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UPDATED JAN. 4, 2024


Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)

THE HAUTE DOG organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.

Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.

This Web site is dedicated to my late English Bulldogs Rosie and Riley, and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.

Warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
Community Action Team
a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:

4July 4 Kids Bike Parade
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
l Kidsl Spelling Bee
National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Bulldog Beauty Contest

4Long Beach Giving Project


EDCO Disposal

Red Barn

Councilwoman Suzie Price

Port of Long Beach

Thrive Pet Healthcare
  4400 E. Olympic Plaza
$5/cash front-row chair at event
$20/cash to enter you dog at event
Free to spectate.

2022 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade photo

450+ costumed dogs took part in the 2022 in the parade. Just $10/advance to enter your dog in the parade.

Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade, Long Beach, Calif. USA

22nd annual HAUTE DOG HOWL'OWEEN PARADE is THIS Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m. at beachfront grassy park and path in front of former Belmont Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, 90803 (just west of Rosie's Dog Beach). Free to spectate.


- FREE to spectate
- FREE for costumed humans in parade

- $10/parade dog/advance
- $20/parade dog/event day
- $35/VIP parade dog (skip the line and walk near front of parade)

Rent a front-row chair or VIP canopy

- $5/seat/event day (sales start at 1 p.m., please bring exact cash)
- $200/canopy/six chairs/advance SOLD OUT

Vendor details at very bottom of this page.

Howl'oween ParadeJUDGES
- Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Long Beach
- Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. Southern California Cities

12:30 - 4
p.m.; dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and more! Food trucks/vendors, too.

4THE LAST HOWL'OWEEN PARADE included more than 400 costumed dogs and entertained approx. 3,000 dogless gawkers. The event helped to raised about $13,000 for the nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) of which Haute Dogs is a part.

Judging will be based on originality, showmanship, detail of costume and first impression. Judges will be under a white canopy along the red carpet on the concrete bike path during the parade.

Community Action Team (CAT)CHARITY
The nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) and its partners that include Haute Dogs, the Dog Beach Zone, the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups, the So Cal Kids' Spelling Bee Championship, Operation Santa Paws, the Great American Kids' July 4 Bike Parade, Operation Easter Basket and more.

- Redbarn Premium Pet Products
- Port of Long Beach
- EDCO Waste & Recycling
- Coucilwoman Kristina Duggan
- Thrive Pet Healthcare

top-10 and grand prize sponsored exclusively by Redbarn Premium Pet Products

Contact Event sponsorhip levels at $500, $1,000 and $2,500. Prize sponsors start at $250. Each level will get mentions on the Haute Dog Howl’oween page on Facebook, in our emails leading up to the event, we can hang your 10’ banner at our event, we will make mentions during the event, logo on our website for $1,000 and $2,500 levels,10x10 vendor booth space for $1,000 level, 10x20 space for $2,500 levels and $2,500 level is welcome to make short remarks on our sound system at the start of the parade and at the awards ceremony.  $2,500 level is welcome to have humans/dogs walk in the parade as a group with posters/banner for your promotion. Contact

Immediately after the parade. Approx. 3:30 p.m.

haute dog howloween parade logo justin rudd22ND ANNUAL
Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
Vendors, Pet Adoption Fair & Kids/Adults Costume Contest

World's largest Halloween pet event!


THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at beachfront grassy park and path in front of former Belmont Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, 90803 (just west of Rosie's Dog Beach). Parade is on the concrete path thought the park.

The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m.

Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the red/white registration tent in the park after 1 p.m.

The parade expects 450+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about 45 minutes.

SEATING Bring your own folding chair for the second row for free, or rent one of about 450 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $5/cash on-site, starting at about 1 p.m. Please bring correct change.

Please, no culturally insensitive costumes. Some examples include a Native American princess, a Mexican gentleman with poncho/sombrero, a Geisha, an Egyptian queen, and an Arab Sheik.
If you are unsure if your costume is appropriate, it's best to avoid it. Oxford Dictionaries defines cultural appropriation: “the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.”

is free street parking; and about 800 metered space in the Granada Ave. parking lot and the Belmont Pier parking lot.

SKIP THE LINE: Available for $35/advance registration or upgrade on-site. The dog/owner can walk near the front of the parade. VIPs will line-up as directed at sign-in and will step off first at 2:30 p.m.
Get your VIP wristband at the registration tent near the start line when you arrive. Your VIP donations help us raise even more money for charity.

DOG PARADE REGISTRANTS - Rain or shine event. See you there. Dog parade starts at 2:30. Register on-site, near the start line.

Sign-in at the red/white Haute Dogs registration tent when you arrive, near the start of the parade route close to Colorado Street. There will be a separate line for VIP registrants. Wear your bib number on the human's front so judges can easily see your number.

Finalists will be the judges' favorite entries -- a combination from any of the following categories: individual dogs, groups, and/or floats.

Judges are Looking for:
- best costumes on dogs
- best costumes on people walking a dog in the parade
- best groups (any combo of at least two dogs/people)
- best "floats" Limit 5' wide. A float is any dog(s) riding in/upon/within a moving, non-motorized device; such as a wagon or pulled cart.

An entry can be a single dog dressed up, a group of dogs dressed up, a contingent of dog(s) with their person(s). Each dog must be registered separately, and paid.

