There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo and this long-standing island event promptly starts 10:30 am. Your dog can enter the parade for a nominal $10 entry fee. Registration includes a doggie goodie bag and you can compete for prizes as well. Looking for a way to show everyone that your dog is the best? We are sure your pup will find a way into the judge’s hearts through a number of categories. Judges will evaluate and determine the cutest, smallest, largest, most talented, individual best dressed, group best dressed, and the dog that looks most like its owner. Great family fun is around the corner and wouldn’t be possible without the event’s main sponsor, Mother of Sorrows church. One thing to add: no cats allowed! You’ll have to leave your feline friends home until next time. This is strictly enforced.
Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade Lodging Options
Are you looking for dog-friendly accommodations while exploring Put-in-Bay? Adventure around the island with your pup and then consider camping out at one of the island’s three camping locations!
- South Bass Island State Park offers electric, non-electric, and sites with a small cabinet
- Fox’s Den Campground is just a 5-minute golf cart ride away from downtown
- Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast not too far away at Camp Sandusky
If you prefer hotel rooms over tents and sleeping bags, there are a few more dog-friendly options for you! Reserve your stay at The Island Club. You can also book your stay with your pet at the Commodore Resort.
Casual Pooch-Friendly Put-in-Bay Dining
All this puppy love will likely work up an appetite. Nothing says Put-in-Bay vacation quite like a cold beer and hot slice of pizza for lunch! Frosty Bar has just what you need for a relaxed dining option. Big Man’s Burrito Stand is also in their back outdoor area and is the perfect spot to rest with your pup and eat fresh-to-order tacos and homemade salsa. Another option is the Fish Shak where you can eat locally-sourced Yellow Perch or Walleye caught daily straight from Lake Erie.
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