Dog Event Sets World Record

PETCO and the San Diego Padres set a Guinness World Record for most dogs in a pet costume parade.

Guinness World Record officials were at PETCO Park’s annual “Dog Days of Summer” event, along with 337 history-making dogs, to verify that the world record had indeed been set.

The record setting took place during the Wednesday, July 27, 2011 game as the San Diego Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The annual infield costume parade was led by Tillman, the world famous skateboarding dog, as dogs paraded around showing off their Padres spirit.

“It has been an amazing record attempt and I’m happy to say it was successful,” said Freddie Hoff, adjudicator for Guinness World Records. The 337 total exceeded the expectations and dogs needed to set the record.

“We are passionate about having dogs active in all aspects of our life and thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Padres, this includes inviting hundreds of dogs out to the ballpark every year,” says Greg Seremetis, Vice President of Marketing for PETCO.

Dogs also had the opportunity to participate in a pre-game “tail” gate party and prior to the on-field pet parade prizes were awarded to the costumed dogs in a variety of categories.  A local PETCO adoption partner was also in attendance to educate the public on the importance of pet adoption and help find pets a loving home. 

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