Past Dates & Times
- Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
91 Peachtree St NW
About Doggy Con
Doggy Con features a pet parade and costume contest, plus a vendor village of dog-centric goods and activities, a yappy hour social, and plenty of pup culture. Join us in paying homage to Dragon Con, one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions, while competing for drool-worthy prizes. From Harry Pawter to BatDog and Robin, there’s room for everyone at Doggy Con.
NEW: This year's event will also feature the unveiling of a new Tiny Doors ATL door.
Event schedule: 10:00-11:00 am: Registration and check-in | 11:00-12:00 pm: Pet parade & costume contest + prize ceremony | 12:00-1:00 pm: Tiny Door #17 unveiling + yappy hour social
Doggy Con is presented by ADID and Georgia's Own Credit Union, with support from Bark ATL.
The Pet Parade & Costume Contest
This year's panel of costume contest judges features Dr. Will and Dr. Fran of The Village Vets, Atlanta-based comic book artist Jarrett Williams, Tiny Doors ATL artist Karen Anderson, and Punk Rock Milo, doggo-in-residence at The Masquerade. The contest will be emceed by local media personality Mara Davis.
Prizes (from Dragon Con, Biscuits and Belly Rubs, Whole Dog Market, The Clean Dog, Big Daddy Biscuits, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, PetSmart, Fetch Park & Ice House, Atlanta Movie Tours, and more) will be awarded in three categories: Best in Show, Best Doggie/Owner “Con-bo,” and Best Cosplay Costume.
Registration is required to participate in the Doggy Con costume contest. Register for $10 by August 15 or register onsite at the event for $15. All funds raised go directly back to support Woodruff Park’s free community programs. Thanks to Georgia's Own Credit Union's "85 Acts of Kindness" initiative, the first 85 to register will receive exclusive Doggy Con swag!
If you simply want to attend as a spectator, admission is free!
Our Vendor Village
Vendor Village lineup: Taylor's Treats Fur Pets, JJ Parrot LLC, Huck and Harbor, Mint Creative Co., PetPeople, The Clean Dog, Thrift Dog, The Eddy at Riverview Landing, NuJu Designs, CBD American Shaman by Petunia's Way, Hello Fresh, WeWork, PetCo Animal Supplies, Farmina Pet Foods, Critter Sitters, BMC Fashion Designs, Organic CBD Solutions, Nevetica, PetSmart
Featured Atlanta-area nonprofits: Atlanta Humane Society, Lifeline Animal Project, Grady Furlunteers, and Best Friends Animal Society - Atlanta
Plus: doggy cooling stations, a DIY photo booth, bandana-decorating with teaching artists from The Bakery Atlanta, and a pop-up library with activities hosted by the Fulton County Library System!
Food & Beverage
Brunch items and iced coffee available for purchase from Low-Co Motion Food Truck.
Cold treats available for purchase from Psychedelic Snow Co. and Mocha Pops
Directions and Attendee Extras
Click here for directions to Woodruff Park.
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How to Register
Online registration has closed, but walk-up registration will be available the morning of the event. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. and costs $15 for any dogs who wish to compete in the costume contest.
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