Reindog Parade

Atlanta, Dec. 1, 2018

PaWty Animals by Atlanta GirlZ Club®

Reindog Parade at the Atlanta Botanical Garden marked the beginning of HOWLiday fun. What better way to get pets in on the magic than dressing them up in their holiday finery and showing them off on the costume runway? Held annually, the parade is the only day of the year when four-legged family members are allowed to set paws in the gardens.

“PaWty Animals” and Santa’s Elves, Lucy and Holly, were on hand to cheer everyone on. Guests enjoyed connecting with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo, and having their photos taken with Saint Nick. Pooches of all breeds and sizes arrived dressed in their holiday attire and paraded before a panel of judges to compete for prizes — or just to show off for fun.

Parade hosts and emcees were Victoria Stilwell, star of Animal Planet’s hit TV series, “It’s Me or the Dog,” and Holly Firfer, Atlanta TV and radio personality. Parade judges were Joanne Hayes, publisher of Atlanta Pet Life, Simply Buckhead, and 17th South; John Lemley, newscast anchor and investigative reporter for “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM”; Kimberly Lace, co-host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal”; Rodney Ho, AJC blogger and columnist; and Vincent Martinez, owner of Fashionado and founder/manager of Doggies on the Catwalk Foundation.

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