Fido Floats Festoon the Doggie Gras Parade

The yearly Helen Woodward Animal Center parade will roll at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market.

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Doggie Gras
The yearly Helen Woodward Animal Center parade will roll at the Farmers Market in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Feb. 11.
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Doggie Gras
The yearly Helen Woodward Animal Center parade will roll at the Farmers Market in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Feb. 11.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
It's the sixth annual parade for the center, and it is still free to see.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
Pups come dressed in crowns, capes, and all sorts of Fat Tuesday finery.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
Does your pooch want to join? Entry fee is $10, with "... all proceeds supporting the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center." (If you just want to watch and cheer, there's no admission, but donations to the Rancho Santa Fe are always welcome.)
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
The Helen Woodward Animal Center is also behind the popular PAW-micon event each July. Yep, the pups dress up in their superhero best for that one.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
Some Doggie Gras participants arrive in full-on "floats," or strollers that have been extravagantly decorated in all sorts of shimmery gewgaws and trinkets.
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Helen Woodward Animal Center
Can't miss this canine cuteness? It all happens a few days before Fat Tuesday at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 11.
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