Northern Illinois dog lovers are finally able to get their furry friends outside.
Katz Dog Park in DeKalb is open for the season after being closed due to ice and flooding. Dog owners say the winter took its toll mentally and physically.
Kayley Aase and her dog took a recent afternoon to enjoy being outside again.
"It's amazing for the fact that my dogs aren't cooped up at home and they get to run around all the time," Aase said.
Vickie Deku also enjoyed the dog park opening.