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Whitie's Pets Pooch Parade Canine Carnival and Costume Contest

at the Tower District

24 Prize Packages Will Be Awarded! It’s a Halloween event just for dog-lovers! The Tower District is hosting the 8th annual Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade, Canine Carnival & Costume Contest on the Saturday before Halloween. This doggie to-do will take place in the former Blockbuster parking lot on the corner of Olive & Yosemite avenues in the Tower District. The Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade, Canine Carnival & Costume Contest will feature over a dozen product and food vendors, the Beer & Bone Garden, family entertainment, and some of the most incredible human and dog costumes you’ve ever seen. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. enjoy the K-9 Carnival featuring one-of-a-kind dog products and services, free samples of dog food and treats, and family entertainment. At 3:00, contestants and furry friends will strut their stuff in the Pooch Parade along the sidewalks of Olive Avenue, ending back at the festival site for final judging of the Canine Costume Contest. Prize categories include: 1) Best Dog Costume 2) Best Dog/Owner Costume Combo 3) Best Dog Float (cart, wagon, non-motorized device) 4) Cutest Dog 6 winners in each category will be awarded fantastic prize packages including dog food, dog treats, services, gift certificates from event vendors and Tower District Businesses and more. Nearly $2,000 in prizes will be awarded! The contest entry fee is only $10 with discounted entry fees for multiple dogs per family. Entry forms are available at Contestants can also register the day of the event. The Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade, Canine Carnival & Costume Contest is sponsored by Whitie’s Pets, Fresno Pet ER, Canine Caviar, Nurti-Source, Natural Balance, Breeder’s Choice/Avoderm, Nature’s Variety, Blue Buffalo and Bud Light. Proceeds benefit Tower District Projects and spay/neuter programs.