Mardi Paws rolled in perfect weather to a record crowd of parade goers and participants! Thanks to everyone who made it such a huge success!

We are in the process of accumulating all photos from our volunteer Staff Photographers and will be posting soon on our Facebook Page for anyone to download at no cost. A special thanks to Whitney French, Nicki Vidrine, Antonija Cutura and Becca for shooting the parade and to Kay and Edwin Carpenter and Nicki's Dad for their help lining everyone up for photos. This is such an important part of our judging process!

Costume Contest Winners have been announced
on the Costume Contest Page!

Mark your calendars for our Post-parade Pawty
at Zorro's FUNzone in Mandeville
on Saturday, March 22nd from 1-3pm!
Prizes will be awarded to the Contest Winners,
and everyone is welcome.
Just Planning to come out and watch ?
Mardi Paws is a fun-filled family event that serves as a fundraiser for three Northshore non-profits which are comprised of all volunteers trying to make a difference in their community:
Scott’s Wish aids people suffering from leukemia and other devastating illnesses; Have a Heart thru Art is made up of community leaders who provide access to the arts for underprivileged and disabled children; and The St. Tammany Spay & Neuter Program provides low cost spay/neutering services for rescues and low-income households.
Parade is Rolling in
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       $15 - Registration Fee per dog
$45 - Family Discount (3+ dogs from same house)

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Ian Somerhalder reigns as Celebrity Monarch
of the Mardi Gras Super Krewe for Canines!

Recently seen on the red carpet as a People's Choice winner,
Ian Somerhalder is a champion for all things furry! Originally from Covington Louisiana, Ian has gained fame through his movies and ongoing hit television series, The Vampire Diaries.

Not one to sit idly by, Ian decided to form a non-profit foundation in 2010 which aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and all of its creatures! The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), recently launched the ISF Emergency Medical Grant for Animals, a program that is near and dear to Ian’s heart and which helps both creatures in need and the rescuers who save their lives. ISF is a sponsor of this year's event on the Mandeville Lakefront. Captain Denise Gutnisky said " Ian's generosity lending a hand in his hometown should not be overlooked, it's very unusual for someone with his popularity and fame to give his time so freely to so many organizations."

To learn more about Ian's non-profit or to donate,
please visit

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