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A Day With the Dogs

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:23 a.m. CDT
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Misty Lindstrand, of Lake Villa and Beckham, a 3-year-old mutt, dance with Gina Kasper, of Lake Villa to the Cha Cha Slide during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. Beckham is up for adoption through the Green Pup Shelter out of Lake Zurich. The event was sponsored by the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa.
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Kris Selzer, of Lindenhurst holds on to Diesel, an 8-month-old mutt, in the Pooch Smooches stand as he checks out Connor Kazmierowicz, 8, of Lake Villa during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. Selzer and Diezel were at the event representing Castaway Pet Rescue.
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Terry Kaminski, of Round Lake Heights, works with Star, a 3-year-old German shepherd, during a tracking demonstration in the woods during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. Both Kaminski and Star are part of the Special Operation K-9 Division for Seldin Security, of Romeoville.
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Nadja, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, visits with Taitum McDonald, 4, of Grayslake during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. Nadja is a non-aggressive dog from the Special Operation K-9 Division for Seldin Security, of Romeoville.
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Stan Savage, of Fox Lake and his dog, Keva, an eight-year-old Doberman Pinscher, visit with Eugene Pomianek, of Round Lake during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. The event was sponsored by the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa.
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Sarah Jo Helgeson, 19, of Lake Villa holds Pipsqueak and Coriander, both 4 years old, during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. Pipsqueak was a puppy mill rescue dog from Petropolis.
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Gary Brown, of Antioch gives his adored rescue dog, Hannah Jane, a 4-year-old, Havanese, a ride during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. The event was sponsored by the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa.
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Finlea, a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, retrieves a Frisbee, as Reyna, 13, stays close behind during A Day with the Dogs at Loffredo Park on May 31 in Lake Villa. The dogs were owned by Dr. Edward McGinnis, from the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa and sponsor of the event.

LAKE VILLA – A pet walk was held Saturday to benefit four local rescue groups and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The day included music, food, games, facepainting, raffles, demonstrations, doggie nail trims and vendor booths.

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