Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Pets on Parade at the Carlsbad Village Faire in Carlsbad December 2017

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Pets on Parade at the Carlsbad Village Faire in Carlsbad December 2017

Pets on Parade at the Carlsbad Village Faire

Carlsbad Village December 10, 2017



Carlsbad Village Faire, in the heart of Carlsbad Village, is a popular shopping and dining destination, and just a short distance from the beach. Abundant shopping (including one favorite gelato store, Gaia Gelato) and dining options plus free parking (true in all Carlsbad Village) make it a desirable place for residents and tourists, especially in the summer and during the holidays when there a number of fun events.



The holiday season is in full swing in Carlsbad, and this weekend you can enjoy the Carlsbad Night of Lights on Saturday December 2, and the Holiday Tree Lighting on December 3.



Pets on Parade event in CarlsbadAnd there’s more!



On Sunday December 10th the Carlsbad Village Faire presents their annual charity event, “Pets on Parade” with photos with Santa (for an appointment call 760-644-2121) between 9 and 12 noon ($30) and 1 and 2:30. Keep in mind these photo spots are limited so reserve early! You can download photos (within 24 hours) after the event. [photo at right links to website]



You’ll have a chance for a group photo with Santa by the holiday tree at the front entrance to the Faire, and a short Pet Parade down Carlsbad Village Drive led by Santa. There will be a number of vendors featuring products for your pets, and a raffle. Pets on Parade is free to attend, and should be lots of holiday fun for all 2 and 4-legged attendees. I’m betting there will be plenty of great holiday outfits!



All proceeds from Pets on Parade will benefit the Wagging Dog Rescue.



Pets on Parade

December 10, 2017

Carlsbad Village Faire

300 Carlsbad Village Drive

(at the corner of the Coast Highway/Carlsbad Boulevard)

760) 434-3838



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Comment balloon 9 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • November 30 2017 05:46PM


Oh my gosh, I love your fur babies, Jeff! And what a wonderful event - I remember this one from years past as well.

On another note, I spent last evening updating the new logo and I see you're already doing that as well. I love the 'cooler' colors - very easy on the eye!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Hi Debe

Well I should share that these are not mine...but they sure are cute, aren't they?! I grew up as a kid with my parents raising bassets so I have a fondness for them. I was taking a walk on the "boardwalk" in Carlsbad a few years ago and ran across these cuties. I asked their owner if I could pat them, but also take a couple of photos to share with others. She was very obliging, and perhaps flattered that her fur babies were attracting so much attention. The one on the right is the female!

I have more updating to do, too, but making progress. I also had to fix some links to my CRS profile. Sigh!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Pets on Parade sounds like a lot of fun not only for the animals but the kids and adults as well.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) 9 months ago

Hi Rebecca Gaujot 

We have not been since our cats don't cooperate, but I have heard great things about this event, and seen some fun photos! No doubt those with pets enjoy it.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

I love some puppies.  Not sure how my personal fur kids would like all those other fur kids.  But I'd have a blast.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 9 months ago

Hi Jeff... totally my kind of event. Just ask me how much I'd love to be there next weekend.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 9 months ago

Good morning Jeff. Love the dogs. Are they yours? Great and fun activity.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

Hi Tammy Lankford,  I bet there are others who have fur babies who might not take kindly to this event.

Given how I know you Nina Hollander I KNOW this is right up your alley!!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Hi Sheila Anderson 

No, not mine. We have no dogs, just cats, and they would NOT be willing to take part in this event. I snapped a photo of these cuties in Carlsbad (with permission) several years ago.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago