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Hi Friends! Toby here! You know, just the other day, I was lounging around on my extra-large dog bed, just relaxing and watching the time tick on – you know, a typical Tuesday – and it hit me…we are just…

June 16, 2017
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Hi Friends! Toby here!

You know, just the other day, I was lounging around on my extra-large dog bed, just relaxing and watching the time tick on – you know, a typical Tuesday – and it hit me…we are just 3 months away from Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair on September 16! Woof! Where is the time going!? Well immediately I had to get up and get to work, making sure we are getting everything where it needs to be for the big day.

So after taking another 10-minute power nap (hey, I needed the energy) I speed-dialed one of my assistants at the Shelter and we were off to downtown Golden to plan out the logistics!

Let’s Take a Stroll in Downtown Golden!

I can’t begin to tell you just how excited I am to be having this event in downtown Golden this year! What a perfect place to bring our community together and celebrate the thousands of dogs, cats and critters that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for each year. Historic downtown is truly the heart of Golden, and it’s one of the most beautiful places this city has to offer. And we get to be a part of it!

I can picture it now, me and over a hundred of my closest canine friends parading down Washington Avenue in our best costumes, right under the massive golden arch! What a sight! Have you seen the Golden arch? It’s massive! I was in awe walking under it!

And once we are done parading, we’ll continue the party at Parfet Park, Golden’s oldest park that was built in the early 1900s. And wow, is this park beautiful – they should really call it “Perfect” Park (see what I did there!?). I had the best time padding through the cool grass and gloriously sunning right next to Clear Creek where I could dip my paws in the cool water. I think this will be the perfect place to have our vendor booths set up, where they’ll have great information and giveaways. Oh, and definitely some face painting, caricatures and food…always food. Hmmm…maybe we could also invite my flyball pals over and have them do some impressive demonstrations right here at the park for everyone. I love that idea! Yep, this is all definitely happening.

Oh, and you know what I think we need? A huge stage set up in the park where we can proudly announce the winners of the costume contests and feature live music! I think that will really pull everything together, wouldn’t you say?

This is truly bound to be a family fun event for the ages. And remember, it’s completely free to watch the Parade and to attend the Fair. And if you want your chance to win Doggie Diva, Macho Mutt, or Judges Costume Choice by strutting your stuff in the Parade, then get your mom or dad to register you right here – just click on the event info at the top of the page. You can also donate on behalf of a parade participant or on behalf of all the animals at Foothills Animal Shelter. Because, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this event really is for all the animals just like me!

Let’s Get Ready!

Okay, so now that I’ve thoroughly checked out the space, I’m ready to put my paws to the ground and get this ready so you all have the best time come September. I sure hope you all are getting those costumes planned out because I have a feeling that the competition is going to be fierce!

Thank you to the City of Golden for working with us on this event and giving us the greatest space for Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair!

Make sure you all have your calendars marked for Saturday, September 16! It is going to be an incredible event of fur and fun… and you can quote me on that! Woof, Woof!

Until next time!

Bow wow wow,
Your friend Toby