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NYC: Haunted hounds: The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Nearly 500 canines and their owners donned elaborate costumes Saturday for the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade.

There was a doggie Don Draper, a pooch Princess Beatrice, and a bulldog runaway bride, among other adorable pups.

A corgy dressed as a NYC MTA bus was named top dog but wasn’t there to receive the prize.

Look below for some Howl-o-ween fun.

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A dog dressed as Hurricane Irene.

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A dog dressed as Don Draper from the television series "Mad Men."

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Tank the English Bullodog as the "Runaway Bride."

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Summer Strand and "Princess Beatrice" attend the 21st annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Oct. 22, 2011.

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Karen Biehl and Eli are dressed as peacocks.

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A dog is dressed as a pin cushion.

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A dog dressed as a dragon.

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A dog in costume as a New York City bus.

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Gina and Scott Keatley with Buttercup as Popeye and Olive.

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May I help you?

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Sarah Polgee and Kiki.

What do Princess Beatrice, Don Draper and Hurricane Irene have in common?

They are just a few of the many doggies in costumes that showed up for the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City on Oct. 22. 

Hundreds of dogs marched in the parade, with proceeds benefiting the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run Association


First Place: "Best In Show", Harry the corgi dressed as an M23 bus and his owner Ben, dressed as the bus stop, won "Best in Show" at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Day Parade on Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2011


First Place: "Best Dog & Owner Combo", "Doggie Moms" Reality TV star Karen Biehl and her chihuahua Eli win First Place: "Best Dog and Owner Combo" as the Peacock


First Place: "Spirit of the East Village", Meteor and Fifi-Gigi on their surfboard take First Prize: "Spirit of the East Village" as "Gidget Goes to Tompkins

First Place:  Non-Costume Costume, The ‘Avatar’ dog



500 dogs and 3,000 spectators gather at the run for the start of the competition October 22, 2011

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this year’s event such a success:

Evermore Pet Food
Jack Spade
Stella & Chewy’s
Unleashed Grooming Spa
Plus a big thanks to our many other prize donors:
Paws & Relax Pet Hotel & Daycare
Petopia
The Barkin Bin
Bide-A-Wee
Winne Au Photography
Verso Restaurant
Goodbeer Beer Hall
Whisker’s Holistic Pet Store
The Rabbit Club Bar
Kate’s Joint
Shaina Fishman Pet Photography
Global Dog Designs
Desnuda Restaurant
Cienfuegos Restaurant
Barnyard Cheese Shop
Brix NYC Fine Wines
Blink Fitness
Lunasa Bar & Grill

h/t to Animal Tracks and the HuffPo

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