The United Way of West Alabama's ReUnited is hosting the 2nd Annual Dogtoberfest Pet Parade & Blessing. It takes place at Capitol Park in Tuscaloosa on Sunday, October 8, and starts at 1:30 p.m.

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The celebration includes a pet parade, fun, games, a pet blessing, and more. The event “not only brings together pet lovers from our community but also serves as a platform to support local animal shelters and rescue organizations,” according to a press release from the United Way of West Alabama. 

Dogtoberfest is for both two and four-legged family members and is free and open to the public.


Dogtoberfest Pet Parade & Blessing Agenda from the United Way

1:30 PM

Registration & Fun in the Park
Paw Readings
Red Carpet Photographs
Paw Portraits
Neiman Barkus Store
Face Painting
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Pop-Up Concert

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2:30 PM

Parade of Pets

2:45 PM

Costume Contests
The Barkus Award (MVP)
Best Pup/Parent Look Alike Team
Most School Spirit
Best HOWL-o-weenie Costume
Rookie of the Year (Puppy)
Mr/Miss Manners
Mr/Miss Congeniality

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3:15 PM

Pet Blessings
By Rev. Paul Pradat of Christ Episcopal Church

Click here for more information from the United Way of West Alabama.

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