DALLAS — Easter was going to the dogs down at Lee Park! Yeah, the Petropolitan Pooch Parade was back and bigger than ever.
“This is about bringing community together and putting differences aside to come together and celebrate an amazing holiday, but doing it through the love of animals.” said Chris Watts, owner of the Petropolitan.
Well, these costumed canines walked, rode and wheeled their way in front of the massive crowd, all sporting their Easter Sunday Best.
Even some of the owners got in on the act, like “Enchilada Ellen”!
“I’ve been coming as long as I’ve been living in Dallas.” said Ellen, “I love to dress up and be somebody else and I love to show my dogs off!”
Most importantly this “Paw-rade” gave local pet shelters and adoption agencies a great chance to show off their furry friends and land them in a home.
“We get a lot of applications from events like this, we end up getting a lot of dogs adopted,” said Eva Bell of Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes Rescue, “So it’s just awesome that they let us bring in the rescues and show them off for everyone!”
Well it didn’t matter if you were a big dog, small dog, SuperDog or Invisible dog… In Dallas these mutts officially replaced the Easter Bunny as this holiday’s animal mascot!