Photo gallery: Mystic Krewe of Mutts

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Joey Langley at right, along with Codi Blacklock, pulls Banner, an English Bulldog, in front of the judges table for a first place finish in best group competition during CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts "Mardi Style" day of activities in dowtown Baton Rouge on Sunday. The team won second place for best float.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A Mini-Yorkie is dressed in LSU attire.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- CAAWS members stroll downtown on Sunday in a parade to raise money for various programs for animals.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Sandy, A mixed breed called a Chiweenie, catches a ride with Holly Harris of "Friends of Animals", an organization which has dogs available for adoption.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Laila Altazan, age 5, plays with the puppies at Companion Animal Alliance's adoption area on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Jill Herrington,left, with Alexis Herrington, won first place with Scarlett, a Dachshund breed, in the best float competition on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- A dog dressed with hot dog buns strolls the parade route on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Parade goers line North Blvd. prior to the start of CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Kaycee Bennett sits and watches the canine competition event along with her dog, Nemo, a Papillon Breed, who was dressed as LSU's Mike the Tiger.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Rethie Chamberlin, left, who won third place in best costume with her Huskie, poses with second place finisher kathy Mack and her poodle.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- The Mash Unit first place best float was outfitted with a mini-helicoptor with a canine pilot and wounded canine passengers.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- CAAWS Mystic krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras style parade participant Ken Louper tosses beads to the crowd while lead by his three dogs on Sunday in downtown Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Sharlee Shuford, right, waves to Mystic krewe of Mutts parade participants on Sunday in downtown Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Parade participants stroll down North Blvd. on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Baton Rouge Mayor/President Kip Holden tosses beads to the crowd on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Baton Rouge Caledonia pipes and drums member Paul Lanier, center, entertaines the crowd along with Thomas Martin, left, and Stan Massinter.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Parade goers line North Blvd. prior to the start of CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Lindsay Schober,left, and Lindsey Tobey, with The Royal Treatment of Baton Rouge, puts a stenciled drawing on Cooper, a Great Dane, on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Pit Bull Rescue and The Pit Stop Rescue organizations' tents line Galvez Plaza area downtown on Sunday during Mystic Krewe of Mutts day.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Cynthia and Terry Price pull their dog, Miss Putt-Putt, in front of the crowd as she is judged in the best float competition on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Kelli LeMoine of Baton Rouge, walks with her Great Dane on Sunday at Galvez Plaza.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Jerrie Williams, a Baker resident, shares a moment with a lab/Great Dane mixed canine during CAAWS Mystic krewe of Mutts day in Downtown Baton Rouge on Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Parade goers line North Blvd. prior to the start of CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade on Sunday.