Friday, April 3, 2015

Ever so sweet 16th annual Jo's Pet Parade and costume contest

The Doggie Drag Show of the Year is gearing up for year 16!

The dogs in drag are getting glam to celebrate their sweet 16!  Jo’s Coffee has announced its 16th annual Pet Parade and costume contest, Austin’s much beloved celebration of family, festivities and favorite four-legged friends, which will be held on Saturday, April 4.  The parade will benefit Austin Pets Alive and pay tribute to animal lover Lyndon Lambert.  
  • When & Where: The parade will kick-off at 12pm on Saturday, April 4th at Hudson’s Meat Market (1800 S. Congress) and end at Jo’s Coffee on 1300 South Congress.
  • What: Bring your pet in costume – the crazier the better!  We will parade down South Congress with a marching band.  The judging will begin promptly after the parade in the Jo’s lot and top awards for the best-dressed pets include a night at the Hotel San Jose, Jo’s Coffee gift cards, trophies, and more!
  • How: Pets can be pre-registered through Friday, April 3 at the registration link here.  The registration fee is $10.  The costume contest is limited to 30 participants, so hurry up and register!
  • What Else: There will be live music, an Easter bunny, a bouncy house, cotton candy, an Austin Pets Alive! dog adoption center and info booth, local pet-friendly vendors, and concessions available from Jo’s.  Live music will be from the Andrew Nafziger Trio and the parade will be led by the Dead Music Capital Band.  No pets are required to attend the parade – spectators always welcome!
ABOUT JO’S: The original Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food sits on the corner of James and South Congress, in the heart of the most vibrant section of South Austin. This bustling outdoor neighborhood coffee shack shares a parking lot with the iconic Hotel San Jose and provides homemade baked goods, sandwiches and a wide variety of coffee drinks both hot and iced. Jo’s is the perfect place to enjoy a drink after a day of shopping and a prime people-watching spot for visitors and locals alike. Dogs are always welcome. For more information, visit or call 512.444.3800. 
Austin Pets Alive! is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Thanks in large part to the hard work of APA!, Austin has become the largest no-kill city in the country.

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