While the Pleasanton Downtown Association street party gets under way on Main Street, the pooches and their people -- many in imaginative costumes -- will gather at the First Street park for registration and to play on doggie ramps and slides erected for their enjoyment.
Pooches 4 months or older can be entered in any or all of the seven categories for prizes, with an entry fee of $10 per category. All proceeds benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers.
The seven categories are Senior Pooch (8 and older); Cute Enough As Is (no costume), under 30 pounds; Best Team Outfit (human and pooch); Cute Enough As Is, over 30 pounds; Puppy Fun (pooches 4 months to 2 years); Most Creative Costume (pooches only); and Best Trick (pooches of all ages).
Registration and judging begins at 5:30 p.m. with dog tricks performing at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Winners in each category as well as the drawing will be announced at 7:45 p.m.