Krewe Des Chiens gears up for annual dog parade

Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY

Krewe Des Chiens expects more than 5,000 people at their big parade on Saturday.

Krewe members are excited to let the good times roll this weekend as their annual parade rolls through the streets of downtown Lafayette on Saturday.

“We pretty much have everything already done, so just kinda last minute touch-ups is what we’re doing this week,” said Krewe Des Chiens board member, Danielle Pitre.

This year's theme is said to be the ultimate tailgating experience. Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY
This year’s theme is said to be the ultimate tailgating experience.
Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY

“We were trying to think of a theme that we have not done in the previous years, so being so close to the superbowl we decided to go with “The Superbowl Pawty,” said Pitre.

The parade is an 18-year tradition that Krewe members continue to see grow every year.

About 200 dogs walked in the parade last year and the Krewe is preparing for many more pets to join in on the festivities this year for a hot diggity dog of a time.

Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY
Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY

“People can get involved if they don’t want to walk their pet in the parade, simply by volunteering,” said Pitre.

“We always need volunteers to help out, whether its selling t-shirts, helping us bring tables out there, there’s all different sort of ways they can get involved.”

The Krewe will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday at the Lafayette Veterinary Care Center for anyone interested in volunteering to help out with last minute preps before the big day.

The parade will begin on Lafayette St. at 2 p.m on Saturday.

After the parade, the Krewe is asking everyone to join them at Parc Sans Souci for a "pawty" in the park. Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY
After the parade, the Krewe is asking everyone to join them at Parc Sans Souci for a “pawty” in the park.
Photo Credit: Dusty Crochet, KLFY

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