Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

Pooch Parade logo 

WHAT:    The Fiesta® Pooch Parade, an official Fiesta® San Antonio event, is a 2.6 mile walk with dogs and their people along the streets of Alamo Heights. It is the major fundraiser for Therapy Animals of San Antonio.  We invite you to participate by walking in the parade and support our mission of bringing people and animals together for healing.  See photos of the fun we've had in previous years.

Dog floatWHEN:    Saturday, April 27, 2019

TIME:    Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Costume Contest starts at 8:15 and you must be registered for the parade to enter the contest.  The six categories for the Costume Contest will be: Best in Show, Top Dog, Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Fiesta Flair, and Best Matched Human and Dog. Walk starts right after the Costume Contest at approximately 9:15 a.m. We'll also have the activities below. You must be registered for the parade to participate in these activities.

Dog Participation Activities - Join in the fun with your dog!
Booths with Dog-Related Information and Products – and others!
Medals will be available for $10 at the Therapy Animals booth while supplies last. Medals may be purchased in advance at the Fiesta® Store or on April 18 at Pin Pandemonium during Fiesta® Fiesta at Hemisfair Park.

WHERE:    Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca, San Antonio, TX 78209   See map.

Therapy Animals of San Antonio supports a greener San Antonio.  Do consider ways on how you can make SA a cleaner environment by simply reducing your energy use at home (https://residential.savenow.cpsenergy.com/home) or reduce vehicle pollution by sharing a ride, or if you're not bringing a dog, taking the bus to our event www.viainfo.net. And remember, please pick up after your dog wherever you are.

T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 600 pre-registrants. Previous years' T-shirt designs have been very popular. On-site registrants will receive a T-shirt while supplies last. T-shirts can ONLY be received at the parade.

Please note:     T-Shirts are only available day of the parade until 9:30 AM; we regret we cannot send/make them available to you at any other time.

Food will not be sold at the parade. Water will be available at the registration area and also at two places along the parade route for all registered participants and their dogs.

Pre-registration:     $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.  You may pay by check (postmarked by April 20) or credit card by midnight on April 25.

On-site registration:    $30 for an individual and $35 for a family (cash, check, and credit card accepted).


In consideration for participation in the Fiesta® Pooch Parade, I/we will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Fiesta® Pooch Parade, Therapy Animals of San Antonio, its officers, employees and volunteers from any and all claims, losses, damages including legal fees and medical expenses resulting from any incident or act, whether accidental or intentional, that may occur. Solicitation by paid sponsors only.

King Anbarkio XII, our official Fiesta® representative for 2019 is Shanti, Norma Brooks' therapy dog.
See photos of our current and former King Anbarkios.

King Anbarkio

Thank you to the Sponsors for 2019

Click on the sponsor's name or logo to go to the sponsor's web site. Please support our sponsors. If you want to be a sponsor please see our sponsorship information.

Best in Show

North Park Subaru logo

Top Dog

Argo Logo

Kubena Pediatrics logo

LasPalapas logo

Frenchieskitchen logo

Petco Foundation logo

PetSuites logo

Mary Lou and Don Wilson

Woof Gang logo

Man's Best Friend

McDonald's logo

Archpoint logo

ATT Fiber logo

Betsy Dippo logo

Feline Fine Ranch logo

fourpawsinntx logo

Frost Bank logo

HEB logo

Huebner-oaks-veterinay-hospital logo

Mike's logo

patientpawsmobilevet logo

PetSmart logo

Pet Supplies Plus logo

Raising Cane's logo

David Scheys and Angelica Wright

southpawwaggery Logo

Whataburer Logo

Unconditional Love

Alamoheightspetclinic logo

Broadway bank logo

In Memory of Bob- Gilda Cruz-Romano

Childrenberevementcenter logo

Dubinski-Weber Family

IrvingMortors logo

Raleigh and Kathy Meade

Happy Hazel logo

Olsaver-Hopkins Family

Dr. Linda Porter-Wenzlaff

The Palms Pet Resort logo

Pawderosa Ranch logo

Dr Dawn Rakich logo

RandolphBFCU logo

Sadtc logo

Seespotrun logo

Wagging Tail

Boolicious Natural Dog Treats

Compassionate Care Veterinary Services


Zac, King Anbarkio VII

Susan Locke, D.D.S.

PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training

In Honor of Malinda Red Cloud

In Honor of Luka

The Tiny Finch

In Kind Gifts

Buyers Barricades

Special Thanks

Alamo Retriever Club

Holistic Pet Care-Maria Williams, DVM

Master of Ceremonies- Pat Durcan

MissionVet Specialty & Emergency

National Anthem by-Wendy Middleton

Q101.9 iHeart Radio

San Antonio Dog Training Club

Waterstops-Erica Bevcar; Nancy & Mark Rose