CARL’s 21st Annual Pooch Parade


Rain or Shine, the Pooch Parade is Saturday, May 5th from 8-4 at Promenade Park in Ventura!

The Pooch Parade is Ventura’s biggest dog-themed event of the year, and we’ve been at it for over 20 years! For two decades, Ventura County has come out to walk, eat, drink, shop, and support homeless dogs while they’re at it.

Register to march in the parade today, and you’ll receive an exclusive t-shirt, a FREE drink ticket and a $5 coupon for the Silent Auction!

We think the Pooch Parade was already one of the most fun events in Ventura County.  To commemorate our 21st anniversary, we’ve gone all out to make this the best Pooch Parade ever!

  • New Bluefang 5K 10K! 7am and 8:30am start
  • Dogs!
  • New booths!
  • DOGS!
  • Live Music by Seaside Band!
  • Beer from MadeWest Brewery! (for the grownups!)
  • Some truly off-the-wall entertainment.
  • The best Silent Auction in the county!
  • And much more! (Dogs.)


As always, admission is free! A spot in the parade itself is just $40 or $45 day of, all of which goes to support rescue dogs in Ventura County. Or just show up and have a great time!

Come visit to take in the sights, have fun, and enjoy the amazing event we’ve put together. Just by coming, you’ll support homeless dogs in need.

The 21st Annual Pooch Parade – May 5th, 2018 at Promenade Park in Ventura!

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Pet Expo

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5K & 10K

New this year is the BLUEFANG Dogathon 5K & 10k is not just another race, this 5K and 10K is all about the dogs. We love dogs and even have special categories where dogs can race with their humans. The event is fully chip timed and has age group awards for the 5K’s and 10K and a…

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