This weekend, Sunday, January 15, 2017, the annual Pets on Third festival, parade and overall celebration of pets takes place from 10AM until 2PM with the Pet Parade starting at 12 noon. This year’s parade theme, A Night at the Oscars: Pets Walk the Red Carpet as Hollywood Stars, is sure to invite creative costumes with award categories such as Best Action Hero, Best Romantic Lead, Best Sexy Starlet, Best Animated Character, Best Leading Lady, Best Villain, Best Ensemble Cast, and of course Judge’s Choice. Registration for the parade can be made ahead of time or the day of the event, with registration and details available on our website. Pet lovers parade with their dogs, the occasional cat and other beloved animal friends. Dozens of vendors representing the best pet suppliers, shops, veterinarians, groomers, pet care, and more will be here for the festival to educate and explain their products and practices, and to provide innovative and interesting items.

Third Street South is known locally for being welcoming to pets, with many of the restaurants and cafes opening their outdoor dining spaces to diners with pets in tow, and frequently fashionable ladies with their dogs pop in and out of the shops along the street. This is the 8th year for Pets on Third with the event having become a yearly must for many. Stop by Pets on Third anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM, and don’t miss the Pet Parade at noon, this Sunday, January 15, 2017.