About Us

We are excited about Bad To The Bone’s growth over the past 10 years. Last year’s show was our best and largest show yet. With that kind of success comes great new ideas and the need to develop more infrastructure.  We will take this year to reinvigorate the show and to develop further our community outreach. We will be back in September 2019 at Eiffel Society. Until the next Bad To The Bone, we will hold smaller community events to support our local rescues. We hope to see you throughout the year. Look for updates and invites on our Facebook page and our website.  


Bad to the Bone is the main fundraising event for local pet boutique Petcetera's nonprofit that helps to benefit area shelters and rescue groups, with 2017 marking the 10th successful year for this fundraiser. Bad to the Bone is an annual Halloween fashion show that features adoptable dogs from local non-profit animal rescues.  Bring your dog out for a night on the town and enjoy great music, dog and human costume contests, great food, pet photography, gorgeous models, and lots of fun. Come in costume or street clothes!

Join fellow animal lovers of all ages at the Eiffel Society located at 2040 St. Charles Ave  from 6 – 9:30 p.m. for a night of the finest pet and human high fashion costumes. If dogs in dresses weren't enough, the first 200 guests will receive doggie bags full of treats for pets and great giveaways for their humans.

The doggie fashion show starts at 7:15 p.m., with all of the canine models up for adoption, hoping to be rescued on the runway! Dogs adopted at the event will be eligible for additional benefits at Petcetera along with other helpful things for new parents. After the fashion show, our guests will have a chance to participate in a costume contest for best-dressed pet, best human costume, and best pet/person pair.

Come sample food from several local restaurants while you get down with your hound with all food sales being donated to one of the ten local rescue groups that are presenting pets for adoption at the event. These groups will be announced in the spring of 2019

There will also be an incredible silent auction that will include a wide array of items that you won't want to miss out on!


Tickets purchased in advance: starting in January 2019

Tickets can be purchased in person at Petcetera: 3205 Magazine St., via phone at 504-269-8711, or by visiting the website at www.petceteranola.com. French Quarter Vet, located at 922 Royal Street will also have tickets on sale.


Dress is casual or costume and the event is open to all ages.

All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds will go directly to the animal rescue groups.  

Petcetera will offer a 10% discount on costumes purchased in the store at the time of purchase of a Bad to the Bone ticket.