New parade date coming soon!

Stay tuned for digital fun in March.

Young-Williams Animal Center hopes to see you at our 14th Annual Mardi Growl pet parade and festival this summer. While we continue to monitor the challenges presented by the pandemic, we hope and plan to celebrate one of our favorite traditions with you this summer. While you wait, we are working on a few fun surprises for March! Stay tuned for details.

Please check back often and follow Young-Williams Animal Center on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the latest updates!

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14th Annual Mardi Growl Merchandise on Sale Now! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 t-shirt design contest, we had so many amazing entries and judging was not easy.

We are excited to announce our winning artist, Jill Sanders! You can be among the very first to own the 2021 Mardi Growl t-shirt and the first ever facemask and dog bandana.

Merchandise will be on sale through March, but when you order before February 28, you’ll be the very first to receive your items on March 6! 


Special thank you to our media partners  Star 102.1 and WBIR.

Mardi Growl Parade Route

Later this summer, our pet parade will wind through the Old City before ending at our Pet Party and Festival. More details are coming soon! 

Sit, Stay and Sleep In

If you’re unable to participate this year, please consider making a donation instead. Our Sit, Stay and Sleep In option allows you to make a difference for homeless pets without ever leaving your home!