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Beverly Hills Pet Care
Fiesta Parade Floats

Follow The Stars – Adopt A Pet!

Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy

Follow The Stars – Adopt A Pet!

Our theme, FOLLOW THE STARS – ADOPT A PET, was chosen to raise worldwide awareness and focus to the importance of pet adoption. 5,000,000 pets are euthanized each year in the United States alone simply because of lack of homes. Remember to adopt a pet when looking for your furry family members and to always spay / neuter your pets.

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” The love and loyalty that comes from adopting a rescue pet is like going to heaven. Oh, the places the two of you’ll go together!

All of the participants on this float: the producers, riders and out walkers have adopted pets and have dedicated their lives to improving the homeless pet problem. They are excited to help spread the message that adopted pets make the best companions in the world.

FLOAT BUILDER: Fiesta Parade Floats

FLOAT DESCRIPTION: Height: 24 Feet, Width: 18 Feet, Length: 55 Feet

In this sun-drenched floral park scene, framed by lush floral trees, finding unconditional love and abounding happiness is just a pet adoption away. Lovable and cuddly puppies and playful kittens await just the right animal lover to take them to their “forever home” and a lifetime filled with happiness for all. The Beverly Hills Pet Foundation holds pet adoption events four times a year in Beverly Hills City Parks: Roxbury, La Cienega and Beverly Gardens. Occurring in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall the time is always right to give a well-deserving rescue pet a secure home, ecstatic happiness and a heart filled of love. Oversized wicker baskets and plush pillows award the comforts these adorable creatures deserve. A photo display of celebrity animal activist Debbie Reyolds is featured at the front of the float. There is a loving rescue pet out there for everyone – now please go find and adopt one!

Adorable oversized puppies and kittens await adoption and their “forever homes” at the Beverly Hills Pet Foundation adoption events held four times a year in the Beverly Hills City Parks.

FLOWERING: An array of floral materials, including golden and brown flax seed, curly white coconut chips, dark brown nyjer seed, gold strawflower petals, orange-red safflower spice, orange marigold petals, silky grass, uva grass and pampas grass, are artistically applied to create the color and texture of fuzzy animal fur. Adoring eyes are decorated in black seaweed, green split peas, brown flax seed and sweet rice powder. A black and white floral-graph, depicting Debbie Reynolds (who is riding on the float), is artistically crafted in onion seed, poppy seed and crushed sweet rice. Nine color mixes have been created to make up the various shades of gray using just these 3 different materials. Thousands of lavender cattleya and purple dendrobium orchids cascade from trees with trucks of malaleuca bark. Stars of white sweet rice with accents of dendrobium florets float over a lawn of freshly grown soil-less grass. Colorful floral displays of alstroemeria, lisianthus, lilies, waxflower, iris, roses, gerbera, solidago, renunculars, heather, monte casino, liatris, bouvardia and tulips encompass the float.

The Pet Care Foundation will be sponsoring an event for animal shelters and pet rescue groups just after the parade on New Year’s Day. The adoptable dogs on the float will all come for Los Angeles Animal Services and will be up for adoption immediately following the parade ( Please come join us!

The Pet Care Foundation / PETS 90210 is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets. The Pet Care Foundation Programs include: Adopt a Pet Today! Events Pet adoption events four times a year at Beverly Hills City Parks: Roxbury, La Cienega and Beverly Gardens. Occurring in the winter, spring, summer and fall, please check our web site for specific dates and times. Public Service Announcement Public service announcements airing on local cable stations addressing pet adoption needs, pet over-population and spay/neuter. Is our web site; it is filled with information on local City, County and non-profit shelters and organizations that promote the rescue, care, spay/neutering and adoption of lost pets, as well as general pet information.

Seniors for Seniors Joining with the City of Beverly Hills Senior Programs, PCF conducts twice annually seminars educating and assisting seniors in adopting available senior pets. Television Programming Airing weekly on Beverly Hills and West Hollywood City Channels, and anytime on, PETS 90210 TV Show features City, County and non-profit shelters, their needs, concerns and most importantly, pets currently in need of good homes. In Shelter Events Cat-a-Pallooza, Basic Black, My Furry Valentine, My Buddy, and the LA Animal Services Employee Photography Contest are all programs in that take place in all 6 LA City Animal Shelters to promote pet adoption and raise awareness of homeless animals. Over 5,000,000 dogs and cats in the U.S. are euthanized every year! The Pet Care Foundation with its programs, PETS 90210, works to lower that number dramatically.

All puppies and kittens have life-like animated movements to accentuate their playfulness. The song “Love Will Keep Us Together” recorded by Captain & Tennille (written by Neil Sedaka) adds to this adoring float.

The oversized float “folds” from a height of 24 feet down to 16 feet to enable the float to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.

FLOAT RIDERS: Debbie Reynolds, signer,actress and dancer Uggie, Jack Russell terrier, dog actor Elaine Hendrix, actress, producer, singer, dancer and animal activist. All outwalkers are dog trainers who volunteer their time to help the Pet Care Foundation find homes for animals currently in shelters. The adoptable dogs on the float will be up for adoption immediately following the parade come from the Los Angeles Animal Services (

Debbie Reynolds: For over six decades, our lives have been enriched by the talents of a singer, dancer and actress we know as Debbie Reynolds. Debbie Reynolds' grip on the American heart is one that will transcend generations. She is, and will always truly be, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART. Uggie, a Jack Russell terrier was born in 2002, and was rescued from being sent to a dog pound by Omar Von Muller, animal trainer. His most famous movie roles are in “The Artist” and “Water for Elephants”.

Elaine Hendrix is an award-winning actress and animal advocate with over 100 film, televison and stage credits. She’s best known for her movies The Parent Trap, Superstar, What th Bleep Do We Know and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion as well as the critically acclaimed televison servise “Joan of Arcadia” and the original AOL series “Fetching”. She is a founding volunteer with Pet Care Foundation and has just laucned a new multi-media company The Pet Matchmaker, created to help pet parents around the world.

Updated on: 1/1/2013 10:25:32 AM

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