Host a Puppy Parade

Host a Puppy Parade

Sometimes you just need to have a little fun and so does your dog. With the Memorial Dayapproaching, why not get your whole neighborhood in the mood with your very own small scale puppy parade? Organizing an event is a great way to bring the community together while raising money for your local shelter.

Make Your Own Fun!  Host a Puppy Parade and Contests with Your Friends

1. Choose the specifics.
You will first want to choose the basic specifics such as the date and time of the event. You will also want to choose the location, however your own neighborhood block works just fine. Choose an area that is dog friendly and safe for dogs and people. Remember most people have BBQ’s or go to family or friends on Memorial Day so pick a different day this weekend.

2. Pick the cause.
Have entrants pay an entry fee (even if it is just $1) that will get donated to a local pet shelter. This is a great way to help others while having fun. You can even notify the not for profit of your choice as well as local press of the event before it happens to get some exposure. You could even have people pay per event they enter. No one is goign to say no to 50 cents a game for their kids to have a fun afternoon with their favorite dog. You might even inspire others to try their own.

3. Make it festive.
Invite participants to dress up like their dog, have their dog wear costumes for a costume parade, have a waggiest tail contest, or a best kisser contest (dogs kiss the judge), you could also do a best trick contest too. Really allow for things to get fun and festive!

4. Let the games begin.
Line up and let the puppy parade begin. Invite spectators to watch from the side while the puppies parade around the neighborhood dressed in their most festive garb. Neighbors without dogs will enjoy the spectacle and dogs and their owners will get in some exercise before having a special treat or two. Invite a non dog owner to be a judge of the contests though you will probably want a dog owner to do the best kisser one.

Indiana’s first show was considered a fun match and before the confirmation dog show began there were fun events that took place. Indiana won waggiest tail. She had fun and everyone around the ring loved her. There were people there with show dogs and family pets and everyone really enjoyed the fun matches because they strengthened the human animal bond between the owner and the participant.

5. Party it up.
Once the parade is over, enjoy a cookout and field games together or touch football. It is a great way to keep the party going after!

Has your dog ever participated in a fun competition? What was is?

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  1. I would love to organize something like this! We haven’t been lucky enough to live near one already, but hopefully some day down the road!
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