Pets are People Too: Dogs on parade!

By Jennifer Keene

Celebrate the animal shelter

Dogs on Parade is July 24th and it is the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter’s biggest night of the year! Held at the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market in downtown Hillsboro, Dogs on Parade is a chance for us to connect with our community.

Kim Maus from KPTV will once again be the emcee for the event and we will start the evening off with performances by talented people and dogs. Then, everyone has the chance to get in on the action by taking part in the dog parade through the market. The highlight of the evening is the contests, where the attendees become the stars of the show with prizes awarded for the Best Costume, Biggest Dog, Littlest Dog (over one year), Best Owner/Dog Look-Alike, and Best Trick.

Dogs who are comfortable around people and other dogs are encouraged to join us with their families. Kids especially seem to love Dogs on Parade, just be sure to remind them not to touch dogs without getting permission. With so many dogs and other distractions, you should probably leave any other types of pets at home – few cats are likely to appreciate an event like this!

The festive atmosphere at the market tends to put everyone in a good mood and makes for an enjoyable summer evening. Our staff and volunteers are looking forward to answering questions about our shelter programs, lost & found pets, dog licenses, available resources, and anything else people want to chat about. We hope to see you at Dogs on Parade on Tuesday, July 24th!

To find out more about Dogs on Parade and our other shelter services, go to The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located at 1901 SE 24th Ave in Hillsboro.

For more tips on being a responsible pet owner, go to The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located at 1901 SE 24th Ave in Hillsboro.