FOR FURRY FRIENDS, St. Edward's parish in Clifton Park was the place to be for a recent "Pet Fest and Home Show." Home show vendors joined representatives from animal shelters and rescue groups, visiting alpacas, a DJ, clowns and more.

Here, Mary Beth Jette walks Doublet the Irish wolfhound and Derry the dachshund and Donna and Michael Parisi rest in the shade with their dogs, Sara and Izzie. For more photos, see The Evangelist's print edition. (Nate Whitchurch photos)