1st Wednesday draws thousands to downtown event, Pooch Parade

Pets, owners celebrate dog days of summer during Main Street strut

Thousands crowded downtown streets last week for the Pleasanton Downtown Association's 1st Wednesday Street Party with more than 100 dogs and their owners marching in the popular annual Pooch Parade.

The weather cooperated with temperatures in the low 70s for the evening.

Dogs of various sizes and breeds filled Lions Wayside Community Park ahead of the street party with owners signing them up to participate in the parade and some registering for show and tricks competitions.

Some of the dogs were in costume, ranging from a poodle's pink tutu to fur collars. Some wore the green identification covers as dogs in training from the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization in San Rafael.

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10 people like this
Posted by cosmic-charlie
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2015 at 7:48 am

One would think a professional journalist would proof read their writing before publishing...

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Posted by V.Lucas
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

Also, given the number of people and dogs that were there, it would have been nice to post more than just one photograph so that everyone can get a sense of how lively, well organized and happy the evening was...

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Posted by Ellen
a resident of Gatewood
on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:35 am

It would also be nice if the information were correct. As the coordinator for the Pooch Parade, we had 180 dogs actually registered for the event, but there were at least 250-300 dogs in downtown Wednesday night. The Tri-Valley Guide Dog puppy raisers, based in Pleasanton, is who actually put on the event for the community.
I trust if an article runs in the printed edition of the Pls Weekly, the facts along with the spelling are checked before it goes to print.

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Posted by Melissa
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm

The 18th annual Pooch Parade was a huge success and we had a record number of people come out and support the Tri Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raiser Club. About 200-300 dogs came to strut their stuff and a great time was had by all.

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Posted by Flat face dog lover
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2015 at 7:41 pm

maybe have a shorter pooch walk for little flat face dogs like pugs and such.. not all dogs can do the long pooch parade they do.

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Posted by J.Finc
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2015 at 11:23 pm

I just saw the article in The Independent newspaper about this. It is a long, well written article, with lots of information on the evening, the dogs that participated, who benefited, who to contact if someone wants to help out with the cause, and lots of photographs.

Pleasanton Weekly should be doing better than such a meager, anemic coverage.

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