Pet Activities

Poochy Parade

This poochy parade pet activity will proudly show off your puppies. Everyone loves a parade. Everyone loves dogs. Why not combine two all-American favorites in a summer activity that will take you outside on the next sunny Saturday afternoon?

What You'll Need:

  • Friends with dogs and leashes
  • Accessories
  • Portable tape or CD player

How to Plan a Poochy Parade:

Step One: Gather together your kids and their friends with dogs and plot out the event. Whose dogs get along with other dogs? Whose dogs are better on their own? Which dogs are big? Which dogs are extra-small?

Step Two: Pick a theme like "Puppy Love" or "Man's Best Friend" and invent silly, inexpensive doggie accessories -- red construction paper hearts gently taped to fur, poster boards hanging from the necks of each puppy's pet person.

Step Three: Then march to one of your favorite doggone songs -- "(You Ain't Nothing But a) Hound Dog," "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?" or maybe even music from 101 Dalmatians. Be sure to take plenty of pictures. This will be a dog day afternoon to remember.

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