Sunday May 3, 2015
Cinco de Mayo Is Walking The Dogs
The 4th Annual Kansas City Chihuahua Parade
Kansas City, MO –On Sunday, May 3rd, The 4th Annual Chihuahua Parade in Kansas City will once again be the most photographed dog event in Kansas City and “World’s Largest Costumed Dog Parade.”
Barney Allis Plaza at 12th and Central has been the ideal spot for costume dog walking and watching. It will be a short parade, just half way around the pretty downtown park without ever being in the street. Great Plains SPCA will be registering dogs in costume. There will be more cameras and News outlets than last year. Jack FM will have a live remote broadcast. There will be over 30 vendors.
Humans are free. The $5 entry fee per dog goes to Great Plains SPCA who staff two No-Kill shelters in the Metro area. Great Plains SPCA serves more than 35,000 needy pets annually. That is more than any other agency in the area. The first 275 costumed dog in the parade will receive a free $12.00 Protected Wildlife Dog Toy generously donated by Sergeants pet products.
Promoter, Mark Valentine says, “This year we will get a new Guinness Record. The rules are simple. All dogs in costume are welcome. The Guinness World Record is not breed specific, but there will be a vet on site to verify that they are all dogs. We have had one pig in costume. A costume consists of at least two items. A bandana alone does not count”
Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. Great Plains SPCA begins check-in and registration at 11:30 a.m. The Parade at 1 p.m. There will be awards and announcements after the parade and a free concert by Valentine and the Ticklers.
Valentine has done shows with Robert Cray, Gretchen Wilson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eddie Money, The Little River Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Lowe, The Byrds, Jackyl, Nigel Dupree, Jim Dandy and Black Oak Arkansas, James Otto, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, Mitch Ryder, Molly Hatchet, Chris Cagle, Bo Diddly, The Impressions, Betty Wright, Bobby Lewis, Bill Haley's Comets, John Lee Hooker Jr, Billy Paul, Logan Mize and others. It’s a good cause, a fun time, a free concert and a world record.
All breeds of dogs are welcome. All dogs are urged to encourage their humans to wear costumes as well. It makes the pictures priceless.
The Kansas City Chihuahua Parade begs for a World Record and a No- Kill Community.
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To schedule interviews that can include adoption dogs, trick dogs and costumed Chihuahuas call Mark Valentine 816-520-8430
A World Record And A Goal
Make Kansas City A No-Kill Community