Dogs join in to celebrate pre-Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST 11 Photos
1 / 11
A dog dressed in costume is seen during the Rio Dog Carnival, known as the Blocao – with "bloco" meaning street party and "cao" dog, during pre-carnival celebrations at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro,. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A dog dressed in costume is seen during the Rio Dog Carnival, known as the Blocao – with "bloco" meaning street party and "cao" dog, during pre-carnival celebrations at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro,. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
2 / 11
Hundreds of decked-out dogs - and a few brave cats - got in on the Carnival fun at Rio de Janeiro’s annual pet-friendly parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Hundreds of decked-out dogs - and a few brave cats - got in on the Carnival fun at Rio de Janeiro’s annual pet-friendly parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
3 / 11
A dog clad in pink glasses prepares to march in the pet-friendly parade that precedes the annual Brazil Carnival (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A dog clad in pink glasses prepares to march in the pet-friendly parade that precedes the annual Brazil Carnival (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
4 / 11
Odd costumes took centre stage as hundreds of dogs got in on the fun in Rio de Janeiro. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Odd costumes took centre stage as hundreds of dogs got in on the fun in Rio de Janeiro. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
5 / 11
A dog dressed as mini mouse takes part in the animal carnival parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A dog dressed as mini mouse takes part in the animal carnival parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
6 / 11
Dogs weren’t the only ones in fancy costumes, as some of their owners were clad in fancy dress during the annual pet parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Dogs weren’t the only ones in fancy costumes, as some of their owners were clad in fancy dress during the annual pet parade. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
7 / 11
A dog dressed in costume is seen during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A dog dressed in costume is seen during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
8 / 11
A reveller holds her dog dressed in costume, during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A reveller holds her dog dressed in costume, during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
9 / 11
Several canines wore tiny tutus, a few were dolled up like Snow White . (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Several canines wore tiny tutus, a few were dolled up like Snow White . (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
10 / 11
A reveller holds her dog dressed in costume, during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

A reveller holds her dog dressed in costume, during the Rio Dog Carnival. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
11 / 11
It may have been one of the more bizarre street parties in the build-up to Brazil’s biggest celebration of the year, but Rio de Janeiro’s dog-owners (and one or two brave cat-owners) put on an extraordinary show on the city’s streets. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

It may have been one of the more bizarre street parties in the build-up to Brazil’s biggest celebration of the year, but Rio de Janeiro’s dog-owners (and one or two brave cat-owners) put on an extraordinary show on the city’s streets. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2017 08:59 AM IST
SHARE
Story Saved