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Photos: Downtown Dogs Get Gussied Up And Strut Their Stuff
If you're having a ruff day, these pawesome downtown dogs might brighten your day. For the past eight years, dog owners and their pooches have been gathering at downtown at a cathedral plaza as part of the city's "Dog Day Afternoon." And on Wednesday afternoon, a bevy of dapper pups showed off their best tuxedos and badass baseball caps.
The dog lovers at Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) host this free event every year with live music to bring the community together at the 2.5-acre plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
"One of the main reasons for doing this is to allow dog owners to meet one another," Monsignor Kevin Kostelnik of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels told Downtown News in a 2012 interview. "I think something like 30% of the people moving into Downtown have a dog and meeting the neighbors is an important part of who we are in Downtown Los Angeles.”
And yes, there were Dodgers Dogs at this event, which the event heads specifically said would only be served to the humans.