The Pooch Parade is tomorrow… RAIN OR SHINE!

Hey Pooch Paraders! We’ve received a few questions asking if the event is still on for tomorrow.


This is the biggest day of the year for rescue in Ventura County, and a little spring shower isn’t going to stop it!

We’ll see you tomorrow at Ventura Beach Promenade Park!


  • 9:30am – Registration and check-in begins
  • 10:00am – Pet Expo opens
  • 11:30am – Frisbee show, featuring the Disco Dogs
  • 12:00pm – Contests and awards
  • 1:30pm – Agility demonstration, featuring Paws @ Play
  • 2:00pm – More contests!
  • 3:00pm – Expo closes, last call at the beer tent!


Bert, Bernie, and everyone else at Canine Adoption and Rescue League

The Pooch Parade is this Sunday!

We are at T MINUS 6 DAYS until the 20th Annual Pooch Parade! We’ve worked hard to make this the best event CARL has ever hosted. We know you’ll have a good time. Your family will have a great time. Your pups will have the time of their lives!!!

If you haven’t checked out the amazing list of booths yet, get on that! We’ll see you Sunday!

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


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

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 or call (805) 644-PETS.


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


We are live!

The new website for Canine Adoption and Rescue League’s 20th Pooch Parade is live! We’re “going big” for the 20th anniversary of this great event. Keep checking back for news and announcements!