photo credit:


Join us at Bark in the Park along North Boulevard at Town Square for a full day of fun activities from 10 am to 4 pm that will showcase vendors with food, information, shopping, contests, activities and demonstrations. Costume contests will be judged at 12 noon on the Town Square Stage and the Parade rolls at 2 pm with a new parade route. This annual event is CAAWS’ largest fundraiser to promote Spay/Neuter programs in the Baton Rouge area.  Gather friends, dress up your pooch, decorate a pet-sized Mardi Gras float and register to join in the parade! There are contests for Best Costume, Best Float and Best Group Theme as well. Pre-Register before parade day and save! All dogs and people must register to compete in contests and walk in the parade. You can register online, print out a form and mail it to CAAWS, or register on parade day. All non-food vendors can register by February 1st here.