Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade

IMG_6359_2022_Yankee_Doodle_Poodle_Parade_Top WinnersCongratulations to our winners of the inaugural Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade! 

Best costume (Handler), Willow; Best costume (Dog), Goldie Hound; and Best couple (Dog & Handler), Clover. (pictured with their handlers, right to left).  

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Show off your Yankee Doodle spirit! Dress to impress and strut your stuff with your poodle or doodle to earn fantastic prizes! Cost for entry is $10. All proceeds go to Collin County Animal Shelter. 

Parade is on July 3 at 8 p.m. with registration/check-in at 7:30 p.m. on the east side of Simpson Plaza.

Register before or at the event on July 3!

  • Register and pay online prior to event. Spaces are limited.
  • Check-in on event day at 7:30 p.m. and complete required waiver to participate

Event is limited to the first 60 dogs and their handlers. Participants will be organized into 3 groups of 20 dogs and their handlers. Top 3 of each group will go on to compete in the finals for the chance to win top awards noted below.


  • Best Costume (Dog)
  • Best Costume (Handler)
  • Best Couple (Dog & Handler) 

Please note that according to city code, all dogs must be on a leash when not competing. All dogs must also have up-to-date vaccinations.


The Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade is sponsored by What a Great Dog and Raising Cane's.

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