Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

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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 24, 2021

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 Canine 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 products and more!
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 Pin Pandemonium during Fiesta® San Antonio 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.  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. 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 via check: $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. To register and pay by check, click on pre-registration form (check postmarked by April 16).

Pre-registration via on-line: $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. To register and pay on-line using PayPal services on-line pre-registration form (submitted by midnight on Thursday, April 22, 2021).

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 XIII, our official Fiesta® representative for 2021 is Maddie, Sandra Olsavers' therapy dog.
See photos of our current and former King Anbarkios.

King Anbarkio

Thank you to the 2020-21 Fiesta® Pooch Parade Sponsors

Please support our sponsors. Click on the sponsor's name or logo to go to the sponsor's web site. If you would like to be a sponsor, click on sponsorship information.

Best in Show

North Park Subaru logo

Show Ribbon

Argo Logo

Mary Lou Don Wilson logo

Frost Bank logo

Argo Logo

PetSuites logo

Top Dog

Pet Supplies Plus logo

Betsy Dippo logo

HEB logo

Feline Fine Ranch logo

HEB logo

Man's Best Friend

twoheart yoga Logo

RandolphBFCU logo

Alamoheightspetclinic logo

The Palms Pet Resort logo

Dr Dawn Rakich logo

Kubena Pediatrics logo

Childrenberevementcenter logo

alamoretriever club logo

Gilda Cruz logo

UHS logo

Unconditional Love

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Luka logo

Wagging Tail

In Kind Gifts

Buyers Barricades

Special Thanks

Aaiyana Juarez, Pooch Parade Logo

Alamo Retriever Club

Blue Bird Seamstresses

San Antonio Dog Training Club