Kansas City, MO – Cinco de Mayo and Chihuahuas in costume is a perfect fit. That was proven last year by the world-wide response to Kansas City’s attempt to break The Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Dogs In Costume.” Kansas City is getting ready to dress up the dogs and do it again.
Allis Plaza will be the spot for the May 5th event. “It is
the perfect Downtown venue,”
says promoter, Mark Valentine. “There is lots of parking. There is
plenty of green space. The setting will be a great backdrop for all the
crazy pictures of dogs in costume.”
Annual Chihuahua Parade is sublimely ridiculous, but it has a serious
goal to make Kansas City a No-Kill Community. The $5 entry fee per dog
all goes to The Great Plains SPCA who just opened their second shelter
in the Metro area.
are the oldest companion dog in The Americas. Not only do they predate
The Mayans, now they have survived the end date of that famous calendar.
dogs in costume are welcome. The Guinness World Record is not breed
specific, but there will be a vet on site to verify that they are all
dogs. Last year there was at least one pig in costume. St. Louis holds
the Guinness record with 1,326.
entrants will receive something. A larger prize package is being
assembled for the winning costumed Chihuahua. When you register in
advance, you will receive a number in The Chihuahua Parade and all the
information you need. Organizers ask that you arrive by 11am for the
Parade at Noon. Live music from Valentine and The Knights will keep the
Cinco de Mayo event going until late afternoon.
Kansas City Chihuahua Parade begs for
a World Record a No- Kill Community.