Pooch 'N' Purr Parade

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
You’re invited to participate in this year’s costume pet parade! Contestants will have the opportunity to show off their festive costumes and win prizes. We can’t wait to see you there!

Kitsap Bank Drive Thru on Bay Street
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Registration: 4:00pm-4:30pm
Parade: 4:30pm-5:00pm (down Bay Street towards City Hall)
Contest Winners Announced: 5:10pm (City Hall Main Stage)

Dress your pets for these categories to win:

Most Festive

This is the pet who brings in holiday cheer like no one else!

Most Creative

This is the “No way! I would have never thought of that!” category.

Best Overall Costume

All entrants are great, but this costume brought some serious creativity to the game!

Best Group Costume

You have a pack and they know how to show off as a team!

Just Can’t Be There Costume

Is your pet afraid of crowds or loud noises? Perhaps they don’t enjoy winter and stay inside as much as possible? Maybe they travel best in a carrier and can’t be seen walking in a parade? We are accepting submissions for an online contest. View rules below.


Our judges will be with the crowds at the parade as your pet(s) show off their costumes. Each category will have its own judge, but all judges will determine the Overall Best. The winners will be announced at the tree lightening, but have no worry: if you can’t attend, we will post the champions on our website as well!

Judges will choose winners based on originality, design, and creativity. We encourage imagination and always love seeing homemade costumes. Even store-bought costumes can be enhanced with your own special touch!

Contest Rules

  • Entrants must fill out a form with name, contact information and a description of your dog.
  • We will be taking photos and request that you mark the box authorizing use of these pictures on Facebook, Instagram and/or our website.
  • Either you or your pet must display the entrant number during the judging. We may know who your pet is, but those announcing the winners might not.

We love great costumes, but your pet’s health and happiness are our main concern. There will be a lot of things happening on Bay Street (like hayrides) that humans love, but not all dogs and cats can handle this much stimulation. Please consider the weather when bringing your pet to the parade.

Just Can’t Be There

We support those who know their pets do better at home and don’t want to exclude cute critters that prefer staying home. We anticipate this being a popular category and thank you now for submissions. Please submit all photos no later than November 25th, 2019. We will announce the winner at the Parade (December 7th at 5:10pm) and their winning photo will be posted the following week. Pets that can’t attend the Parade are eligible for this category only (and cannot win Best Group Costume, Best Overall, etc.).

Special thanks to the City of Port Orchard, Port Orchard Bay Street Association, Cookie’s Pet Corner and Wash, and Lucky Dog Outfitters for helping us make this all possible!

To register, fill out the form below!

Got questions? Contact us and we would be glad to help!


1601 Woods Rd SE
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Click here for directions.


Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Closed


Fax: 360-871-1916