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2019 Spooky Pooch Parade

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thank you to everyone who made the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade such a doggone good time for human and canine guests alike!


Hundreds of Canines Converge on Kauffman Park for 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

October 25, 2018Spooky Pooch Parade Logo

More than 350 dogs and an estimated crowd of nearly 3,000 people gathered in and around Kauffman Park in Downtown Lakewood on Saturday afternoon, October 21, for the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart and presented by LakewoodAlive, the Spooky Pooch Parade featured mutts and pure-breds, lap dogs and large canines, and a wide assortment of creative costumes adorned by both humans and their furry friends.  Prizes were awarded to winning pooches as selected by a panel of judges, with the winner of Best in Show receiving one year’s worth of free dog food courtesy of Pet’s General Store:

– Best in Show:  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2. T-Rex & The Egg 3. Lumberpaws
– Best Pooch & Child:  Ghostbusters 2. Batman: Arkham Asylum 3. Forrest Gump
– Best Pooch & Adult: Browns Victory Fridge 2. Mermaid 3. Bob Ross
– Best Pooch & Group:  Dalmatians 2. Wizard of Oz 3. Vikings
– Spookiest Pooch:  Alien 2. Cemetery 3. Scarecrow

2018 Spooky Pooch Parade

Dog Yoga was a hit during the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.

The event kicked off with a festival in Kauffman Park, where attendees enjoyed music, food, kids’ games, entertainment and vendors, many of which were dog-related.  LakewoodAlive thanks the 35 vendors who participated.  Activities at this year’s festival ranged from canine caricatures to a “musical sit” contest to free dog yoga hosted by Pink Lotus Yoga.

Festivities continued with the much-anticipated parade, which saw a sizable sea of costumed canines march along a route that included a stretch of the Detroit Avenue Business District in Downtown Lakewood.  Spectators cheered and judges cast their votes as participating pooches strutted their stuff and delighted the crowd.

LakewoodAlive thanks the participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, Kauffman Park Friends and the City of Lakewood for their assistance with this year’s Spooky Pooch Parade.


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Spooky Pooch Parade News:
October 3, 2018 – 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 20
September 27, 2018 – Dog Yoga Highlights New Activities at 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
September 6, 2018 – How to be Top Dog at the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
August 22, 2018 – Dog Days: Registration Now Open for LakewoodAlive’s 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
August 9, 2018 – Discount Drug Mart Named Title Sponsor for LakewoodAlive’s 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade


The 2018 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsors

The Dog Stop Plus Logo         Inn The Doghouse Logo

Pet's General Store Logo                    Pet People Logo


Poochy Sponsors
Renewal by Andersen
Three Dog Bakery


October 19
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Kauffman Park
15450 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 US