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Dogs and their smiling owners attend Barkfest at (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Dogs and their smiling owners attend Barkfest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook on Sunday. The fundraiser for Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson Station attracted more pet lovers this year. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Halloween pet parades

Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. And pet owners are showing off their costumed four-legged friends at parades across Long Island.

Long Island pet owners dressed up their dogs
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Long Island pet owners dressed up their dogs to take part in the second annual Barkfest, a costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Dogs from around Long Island participated in the
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Dogs from around Long Island participated in the second annual Barkfest, a dog costume contest and fundraiser held at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook on Sunday. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Dogs and their smiling owners attend Barkfest at
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Dogs and their smiling owners attend Barkfest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook on Sunday. The fundraiser for Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson Station attracted more pet lovers this year. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Pat Montalbano, of Islip, shows off her Pomeranian
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Pat Montalbano, of Islip, shows off her Pomeranian Jazzy at the second annual Barkfest, a dog costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Dogs from around Long Island participated in the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Dogs from around Long Island participated in the second annual Barkfest, a dog costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Jim Borek, of Centereach, holds his dog Blu,
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Jim Borek, of Centereach, holds his dog Blu, dressed as a cowboy horse, during the second annual Barkfest, a dog costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

A Chihuahua dressed as Dracula snags scariest costume
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A Chihuahua dressed as Dracula snags scariest costume honors at Barkfest, a fundraiser held Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Dogs from around Long Island participate in the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Dogs from around Long Island participate in the second annual Barkfest, a dog costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Pretty as a picture, Shelby, a basset hound
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Pretty as a picture, Shelby, a basset hound saved from an Alabama shelter, sits in the grass after winning third place at Barkfest, a dog costume contest at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Oreo, a Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu mix,
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Oreo, a Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu mix, is dressed as a shark at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade in Cold Spring Harbor. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Sabrina, an Old English Sheepdog, is dressed as
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Sabrina, an Old English Sheepdog, is dressed as a clown at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Disney is dressed as a witch at the
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Disney is dressed as a witch at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Brother and sister Shih Tzus Tiki and Misu
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Brother and sister Shih Tzus Tiki and Misu are dressed as a groom and bride at Cold Spring Harbor's 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Belle is dressed a queen and arrived in
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Belle is dressed a queen and arrived in her carriage at the 2011 Howl-Ween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Jessie, a 12-year-old German Short Hair Pointer, is
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Jessie, a 12-year-old German Short Hair Pointer, is dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade in Cold Spring Harbor. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Daphne, a four-year-old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, is
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Daphne, a four-year-old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, is dressed as a bumble bee at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Twinkie (left) sports a butterfly costume, while Daphne
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Twinkie (left) sports a butterfly costume, while Daphne is dressed as a bumble bee at the 2011 Howl-Ween Halloween pet parade. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Twinkie, a 9-month-old cockapoo, is dressed as a
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Twinkie, a 9-month-old cockapoo, is dressed as a butterfly at the 2011 Howl-Ween pet parade in Cold Spring Harbor. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Debbie Novak, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has dog Kloe
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Debbie Novak, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has dog Kloe perform tricks at the pet parade in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Bill, Stephanie and William MacIntosh, of Farmingdale, match
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Bill, Stephanie and William MacIntosh, of Farmingdale, match their dogs Mickey and Minnie in firefighter costumes in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Arwen, a rescue dog owned by Gerry and
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Arwen, a rescue dog owned by Gerry and Dee Gibbons, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was dressed as a "typical American teenager" for a pet parade in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Tim Zaveski, of Holbrook, gives his dog Coco
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Tim Zaveski, of Holbrook, gives his dog Coco a matching fireman's helmet to wear during a pet parade in Ronkonkoma.

Breanna Viscusi, 4, and Colleen Galbraith, both of
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Breanna Viscusi, 4, and Colleen Galbraith, both of Bohemia, introduce their dog Scotty to another dog at the pet parade in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Debbie Caputo, of Ronkonkoma, her son Anthony and
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Debbie Caputo, of Ronkonkoma, her son Anthony and their dog Zoe were runners up for best dog costume in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Natalie and Giovanna Lanuto, of Lake Grove, hold
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Natalie and Giovanna Lanuto, of Lake Grove, hold up their dog Baby Girl and cat Brooklyn, who both walked in the pet parade in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Glen Cove resident Nami Pearing, 31, and her
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Glen Cove resident Nami Pearing, 31, and her dog Wootaro, 7, pose for a photo at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Jack Seretti, 5, of Glen Cove, enjoys an
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Jack Seretti, 5, of Glen Cove, enjoys an ice cream cone during Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Rocky, 7, wearing a police officer costume, is
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Rocky, 7, wearing a police officer costume, is shown off by Glen Cove resident Anna Stavola, 23, at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

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Animal lovers parade their animals down the street
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Animal lovers parade their animals down the street at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi of Glen Gove hands
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Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi of Glen Gove hands out a trophy for best smile to Charlie, dressed as video-game character Luigi, at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Trophies and prizes, donated by Petco, are lined
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Trophies and prizes, donated by Petco, are lined up during Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Glen Cove resident John Florentino, 53, and his
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Glen Cove resident John Florentino, 53, and his dog, Sparky, 10, who is dressed as a squirrel, attend Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Glen Cove resident Antoinette Ursini and her dog,
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Glen Cove resident Antoinette Ursini and her dog, Prince Gino, 4, dress in masquerade-themed costumes for Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

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Tyson, 9, accompanied his owner while dressed as
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Tyson, 9, accompanied his owner while dressed as a knight for Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Animal lovers parade their animals down the street
(Credit: Ann Luk)

Animal lovers parade their animals down the street during Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Pets and their human companions strut down the
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Pets and their human companions strut down the street at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Glen Cove resident Micheal Colangelo, 46, and his
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Glen Cove resident Micheal Colangelo, 46, and his dog, Duke, 1, dressed as a mailman, attend the Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

A bulldog dresses as a witch for Glen
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A bulldog dresses as a witch for Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

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Poncho the cat went to Glen Cove's Spooktacular
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Poncho the cat went to Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade as Puss in Boots. (Oct. 23, 2011)

The judges look for the winner of the
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The judges look for the winner of the Smallest Pet category during Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Oyster Bay resident Carolyn Sherman, 57, brings her
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Oyster Bay resident Carolyn Sherman, 57, brings her dog, Shorty, to the Glen Cove Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade dressed as a devil. (Oct. 23, 2011)

Glen Cove residents David Moses, far left, and
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Glen Cove residents David Moses, far left, and Jacklyn Holzmiyer, middle, spend the day walking their dogs with Garden City resident Nicole Palladino at Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. Baxter,left, is dressed as Mario and Charlie, right, is dressed as Luigi. (Oct. 23, 2011)

People and their pets participate in Glen Cove's
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People and their pets participate in Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

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Pets and their human companions march in Glen
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Pets and their human companions march in Glen Cove's Spooktacular Howl'oween Pet Parade. (Oct. 23, 2011)

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