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Carnival goes to the dogs

Monday, February 04, 2013 - 00:47

Feb. 04 - Dogs of all shapes and sizes celebrate carnival at the iconic Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Elly Park reports.

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It's doggy dress up day in Rio de Janeiro. Its iconic Copacabana beach was flooded with colorful pooches and their human companions for the only canine carnival street party in the world. Organizers started the event 11 years ago to raise more awareness for pets, and since then it has grown into a celebration of domestic animals, no matter their breed or running style. These party animals already had their taste of carnival - but their owners still have to wait though, as the human festival officially kicks off on February 9.

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Carnival goes to the dogs

Monday, February 04, 2013 - 00:47