, it was a doggone good Halloween parade!

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