a part of Knoxville's first ever "Mardi Growl Parade" - a costume
parade for dogs and their owners through downtown Knoxville. The parade
starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 and will begin in Market Square
and end at the future site of the city's new downtown dog park on
the southeastern corner of Summit Hill Drive and Central Avenue.
This event is being presented by PetSafe Village and Invisible
Fence Brand and produced by the City of Knoxville. It is designed
to raise awareness of the city's new downtown dog park and proceeds
from the event will go to support animal adoption efforts of the
Young-Williams Animal Center.
Registrants will receive a doggie goody bag and a royal court will
be selected for the best dressed. Grooming and vaccination stations
will be on site, as well as food vendors (including gourmet dog
treats). Participants may purchase Mardi Growl Parade dog shirts
or photos of their favorite pets in front of a Mardi Growl background.
Early registration is $5 and ends January 26, 2008. Late registration
and day of parade registration is $8. As required by law, all dogs
must be leashed and owners are required to clean up any dog waste.