Pooches set world record at Padres game

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SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of dogs and their owners came out to Petco Park Wednesday evening to break a world record. 

The San Diego Padres and Petco teamed up for their annual "Dog Days of Summer" campaign in hopes of  breaking the world record for Most Dogs in a Costume Parade at a professional sporting event.

 "We started digging into the Guinness Book of World Records, and we thought, what could we come up with?" said Petco spokesperson Greg Seremetis.

 Over 750 dogs and their owners were invited to Petco Park for the event. They came in all shapes and sizes: pugs dressed as superheroes, poodles in clown outfits, and even a Chihuahua dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Mimi St. Claire from San Diego worked on her costume for three days.

 "I've been sewing like crazy,” said St. Claire. “I even made pompoms while on the way to the stadium."

 The precious pooches lined up in front of right field. Freddy Hoff from the Guinness Book of World Records clicked away, counting the dogs one by one as they made their way onto the field. The old world record stood at 208.

 "San Diego should be proud. They have broken the record. Today, we counted 337 dogs in costumes," said Hoff. "That is a new world record feat."

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