Join us at the Mandeville Lakefront on Saturday, March 15, 2025!

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Krewe Du Pooch is a non-profit dog parade and costume contest co-hosted by the City of Mandeville. Our main goal is to support local animal rescue through a fun community event with on-site dog adoptions, local vendors, food, and fun activities for everyone. The parade is free to attend, so bring your entire family – two-footed and four-footed, all ages welcome!

Our 2025 walking parade and costume contest will take place at the Mandeville Lakefront on Saturday, March 15th, and our costume contest theme this year is Woofs of Art! Join us as we turn the Lakefront into a doggie-filled art gallery, and enjoy live music, food trucks, local craft vendors and more.

How to get involved
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Parade Registration

Parade and costume contest participation

Calling all proud puppy owners! It’s time to let your furry friends strut their stuff in the Northshore’s most adorable parade of the year. Register your beloved pooches to walk in the parade and impress our panel of celebrity judges in our costume contest! Learn more about the costume contest.

Register pet

Animal rescue group registration

Are you a nonprofit rescue group interested in participating in our next event? You can register your group to walk in our parade and also have an on-site adoption tent on parade day!

Register nonprofit rescue

Other Ways to Participate

Join the festivities

If you are not walking in the parade or participating in the costume contest, Krewe Du Pooch is FREE to watch! Join us, cheer on the parade participants, enjoy the family-friendly activities, and support all of the local vendors and food trucks.

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Become a sponsor

Becoming a sponsor of Krewe Du Pooch is a great way to gain exposure for your business and to support local rescue at the same time. Promote your business, connect with local pet owners, and give back to the Mandeville community by becoming a sponsor today.

Become a sponsor

Register as a vendor

Want to spread the word about your product in the Mandeville community? Whether it’s food, drink, crafts or something else, we’d love to have you as a vendor at the next parade! Register today.

Become a vendor

Volunteer

We could not put this event on without the help of our many volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer to help in the festivities, register below. This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and support local rescue!

Register as a volunteer

Our Amazing Sponsors

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? View our sponsorship packages.

2024 Costume Contest Celebrity Judges

Thank you to our celebrity judges for the 2024 Krewe Du Pooch Puppy Love-Themed Costume Contest!

Read more about the costume contest and register.

Artist

Terrance Osborne

Terrance Osborne is a celebrated artist born, raised, and based in New Orleans. His vibrant works of art are inspired by his upbringing within the rich culture and history of his home city. He often incorporates local themes and motifs into his work, such as the second lines, New Orleans houses and Mardi Gras culture. Terrance attended the prestigious NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) and later graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from NOLA’s Xavier University. Osborne’s work is sought out by art collectors and enthusiasts around the world and some of his most collected art includes the six (and counting…) NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival posters he’s produced. As you may know these prestigious posters are the highest grossing festival posters in the world. He’s proud of his city as he continues to be a prominent figure in New Orleans.

Restaurateur

Desi Vega

Desi Vega is a renowned New Orleans restaurateur with over three decades of experience in the industry. Born and raised in Louisiana, Desi got his start in the restaurant business working for his father, who owned a local steakhouse. He went on to hone his craft at some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants before opening his own eponymous steakhouse, Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, in the Warehouse District. Known for its top-quality cuts of meat, impeccable service, and elegant ambiance, Desi Vega’s quickly became a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors alike. Desi has since expanded his restaurant empire to include multiple locations throughout the GNO area including his newest concept, Mandeville’s own, Desi Vega’s Smokehouse. He is a respected figure in the city’s culinary scene and has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the industry.

TV Personality and Actress

Trishelle Cannatella

Trishelle Cannatella is a Louisiana-born reality television personality and actress, best known for her appearance on MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas” in 2002. Trishelle attended the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Following her time on “The Real World,” she went on to participate in several other reality shows, including “The Challenge” and “Fear Factor.” In addition, she has worked as a host, model, and spokesperson for various brands. Trishelle, a fan favorite in the reality television world, is easily recognizable for her outgoing personality. She is currently starring in the second season of the Traitors, a reality competition show on Peacock.

