When thousands of humans gather downtown for the August First Wednesday street party next month, four-legged canines will join them, strutting their stuff in the popular Pooch Parade.
The parade coincides with the August street festival and will feature at least 100 dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes, some costumed, others au naturel.
Registration begins at 5 p.m. The pooches will begin to line up around at Lions Wayside Park on First Street and the parade down Main Street starts at 6 p.m.
There will be contest categories pet owners can enter their dogs in.
The event, always a crowd pleaser, benefits the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers, a local nonprofit that trains puppies to become guide dogs for the blind. For information, visit www.pleasantondowntown.net or trivalleyguidedogs.home.comcast.net