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FAQs

Q. Who is Toby?

A. We’re glad you asked. Click here to read Toby’s story.

Q. How can I participate in Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair?

A. There are lots of ways to get involved!

  • Register your dog in the Parade
  • Attend the Fair with your friends/family/pooch
  • Donate to support the homeless pets at Foothills Animal Shelter

Q. Is it free to watch the parade?

A. Yes! Bring your friends and family to watch these mutts strut their stuff!

Q. How long will the parade last?

A. We expect the parade to begin at 8:30 am and end by 10:30 am with the Fair beginning thereafter in Parfet Park.

Q. What should I expect to see at the Fair?

A. So much. Here are some things to expect:

  • Parade Costume Contest Results
  • Dog agility demos
  • Vendor Booths
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Family-friendly games and activities

Q. Will I be able to make additional donations at the event?

A. Yes! There will be lots of opportunities to support the Shelter with a donation throughout the event (we can accept cash for games, and cash/card/check for art and craft items).

Q. Will there be parking?

A. Downtown Golden offers street parking and parking garage options.

Q. Can I dress up my dog?

A. Yes, please! It’s not a requirement, though. Feel free to dress up yourself, too!

Q. I will be dressing up my dog for the Parade. How can I keep them safe during the event?

A. It’s important to keep your dog cool, calm and happy in their costumes. We recommend trying on the costume before the event to make sure it fits comfortably. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting your pet wear a festive bandana or a more minimal costume. Also make sure the costume doesn’t hinder his/her ability to move, breathe or bark.

Q. Will there be food?

A. Absolutely! There will be food for purchase through participating food trucks.

Q. What can my kids do at Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair?

A. Kiddos will love the games, face painting and demos that will be at the Fair!

Q. What tips do you have for handling my dog at this event?

A. We recommend keeping a 5 foot distance between your dog and others while always on a leash. If you notice your dog getting stressed, please try to remove them for a break. You know your dog best!

Q. I work for a company that would like to have a vendor booth at the fair. Who should I contact?

A. Click here to learn more about becoming a vendor. You can also email Amanda at aplank@fas4pets.org.

Q. My company would like to be a sponsor. Who should I contact?

A. Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor. You can also email Amanda at aplank@fas4pets.org.