Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

Pooch Parade logo 

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.

Dog floatWHEN:    Saturday, April 28, 2018

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!
Buy your medal for $10 at the Therapy Animals booth while supplies last. Medals may be purchased in advance now at the Fiesta® Store or on April 19 at Pin Pandemonium during Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair Park,

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 (https://residential.savenow.cpsenergy.com/home) 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 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 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 21) or credit card by midnight on April 26.

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 XI, our official Fiesta® representative for 2018 is Bellin, Kassia and Steve Fontenot's therapy dog.
See photos of our former King Anbarkios.

King Anbarkio

Sponsors for 2018

Click on the sponsor's name or logo 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

Mary Lou and Don Wilson

LasPalapas logo

Petco Foundation logo

Woof Gang logo

Man's Best Friend

Bev and Dan Oakes

Betsy Dippo logo

Farmers Markte logo

Frost Bank logo

HEB logo

Independence Hill logo

Kriser's logo

Kubena Pediatrics logo

McDonald's logo

Mike's logo

Pawderosa Ranch logo

Pet Supplies Plus logo

PetSmart logo

PetSuites logo

Raising Cane's logo

SeeSpotRun logo

Unconditional Love

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic, Dr. Dan Kirby

Boolicious All Natural Dog Treats

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

Raleigh and Kathy Meade

San Antonio Dog Training Club

St. Luke's Episcopal School

Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital

The Palms Pet Resort & Spa

Wagging Tail

Benjamin Kemble

Darren and Melissa Jones

Dr. Dawn Rakich, Optometrist

Hollywood Park Collie Club

Honoring HelotShiloh the Collie

In Honor of Luka

King Anbarkio VII (Zac)


Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa

Marilyn Mitton


Olsaver-Hopkins Family

PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training

Susan D. Locke, D.D.S

In Kind Gifts

Alamo Retriever Club

Barker Graphic Design

Bear Audio Visual

Erica Becvar

Maria Williams, DVM - Compassionate Care Holistic Veterinary Services

Master of Ceremony is Pat Durcan

Nancy and Mark Rose

National Anthem Sung by Wendy Middleton


San Antonio Dog Training Club

Toilet Seat Art Museum