Prizes, games, entertainment, fun, child-friendly, pet-friendly — what more can get from a summer time event? Pet parades are taking place all over the country this summer, and if you have never attended one, now is the time. Your pet might even be lucky enough to bring ribbons or prizes home.
According to the LaGrange Pet Parade website (http://www.lgpetparade.org/), they were the first to start pet parades in the United States. Their track record is quite impressive, as they have put on 62 parades. Not only is a pet parade an exciting event for the community, but it also brings local animal shelters and rescue groups together. In addition, these parades praise pets and show off their wonderful qualities. If you are interested in attending a pet parade, consider going to one of these upcoming events:
- Hillboro, Oregon’s 3rd Annual Dog Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm, and the costume contest will start at 7:30 pm. Prizes from PetSmart will be awarded to deserving contestants. Additional information can be found at http://www.hillsboromarkets.org/tmp/specialevents.html.
- Tecumseh, Michigan’s 5th Annual Pet Parade will take place on Saturday, August 2 at 10 am. Pet owners can dress up their pet in a country-western theme and have a chance at winning a prize. More information can be found at http://www.tecumseh.mi.us/tecumseh/festivalsevents.asp?id=32.
- Burlingame, California’s 5th Annual Burlingame Pet Parade will begin on Saturday, September 27 at 10 am. All pets are welcome, and all participants will receive a souvenir ribbon. However, First Place ribbons will be given to the best pets of certain categories. For more information, go to http://www.burlingamepetparade.com/main.php?Page=1152.
Pets are important, and they deserve to have a special day. So dress up your pet and attend a pet parade this summer. Who knows, your pet might be a pageant pet in the making!
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