Ocean City’s “Show Us Your Paws Parade” stepped off without a hitch on Saturday. And why wouldn’t it? Perfect weather, dozens of four-legged friends and their two-legged leash-holders made for an entertaining and unusual procession.
In a town that loves parades, the Show Us Your Paws Parade has a special place in the hearts of Ocean City visitors and residents alike.
The event is a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Ocean City. Pet owners and pooches registered at 4 pm, lineup was at 4:30 and the action began at 4:45. A Mummers String Band and local dignitaries took place, along with the stars of the show, the dogs and other pets.
Reagan DeVlieger was honored by the Human Society as its Youth Volunteer of the Year. Reagan, a student at Ocean City Intermediate School, volunteers her time raising money for the Humane Society. An enthusiast in the Chinese paper-folding art of Origami, Reagan creates swans, birds, and other origami pieces and sells them to raise funds for the Humane Society.
Awards were presented for best super hero dog, pet/owner lookalikes, best decorated wagon, most patriotic, best dressed dog, best dressed pet, and best surfer dog/bathing beauty dog.