Hoboken Pet Parade 2011

Want to put your pooch in the spotlight for a few hours this weekend, and mingle with other dog-centric Hobokenites? Read on!

Hoboken Pet Parade at Maxwell Place – Sunday, October 2nd

“The Hoboken Historical Museum’s 7th Annual Pet Parade & Fair kicks off at noon on Sunday, October 2nd, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s event is moving uptown to the Maxwell Place Waterfront, between 11th and 12th Streets, and will feature costume contests, talent competitions and more than 20 local pet care professionals dispensing free advice and demonstrations. Participation is free, and the first 100 participants to register for the Parade will receive a free gift bag with goodies from the event sponsors. Costumes are optional, and all pets are welcome—as long as they can tolerate a lot of dogs!”

Pet Fair at Noon; Parade starts at 1pm

“Starting at noon, the Pet Fair will offer “Ask the Trainer” sessions; complimentary nail clipping and ear cleaning by Hoboken Dog Wash; basic pet grooming advice from a variety of groomers; information on a feral cat trap/neuter/release initiative, and much more. Even if you don’t have a pet in the parade, all are invited to meet local pet care businesses and check out adoptable pets from Liberty Humane Society. Local photographer Kristen Pierce will be signing copies of her new photo book, Hoboken Dogs. The Pet Fair will continue until 4:00pm.

At 1:00 pm, the 7th Annual Pet Parade will proceed down the walkway around Maxwell Place Park and return to the Pier for judging in categories such as Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Group Costume, Best Pet/Owner Look Alike, Judges’ Choice Best in Show: Canine, and Judges’ Choice Best in Show: Non-Canine. Liberty Humane Society will be on hand with some adoptable pets.”

The event is free.

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