The first annual Pico Pet Parade was held on Saturday February 15, 2014. The idea for the parade was conceived by Erin Adams of Brainworks, along with Karen Bond of Eco Dog Wash and Karena Martin of Hound Dog & Cat. Pico Boulevard is lined with unique, independent shops and cafes run by owners who are passionate about their small businesses. The business owners were excited to open their shops and restaurants and show the neighborhood all that shopping local has to offer. Neighbors were encouraged to come out with their dogs and children and enjoy the afternoon with free samples and tasty treats from all the participating businesses. The pet parade was a huge success, with over 30 businesses participating and well over a hundred people parading and enjoying their neighborhood.
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