Join emcees Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet’s hit TV series It’s Me or the Dog and Vincent Martinez, Fashionado and Founder of Doggies on the Catwalk, for 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 Botanical Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. The first 100 registered dogs to check-in will receive a special treat! Don’t have a dog? Come enjoy the show!
Pre-registration for the parade is now closed. You can still bring your dog to enjoy the show this Saturday for $18 per dog.
Dogs participate in the parade and compete in the following categories:
Holiday-themed canine costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.
Dogs dressed up in a plant themed costume, such as a flower, Christmas tree, poinsettia, mistletoe, etc.
Dogs under 12 months
Dogs older than 12 months
Best Dog Pack:
Two or more dogs walking across the stage together
Best Dog Owner Dress-A-Like:
Dog and owner dressed similarly
Just Showing Off:
Parading, but not competing
Or just bring your dog to enjoy the show! (Not parading or competing.)
Dogs can pre-register to “Enjoy the Show” – come enjoy a day in the Garden with your favorite four-legged friend
2019 Reindog Parade Judges:
• Grace Hamlin, Founder, The W-underdogs
• Rodney Ho, AJC Blogger and Columnist
• Kimberly Lacy, Co-Host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal (The Block) and Lifestyle Expert
• John Lemley, Crime Online News Update Anchor on SiriusXM
• Monica Pearson, KISS 104.1 show host and former WSB-TV anchor
2019 Reindog Parade Prizes:
• First-place winners in each category will get four passes to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights!
• Second-place winners in each category will receive four guest passes for General Admission (valid for any daytime visit) to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
• Third-place winners in each category will receive two guest passes for General Admission (valid for any daytime visit) to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.