Photos: Krewe des Chiens rolls, barks and sniffs Saturday in Lafayette

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Sporting a dalmation costume, Lynn Crochet uses a fishing net to collect donations for local animal shelters during the Krewe Des Chiens parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown lafayette. The Krewe has raised more than $300,000 since its inception in 1999.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Tug, former krewe royalty, is prepared for his ride by Krewe veterinarian Kristin Plauche prior to the start of The Krewe Des Chiens parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lafayette. Tug was Krewe King three years ago.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Allison Habetz rides along with the Queen of the 2013 Krewe Des Chiens, Melany, as the the dog parade rolls once again through the streets of downtown Lafayette of Saturday afternoon. This year's theme was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Dressed as Elvis, Deborah Clotier, and Henri, walk along the Krewe Des Chiens parade route on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lafayette. This year's theme was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Katie Borchert, left, along with Indy, and Kasey Bloomer, with her dog, Penny stroll along the parade route during annual the Krewe Des Chiens on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Queen of the 2013 Krewe Des Chiens, Melany enjoys her ride as the the dog parade rolls once again through the streets of downtown Lafayette of Saturday afternoon. This year's theme was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Ginger Gibson holds on to Queen of the 2014 Krewe Des Chiens, Isabella as they roll down Lafayette Street on Saturday afternoon. The theme this year was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Sally Labruzzo holds on to her 7-month-old "mutt", Baby, while chatting with her 7-year-old granddaughter, Maddie Moore on Saturday afternoon during the Krewe Des Chiens dog parade in downtown Lafayette. This year's theme was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Canines overtake Vermilion Street during the 2014 Krewe Des Chiens parade in downtown Lafayette on Saturday afternoon. This year's theme was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Rebecca Amos walks along the Krewe Des Chiens parade route with her great dane, Ari, on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lafayette. The theme this year was Casino Des Chiens.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Todd Boudreaux pulls a wagon containing, from left, Emma-Claire Bonin, 4, Connor Bonin, 7, and Guage Boudreaux, 6, during the Krewe Des Chiens dog parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown Lafayette.

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