2020 Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade
Saturday, February 15th, 2020
11:00 AM


The Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade will roll through downtown West Monroe, LA (Antique Alley) on 2/15/20. Click 'More Info' to the right to see a map of the parade route. Our theme this year is "The Magic of Furry Tales...and feathers & scales".

This annual parade fundraiser is where a large portion of our funding comes from that allows us to rescue and spay/neuter so many pets each year! You can help us raise the MOST money yet with this year's parade! How?

1) Register your pet(s) and participate in the parade! Online pre-registration has closed but you can register on parade day.
2) Bring the kids out and play some of the games before the parade (go fish, ring toss, bean bag toss, etc). Game tickets will be sold near where the games are set up.
3) Stop by our merchandise tent and purchase some beads to throw or some PAWS gear like our parade t-shirt (click 'More Info' to the right to see the shirt) while supplies last, hoodies, hats, t-shirts and more.
4) Drop a donation in one of the donation jars around our parade staging area
5) Can't make it to the parade? You can still help :) Make a donation here and include a note that it's for the parade fundraiser! DONATE HERE


Online parade registration has ended but you can still register on parade day from 11:00am through 1:00pm. The entry fee is $25 for your first pet and $10 for each additional pet. Entry fees into contests on parade day are $5 each. You can register your pet into the costume contest OR the float contest but not both. Registration for the contests ends at 11:45 sharp. Judging for the contests begins at 12:00. We will have beads for sale at the parade (at the merchandise tent). Beads are 4 dozen for $10. We also have the super cute LED light up paw print beads for only $5. If you'd like to purchase a paw print bead before the parade, we have some for sale at Hot Tots Consignment Boutique at 2715 N. 7th Street in West Monroe.


We will have a limited supply of parade shirts, beads and PAWS merchandise for sale as well as children's games ($1 per game or $25 for All You Can Play). Come hungry because the Southern Cuisine food truck will be on site with some yummy parade-friendly food!


Email kreweofpaws@yahoo.com.


11:00 - Parade registration & children's games begin.
11:45 - Deadline to register for costume & float contests
12:00 - Contest judging begins (Winners will be announced immediately following the contests)
1:00 - Parade rolls


Parade will begin in the 100 block of Commerce Street and proceed to the Pine Street intersection. Parade will turn left onto Pine Street. Parade will turn left onto Trenton Street. Parade will turn left onto Wood Street and then left back onto Commerce Street. Click 'More Info' in the yellow box above to see a map of the parade route.


1. Animals must be current on vaccinations
2. No aggressive animals or females that are in season
3. We welcome all pets, however, we do not allow horses, ponies or livestock to be entered into the parade as they may scare the dogs.
4. Animals must be on a NON-retractable leash (or in a carrier) and in control by their owner at ALL times. Retractable leashes are NOT allowed.
5. Pet owners MUST pooper scoop after their dogs.
6. NO motorized floats allowed. Floats are welcome and encouraged. Floats can be created using wagons, carts, strollers, anything with wheels that does not have a motor. NO bicycles or rollerblades as these can scare the animals.
7. NO candy, small trinkets or dog treats are allowed to be thrown as they can be a safety/choking hazard to pets. Please ONLY throw beads, cups or larger non-edible items! From past parade participants, we have heard that you will want to bring a minimum of 4 dozen beads or else you will run out before the end of the parade.
Antique Alley, West Monroe, LA


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