Doggie-Gras- A San Diego Mardi Gras Event For Dogs and Their Families!

JOIN US for the most “PAW-THENTIC” Fat Tuesday celebration this side of THE MISSISSIPPI!

Dress your canine in Mardi Gras themed costumes and connect with Center adoptables, alumni, and revelers of all ages, breeds and creeds as we celebrate the festive occasion with a Doggie Gras parade! You can even create your own parade “float” from a spare stroller or wagon!

Purple, green and gold will bedeck and bejewel the event where canine attendees and their families can hang out on “Bour-bone St.,” sip on “purr-icanes” and party it up in “Cat-on Rouge.” You may even see our sheep and goats hoofing their way along the parade route in traditional Barn-ival style.

Nonalcoholic Purr-icanes (for people and pups)
Selection of Best Doggie Gras Float
Mardi Gras photos on ‘Bour-bone Street’

We’re celebrating Fat Cat Tuesday! Send us photos of your favorite Fat Cat and it may be featured at the event or online!

To RSVP or for more information call Helen Woodward Animal Center: (858) 756-4117 x350 or contact Kelly Rumsey at

Proceeds from all Mardi Paws activities support the Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department.