Close to 8,000 participants take part in this event which has been called the biggest pet parade in the US and one of the largest pet parades in the world.
The parade marches–on two and four legs–through the streets of Soulard.
To Participate: Dogs are subject to the approval of Mardi Gras, Inc. and the St. Louis Department of Animal Control based on appropriateness, temperament and health.There’s a $10 minimum donation per pet; the proceeds go to the Open Door Sanctuary, a local no-kill shelter with locations in and around St. Louis.
When: Pet registration starts at 10 a.m. The parade begins at 1 p.m., Feb. 7, 2010
Cost: The registration fee is $10.
For a Paws Cause: All of the event’s proceeds benefit the Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a local no-kill shelter for dogs and cats.
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