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UPDATED NOV. 2, 2021
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
450+ costumed dogs took part in the 2021 Halloween Day parade.
Dog Parade Top-13
Bibs: 141 Cruella, 129 Queen of Hearts, 779 Beetlejuice, 46 Mastiff, 778 Coco, 134 Chicken Soup, 194 Fire truck, 127 Jaws (Grand Prize), 146, 12 Zorro, 108, 728 Pirate Ship, 149 Lion King.
Human Costume Contest Top-13
Bibs: 338 Flowers, 104 Bees, 34 space, 60 NASA, 215 Hogwarts, 704 Barbie, 753 Star Wars, 165 sailors, 684 witch, 171 Mary Poppins
AS SEEN ON KTLA-TV NEWS & NBC'S California Live!
20th annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803. Free to spectate.
- GOOGLE MAPS
- EVENT LAYOUT
- FREE to spectate
- FREE for costumed humans in parade
- $10/parade dog/advance
- $20/parade dog/event day
- $35/VIP parade dog (skip the line and walk near front of parade)
- $5/seat/event day (sales start at 1 p.m., no pre-sold seats)
- $200/canopy/six chairs/advance
Vendor details at very bottom of this page.
- Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Long Beach
- Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Southern California Cities
PET ADOPTIONS & VENDOR FAIR
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.; dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and more! Food trucks/vendors, too.
4THE LAST HOWL'OWEEN PARADE included more than 400 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.
Judging will be based on originality, showmanship, detail of costume and first impression. Judges will be under a white canopy along the red carpet on the concrete bike path during the parade.
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.
- Port of Long Beach
- Furrever Friends
- EDCO Recylcing & Transfer
- Coucilwoman Suzie Price
- LaunderPet & Zignature
(grand prize: $700 value; 12 large bags of turkey Zignature)
- Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, 4 gift baskets
- Perfect Pet Parlor, 2 gift certificates
- bark!bark! gift basket
- Nulo gift basket
BECOME A SPONSOR
Contact Justin@JustinRudd.com. Event sponsorhip levels at $500, $1,000 and $2,500. Prize sponsors start at $250. Each level will get mentions on the Haute Dog Howl’oween page on Facebook, in our emails leading up to the event, we can hang your 10’ banner at our event, we will make mentions during the event, logo on our website for $1,000 and $2,500 levels,10x10 vendor booth space for $1,000 level, 10x20 space for $2,500 levels and $2,500 level is welcome to make short remarks on our sound system at the start of the parade and at the awards ceremony. $2,500 level is welcome to have humans/dogs walk in the parade as a group with posters/banner for your promotion. Contact Justin@JustinRudd.com.
Immediately after the parade. Approx. 3:30 p.m.
Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
with Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest
World's largest Halloween pet event!
THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 31, 2021, 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 red/white registration tent in the park after 1 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 450 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $5/cash on-site, starting at about 1 p.m. Please bring correct change.
Please, no culturally insensitive costumes. Some examples include a Native American princess, a Mexican gentleman with poncho/sombrero, a Geisha, an Egyptian queen, and an Arab Sheik. If you are unsure if your costume is appropriate, it's best to avoid it. Oxford Dictionaries defines cultural appropriation: “the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.”
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
SKIP THE LINE: 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 red/white Haute Dogs registration tent when you arrive, near the start of the parade route close to Colorado Street. There will be a separate line for VIP 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, and/or floats.