Saturday March 11, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM MST
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Parade starts at 10am, but Waddlers must arrive early and be in staging by 8am.  More information will be sent out closer to the event.


The Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade
Phoenix, AZ

Parade route: 3rd St. South from Sheridan to Moreland

AZBHR Waddle check-in and post-parade lunch will take place at Monterey Park, Oak St. between 3rd St and 7th St. 


Sonya Michaels
Arizona Basset Hound Rescue

Top Fundrasing Awards

Waddle Grand Marshal

The Waddle Grand Marshal is the hound that raises the most overall money including self donations. The Grand Marshal will receive a one of a kind AZBHR Waddle O' The Green figurine and recognition during the parade.

Waddle King and Queen

Awarded to the top male and female hound fundraisers. Each will receive a very special one of a kind AZBHR Waddle O' The Green figurine and recognition during the parade. Self donations do not count toward King and Queen.

The next top 3 fundraisers will also be recognized.  So get out there and start raising some money!


Register for AZBHR 2017 Waddle 


WHEN: March 11, 2017

WHERE: The Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade Phoenix, AZ .
Pre-Parade check-in and Post-Parade lunch at Monterey Park, between 3rd St and 7th St off of Oak St.

WHAT: Raise money for the hounds
Waddle in the parade
Pre-Parade Fun including: Costume Contest & Games
Post-Parade Lunch and Socializing at the Monterrey Park

Awards for Top Fundraisers

Register Now! Registration is $25 per hound or at least $25 in pledges.

We will promote the Firstgiving link on AZBHR Facebook and HTML emails and ask our supporters to pick a favorite hound or hounds to donate to.

TO ALL FOSTER HOMES - Bring your foster dogs - they waddle free! Please consider setting up Firstgiving pages - Tell the dog's story, how they came to the rescue and that they are a foster looking for a forever home. This is a great opportunity to get them exposure and fundraise at the same time.

Firstgiving Fundraising
Click here to start your Firstgiving Fundraising Page today, then go to the GREEN FUNDRAISE tab to set up your fundraising page.

The honor of Grand Marshal, King and Queen 2017 will be awarded to the overall top fundraiser, and top male and female hound fundraisers - plus they will each receive a very special one of a kind AZBHR Waddle O' The Green figurine. The next top 3 fundraisers with online or a combination of online & pledge sheet donations will be awarded prizes! Click here to download a pledge sheet if you would rather collect checks than online donations.

Can't Waddle in the parade? You can still help AZBHR raise money - pick your favorite hound and donate to their page or help by setting up a fundraising page in your hounds name or use a pledge sheet and raise money for the hounds!
Once you have set up your fundraising page start sharing via email, Facebook, share with family and friends so your hound can be Grand Marshal, King or Queen!

Waddle Shirts

Shirt sales are closed.  Limited sizes might be available.  Email intake@azbassetrescue.org if you're interested in a shirt. 

Lady's, unisex and youth shirts available. 

Price is $20 per shirt or $24 for unisex XXL.

"In Honor of" and "In Memory of" - Past Deadline: No Longer Available

Honor your hound with an "In honor of" or "In Memory of" listing on the back of the 2017 Waddle Shirt.  $10 per listing.  You can select your listing on the Waddle registration form.  If you're not planning on waddling you can still list your hound on the shirt. 

Listings are due no later than February 24, 2017.  

Volunteers Needed
Thank you to Sonya Michaels, she will be the Waddle Boss for the Waddle O' The Green 2017. And a special thanks to Jim Gray who donated his time to design the 2017 Waddle Logo!

We will need many other volunteers also - if you can help and would like to volunteer email Soyna at waddle@azbassetrescue.org.


  • 2-3 vehicles (and drivers) to transport hounds and their humans to the parade start. (Trucks, SUVs, and vans tend to work best)
  • 2 Check-in Volunteers (check-in waddlers)
  • 2-3 Helpers for Staging (setting up, montioring trash, contests, filling water bowls for hounds, etc.)
  • 3 Volunteer to walk in the parade for duties as needed.  
  • 2 Banner carriers (carry AZBHR banner through the entire parade)

 About Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade began in 1984. It’s purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona. The 2017 Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire has 3 Stages of Irish Music, Irish Stepdancing, Bagpipers, Food & Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs,Children’s Area, catch a glimpse of the “1916 Commemorative Exhibition” during a guided tour of the McClelland Library.


Click below to register!Register Now!