Schedule of Events


11 am: Eleventh Annual Costume Parade for Dogs

  • Parade begins on Willow Avenue in the Old City
  • Parade route winds through the Old City to Gay Street and ends on Market Square
  • Compete in these contests: Best Vol Spirit, Best Dawg Pack, Pet/Owner Look-a-like, Best Dog Couple, Most Unique Mixed Breed (Mutt), Best Costume, Best Naked Dog (see contest descriptions here)
  • No need to pre-register to compete, see FAQ for details on how to participate


11 am to 3 pm: Festivities on Market Square

  • Parade Prizes & Awards for Best Costume, Best Dog Couple, Dog/Owner Look Alike & more!
  • Pet-Related Product Vendors
  • $10 Microchips & $10 Rabies Vaccinations


Sit and Stay

Can’t make it to the walk? You can help by donating online. Thanks!

Registration Information

Pre-Registration – $15 per dog

You may pre-register online until Feb. 27, at 11:59 pm. Goody bags will be available for early pick-up between 12-6 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 28th and Thursday, March 1st at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street.)


Day of Event Registration – $20 per dog

Day-of registration begins at 9 am. The parade will start on Willow Avenue & goody bags will be available while supplies last.