Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2010

It’s almost that time, again!  Mardi Gras 2010!  I can see it now: Beads!  Beer!  Barking?  Yep!  The Mystic Krewe of Barkus proves that even dogs have a place in our beloved New Orleans traditions.  The parade occurs on Sunday, February 7, 2010.  It begins at Armostrong Park at 2pm and will follow the traditional route.  There is also a “Pawty” before, during, and after (gotta love new orleans!) at Armstrong Park starting at 10:30 am.

If you plan on attending the Pawty, it is free of charge to one and all.  If you plan on dressing your pooch up in a fantastic Mardi Gras costume and allowing him to romp around the streets of New Orleans with all of his party-loving pooch friends, you’ll have to register either online or on-site.  If you choose to register the day of the parade, you will sign up at Armstrong Park and pay a $50 registration fee.  Signing up online saves you a bit of dough.  Additionally, if you want to register without attending the parade, you can do so online for $20 which will benefit homeless animal rescue and adoption.

Don’t forget about the Barkus Royal Ball!  Friday, February 13.  Unfortunately, this black-tie event is for humans only.  Find out more information here.

Check out these great pics from last years parade:

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For more information, visit http://www.barkus.org or http://www.mardigrasparadeschedule.com/krewes/barkus/

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Playing a Trivia Game Provides FREE KIBBLE to Animal Shelters!

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We just added a Social Vibe widget in order to help fundraising efforts for animals.  If you click on our SocialVibe widget “Help me support animals,” you can participate in quick and free activities that help earn donations that will be distributed to a variety of animal-related charities, including the spcaLA, the Whaleman Foundations, and Peta2.  Please help us earn donations for these animal loving charities!

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