The Concho Kennel Club and Paws for Life is sponsoring “Patriotic Poochies on Parade.” The event will be held Saturday, July 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Myrtlewood Estates, 2695 Valleyview Blvd., San Angelo. There will be a Patriotic Parade, costume contest, hot dogs, cold drinks and doggie games. Sign up for the parade and costume contest will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee for the costume contest, which will be judged by local celebrities. Grand prize will be awarded to the most patriotic dog. Other prizes given will be for biggest, smallest, cutest, ugliest, fattest, hairiest, baldest, funniest and “most look like owner.” Game prizes will be awarded for smartest dog, best trick, diving for dogs, musical sits and doggie wet ‘T’ shirt contest (dogs only). All animals must be in good health and have proof of rabies certificates and be at least six months of age. All animals must be on a leash. For more information, contact Betty Taylor at (325) 947-7194. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Concho Kennel Club.