Parade Rules

Parade route within the Historic Boulevard Neighborhood

Registration fee is $20 per dog.

Maximum of 2 dogs per adult handler.

Registration must be paid prior to day of parade via Paypal.

Rules and Guidelines: The rules and guidelines are to ensure the safety, enjoyment, and respect of all visitors, dogs, the environment and business establishments nearby in the neighborhood. By registering your dog you agree to the following:

  • All dogs must be registered. Registration of dog(s) must be completed prior to parade. Registration closes once 125 dogs are registered.
  • All handlers must be 18 years old and must check in the day of the event to receive their Registration Tag and sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form.
  • All children walking in the parade who are under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No more than two dogs permitted per handler.
  • Dogs must be kept within the designated staging, parade, and ending location while participating in the parade.
  • Dog handlers are required to clean up after their dogs with pet waste bags and dispose waste in the designated receptacles.
  • Dogs must have a current rabies vaccination.
  • No throwing of candy or dog treats.
  • Parade registration tags must be worn at all times by the handler.
  • Dogs must be on a leash less than 6 feet; no retractable leashes.
  • Dogs wearing shock collars are not permitted.
  • The pet’s behavior is the responsibility of the owner, and control of animals must be maintained at all times. Participants/dogs will be required to leave if dog shows any signs of aggression toward people or other animals.
  • If your dog is nervous in large crowds, please consider leaving him/her at home.
  • No dogs in heat.
  • The parade is rain or shine, and no refunds will be issued.
  • Dogs must remain leashed at all times. Do not leave dogs unattended.
  • Don’t assume all dogs are friendly. Always ask first.
  • Minimum of 3 feet between each dog while walking in parade.
  • Please wear sensible shoes so you can handle your dog in a safe manner.
  • If your dog is stressed or overwhelmed, move off to the side for a moment and take a break.
  • Most importantly, use good judgment on all matters concerning your dog.