National Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — At one Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro, the revellers weren’t as skilled at dancing samba as they were at wagging their tails.

More than 100 festive pet owners dressed their dogs in flashy costumes of superheroes and princesses on Saturday for a parade to celebrate animal life in Brazil’s most joyful season.

„Carnival is synonymous with partying, and animals are too. They give us so much happiness,“ said Raquel Santos while she petted her shy, 6-month-old Maltese named Zoe who was dressed as Snow White. „I couldn’t wait for this. Now that I see them all cute and dressed up, I want to squeeze them all.“

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Several others were also dressed as the popular princess, and other canines represented Superman and Wonder Woman. An obedient bulldog stayed on top of a skateboard as his owner glided through, and a mutt wore a…

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