Therapy Animals of San Antonio

 Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

 Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

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25th Annual Fiesta® Pooch Parade


2024 Fiesta ® Pooch Parade

Gates Open at 7:30am
Parade Begins at 9:30am

Check out this year’s Sponsors!


Get tickets or Become a Sponsor!

Wagging Tail - $150
  • Your company’s name displayed on commemorative Pooch Parade T-shirts worn by over 1,000 people
  • Recognition and a link to your company’s web site on Therapy Animals of San Antonio’s web site
  • … everything in “Wagging Tail”
  • Your company’s name displayed on Pooch Parade event brochures
  • Recognition of your company at opening ceremonies and with announcements during pre-parade festivities
  • … everything in “Unconditional Love”
  • Recognition as a top sponsor in the  Fiesta® Magazine with 50,000 copies distributed to 3.6 million people
  • Opportunity to have a 10×10 booth space for giveaways and sales of company promotional items at event site
  • … everything in “Man’s Best Friend”
  • Your company name/logo will be displayed on the banner of the Therapy Animals of San Antonio’s float, which parades past Alamo Heights street-lined observers for over 2.3 miles 
  • Opportunity to display your company banner or sign at the Costume Contest Stage and Dog Participation Activities Area
  • … everything in “Top Dog”
  • Ability to pass out business info along parade route
  • Walk in parade with banner (16×30) behind TASA Float
  • … everything in “Champion Bloodlines”
  • Lead car for the Pooch Parade
  • Vendor booth in Prime Location
2024 King AnBarkio, Scout standing with her costume on
2024 King AnBarkio in Waiting, Bacon, Sitting with her Costume on

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the parade start?

The 2024 Fiesta® Pooch Parade will start at approximately 9:30 am.

Absolutely, this is a Pooch Parade. There are no restrictions on the number of friendly dogs a person or family can bring; however, all dogs must be on leashes and under control for everyone’s enjoyment and safety.

The Pooch Parade attracts over 1,000 participants each year, many of whom will bring their dog or dogs.

The Costume Contest begins at 8:00 am and ends by 9:00 am. The costume contest is very popular, so we suggest you come early to ensure you are able to participate.

With the exception of “Best in Show”, all categories will have a Winner AND a Runner Up!

Winners in each category receive a trophy! Runners-Up receive a framed certificate. Winners are announced and prizes are distributed at the end of the contest (9:00 am) in the area where the contest is held.

Yes. Food trucks will be onsite offering food and drinks for sale from 8 am to 12 pm. This is a new feature for 2024!

We have many booths for you to browse that provide free information and products as well as animal related items for purchases. There will be demonstrations of various animal-related activities and training techniques. Our Costume Contest runs from 8:00 to 9 am and is great fun to watch!

The parade is 2.4 miles, however, there is a shortcut available for any participants that wish to take it.

2024 Costume Contest Categories