BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Think your furry friend can get more throws than you? The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society’s Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade can help test your theory. All proceeds from the parade fund the shelter’s spay/neuter programs.

This year’s parade will be located in North Boulevard Town Square and begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5.

This year’s theme is “Jurrasic Bark: An Adventure 24 Years in the Making.” Pet lovers can register their dogs to walk in the parade and even have the option to enter their pets into the royal court. Information on registration can be found here.

Meteorologist Jay Martin will be a judge in this year’s costume contest.

Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Bark in the Park in North Boulevard Town Square
  • 11 a.m. – Baton Rouge Police Department K-9 demonstration on Galvez Plaza stage
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Dog costume contest on Galvez Plaza stage
  • 1:30 p.m. – Parade lineup along North Boulevard
  • 2 p.m. – Parade rolls

Check out this list of upcoming parades in Baton Rouge.


The route begins at 2 p.m. on the corner of St. Ferdinand Street and North Boulevard. The parade will head down North Boulevard and turn onto St. Joseph Street. The parade will turn back onto North Boulevard and end at North 4th Street and North Boulevard.


Parking can be found in The State Garage, The River Center East or the West Garages. Metered parking is also available.


Chief Meteorologist Ashley Ruiz says the weather on Sunday will be mostly sunny with the highs being in the upper 60s.

Check out the pets that are available here if you’re interested in adopting or fostering.