Registration & Line Up: 2:30 PM
Parade Start Time: 3PM
Parade Route: at the Party on The Boulevard
Parade Entry Fee:  Free. Each owner are limited to 3 dogs.
Duration: Between 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of entries


Deadline to Register Online: Friday, February 1, 2019

Awards Presented and Pictures Taken: Immediately after the parade

Awards will be given for:

  • Best Dressed
  • Owner & Pet Look-alike
  • Dog with Most Potential

Pet Parade Regulations:

  • All pets MUST be on leash or crated.
  • No animals in “heat”
  • ONLY Positive Reinforcement Control is allowed.

Humans: If you cannot control your pet without getting frustrated, yelling, screaming, or using physical force, please do not register to be a part of the Pet Parade. Any misconduct, abuse, or neglect will be reported to the City of Mercedes Police, which will be onsite.

All types of pets (domesticated) are welcome:

  • ‍All marchers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ‍No political or commercial advertisement.
  • ‍No demonstrations.
  • ‍No solicitations and no sale of any product is allowed.
  • ‍Foot power only (exceptions may be arranged for special needs).
  • ‍Wagons and strollers are allowed at one per participant.
  • ‍Groups and families are encouraged to identify themselves with a banner or sign.
  • ‍Pet owners must pick up their pet’s “refuse” before, during, and after the parade. Bring the necessary disposable bags and use them. The police ask that this is enforced.
  • ‍Law enforcement will be onsite and available to enforce all laws.


The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2019