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HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE

Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)
 
   
 

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.

DEDICATION
This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldog Rosie and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.

Warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
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.


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National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
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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
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Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest

4Long Beach Losers - a weight-loss contest
4Long Beach Giving Project

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The 16th-annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803. Co-sponsored by Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price.

Howl'oween Parade registration and seating

- GOOGLE MAP
- EVENT MAP AT THE PARK


PARKING
please park in the Marine Stadium parking lot. Enter that lot from Nieto Ave.


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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.



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Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
with
Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest

World's largest Halloween pet event!
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REGISTRATION OPENS OCT. 1

MAP


THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 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. 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 45 minutes.

Howl'oween Parade registration and seatingSEATING Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 650 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $10/advance (reserved; click the "register now" logo) or $5 on-site, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change. You can reserve a seat for $10 at the top of this page before event day.

PARKING
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.

Howl'oweenAWARDS & PRIZES
Win great prizes, including Petcurean dog food for a year to the overall winner!
- top 20
prizes will be given to the judges' favorite entries, combination from any of the following categories: individual dogs, groups, or floats.

Judges are Looking for:
- best costumes on dogs
- best costume on people walking a dog in the parade
- best groups (any combo of at least two dogs/people)
- best "floats" Limit 5' wide. A float is any dog(s) riding in/upon/within a moving, non-motorized device; such as a wagon or pulled cart.

haute dog howloween parade long beach justin rudd halloweenWHAT CONSTITUTES AN ENTRY
An entry can be a single dog dressed up, a group of dogs dressed up, a contingent of dog(s) with their person(s). Each dog must be registered separately, and paid. Prizes include gift certificates.

VOLUNTEER
Arrive at 11 a.m. or noon and stay til 5 p.m. to help with registration, water stations, start/finish line, etc. Also, please bring a bag of ice when you arrive. We really need help at 4:30 with take down and trash pick. RSVP to Justin@JustinRudd.com

GRAND MARSHALS
TBA

EMERGENCY VET ON-SITE from 1-4 p.m.
Dr. Greg Perrault from Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital will be on-site.


We encourage humans to wear costumes, too!

You do not have to enter dogs in the parade. Just come watch the parade, or walk in the parade in your costumes, with or without a dog.

Dogs are welcome to watch the parade if they stay behind the white row of chairs or in your lap.

Kids and dogs are not allowed to sit in front of the front row of chairs. Seating is available (if not sold out) for $5/cash at the event.

You can bring your own chair and sit on the second row.

Howl'oween Parade registration and seatingIt's free to enter the human costume contest/parade at 2:25. Just be signed-in at the registration tent to get your entry number. Humans should wear entry number on their right hip.


ALL entry fees go to spay/neuter, adoption/rescue and other local charity programs. You can register til 3 p.m. on event day.

Howl'oween Parade registration and seating- $10/dog
- $35/VIP dog - V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch!)

SEATING

- $10/advance, pre-sales are ended
- $5/cash-only at event, if not sold out
- $200/advance, rent a front-row private 10x10 canopy with 6 chairs, 6 cold waters


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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REGISTRATION & YAPPY HOUR
Pre-parade "feast"-ivities at
12:30 will include vendor booths, food booths, a pet adoption fair, and photo opportunities.

COSTUME CONTEST FOR KIDS AND ADULTS:

Halloween Costume ContestHUMANS are invited to lead the Howl'oween Parade this year and there will be a few $10 prizes to those kids (more for the adults) with the best outfits. There is no charge to enter the costume contest, but a signed entry form is required. Register at the orange tent by 2:15, and judges will be doing some preliminary judging then. Volunteers will line up contestants at 2:20 on the sidewalk along Colorado St. Contestants will start out on the parade route at 2:25 p.m. Contestants are welcome to walk with their dogs (only if the dog has registered for the Howl'oween Parade). Awards will announced in the park after the dog parade.

REGISTER ON-SITE.

kids costume contest long beach Parents are welcome to walk along with their kids in the parade.

There will also be an award for the best-dressed person in the dog parade who is walking with a dog (if walking a dog in the parade, please register your dog for the Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade at the top of the page).

haute dog halloween parade2016 JUDGES
- Teen, Miss, and Mrs. Long Beach
- Teen, Miss, and Mrs. Southern California Cities


PET ADOPTIONS & VENDOR FAIR
12:30 - 4:30
p.m.; dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and more! See list of participating rescue groups below.

650 FRONT-ROW PARADE SEATS
$5/cash, each along the parade route, sales will begin about 1 p.m.


Howl'oween Parade4LAST YEAR'S HOWL'OWEEN PARADE included more than 500 costumed dogs and entertained approx. 3,000 dogless gawkers. The event helped to raised about $13,000 for the nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) of which Haute Dogs is a part.

