Register Your Dog Today for Popular Autumn Canine Event on October 19

When the 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park, chances are it will feature plenty of downward dog pose. 

LakewoodAlive announces the return of Doga – yoga for you and your dog – to this year’s Spooky Pooch Parade.  Hosted by Pink Lotus Yoga, a West End Lakewood studio, a free Doga session will take place from 1 to 1:45 p.m. near the playground at the western edge of Kauffman Park, affording participants a unique opportunity to reap the many benefits of yoga while also enjoying the company of their canine companion.

Participation in Doga during the Spooky Pooch Parade does not require registration – simply show up and partake in any or all of the 45-minute session.  Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, though a few loaners will be on-hand.  Participants are also asked to ensure their dog is kept on a non-retractable leash.  Costumes are optional. 

Participants in Doga will have an opportunity to contribute to a donation bucket in support of City Dogs Cleveland.      

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 a one-of-a-kind event within the region.

In addition to these festivities, Spooky Pooch Parade attendees can enjoy music provided by DJ Byron, food vendors and a Dog Photo Booth.

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

The Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Discount Drug Mart

Top Dog Sponsor:
City of Lakewood

Dedicated Dog Sponsors:
Inn The Doghouse
Pet’s General Store

Poochy Sponsors:
Bath Fitter
Milo & Me
Renewal by Andersen
Uptown Lakewood Business Alliance