Thursday, July 28, 2011
Most Dogs in Pet Costume Parade: 337 dogs set world record
San Diego, CA, USA -- 337 dogs showed up for the Padres' annual "Dog Days of Summer" event - setting the new world record for Most dogs in a pet costume parade.
Photo: 337 pooches set a World Record for the most dogs in a pet costume parade at PETCO Park's annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest dog obedience lesson involved 257 dogs with handlers at Nestlé Purina PetCare's BonzOmerspelen in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest simultaneous dog stay: 627 dogs at an event called "Super Sit" organized by the RSPCA at the Wag and Bone Show, Windsor Great Park (UK).
The spectacle featured an infield costume parade led by Tillman, the wold famous skateboarding British Bulldog, as other canines flaunted around the bases while showing off their Padres spirit.
The record setting took place during the Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:05 pm game as the San Diego Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The game's ceremonial first pitch was delivered by Tillman, who with the ball attached to his back, took himself on a 60-foot, six-inch walk from the rubber of the mound to home plate, where he was met by his owner.
The dogs also engaged in a pregame "tail"-gate party and were awarded prizes after being judged in a variety of categories.
"At PETCO we are passionate about having dogs active in all aspects of our life and thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Padres, this includes inviting hundreds of dogs out to the ballpark every year," says Greg Seremetis, vice president of marketing for PETCO.
Dogs also had the opportunity to participate in a pre-game "tail" gate party and prior to the on-field pet parade prizes were awarded to the costumed dogs in a variety of categories.
In the spirit of PETCO's commitment to "Think Adoption First," a local PETCO adoption partner was in attendance to educate the public on the importance of pet adoption and help find pets a loving home.
Related world records:
concert for dogs: 'Music for Dogs' concert
Most dogs in costumed attire: Scarborough dogs
Highest man/dog parachute deployment: Mike Forsythe and his dog Cara
First Dog Kitchen: TrueFoodForDogs
Thursday, July 28, 2011