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2019 Spooky Pooch Parade

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Kauffman Park

15450 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107

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The bark returns to Kauffman Park on October 19 when LakewoodAlive's 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes places in Downtown Lakewood!

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Get ready for a doggone good time! Registration is now open for LakewoodAlive’s 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade, a celebration of costumed canines taking place on Saturday, October 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park in Downtown Lakewood.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival in Kauffman Park, a parade through Lakewood’s downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation. A favorite Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this community festival is one of the only events of its kind in the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike. Last year’s Spooky Pooch Parade drew 350 canines and an estimated crowd of 3,000 people.

Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only. Humans are free. This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization striving to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park. Enjoy entertainment, kids’ games and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m. Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff along Detroit Avenue. Judges will award prizes beginning at 3:15 p.m. in a number of categories, including Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. Contestants must participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win a prize.

For more information please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.

Rules:

  • All dogs must remain on a non-retractable leash. 6' max on all leashes. Rabies, PHLLP, and Bordetella vaccines must be current. All dogs must wear I.D. tags at all times. No dogs in heat, no aggressive dogs. No puppies under 4 months old or w/o vaccinations. Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs. Please be prepared to pick up after your dog.
  • LakewoodAlive reserves the right to withdraw any individual or group whose costume or actions do not meet the event rules and regulations or conform to standards of reasonable public taste or fit the family friendliness of the event.

The Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Discount Drug Mart

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood

Dedicated Dog Sponsor

Inn The Doghouse

Poochy Sponsor

Bath Fitter

*Please note that the ticket fee is required by Eventbrite for use of their services.

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Kauffman Park

15450 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107

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