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UPDATED OCT. 13, 2020
THE HAUTE 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 late English Bulldogs Rosie and Riley, 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 Kidsl 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
4Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Long Beach Losers - a weight-loss contest
4Long Beach Giving Project
CANCELLED: No special events are being allowed in Long Beach because of COVID. If this policy changes before Sat., Oct. 31, 2020, we will reevaluate having our annual Howl'oween Parade. For now, an in-person parade has not been planned for 2020.
Again this year, all proceeds pay for spay/neuter clinics.
DOG ENTRIES WINNERS: First place was #332, I Scream Truck; Second place was #335, Hogwarts. Other finalists: 289, pirates; 329, blue Standard Poodle; 296; 82, Day of the Dead; 398, Jurassic Park; 355, Ursula; 379, prince?; 109, giraffe; 124 Hot Wheels; 48, Lakers car; 352, Pomeranian?; 74, Coco; 282 Aladdin; 349, poker team; 249, Up; 79, police group; 348 Day of the Dead; 337, ?; 72, Peter Pan.
HUMAN ENTRY WINNERS: 132, Elton John; 387 Magic School; 82, Day of the Dead; 446, The Exorcist; 292, tax keeper; 448, Baby Shark; 388, ?; 400, mermaid; 63, alien; 377, rainbow ?; 54, Dorothy?; 522, Toy Story; 1 Avocado; 384, Ariel; 520, Firemen kids; 99 Dorothy
- $20/dog/event day
- $35/VIP dog (walks near front of parade)
- $10/reserved seat/advance, be seated before the parade begins
- $5/seat/event day
- $200/canopy/six chairs/advance
- FREE to spectate
- FREE for humans in parade
Vendor details at very bottom of this page. Sponsorhip levels at $500, $1,000 and $2,500.
CANCELLED: The 19th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803.
- GOOGLE MAP
- EVENT MAP AT THE PARK
Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
with Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest
World's largest Halloween pet event!
CANCELLED: THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station, by the tennis courts). 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 (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m.
Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the white registration tent in the park after 12:30 p.m.
The parade expects 450+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about 45 minutes.
SEATING Bring your own folding chair for the second row for free, or rent one of our 600 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $10/advance/reserved or $5/cash on-site, if not sold out, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change.
No Native American costumes at the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade. It is our policy to treat people with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, special needs and ethnicity.
There is free street parking surrounding the very large park. You can also park in the Marine Stadium parking lot, accessed from Appian Way, behind the fire station. PARKING MAP
V.I.P. (VERY IMPORTANT POOCH) ENTRY
Available for $35/advance registration or upgrade on-site. 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. Get your VIP wristband at the registration tent near the start line when you arrive. Your VIP donations help us raise even more money for charity.
DOG PARADE REGISTRANTS - Rain or shine event. See you there. Dog parade starts at 2:30. Register on-site, near the start line.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Sign-in at the white Haute Dogs registration tent when you arrive, near the start of the parade route close to Colorado Street. There will be a line for VIP registrants, day-of registrants and a line for pre-paid registrants. Wear your bib number on the human's front so judges can easily see your number.
Finalists will be the judges' favorite entries -- a combination from any of the following categories: individual dogs, groups, or floats.