Strut Your Mutt – An Afternoon with Canines in Costume

IMG_1118It’s that time of year again, Halloween, and though every year I look forward to this happening holiday and start planning my costume far in advance, this year I was excited for another reason – the 25th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park. Now, everyone knows how much I love pups, and when I heard our canine counterparts were going to be strutting their stuff in character, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out this popular pooch parade!

As I arrived at the corner of 10th Street and Avenue B in the East Village, I was greeted by thousands of people and even better, hundreds of gorgeous pups in get-ups. I saw everything from superheroes, to a unicorn, a chef, a Rastafarian, and even Caitlyn Jenner! One collection of canines even came as the entire cast of the Flintstones! How awesome is that?

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As they sniffed and strutted, the happy gathering of hounds was quite the party! Owners and parade goers, mingled, taking pictures and celebrating their four legged furry friends on a beautiful October afternoon. This light hearted, fun event is a great way for us humans to socialize, just like our beloved pets. And for those who don’t have pets, like myself, it’s a great opportunity to get your dog fix in! I can’t wait for next year!


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