Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

tshirt design

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 major 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.

DachshundsWHEN:    Saturday, April 23, 2016

TIME:    Registration starts at 7:45 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 600 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:      $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.  You may pay by check (postmarked by April 16) or credit card by 12:00 noon on April 22.

On-site registration:    $30 for an individual and $35 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 IX, our official Fiesta® representative for 2016 is Luka, Charlotte Wenger's therapy dog.
See photos of our former King Anbarkios.

King Anbarkio IX

Sponsors for 2016

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

Grande logo

Nature's Goodness logo

Petco Foundation logo

Purina logo

Woof Gang logo

Man's Best Friend

Beverly and Dan Oakes

Frost Bank logo

HEB logo

Kriser's logo

Kubena Pediatrics logo

Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital

McDonald's logo

Pet Supplies Plus logo

Raising Cane's logo

St. Luke's logo

State Farm logo

Forum logo

UHS logo

wagmore logo

Unconditional Love

Alamo Heights Kennel Club

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic, Dr. Dan Kirby

Bob and Gilda Romo

Northeast Methodist Hospital

Raleigh and Kathy Meade

Supreme Lending Tylman Branch – Kristin Graham, NMLS#260576, #MortgageMutts

Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital

The Palms Pet Resort & Spa

The Wagmore Pet Resort

Wagging Tail

Baker Tatum

Brigman Enterprises, Inc.

Chiropractic Centers of Texas

Darren and Melissa Jones

David and Paige Newman

Dr. Dawn Rakich, Optometrist

Emma and Ginny Flanders

Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique

In Honor of Luka

In Memory of Franklin

Jackie Fellers Marketing

King Anbarkio VII (Zac)


Lynda Melendez

Marilyn and Ace

Marlene Ring / PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training

Mike and Pat Storlie and QT Kisses

Pope's Cleaners

San Antonio Humane Society

Susan D. Locke, DDS

VIP Staffing

In Kind Gifts

Barker Graphic Design

Bear Audio Visual

Bill McGehee, DVM - Castle West Animal Hospital

Broadway Bank

Cheesy Jane's

Erica Becvar

H-E-B Pharmacy

Locke Hill Feed, Pet & Lawn Supply

Maria Williams, DVM - Compassionate Care Holistic Veterinary Services

Master of Ceremony is Pat Durcan

Mission Pet Emergency

Mission Veterinary Specialists

National Anthem sung by Wendy Middleton

Orderup Lincoln Heights

Pet's Barn



San Antonio Dog Training Club

SeaWorld San Antonio

Trader Joe's - Quarry Village