Bow wow wow, yippee yeah – 7th Annual Pet Parade Sunday!

Hoboken Museum Presents 7th Annual Pet Parade & Fair on
Sunday, Oct. 2, 12 – 4 pm at Maxwell Place Park & Pier

·         More than 20 local pet service providers to offer free advice and services at Pet Fair, 12 – 4 pm
·         Parade starts at 1 pm; costume and talent contests for dogs and other pets!
Hoboken, N.J. – Sept. 22, 2011 – The Hoboken Museum’s 7th Annual Pet Parade & Fair kicks off at noon on Sun., Oct. 2, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s event is moving uptown to the Maxwell Place Waterfront, between 11th and 12th Streets, and will feature costume contests, talent competitions and more than 20 local pet care professionals dispensing free advice and demonstrations. Participation is free, and the first 100 participants to register for the Parade will receive a free gift bag with goodies from the event sponsors. Costumes are optional, and all pets are welcome—as long as they can tolerate a lot of dogs!
Starting at noon, the Pet Fair will offer “Ask the Trainer” sessions; complimentary nail clipping and ear cleaning by Hoboken Dog Wash; basic pet grooming advice from a variety of groomers; information on a feral cat trap/neuter/release initiative, and much more. Even if you don’t have a pet in the parade, all are invited to meet local pet care businesses and check out adoptable pets from Liberty Humane Society. Local photographer Kristen Pierce will be signing copies of her new photo book, Hoboken Dogs. The Pet Fair will continue until 4 pm.

At 1 pm, the 7th Annual Pet Parade will proceed down the walkway around Maxwell Place Park and return to the Pier for judging in categories such as Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Group Costume, Best Pet/Owner Look Alike, Judges’ Choice Best in Show—Canine, and Judges’ Choice Best in Show—Non-Canine. Plus, the Hoboken Dog Association will sponsor an AKC Responsible Dog Owner Day, and Liberty Humane Society will bring some adoptable pets. The event is free.
The Parade would not be possible without the support of our title sponsors: Cornerstone Pets, Boca’s Play-N-Stay, and Hoboken Animal Hospital, and our supporting sponsors: 4Paws Nanny Service, Hoboken Dog Wash, Canis Minor, Cozy Cuts and the Hoboken Dog Association. With their support and advertising from over a dozen other local businesses, the Museum has printed an updated version of the “City Animals” Map and Guide, which will be free to all participants.
Volunteers are needed; send an email to for more information, or call 201-656-2240.


About the Hoboken Historical Museum

From its founding in1986, the Museum’s mission has been to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 – 7 pm on Tues. – Thurs., 1 – 5 pm on Fridays, and noon – 5 pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and a searchable online catalog of its collections are available at The Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 entity.

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