‘Puppers’ and ‘doggos’ march in Fiesta parade


Raquel E. Alonzo

Most people in San Antonio love celebrating Fiesta, but what about the dogs of SA town? Pet Wants North San Antonio held a Fiesta parade and costume contest on April 1 to support animal rescue efforts. The SA Urban Pets: Fiesta Pin PAWty proved to be the cutest and furriest Fiesta yet.

Organizations set up tables in the back of the all-natural pet food delivery shop in hopes to sell all of their Fiesta pins. The organizations that attended were the VCA Leon Springs animal hospital, Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas, SnipSA, the Cannoli Fund, Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Humane Society, Animal Care Representative for the City of Alamo Heights’ Angie Marzec, Lone Star Shih-Tzu Rescue, City Veterinary Hospital, SNAP and DaisyCares.

In addition to selling pins, the PAWSitively Sweet Bakery was selling merchandise for both people and animals alike, and sold their Fiesta themed sweet treats such as ‘Sombrero’ peanut butter biscuits and ‘EmPAWnadas’ that came in the choice of either turkey and carrot or peanut butter and banana flavor.

Another table provided the opportunity for people to purchase tiny hand drawn pet portraits of their furry friends. The artist’s Instagram can be viewed @meghanfestminiatures.

The 4 Paws Animal Hospital will be hosting the 12th annual Fiesta 4 Paws costume contest on April 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.