< UPDATED OCT. 31, 2013
DOG organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.
EDUCATE & INFLUENCE
Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.
This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldog Rosie and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.
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 UMBRELLA organization 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 13th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE was Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803.
- GOOGLE MAP
- EVENT MAP AT THE NEW PARK
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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.
ALL entry fees go to spay/neuter, adoption/rescue and other local charity programs. You can register til 3 p.m. on event day.
- $10/dog, before event week
- $15/dog, week of event
- $20/dog, day of event/at event, cash only
- $35/VIP dog - V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch!)
WHAT IS V.I.P.?
This $35 VIP (very important pooch) donation to Haute Dogs allows you and one dog to walk towards the front of the parade. You'll receive a wristband at check-in. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m., and entries accepted til 3 p.m. at the orange tent in the park. You can also upgrade to VIP at the event. If you paid $10 in advance, just give $25 at the sign-in tent.
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Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
with Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest
World's largest Halloween pet event!
THE PARADE IS this Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at NEW LOCATION: Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St.
The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Weiner races at 2 p.m. Great pumpkin drop at 2:15 p.m.
Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the orange registration tent in the park after 12:30 p.m.
The parade expects 500+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about an hour.
SEATING Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 600 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $5, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change.
There is free street parking surrounding the very large park. You can also park in the Marine Stadium parking lot, accessed from Nieto Ave., behind the fire station. PARKING 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 as directed at sign-in and will step off first at 2:30 p.m.
DOG PARADE REGISTRANTS - WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Sign-in at the orange-colored Haute Dogs registration tent when you arrive. There will be a line for VIP registrants, day-of registrants and a line for pre-paid registrants.