Jo’s Annual Pet Parade
April 20, 2019

This is the place for dogs in drag. Our annual Pet Parade is beloved by all who have ever come across it – it’s hard not to love animals in outfits. Owner Liz created the annual Pet Parade to honor the life of her late brother and best friend Lyndon, who was a pet lover and founder of San Francisco pet store George. We parade down South Congress with a marching band and outfitted pets in tow, and arrive in the parking lot for a pet costume competition emceed by Lyndon’s twin and local celebrity chef Lou Lambert and judged by well known locals like Dale Watson, Andy Langer, Steve Wertheimer and others. Then we hang out for a few hours to eat, drink, and ogle a lot of great looking animals while a band or two plays. All proceeds from the entry fees benefit pet rescue non-profits, and vendor booths are provided to a blend of local adoption and rescue groups and pet related businesses.

There are no rules, dress your pet up in something cool. The funkier the better!


Registration is now closed. You can register your pet at the marching line on Saturday, April 20. To march without competing, just show up at Hudson’s Meat Market (1800 S. Congress) at Noon sharp. All proceeds go to the Austin Humane Society.

During the Pet Parade, Austin Humane Society will be raffling off a 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Convertible donated by Roger Beasley Mazda Austin. Raffle tickets are $20 or three for $50. All purchases benefit the animals at AHS.

Winners will be announced on May 4. Click here to purchase your raffle tickets.

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