Find the Bead Dogs While You Can

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New Orleans Bead Dogs

If you’ve been paying attention at all this summer, you’ve seen the New Orleans Bead Dogs scattered in over 70 locations throughout the city.

From the LASPCA website:

What is a Mardi Gras Bead Dog®? A tradition among generations of New Orleanians, children create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel’s Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture’s mold to promote the LA/SPCA’s mission.

The Bead Dogs will be auctioned off at the end of September, so you’re running out of time to have your own treasure hunt for the dogs you haven’t seen yet.

Driving Tour and Locations of the Bead Dogs


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  1. Desiree says:

    What Happened to the Mardi Gras bead dog that was in front of the Audubon Zoo? Also, Is there a current listing of the Mardi Gras Bead Dogs around the city?

    • Lisa says:

      Desiree, they were auctioned off as a benefit for the LASPCA. I’m not aware of a current list of locations, since they are privately owned now.

  2. Donna Giles says:

    I only see one place that sells (mini) replicas. (on Etsy). Is there anywhere else to buy small versions??

  3. Lisa, one of our sculptures is back up for grabs! Check it out at

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