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PAWmicon 2017: Super Cuties on Parade

A week before their human counterparts begin to flock to Comic-Con International in San Diego, the most adorable pups in the galaxy donned their favorite superhero costumes for PAWmicon 2017.

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Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spidey-Dog, and Wonder Woman made the sweet scene at Pawmicon, a fundraiser for the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe.
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While superheroes dominated the day, a wizardly woofer made a cameo.
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Who is that masked Corgi???
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Over 300 attendees" were at the light-hearted, animal-loving scene.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"(B)obbing for squeak toys" was a popular activity.
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These sweeties showed their stuff not at the Rancho Santa Fe-based center but at the Hazard Center in Mission Valley.
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Some 33 canines competed in the costume showdown. Also sweet? Pups from the center, those pooches needing a forever home, were at the party, too, meeting prospective families.
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PAWmicon 2017 was a barking success. But what will your baby wear in 2018? Best start planning ahead now, and dreaming up more ways to support animal centers like the Helen Woodward Animal Center of Rancho Santa Fe.
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The Helen Woodward Animal Center said that the 2017 PAWmicon "doubled in size" from the previous year, attendance-wise.
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The gathering took place on Saturday, July 15, a few days ahead of the Comic-Con International's opening. While not affiliated with Comic-Con, PAWmicon, of course, brings some of the huge pop culture's pizzazz to the world of pups.
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