The Whole Enchihuahua 2012

Join us in Dolores Park on Saturday, June 2nd for

The Whole Enchihuahua

Festivities Noon - 4 p.m.
Costume Contest 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Enter your dog in the contest and prove what you already know: you have the cutest dog on the planet.

Many dogs will enter. Only one dog will win. Costumes highly encouraged. Open to all breeds and sizes.

The Whole EnchihuahuaActually, 3 dogs will win. We have amazing prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

Come for the contest, stay for the fun

  • Awesome food from Off the Grid
  • Ask a Vet with Dr. Goh
  • The Famous Prizewheel
  • Do You See Cats? Find out how to be better than your friends
  • Find out how Zipcar wants to make it easy for you to take a pet home today
  • Check in with City Dog Share
  • Smooch the Pooch- Alice the Chihuahua is ready to pucker up
  • Share your pictures from the event at the Google+ photobooth
  • Meet tons of adoptable cats, dogs, birds, bunnies and more from the SF SPCA , Animal Care & Control and SF rescues
  • Get down with live Mariachi

It's no secret that San Franciscans are cray-cray in love with their pets, so it may seem a little unsettling that some of our cutest, smartest animal friends—the mighty chihuahua—are a breed most in need of rescue: hundreds of the little guys and gals are routinely found in shelters around the country, waiting for help, healing and hugs.

Join 7x7 and the SF SPCA at our second annual awareness event, again held in Dolores Park, where several of the Bay Area's most beloved rescue and adoption agencies will be onsite to help you find your new best friend.

Chihuahua in Frida costumeOur super-popular costume contest returns, where many successfully adopted dogs will be in attendance for a vibrant parade of creativity while competing against their frenemies for awesome prizes. And this year, the first 100 people who register their dog(s) for the contest, will receive a voucher for a signature dish from one of our Off the Grid vendors!

Check out pictures from the inaugural event, The Whole Enchihuahua 2011— with our winner Chiquita dressed as famed artist Frida Kahlo—right here!

Also on offer will be a bevy of food trucks courtesy of the city's pioneering Off the Grid collective; stations presenting information, news, advice, and pampering; and all-around good times.

So spread the word, and get those tiny costumes sewn, pressed and ready—it's time to waise the woof, San Francisco!
The Whole Enchihuahua 2012 will be held from noon–4pm.
Dog registration for the costume contest will take place between noon–1pm.
Costume Contest will be held between 1pm–2:30pm.


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All sizes and breeds welcome to enter. The winning dogs with the cutest and most original costumes will receive amazing prize packages.


  1. Animal contestants may not be aggressive towards other animals or people. Animals showing any aggression will be asked to leave the runway area immediately.
  2. All animal contestants must be in good health with current vaccinations.
  3. Animals must be at least 4 months of age to participate in the Contest and must have received all of their vaccinations, including their first rabies vaccination.
  4. The SF SPCA reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to prohibit any human or animal from participating in the Contest.
  5. Human competitors must be 18 years of age or older. Children over the age of 6 years may walk an animal on the stage, with a parent’s or legal guardian’s written permission.
  6. Prizes may be awarded to persons 18 years of age or older, if required by law.
  7. Employees or families of employees of The SF SPCA or any THE WHOLE ENCHIHUAHUA event sponsors may participate in the Contest, but are not eligible to win prizes.
  8. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and further conditions and restrictions may apply to particular prizes. Void where prohibited by law. There is no cost to participate in the Contest, and no purchase is necessary.
  9. The SF SPCA and THE WHOLE ENCHIHUAHUA event sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable, may not be exchanged for other prizes, and are not assignable without the express, written permission of the prize sponsor. Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  10. The Contest panel of judges will have sole decision-making authority in picking the winning costumes. All decisions will be final. Judges will make their choice based on what they believe to be the finest combination of the following qualities: personality, flair, composure, swagger, originality and showmanship.
June 2nd, 2012 12:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
Dolores Park
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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