Bend’s Fourth of July Pet Parade returned Monday after a two-year pandemic-caused hiatus. Organizers with the Bend Park & Recreation District expected around 8,000 people to pass through downtown along with a full complement of herders, retrievers, lap dogs and mutts, among other pets.

They wore patriotic pinwheels, neckerchiefs and oversized sunglasses. And there was Wylie, an auburn and white shepherd mix with piercing blue eyes.

Pet Parade

Hundreds of people line Wall Street in downtown Bend as participants in the Bend Pet Parade walk by on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Pet Parade

A variety of farm animals and their handlers walk down Riverside Boulevard during the Bend Pet Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022.

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Garrett Andrews has covered crime for The Bulletin since 2018. A native of the Olympic Peninsula (Sequim), he's been a newspaper reporter for 14 years and has an MA in political science from the University of Colorado-Denver. A lover of overcast skies.

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