Mighty Mardi Pups Fund-raised, Adorably, at Doggie Gras

Barkers sported beads at the sweet San Diego celebration, which will help the Helen Woodward Animal Center of Rancho Santa Fe.

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The inaugural Doggie Gras 5K & Parade wagged its happy tail on Sunday, March 3 in San Diego, all to raise funds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Blue Buffalo sponsored the celebration.
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The inaugural Doggie Gras 5K & Parade wagged its happy tail on Sunday, March 3 in San Diego, all to raise funds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Blue Buffalo sponsored the celebration.
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A jester hat on a joyful pup? It was one of the adorable sights.
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Every pup took her own route to dressing up in honor of the holiday, but a general theme? Purple, yellow, and green in every get-up, of course.
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Even this beautiful baa-er made a cameo.
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New buddies were made (of the canine and human variety).
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And some fashion-daring participants rocked both beads and stylish chapeux.
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"I Move My Paws for a Good Cause!" was the rallying cry of the morningtime event.
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Some pups skipped the celebratory outfits, but arrived in a celebratory spirit (on a skateboard, no less).
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Interesting in joining the Doggie Gras 5K & Parade in 2020? Check in with the Helen Woodward Animal Center as the new year draws near.
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