Day-of Registration: 9 am
Parade Starts: 11 am
Pet Party on Market Square: 11 am – 3 pm
What contests I can enter?
Best Dawg Pack: Best group of dogs entered together, such as a rescue group, business or organization
Pet/Owner Look-a-like: Coordinate your outfits and win
Best Dog Couple: Two dogs that make a great pair!
Most Unique Mixed Breed (Mutt): Show us your adorable mutt and all that makes them unique
Best Costume: Go wild and the best costume wins!
Best Naked Dog: Is your dog not a fashionista? That’s okay. Bring your low-maintenance pup as they are!
Can I get more information about the parade contests.
When/where is registration?
You can PRE-Register online from now until Feb. 26th at 11:59 pm. Pre-registration is $15 and includes an awesome goody bag!
DAY-OF Registration is $20.00 at the registration booth, at the beginning of the parade on Willow Ave. Registration booth opens at 9 am on Saturday, March 2 and closes promptly at 10:45 am so the parade can start at 11 am.
Every registered dog is eligible to receive a goody bag. They will be available for early pick up Wednesday, Feb. 27th and Thursday, Feb. 28th from 2-6 pm at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street).
When/where can I pick up the goody bag?
Goody bags will be available for early pick up Wed. Feb. 27th and Thursday, Feb. 28th. Pick-up is at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street) from 2-6 pm. You can also pick up your goody bag (while supplies last) the day-of the event at the parade registration tent on Willow Avenue as early as 9 am.
Where does the parade start and where should I park?
Parking is available at all City of Knoxville parking garages and is free on weekends. Market Square and Locust Street Parking Garages are closest the the party on Market Square and the lot underneath the South Gay Street bridge is closest to the parade start. Street parking is available throughout the city.
Can I buy a t-shirt at the event?
What vendors can I expect to see on Market Square? Will adoptable dogs be there?
Who are this year's sponsors and how can I become a sponsor next year?
Will you be doing Rabies vaccines and Microchips?
The Spay Shuttle will be on Union Ave. and will provide Rabies and Microchips from 11 am – 3 pm. There is always a line, so come early and plan accordingly.