Acadiana Humane Society at the Krewe des Chiens Dog Parade

Saturday, Feb 6th.         Parade Rolls at 2PM!

Acadiana Humane Society, a no-kill non-profit animal rescue, is in need of volunteers to offer their time and service with the Krewe des Chiens Dog Parade in Lafayette on Saturday, February 6th. The dog parade is a fundraiser to help all area animal rescues. I will outline the volunteer job openings available, and the time needed to arrive. If you can help, please email Sue Rabeaux at with your name, cell phone number, and what job you would like to commit to.The parade theme is Hawaiian “Lu Howl.” Volunteers are welcome to dress Hawaiian if they like.

Two teenagers or adults to walk the parade and Carry the Acadiana Humane Society Banner

  • Arrive at 1PM and check in at the volunteer desk in front of the Federal Court Building on Lafayette Street.
  • Walk together while holding up the Acadiana Humane Society banner.
  • Acadiana Humane Society volunteers will be walking behind our banner.

Two adults to work Security Detail (MUST be 18 or older)

  • Arrive at Noon and register at the volunteer desk in front of the Federal Court Building on Lafayette Street downtown.
  • Assignment is to help keep parade watchers off of the road in your assigned area.
  • As well as picking up trash in your assigned area at the end of the parade (bags will be provided).

Two or more adults to walk Acadiana Humane Society Adoptable Dogs (MUST be 18 or older)

  • Arrive at 1PM and find Sue Rabeaux (If you sign up, we will exchange cell phone numbers).
  • Or, make arrangements to meet Sue Rabeaux earlier to pick up and transport the foster dog you will be walking.
  • Assignment will be to walk one of our adoptable dogs during the parade.
  • Also, doggie bags will be provided to clean up after the dog you walk.

Other Adults, Teenagers, & Supervised Older Children to Walk the Parade with Acadiana Humane Society

  • We need people to walk in the parade and pull decorated wagons. The wagons will carry the Mardi Gras beads for the volunteers to throw.
  • Older children are welcome to walk and throw beads, as long as a parent is watching them.
  • If you have a wagon you would like to decorate and bring, the theme is Hawaiian “Lu Howl.”
  • If you have Mardi Gras beads you no longer want, please feel free to bring them to throw (We have some, but can always use more).

To view parade details and rules, please go to To view our rescues website, please go to Thank you!

If you can not walk or volunteer during the parade, but would like to come out and watch, please do. The parade starts rolling at 2PM from in front of the courthouse, then turn left on Vermillion Street to end at Park San Souci. See map below.

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