Fourth Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day with Special Guests: Pit Bulls & Parolees

In Celebration of Pit Bull Awareness Day: Texas-Sized Pittie Pride Festival, A World Record Setting Event

Bigger and better than last year, this year we will go for an even bigger world record for gathering the most pitties in one place!!  Like last year, we will be parading up the Congress Avenue Bridge and ending in Republic Square Park for a Pittie Pride Festival.

We are honored to have our Parade Grand Marshalled by the cast of Animal Planet's Mega Hit, Pit Bulls and Parolees as well as Gordon "Shotgun" Shell, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and Animal Advocate.  And, break out your best pittie costumes, because it will be a Howl-O-Ween themed event this year! Keep checking back at love-a-bull.org for details and constant updates! You won't want to miss this year's celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day!

We have lots of opportunities to volunteer. Email getinvolved[at]love-a-bull.org or fill out an volunteer form online at http://love-a-bull.org/about/volunteer/volunteer-form/.

We would love to have you join us as a vendor or a sponsor, http://love-a-bull.org/about/support/festival-registration/ or http://love-a-bull.org/about/support/sponsorship-opportunities/.

We are also collecting donations for the silent auction, which you can submit online at http://love-a-bull.org/about/support/silent-auction-donations/.

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  • Angela W.

    Love the Q&A's, vendor info & shwag, and of course seeing the line of pitties coming down fourth at endof parade. So many chill dogs all hanging out in a huge group with tons of stumuli!

    October 30, 2012

  • Bob

    What a beautiful day. Talk about "doggie heaven"!!! The greatest dog people in the world were in attendance. Even found a forever home for one of my rescues! Thanks Love-A-Bull, we won't miss another one of these events.

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is a great event for a tremendous cause. The event itself is slightly disorganized and I would attribute that to being a victim of its own success. It will continue to be a great event and I think that the organizers will get the kinks worked out as they continue to learn about promoting and hosting an event this large.

    October 29, 2012

  • Crystal E.

    It was great, really enjoyed spending the day with other pitt bull owners and their pets. Enjoyed meeting Tia from Pitt Bulls and Parolees.

    October 29, 2012

  • Kristie W.

    I had a BLAST! Thank you guys so much for what you do for our breed, my babies!
    BTW, if anyone that was there that has pictures of my Stone the Cowardly Lion n Stormy my ladybug, could I BEG of you to email them to me PLEASEeeeeee!
    [masked]

    October 29, 2012

  • Kristie W.

    I had a BLAST! Thank you guys so much for what you do for our breed, my babies!
    BTW, if anyone that was there that has pictures of my Stone the Cowardly Lion n Stormy my ladybug, could I BEG of you to email them to me PLEASEeeeeee!
    [masked]

    October 29, 2012

  • Peggy B.

    FANTASTIC!!

    October 29, 2012

  • Christine W.

    crazy but fun

    October 29, 2012

  • Becky B.

    Amazing!!!! Had a great time.

    October 29, 2012

  • Leala

    It was great!!! We had a wonderful turn out, so many wonderful families and beautiful dogs of all shapes and sizes.

    October 29, 2012

  • GLENDA G.

    My family and 4legged babies had so much fun! Tia n the Villalobos guys were so down to earth and friendly...it was awesome meeting them n personally thanking them for all they do! Thank u LoveAbull for making this wonderful event possible!

    October 29, 2012

  • Kathy H.

    Too much fun for words or tail wags. Loved it!

    October 28, 2012

  • Danielle Q.

    Do you pay?

    October 28, 2012

    • jaime b.

      If you mean is there an admission fee...no, the event is free to the public!

      October 28, 2012

  • Debbie

    Awesome! What a privilege to walk with so many people and all breeds of dogs.

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great weather! It's going to be a great event!

    October 28, 2012

  • Luis M.

    I just signed up with meet up, can anyone go or is there a requirement/membership necessary?

    October 28, 2012

    • Luis M.

      Thank you. :)

      October 28, 2012

    • Leah

      Yes, the event is free and anyone is welcome. We'll have memberships available if you're interested!

      October 28, 2012

  • Patrick C.

    I've tried to dress my 4mth old but she is not having it, is a costume mandatory for the event? Also what's a realistic time to show up since we leave at 11: 30?

    October 27, 2012

    • Meghan

      Costumes are no mandatory. The walk starts at noon, so you should try to be there around 11:30.

      October 27, 2012

    • Meghan

      (Sorry, that should be "not" mandatory.)

      October 27, 2012

  • Valdemar J.

    do you all have a map of the parade route?

    October 27, 2012

    • Meghan

      Don't really have a map, but it is very easy to describe: start at Statesman parking lot (Barton Springs Rd and S. Congress) and walk north on Congress to Fourth Street. Take a left on Fourth and go west to Guadalupe St.

      October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    where can we park if we're coming in from San Antonio?

    October 26, 2012

    • Meghan

      City Hall is free until 5 pm. Entrance to the garage is off Lavaca Street, just north of Cesar Chavez.

      1 · October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, is there a way I can buy tee shirts before the event? Without waiting for them to ship to me. Thanks.

    1 · October 26, 2012

    • Sam T.

      I think they're also going to be selling their merchandise during the event.

      October 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't make it to the VIP party, wish I could... Can't afford it. Was hoping to get a shirt before the event to wear. :(. Oh well. Thanks.

      October 26, 2012

  • Richard L.

    Where and what time are we going to meet

    October 26, 2012

    • Sam T.

      Everyone will meet up at the Statesman parking lot on the South end of Congress bridge at 11:30.

      October 26, 2012

  • Richard L.

    I don't have a Pitt bull I have a English bull terrier but I still get all the negative reactions because of the breed can I still attended the event

    1 · October 22, 2012

    • Richard L.

      Can I also get signed up for the classes that Love a bull provides. . .

      October 22, 2012

    • Meghan

      Please contact [masked] with that question. Thanks!

      October 22, 2012

  • jaime b.

    Can't wait until Sunday!!! Also, if anyone with a smaller/leaner dog than my Reddog (she is about 65lbs) in need of a doggie costume for the parade, let me know. We have 2 costumes, one mouse and one pirate, up for grabs...free to good dogs...lol!

    1 · October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We can't wait. I don't know if Ali (a.k.a. Sharon) will wear a costume though.

    October 21, 2012

  • Danielle Q.

    :)) my first time. Can't wait to see the beautiful dogs.

    October 21, 2012

  • Alyssa D.

    This will be our first Love-a-bull event as well. I'm so excited! I made Nani a tutu to match my daughter just for the parade :)

    October 18, 2012

  • Alisa Dawn T.

    This will be our very 1st visit! Hope for many more to come!

    1 · September 22, 2012

  • Neko B.

    So sad I'm not in Austin anymore!! Hopefuly I'll manage to find my way down there for the weekend, but if not I hope everyone has fun!! <3

    September 17, 2012

  • Nikki

    Ok this stinks!!! I'll be in east Texas at the Ren Fair!!!!! Hmmm....maybe I'll find away to get there!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2012

    • Ann V.

      Come in costume; you'll be the hit of the day. Be sure your pit is dressed appropriately.

      August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a blast last year. My 11 year old Staffie "pit bull" will love it again! I love the show 'pit bulls & parolees'. Much respect. Be there with bells on!

    August 13, 2012

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