2015 Winners

Bib/Theme/Placement

62 E.T. Winner
219 Alien Top-6
63 Dragon & castle Top-6
141 Hockey Top-6
127 Captain Hook Top-6
29 Wizard of Paws Top-6
83 Pinata Top-6
35,36,37 Chinese Festival Finalist
258 Giesha Finalist
178,179 Mad Max Finalist
108 Lassie & Timmy Finalist
280 Belly Dancer Finalist
181 Chia Pet Finalist
189 Dump Trump Finalist
168,169 Great Pumpkin Finalist
14 Frank Sinatra Finalist
217 Aurora Star Trek Finalist
325 Police officer Finalist
130 Bacon Finalist
28 Austin Powers Finalist
6,7 French artists Finalist
238 Bob the Builder Finalist
84 Chucky Finalist
144,145 Serape Finalist
165, 167 Iggy Azalea Finalist
299 Loofa Finalist
294, 296 Inside Out Finalist
6, 7  Paris Finalist
73 Pocahontas Finalist
16 Hounds of Music Finalist
110 The Birds Finalist


howloween parade long beachSPLAT! GREAT PUMPKIN DROPPED
Times Square drops a big ball to celebrate the new year.
We drop a giant pumpkin (75 lbs) to celebrate the start of Howl'oween! We'll drop it approx. 2:15 p.m.! This annual HUGE pumpkin drop will be a smashing hit!
2016 Sponsor:
TBA


JUDGING
Judging will be based on originality, showmanship, detail of costume and first impression. Judges will be along the red carpet on the sidewalk during the parade.

CHARITY
The nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) and its partners that include Haute Dogs, the Dog Beach Zone, the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups, the So Cal Kids' Spelling Bee Championship, Operation Santa Paws, the Great American Kids' July 4 Bike Parade, Operation Easter Basket and more.

SPONSORS NEEDED
NOW
sponsorship opportunities, contact Justin@JustinRudd.com $50-$10,000. Current sponsors include: Haute Dogs, Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).

2013 Photo Galleries
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |

AWARDS CEREMONY
Immediately after the parade. Approx. 3:45-4 p.m.

VENDOR & RESCUE SPACES

Only $25 for rescue groups who offer animals for adoption; $50 for nonprofits; $75, $100 & $150 options for commercial vendors. DETAILS HERE or pay at the bottom of this page.

PARADING TIPS FOR DOGS
Only allow your escorts to pause ever so briefly for photo opport
unties. Hold your head up high and work the runway!

Parade Rules
4All dogs must remain leashed.
4Rabies and vaccinations must be current.
4Wear I.D. tags at all times.
4No dogs in heat.
4No aggressive dogs.
4Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs.
4Dogs that are older, flat-faced, have breathing issues, or dressed in very hot costumes can walk past the judges and exit the parade route. You are not required to walk the entire parade route. Your dog's safety is the priority.
4No puppies under 4 months or w/o vaccinations.
4Have fun!


Photos & Video Galleries
-VIDEO of Today Show: World record SMASHED! - Pets dress up for Halloween in Long Beach, Calif.


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VENDOR DETAILS:
Choose event/services | each space 10x10 | no refunds | rain or shine
Vendor booth/company name:

NOTES TO VENDORS/RESCUES
- READ all info below BEFORE YOU MAKE PAYMENT.
- Add $25 late fee after Oct. 18, 2016 (there is a drop-down box to add to your cart at check-out).
- Only eight dogs per 10x10 vendor space.  Please provide your own canopy and doggie drinking water.  
- Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Howloween
- Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade, Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St., 90803.
- GOOGLE MAP
- EVENT MAP AT THE NEW PARK

- vendor and adoption setup can begin at 11:30 a.m. (do not arrive earlier), takedown is 4:30 p.m.
- Come to the registration tent in the park after 11:30 to get your space assignment.
- The vendor/adoption fair is 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m.
- We expect that vendors will be allowed to VERY SLOWLY pull into the vendor area after 11:30 a.m. from the corner of Colorado St. @ Santiago Ave. only, to drive up onto the concrete bike path to unload your goods, and then move your vehicle to go park on the street, and then come back and setup your goods.
- All booths will be on grass.
- We can only accept the first 100 vendors/rescues who make payment.
- We accept Paypal, check, or cash.
- Commercial vendor rate is $150 or $100, or just $75 for Mom & Pop shops (small, independent, family-owned business."
- We can guarantee you a premium (most likely nearest the registration tent or parade start line) 10x10 space for $150.
- CLICK ABOVE TO PAY ONLINE, or mail check to "Haute Dogs" 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, 90803.
- Make sure you bring your Long Beach business license or special event permit if you are selling anything (this is different from your seller's permit; details below).
- Each space is 10x10, no electricity available, no generators accepted.
- Spaces do NOT include canopy, table, chairs. You can rent them from us (as supply lasts; pay in advance): table/tent for $100; 2 chairs for $10.
- Some food and drink (with special permission from Justin Rudd) vendors accepted, and no human food/drink sampling (without prior written permission, Justin@JustinRudd.com).
- Rain or shine event.
- ABSOLUTELY no refunds or transfers.
- Howl'oween vendors that are selling anything will need a special event permit that costs $47.67, or, bring copy of your Long Beach business license. Click here for the special event vendor application. Direct all licensing questions to 562/570-6211. NOTE: Nonprofits can apply for a free event vendor application from the business license office.
- Special Event Vendor Application —pdf
- Temporary Food Facility Requirements —pdf
- We do not guarantee placement.
- Spaces are typically assigned as payment is received. Those paying the $150 rate will get the best available spaces closest to the parade start line.
- Please provide a fire extinguisher at your booth, if you have a canopy.
- Bring a sack lunch and snacks.
- Take all cardboard and trash with you.
- Rescues should bring water dishes for their pets.
- Max. of 6 animals per 10x10 space.
- We encourage vendors to have an "event special" that is a specially-priced item(s) just for shoppers that day.