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UPDATED NOV. 4, 2015
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 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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- Sat., Nov. 7 at 12:15 p.m. in front of Chase Bank at the start of the Say Cheese Long Beach photo exhibit, Chase Bank, 5100 2nd St.
- Sat., Nov. 21, 10:05 a.m., just after the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup begins at 1 Granada Ave.
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
HALF-PRICE ENTRIES on event day this Sat. (save $10; reg. $20!): Fill out and print the attached entry form. Enter your dog for just $10/cash-only if you print and bring this filled-out/signed form with you to the registration tent before 3 p.m. Parade begins at 2:30 and lasts about an hour, so you can still get registered up until 3 p.m. Cash-only for this offer. Please bring exact change.
Or, you can register by midnight on Fri., Oct. 30, at the link below for $15/dog with your credit card.
Or, you can register at the event for $20/dog with forms we'll have on-site.
There will be three food/drink vendors on-site.
Event t-shirt will be available for $7.
We encourage humans to wear costumes, too!
You do not have to enter dogs in the parade.
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.
It's free to enter the humand 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.
The 15th-annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803. Co-sponsored by Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price.
- GOOGLE MAP
- EVENT MAP AT THE PARK
please park in the Marine Stadium parking lot. Enter that lot from Nieto Ave.
WIN DOG FOOD FOR A YEAR from Petcurean.
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, if you bring click, download, print and bring this completed form ($20 otherwise)
- $35/VIP dog - V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch!)
- $10/advance, pre-sales are ended
- $5/cash-only at event, if not sold out
- NEW $200/advance, rent a front-row private 10x10 canopy with 6 chairs, small table, 6 cold waters, pre-sales are ended
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 Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 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 an hour.
SEATING Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 650 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. You can reserve a seat for $10 at the top of this page before event day.
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.