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Is it a dog? Is it a bee? See more on parade

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Call it the Fido meets Easter Bunny “Pet-acular.”

Sabrina Somarribas waits with her dogs Phantom a malamute mix dressed as a beekeeper and Roxy a German Shepherd mix dressed as a bee before the Eggs ‘N Beggin’ dog parade at Cabezon Recreation Center in Rio Rancho on April 8, 2017 Phantom and Roxy took first place in the costume contest (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Rio Rancho is hosting the Eggs ‘N Beggin’ Dog Parade and Costume Contest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 – a Saturday – at the Cabezon Recreation Center, 2307 Cabezon NE.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is working with Rio Rancho Animal Control, Pet Food Gone Wild and various other rescue groups for what organizers are calling a “Pet-acular event!”

You can bring your pooches, get a photo op with the Easter Bunny and bring a basket for an egg hunt, according to a news release.

Don’t forget to dress up your pet in their holiday best, and participate in the pet parade and costume contest.

Your cost to join the fun is an unopened bag of dog/cat food, or four cans of dog/cat food, or a bag of cat litter for the parade and costume contest.

Bring your pet’s proof of vaccinations.

bright spotPooches must be on a leash with a collar during the events, organizers said, adding that animal participants will be assessed for appropriateness, temperament and health.

Registration for the parade and contest begins at 9 a.m. Festivities officially kick off at 10 a.m., the egg hunt at noon and the parade at 1 p.m.

If you’re of a mind, donations are being accepted by the various rescue groups and Animal Control, including dry food, wet food, litter, crates, beds, gently used blankets and toys.

For questions or more information, call 505-891-5015.

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