As a St. Louis Cardinals fan, my dog is considered to be classier and more intelligent than other dogs. Then again, she also likes to roll around in cat poop, so maybe she was a Mets fan in another life. Either way, no team can really hold a candle to having pooches as fans like the San Francisco Giants, as their annual Dog Days celebration is really something to behold. Sure, plenty of teams have a promotional day when fans can bring their best friends to the ballpark, but it just seems like the Giants go the extra mile in making me actually want to attend it so I can just squeeze all of the little furry faces.
On Saturday, more than 500 dogs took a trot around AT&T Park, and while it certainly didn’t break the Oakland Athletics’ record-setting parade of 718 canines, it was important in its own rights. This year’s Dog Days featured the Warrior Canine Connection, which is an awesome service that trains service dogs to help with the rehabilitation of military veterans who are dealing with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Again, dogs are the best.
After the jump, check out some of the best pooch costumes that showed up to the park.