Canine Adoption and Rescue League Announces Expanded Pooch Parade for 20th Year

Ventura, CA – March 8, 2017 – Ventura County local non-profit, all-breed dog rescue Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) is now accepting walker and vendor registrations for the 20th Annual Pooch Parade and Pet Expo.

The Pooch Parade is C.A.R.L.’s largest fundraiser of the year, and a major touchstone for the local rescue community. The day begins with a charity walk that leads into a large festival celebrating pets. Dozens of animal rescues, non-profits, and vendors are expected to exhibit at the beachside event.

The fundraiser is greatly expanded for its 20th consecutive year. C.A.R.L. has moved the Pet Expo to Shoreline Drive, adjacent to Surfer’s Point and the site of events such as the popular Aloha Beach Festival. To take advantage of the new, larger space, the Expo has been restructured with a focus on broadening its appeal.

“The Pooch Parade is about raising funds, but it’s also about raising awareness for the plight of rescue animals,” commented C.A.R.L. President Mary Saputo. “This year, our focus is on bringing in the largest crowd possible. Our hope is that people will come for the spectacle, stay for the fun, and leave having learned something about our cause.”

Beer and wine will be served at the Expo for the first time, and contests, games, and activities are planned for kids. A larger number of booths will appeal to a broad range of ages and interests.

The 20th Annual Pooch Parade and Pet Expo is on May 7 at Shoreline Drive in Ventura. To learn more about the event, register for the charity walk, or register as an exhibitor, visit http://poochparade.org.

About Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.)

Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) is a 501c3 registered non-profit, no-kill, all-breed dog rescue and sanctuary. Its mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through its adoption, education, and outreach programs.

Since 1996, C.A.R.L. has rescued and placed thousands of unwanted, sick, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in the adoption program are placed in pre-screened, loving and secure homes.

C.A.R.L. is operated entirely by volunteers, and relies almost entirely on community donations. To learn more about C.A.R.L., how to donate, how to adopt, or how to volunteer, visit http://www.carldogs.org or call (805) 644-PETS.


Daniel Elliot
PO Box 5022
Ventura, CA 93005
(805) 826-3347