The best thing about living in Atlanta is how much everyone loves their dogs!
ATLANTA (October 13, 2015) – Who let the dogs out? The Atlanta Botanical Garden doesn’t know but happily will welcome them inside its iron gates Saturday, December 5 – just this one day of the year – for the much-anticipated Reindog Parade.
During the eighth annual event, which begins at 11 a.m., pups clad in their finest holiday attire will parade across a stage before a panel of judges to compete for prizes -- or just to show off for fun. Categories include Best Puppy, Best Adult, Best Botanical, Best Dog-Owner Dress-alike, Best Dog Pack, and ultimately, Best in Show. Emceeing the competition will be Atlanta resident Victoria Stilwell, host of the Animal Planet cable TV show “It’s Me or the Dog,” and Atlanta TV and radio personality Holly Firfer.
A Doggie Expo will offer canine-related products, services and information, and participants may have photos of their dogs taken with Botanical Saint Nick. All dogs attending the event are encouraged to pre-register at www.atlantabg.org between Nov. 2 and Dec. 1. The cost, in addition to regular Garden admission, is $15 per dog, or $18 at the door (maximum two dogs per owner).
Reindog Parade joins the Garden’s array of holiday offerings this year, including the fifth annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Nov. 14-Jan. 9 featuring botanical-inspired displays created with more than 2 million lights. Information: www.atlantabg.org.