Pooches, owners march for more dog-friendly Paris

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Five year old  Peuki on the shoulders of her owner as she marches toward the Tuileries Gardens, in  Paris, Saturday June 8, 2013. At least 100 pooches with owners in tow, holding leashes marched near the Louvre at a demonstration to demand more park space and access to public transport for the four-legged friends. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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PARIS (AP) — Some Parisians want just a little bit more of their city to go to the dogs.

At least 100 pooches — with owners in tow, holding leashes — marched near the Louvre at a demonstration to demand more park space and access to public transportation for the four-legged friends.

Tongues and tails wagged Saturday under a warm Paris sun as collies, pugs, boxers, bulldogs, Labradors and other breeds paraded around the famed Paris museum.

Organizers of the canine-citizen march dubbed "My Dog, My City" estimate about 200,000 dogs live in Paris. They say other cities like New York, London, Montreal and Brussels offer more dog-oriented public spaces.

According to the city's website, two of Paris' 20 sections have only one reserved public park space for dogs. Leashes are required.

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