Arrive at 11 a.m. or noon and stay til 5 p.m. to help with registration, water stations, start/finish line, etc. Also, please bring a bag of ice or case of waters when you arrive. We really need help at 4:30 with take down and trash pickup. RSVP to

2021 Dog Parade Top-13
Bibs: 141 Cruella, 129 Queen of Hearts, 779 Beetlejuice, 46 Mastiff, 778 Coco, 134 Chicken Soup, 194 Fire truck, 127 Jaws (Grand Prize), 146, 12 Zorro, 108, 728 Pirate Ship, 149 Lion King.

Human Costume Contest Top-13
Bibs: 338 Flowers, 104 Bees, 34 space, 60 NASA, 215 Hogwarts, 704 Barbie, 753 Star Wars, 165 sailors, 684 witch, 171 Mary Poppins

AS SEEN ON KTLA-TV NEWS & NBC'S California Live!

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Parade Rules
4No Native American costumes.
4No confetti
4All dogs must remain leashed.
4Rabies and vaccinations must be current.
4Wear I.D. tags at all times.
4No dogs in heat.
4No aggressive dogs.
4Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs.
4Dogs that are older, flat-faced, have breathing issues, or dressed in very hot costumes can walk past the judges and exit the parade route. You are not required to walk the entire parade route. Your dog's safety is the priority.
4No puppies under 4 months or w/o vaccinations.
4Have fun

haute dog halloween paradeVENDOR & RESCUE SPACES
Only $25 for rescue groups who offer animals for adoption; $35 for nonprofits; $75, $100 & $150 options for commercial vendors. DETAILS HERE or pay at the bottom of this page.

Only allow your escorts to pause ever so briefly for photo opport
unties. Hold your head up high and work the runway!


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2023 Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade Vendors, Nonprofits, Rescue Groups & Sponsorships:

Choose event/services | all space are 10x10
Vendor booth name:

- Add $25 late fee after Oct. 22, 2023 (there is a drop-down box to add to your cart at check-out).
- Facebook page at
- Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade, Sun., Oct. 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m. at NEW LOCATION beachfront grassy park and path in front of former Belmont Pool, 4000 E. Olympic Plaza, 90803

- IMPORTANT: Food trucks email before making payment. We only allow TWO or THREE food/drink vendors. Bring your own trash can to put at your truck, and take trash with you.  Food trucks must submit their annual vendor permit and their health department license to before making payment.
- Food trucks will agree to split the organizer fee we get charged for serving food/drink at the event) set by the Long Beach Health Dept. In 2022, the fee is $103; so that will be about $40-50.
- All vendor and adoption groups can set up at 11:30 a.m. (do not arrive earlier), takedown is by 4:30 p.m.
- Vendors are NOT allowed to drive on the grass.
- adoption/rescue groups are not allowed to adopt on site if they do not have a Long Beach Transfer Permit from Long Beach Animal Care Services. All rescue groups can show animals and finish the adoption at a later date/time/place. The transfer license application is free for valid 501c3 rescues. 
- The vendor/adoption fair is 12:30-4:30 p.m. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m.
- Vendors are not allowed to drive into the park at this site. You can unload from the street or curb.
- City laws only allow groups with "transfer license" from Long Beach Animal Care Services to do on-site adoptions. All rescue groups can show animals and finish the adoption at a later date/time/place, but if they are adopting animals in Long Beach they must have a valid Transfer Permit.
- All booths will be on grass, next to the street.
- Commercial vendor rate is $150, $100, or just $75 for Mom & Pop shops (small, independent, family-owned business."
- We can guarantee you a premium (most likely nearest the registration tent or parade start line) 10x10 space for $150.
- CLICK ABOVE TO PAY ONLINE, or mail check to "Haute Dogs" 3040 E. 1st St., Long Beach, 90803.
- Make sure you bring your Long Beach business license or special event permit if you are selling anything (this is different from your seller's permit; details below).
- Each space is 10x10
- No electricity available.
- Spaces do NOT include canopy, table, chairs. You can rent them from us (as supply lasts; pay in advance): table/tent for $100; 2 chairs for $10.
- Some food and drink (with special permission from Justin Rudd) vendors accepted, and no human food/drink sampling (without prior written permission,
- Rain or shine event.
- ABSOLUTELY no refunds or transfers.
- Howl'oween vendors that are selling anything will need a special event permit that costs approx. $65.58, or, bring copy of your Long Beach business license. Click here for the special event vendor application. Direct all licensing questions to 562/570-6211. NOTE: Nonprofits can apply for a free event vendor application from the business license office.
- Special Event Vendor Application
- Food Truck permitting Requirements —
- Take all cardboard and trash with you.
- We encourage vendors to have an "event special" that is a specially-priced item(s) just for shoppers that day.
- Food trucks/vendors will need the following items onsite:

  • Vehicle Registration (for food truck)
  • Insurance
  • Valid Health Permit (LA County is acceptable) – you can contact 562-570-4132 or or Janice Garcia at
    • If the food truck is being rented, they will need a temporary health permit. They will need to reach out to 562-570-4132 or or Janice Garcia to obtain this.
    • If the food truck is owned, they just need a valid Long Beach or Los Angeles health permit.
  • Long Beach Business License – if don’t have one, contact Lori Voss at or 562-570-6222