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Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing


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WHAT:    The Fiesta® Pooch Parade, an official Fiesta® San Antonio event, is a 2.6 mile walk with dogs and their people along the streets of Alamo Heights. It is the only fundraiser for Therapy Animals of San Antonio.  We invite you to participate by walking in the parade or as a sponsor and support our mission of bringing people and animals together for healing.  See photos of the fun we've had in previous years.

Lone Ranger and TontoWHEN:    Saturday, April 25, 2015

TIME:    Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Costume Contest starts at 8:15 and you must be registered for the parade to enter the contest.  The six categories for the Costume Contest will be:  Best in Show, Top Dog, Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Fiesta Flair, and Best Matched Human and Dog. Walk starts right after the Costume Contest at approximately 9:15 a.m. We'll also have the activities below. You must be registered for the parade to participate in these activities.

Dog Participation Activities - Join in the fun with your dog!
Booths with Dog-Related Information and Products – and others!

WHERE:    Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca, San Antonio, TX 78209   See map.

Therapy Animals of San Antonio supports a greener San Antonio.  Do consider ways on how you can make SA a cleaner environment by simply reducing your energy use at home www.cpsenergysavers.com or reduce vehicle pollution by sharing a ride or, if you're not bringing a dog, taking the bus to our event www.viainfo.net. And remember, please pick up after your dog wherever you are.

T-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed for the first 500 pre-registrants. Previous years' t-shirt designs have been very popular. On-site registrants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag while supplies last.

Food will not be sold at the parade. Water will be available at the registration area and also at two places along the parade route for all registered participants and their dogs.

Pre-registration:      $20 for an individual and $25 for a family.  You may pay by check (postmarked by April 18) or credit card by 12:00 noon on April 24.

On-site registration:    $25 for an individual and $30 for a family (cash, check, and credit card accepted).

Waiver of Responsibility

In consideration for participation in the Fiesta® Pooch Parade, I/we will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Fiesta® Pooch Parade, Therapy Animals of San Antonio, its officers, employees and volunteers from any and all claims, losses, damages including legal fees and medical expenses resulting from any incident or act, whether accidental or intentional, that may occur. Solicitation by paid sponsors only.


King Anbarkio VIII, our official Fiesta® representative for 2015 is Bailey, Donna Schweitzer's therapy dog.
See photos of our former King Anbarkios.

King Anbarkio


Sponsors for 2015

Click on the sponsor's name or logo in the first four categories to go to the sponsor's web site. Please support our sponsors. If you want to be a sponsor please see our sponsorship information.

Best in Show

North Park Subaru logo



Top Dog

Frost Bank logo



Grande logo


Petco Foundation logo


Purina logo



Man's Best Friend

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic logo

Anna and Stephen Walter

Dr. Linda Porter- Wenzlaff


HEB logo


Kubena Pediatrics logo


Lucy's logo


McDonald's logo


Pet Supplies Plus logo


Raising Cane's logo


SADTC logo


State Farm logo


Susan Kerr

wagmore logo

Woof Gang logo



Unconditional Love

Camp Bow Wow

Dan And Bev Oakes

In Memory of Yogi, Irving Motors, Corp

Kathy and Raleigh Meade

Mary Kay Stewart

Mission Pet Emergency

Pampered Pet Premier Pet Salon

Robert And Gilda Romo

The Palms Pet Resort & Spa



Wagging Tail

Baer Paws Pet Sitting Services

Deerfield Animal Hospital

Dr. Dawn Rakich, Optometrist

Emma and Ginny Flanders

Fair Oaks Ranch Herd

In Honor of Luka

Jeff Pollack

Katherine and Aschar

King Anbarkio VII (Zac)

Kodak Misty Willy Fancy

Marilyn Mitton

Mark A. Porter, DDS

Mike and Pat Storlie and QT

Neopel Products

Page Zoo

PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training

PSG Art

Susan D. Locke, DDS

TCBY Alamo Heights

The Vitamin Store of Alamo Heights

Tuscany Heights Elementary - Destination Imagination Team

Unleashed by Petco



In Kind Gifts

Barker Graphic Design

Bear Audio Visual

Broadway Bank

Cheesy Jane's

Chiropractic Centers of Texas

Erica Becvar

Fifi and Fidos Pet Boutique

HEB pharmacy logo

Hill's Pet Nutrition

La Vernia Country Store

Locke Hill Feed, Pet & Lawn Supply

Master of Ceremony is Pat Durcan

Nancy and Mark Rose

National Anthem sung by Wendy Middleton

Orderup Lincoln Heights

Pet Works

Petland Vineyard

Poop Scoop and Boogie

Q101.9

Sunset Ridge Home & Hardware

Toilet Seat Art Museum

Trader Joe's - Quarry Village

Unleashed by Petco

Wagmore Pet Resort