Calgary Humane Society breaks Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing bandanas

The more dogs wearing a bandana, the merrier at South Glenmore Park Saturday at the 15th annual Dog Jog.

The Calgary Humane Society was attempting to break a previous Guinness World Record of 764 dogs wearing bandanas set by the Australian SPCA in 2015.

They not only broke it but set the bar much higher, with a record 813 dogs sporting colourful kerchiefs and showing support at the fundraiser event.

The Dog Jog is a non-competitive walk/run where people take their canine around a course to help raise awareness, but also to raise funds for the Calgary Humane Society.

“We put a shout out and just asked everyone who typically comes to Dog Jog, and we usually get about five to seven hundred people, to tell their friends, to tell their family – ‘get as many dogs as you could.’ We unofficially beat that record today with 813 dogs,” Sage Pullen McIntosh from the Calgary Humane Society said.

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The course kicked off from the west end of South Glenmore Park and from there the route follows city pathways along the Glenmore Reservoir.

This year, a portion of the registration fees were also donated directly to registered charities helping animals impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.

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