Register Your Dog Today for Popular Autumn Canine Event on October 21

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  When LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park, it will feature a variety of new activities, ranging from canine caricatures and “paw readings” by a dog psychic, to contests involving “musical sit” and peanut butter eating.

New Activities at LakewoodAlive Spooky Pooch Parade

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

New activities featured at the 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade, all of which are free to attendees but have limited availability on a first-come, first served basis, include:

  • Canine Caricatures: Enjoy a fun portrait of your pooch drawn by a professional caricaturist.
    (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.)
  • Paw Readings by Dan The Dog Psychic: Learn what the future holds for your four-legged friend.
    (12:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Peanut Butter Eating Contest: Enter your pooch in this lip-smacking contest of speed-eating.
    (1:00 p.m.)
  • Musical Sit Contest: Test your dog’s obedience in this fun canine-oriented version of musical chairs.
    (1:15 p.m.)

New Activities at LakewoodAlive Spooky Pooch Parade

In addition to these new activities, Spooky Pooch Parade attendees can enjoy face-painting for children, music provided by a DJ and a Dog Photo Booth courtesy of the Lakewood Women’s Club.

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, a nonprofit community development organization.

For more information and to register your dog, please visit

Title Sponsor:
Discount Drug Mart

Top Dog Sponsor:
City of Lakewood

Dedicated Dog Sponsors:
Dog Life in CLE
Inn The Doghouse
Lakewood Animal Hospital
Panera Bread Catering
Pet’s General Store
The University of Akron, School of Social Work, Lakewood Campus

Poochy Sponsors:
Diana M. DeCesare, Remax Beyond 2000
Men’s Cuts