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Community Action Team a 501c3 nonprofit & Haute Dogs
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLAorganization that includes Haute Dogs and: 4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need 4Clothing giveaways to the underserved 4Bulldog Beauty Contest 4Long Beach Losers - a 12-week weight-loss contest 42nd Street Walkers 4Long Beach Giving Project
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The 12th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE and human/dog costume contest is THIS Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, 2:30 p.m. The parade is expected to include a few hundred kids and adults in costumes, followed by more than 500 costumed dogs with handlers. A few thousand human gawkers will line the parade route, including a panel of distinguished judges that will choose a few dozen human and canine costume winners. Haute Dogs will raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, adoption/rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws and other Long Beach service projects.MAP | ENTRY FORM
ALL entry fees go to spay/neuter and adoption/rescue programs. You can register til 3 p.m. on event day. Bring this form or get one at the event.
- $10/dog, before event day
- $20/dog, day of event, cash only
- $35/VIP dog - V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch!) This $35 VIP donation to Haute Dogs allows you and one dog to walk towards the front of the parade. You'll receive a wristband that will entitle you to lineup down the middle of the park and VIPs will follow the costumed kids along the parade route. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m., and entries accepted til 3 p.m. at the orange tent in the park.
Start/finish at corner of Livingston Dr. @ Park Ave.
NEW: The parade route is reversed this year from the past few years' route.
The parade heads west on Livingston Drive for about one block, turns left onto 2nd St. heading east for two blocks, turns left on to Park Ave. heading north for one block and empties out back at Livingston Park.
Auto traffic on eastbound and westbound 2nd St. from Granada Ave. to Livingston Dr., on Park Ave. from 2nd St. to Livingston Dr., and on Livingston Dr. from 2nd St. to Argonne Ave. will be diverted by LBPD for approx. one hour at approx. 2:25 p.m. during the parade.
NEW: Livingston Drive from Park Ave. to St. Joseph Ave. (one block) will be closed by LBPD from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some vendors will be in the street in this section.
All alleys will remain open throughout.
The parade expects 500+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about an hour.
SEATING Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 900 seats on Livingston Dr. or Park Ave. for just $5, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change. Rent from and benefit these groups:
- Special Olympics of Southern California
- Substance Abuse Foundation
- Olive Crest
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music Fraternity at Cal State Long Beach
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the Light The Night Walk
- Long Beach Bethel of Job's Daughters International
- Human Services Club, Long Beach City College
- Demon Theater
We suggest that spectators take the red Passport buses for $1.10 each way to Belmont Shore. The bus stop on 2nd St. at Park Ave. is right on the parade route. Note: dogs are not allowed on buses, uness they are in a pet carrier. BUS SCHEDULE
PARKING There is metered parking along 2nd St. and in parking lots on both sides of 2nd St. We also suggest parking at the beach where there is plentiful beachfront parking spaces. There is also free street parking at the park and around the neighborhood. Leave plenty of time to find parking. We encourage guests to walk, ride bikes, use public transit or carpool. MAP V.I.P. (VERY IMPORTANT POOCH) ENTRY Available for advance registrations only, the dog/owner can walk near the front of the parade. VIPs will line-up down the middle of the grassy park and will step off at 2:30 p.m. DOG PARADE REGISTRANTS - WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Sign-in at the orange-colored Haute Dogs registration tent that will be at the corner of Livingston Dr. @ St. Joseph Ave. at Livingston Park. There will be a line for VIP registrants, day-of registrants and a line for pre-paid registrants.