2024 Royal Court

Tchoupitoulas – 2024 King

King Tchoupitoulas or “Tchoup” for short, is a 4 year old English Bulldog. He came to Resurge Veterinary Surgical Specialists & Rehabilitation after fracturing his front and back left legs. After surgery with Dr. Lodato he was surrendered due to extensive post-op needs. That’s when Jordan (a neurology technician at Resurge) took over. Over the next couple of months, King Tchoup received many sessions of physical therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments to get back on his feet (literally).

At home, King Tchoup spends most of his days sleeping and cuddling with his brother, “Goose” and his sister, “Nori”. The king sleeps so much we are often only graced by his presence a few hours throughout the day. You will always find him around Resurge, either hanging out with his favorite ladies at the front desk, begging for chicken in rehab, relaxing during acupuncture with Dr.Loga, or even snoozing away with our Neurologist, Dr.Boogie. In his free time, the king likes to make his own CPAP machine with any object he can find to hold his mouth open, swimming (with his life jacket of course), and eating anything and everything that mom has. In between his naps, he also finds time to stay update to date on his social media, whether it’s a new TikTok for Resurge or through his own Instagram @thetchoupshop. Tchoup is honored to serve as the King of Krewe Du Pooch 2024!

Presleigh – 2024 Queen

Queen Presleigh, a delightful French bulldog, was born on May 29th, 2022, making her almost 2 years old and a true Gemini girl. Despite her birthstone being the green emerald, her favorite color happens to be pink. Presleigh possesses an abundance of energy and an outgoing personality that never fails to captivate those around her.

As a country girl at heart, Presleigh enjoys the luxury of 30 enchanting acres of land to frolic and explore. Her playful nature sparks joy as she engages with baby cows and engages in lively chases with the barn cats. Mischievous antics also find their place in her life, often with her older brother Cooper, an equally charming 2.5-year-old Frenchie. Cuddling holds a special place in Presleigh’s heart, and she adores snuggling up beneath a warm blanket, particularly on chilly days. A heated blanket holds particular appeal for her. On any given day, you’re likely to find her nestled cozily on the couch, wrapped securely in her favorite blanket.  

Presleigh eagerly partakes in a variety of activities and finds great happiness in them. Going camping is a cherished pastime, allowing her to bask in the wonders of nature. Additionally, she has a soft spot for Sunday breakfast, a glorious occasion when she indulges in a scrambled egg, her personal favorite.

Presleigh is ablaze with excitement and feels truly honored to be selected as your 2024 Queen of the Krew Du Pooch. Her enthusiasm and charm will undoubtedly light up the world of canine royalty.

Willa – 2024 Grand Marshal

Queen Presleigh, a delightful French bulldog, was born on May 29th, 2022, making her almost 2 years old and a true Gemini girl. Despite her birthstone being the green emerald, her favorite color happens to be pink. Presleigh possesses an abundance of energy and an outgoing personality that never fails to captivate those around her.

As a country girl at heart, Presleigh enjoys the luxury of 30 enchanting acres of land to frolic and explore. Her playful nature sparks joy as she engages with baby cows and engages in lively chases with the barn cats. Mischievous antics also find their place in her life, often with her older brother Cooper, an equally charming 2.5-year-old Frenchie. Cuddling holds a special place in Presleigh’s heart, and she adores snuggling up beneath a warm blanket, particularly on chilly days. A heated blanket holds particular appeal for her. On any given day, you’re likely to find her nestled cozily on the couch, wrapped securely in her favorite blanket.  

Presleigh eagerly partakes in a variety of activities and finds great happiness in them. Going camping is a cherished pastime, allowing her to bask in the wonders of nature. Additionally, she has a soft spot for Sunday breakfast, a glorious occasion when she indulges in a scrambled egg, her personal favorite.

Presleigh is ablaze with excitement and feels truly honored to be selected as your 2024 Queen of the Krew Du Pooch. Her enthusiasm and charm will undoubtedly light up the world of canine royalty.