Doggie Gras: Pup Parade Fundraiser

Fidos wore their beads and French Quarter best for an early Fat Tuesday parade. The beneficiary? The adoption programs at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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Helen Woodward Animal Center
The fifth annual Helen Woodward Animal Center Doggis Gras Parade rolled at the Farmers' Market in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Feb. 26.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
The fifth annual Helen Woodward Animal Center Doggis Gras Parade rolled at the Farmers' Market in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Feb. 26.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
The Rancho Santa Fe animal center helms numerous fundraisers and outings throughout the calendar. Doggie Gras turned 5 in 2017.
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A costume contest and drawings were some of the activities outside of the snapshot-cute procession, a strut that found Fidos both on foot and rolling along, too.
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Gold, frills, and crowns are some of the motifs of the New Orleans-inspired event.
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Doggie Gras
While members of the community show with their canines at the parade, a number of adoptable dogs from the center also participated.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
While Doggie Gras has been around for a half decade, the Helen Woodward Animal Center started in 1972. Since that time, the Rancho Santa Fe center has provided a host of "...adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs...," and more community-nice doings based on the care and love of our furry companions.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
Whether or not your own tail-wagger is dressing up for Fat Tuesday, you can keep the good spirit flowing by supporting the Helen Woodward Animal Center or a center in your own neighborhood. Maybe next year you'll even have a new cutie to dress up in the fabulous hues and sparkle of Fat Tuesday.
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