WEST TOWN — A dog parade in West Town is set for July 29, thanks to organizers from the Smith Park Advisory Council who're encouraging folks to strut their "community-wide pet pride."
Set to begin at 10 a.m. the 1.1-mile parade route will start at 1800 W. Rice St. and go to 650 N. Campbell Ave. in West Town's Smith Park.
The parade will conclude with "family and pet-friendly activities" and vendors in Smith Park, according to an online flier.
There will also be prizes for the best dressed and best groomed dog.
Dog owners are encouraged to check in by 9 a.m. on the day of the parade, and all dogs planning to march must have vaccination, veterinarian info and a city of Chicago registration number to participate.
The parade route: