Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes with celebrity judges or to just show off.
Enjoy photos with Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. The first 100 pre-registered participants to arrive receive a special Wag-Bag of gifts. Don't have a dog? Come enjoy the show!
Parade Registration Closed
Questions About the Parade?
Parade registration is closed. Online registration to enjoy the show is $15 per dog plus a $3 online fee. The walk-up cost, in addition to regular human entry, is $18 per dog at the door. Walk-up dogs may not compete for prizes or participate in the parade. Regular Garden admission applies for humans and handlers. Guest passes and membership cards are accepted for human entry.
Dogs compete in the following categories:
Dogs older than 18 months
Dogs under 18 months
Dress up in a plant themed costume, such as a flower, Christmas tree, poinsettia, and mistletoe.
Best Dog Pack
Two or more dogs walking across the stage together
Best Dog-Owner Dress-a-Like
Dog and owner dressed similarly
Not competing – just showing off!
The 2015 Parade hosts are Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog , and Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent.
Rodney Ho, Blogger and Columnist, AJC
Kimberly Lacy, Co-Host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal (The Block) and Lifestyle Expert
John Lemley, Host of City Café on 1690/WMLB-AM
Vincent Martinez, Fasionado
Angie Woods, Atlanta Dog Whisperer, U.S. Canine
Special Thanks to the Reindog Contributors & Doggie Expo Participants:
- Atlanta Dog Spa
- Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption
- Barking Hound Village
- Bark ATL
- Best Bully Sticks
- Canine Cellmates
- Central Bark
- City Dog Market
- Dog Days Atlanta
- Fido Fido
- Gwinnett Animal Hospital
- Highland Pet Supply
- Inman Park Pet Works
- Intown Healthy Hound
- Kirkwood Feed and Seed
- My Dog City Bakery
- Piedmont Bark
- Pet Pages Atlanta
- Puppy Haven
- The Whole Dog Market Doguroo
- Top Dogs Pet Boutique