Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my ___________ (your-pet-of-choice) to participate?

Any friendly pet is invited to attend. If you have any concerns or hesitations in bringing your pet because of their behavior or safety, we support you keeping your pet home. If your pet could appear to look like a toy to another animal, consider bringing your pet in a secure environment, decorated to their liking, of course.

How do I register and what does it cost?

There is no registration and there is no cost! This is a free, community-unifying event. Just show up and connect with neighbors and resources. Pass on a smile and more good will.

What can I bring on the parade?

Strollers, wagons, streamers, pinwheels, & bubbles are permitted & ENCOURAGED! Fireworks and noisemakers are prohibited due to the distress they cause to the animals. Please, do not feed other people’s pets or the goats…or the llamas…or the mini horses…or the unicorn dinosaurs.

What if it rains?

Get wet, wear a raincoat or puddle-jump. In the case of heavy rain or lightening, we may need to cancel the event.

What is the parade route like?

We are currently designing the 2020 parade route in light of anticipated construction – we will post an update when the new parade route has been approved! Here is the route from last year in 2019 to give you an idea of the experience: The parade route is ADA accessible and takes place on pavement and sidewalk. It begins at the Lents International Farmers Market (Zoiglhaus Parking Lot), goes down 92nd Ave to Harold, turns onto the Multi-use Path, breaks off at Ramona and returns to 92nd Ave, back to the Farmer’s Market.¬† The entire loop is just under a 1/2 mile and does not officially take place in any streets. It is relatively flat terrain but may be slightly bumpy or muddy.

Can I volunteer in honor of a pet or person?

Absolutely! Go to the volunteer page for more details and let us know who you are doing service for so that we may honor them too.

Have a question that hasn’t been answered?

Email us! Send us a message at: or fill out the contact form. Looking forward to hearing from you!