Participants can dress up with their dogs in costumes and walk them in the parade to be judged for best dressed, cutest costume or the most creative costume in the parade.
Awards will be handed out to the winners.
A donation of $5 (or more) will go directly to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare, a non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.
James Daniel, a freshman at Mountain Lakes High School is organizing the dog parade. He has been involved with no-kill shelters for the last six years. While living in Thailand, he helped to support the Soi (street) Dog Association to find funds to feed and find safe homes for abandoned dogs who wander the streets of Thailand.
Upon his return to New Jersey, he became involved with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare, which provides services to the community including pet adoption and animal rescue, animal assisted therapy, humane education, dog training and pet-loss support.
The center operates animal shelters in Madison and North Branch and has a dog training and behavior school in Madison as well.