2012 Pet Parade

2012 Pet Parade

More than 1,600 people gathered to watch 700 pet owners and their pets march in the ninth annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, September 29, 2010. Featured pets were three young alpacas from Alpacas by the Sea in Montara; Baer, a police dog who works for the Burlingame Police Department with Officer Kevin Thorpe; and Dusty the Klepto Kitty, who has stolen 650 items from his neighbors in San Mateo. Participants strutted to the music of the Burlingame High School Band and the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band, and they were entertained before and after the parade by the San Mateo Elks Concert Band. Broadway businesses joined in the festivities, hosting sidewalk sales and special promotions. Preston’s Candy & Ice Cream offered free chocolate tours, and the Broadway Grill invited families to dine outdoors with their pets. The family-friendly event offered free entertainment and art projects for children. Every participant received a souvenir ribbon. Fancy ribbons were awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon. The Grand Prize winner received a professional pet portrait valued at $450 from Pet Food Express in Burlingame. Three young alpacas from Alpacas by the Sea in Montara and a veteran police dog from the Burlingame Police Department were crowd pleasers. The alpacas were accompanied by their teenage owners, Sunny and McKinley Hibbits, and the police dog was led by  K-9 handler Officer Kevin Thorpe. Parade commentary was provided by Stephen Hamilton and two BIS 6th graders, twins Clara & Ally Kennedy Winners Grand Prize Winner – The judges awarded the Grand Prize...