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 and support our mission of bringing people and animals together for healing. See photos of the fun we've had in previous years.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020
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!
Medals will be available for $10 at the Therapy Animals booth while supplies last. Medals may be purchased in advance at the Fiesta® Store or on April 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. T-shirts can ONLY be received at the parade.
Please note: T-Shirts are only available day of the parade until 9:30 AM; we regret we cannot send/make them available to you at any other time.
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 20) or credit card by midnight on April 24.
On-site registration: $30 for an individual and $35 for a family (cash, check, and credit card accepted).
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 XII, our official Fiesta® representative
for 2019 is Shanti,
Norma Brooks' therapy dog.
See photos of our current and former King Anbarkios.
Thank you to the 2019 Fiesta® Pooch Parade Sponsors
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
Mary Lou and Don Wilson
Man's Best Friend
David Scheys and Angelica Wright
In Memory of Bob- Gilda Cruz-Romano
Raleigh and Kathy Meade
Dr. Linda Porter-Wenzlaff
In Kind Gifts