Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Celebrate International Doodle Dog Day on Sept. 24 with a Pooch Parade, giveaways and more

Doodles, poodles and their furry friends and family are invited to the best paw-ty of the year, Halcyon’s Doodle Dog Day on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelter, Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization, will also be onsite for attendees to meet adorable pups who are searching for their forever family and home.

Guests can check in at the Halcyon tent on the Village Green to pick up free dog swag and the schedule of dog-friendly events. At 2:30 p.m., watch the Pooch Parade sponsored by Unexpected Pooch, full of wagging tails and prizes for Unexpected Trick, Unexpectedly Rowdy, Unexpected Hairdo, Unexpected Talent, Unexpected Owner/Pup Lookalike and Unexpected Best in Show. An abundance of doggy samples and treats will be available from Halcyon’s many dog-friendly restaurant patios and shops, including free pup cups from Kilwins. Guests can also expect free dog caricatures, a training demonstration by Dog Training Elite Northeast Atlanta and vendors such as Wag Board’s charcuterie boards for dogs and Unexpected Pooch. 

Free parking is available in the parking deck. Neighbors are encouraged to use rideshare apps or the Big Creek Greenway. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page. For the latest information on Halcyon, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram and Facebook.