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Redwood City ’s Fifth Annual Pet Parade!

Redwood City, CA -  April 10, 2006 - The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Commission present: the Fifth Annual Pet Parade!

It’s the wildly popular annual event when Redwood City residents show off their pets of all types and sizes, whether fur, feathers, or scales, and vie for a $100 Grand prize award for the very best entry winner! It all takes place on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 3 pm, behind the Community Activities Building located in Red Morton Park, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue in Redwood City.

Hundreds of people and their animals participated in last year’s Pet Parade, which has become well-known as the “happiest event of the year!” This year’s great family activities include a “Draw Your Pet” contest, a “Make Your Own Costume” table, a Jumpy House, Fly Ball Dog demonstrations, officers from the Redwood City Police Department and their police dogs showing how they work together, a special performance by Penny the Clown, a make-your-own candy table, and some special surprises for all who attend! Everyone is invited to join the fun, and bring their pet or just bring the family to enjoy all the activities.

There will be contest winners in several categories: best pet costume, best pet/companion costume, best pet and owner look-alike, most unusual pet, and best pet trick. Everyone can enjoy vendor booths with goodies to purchase, along with food for the hungry critters in the crowd, and a raffle with lots of great prizes for the lucky winners. “Fifth Annual Pet Parade” tee shirts will also be available, and animal rescue groups will bring animals for adoption.

The entire pet-loving community is invited to bring their pet or special stuffed animal – costumes are encouraged for pets, and for humans, too!

Get the registration form at any Park and Recreation location, from the the City’s website, or sign up at 11:30 the day of the Pet Parade. The cost is $5 per category for the contest – and free for those that just want to bring their pet and have fun!

Redwood City Parks , Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at

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Jeri Joseph
Redwood City Parks & Recreation Commission

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