Pet Parade and Adoptathon will benefit Humane Society

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host two big events this month.

The Trot for Spot Pet Parade and Canine Carnival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the humane society office at 935 Farm Road in Shelby Farms. Pet Parade Participants will be entered to win awards such as best costume, dog/owner lookalike, best bark and best trick. The carnival will also include a doggy DJ, Dog Training 101, a canine unit demonstration, dog cool-down stations, an agility course and an awards ceremony, in addition to many vendors. Kids will have just as many activities as the dogs, with a craft table, game station and face painting. All proceeds benefit HSMSC. The cost to participate in the pet parade is $25, or enter as a team for $15 per participant ($100 minimum per team of 2-10 people). General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The humane society also will will stay open for 36 straight hours in its very first Adoptathon, from 10 a.m. April 27 to 10 p.m. April 28 at the office on Farm Road. They will have fun events and adoption specials happening all day and night. On Saturday they have invited all the local rescue groups and animal shelters to bring their adoptable pets for adoption, too.

More information about these events is at 937-3900 or

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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