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Spooky Pooch Parade

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

PrintOnline registration is now closed.  However, you can still register your dog at Kauffman Park starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21.

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Every dog has his day and that day is on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.  That’s when costumed canines will rule the day in Downtown Lakewood from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. during LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival within Kauffman Park (15450 Detroit Avenue), a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation.  A favorite Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this popular community festival represents one of the only events of its kind within the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog.  Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only.  Humans are free.  This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park.  Enjoy entertainment, kids games, and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services.  Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff along Detroit Avenue.  Judges will award prizes beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.

Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
1:00 p.m. – Peanut Butter Eating Contest
1:15 p.m. – Musical Sit Contest
2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
3:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony:
– Best Dog & Child
– Best Dog & Adult
– Best Dog & Group
– Spookiest Pooch
– Best in Show
3:20 p.m. – 50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement

Register your dog for the parade online or by mailing in the downloadable registration form.


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Want to volunteer at the Spooky Pooch Parade? Sign up here


Spooky Pooch Parade News
10/11 – 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 21
9/22 – Canine Caricatures, Dog Psychic Highlight New Activities at 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
9/8 –   How to be Top Dog at the 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
8/22 – Dog Days: Registration Now Open for LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
8/9   – Discount Drug Mart Named Title Sponsor for LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade


Thanks to Calypso Pictures for producing this superb video from the 2016 Spooky Pooch Parade!


Title Sponsor

Discount Drug Mart Logo

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsor

Dog Life in CLE Logo     Inn The Doghouse       
Panera Bread Catering     Pets General Store Logo              The University of Akron, School of Social Work, Lakewood Campus

Poochy Sponsors

Diana M. DeCesare, Remax Beyond 2000  |  Men’s Cuts


Food Vendor
Addicted Coffee and Ice Cream
The Gorilla

Art by Ali – Face Painting
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Camp
Best Breed Pet Foods
Bone Appe-Treat
Champion Windows of Cleveland
Cleveland Farmed Animal Save
Cub Scout Pack 68
DeJohn Pet Services
Embrace Pet Insurance
For the Love of a Pet
Grateful Dog Bakery
Kauffman Park Friends
K-9 Café Dog Treat Food Truck
The Keep it Local Project
Lake Erie Pet Food Co.
Lakewood Dog Park
Lakewood Women’s Club
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team
LulaRoe – Holly Biacsi
LulaRoe – Melody Strano
Marian’s Little Peoples Face Painting
Peaceful Balance Bodywork for Animals
PetSmart PetsHotel
Renewal by Andersen
Spoiled Dog Boss
State Farm
Sushi Style
Wendy Fedan – Caricature Artist
Whole Foods Market Rocky River
Wine & Design


October 21
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Kauffman Park
15450 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
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