Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Krewe of Barkus

We started the Krewe of Barkus in either 2007 or 2008 and the first year we tried to make a giant paper mache dog – it was kind of a disaster! The next year we put up a “fence” around the float and drew pictures of our dogs’ faces and handpainted them.  We have chosen a King dog and a Queen dog each year and they sit in the chairs at the back of the float.

The themes have varied over the years, including Dog House Rock, Alice In Wonderland, Disney, and more. We have partnered with different rescue organizations at times through the years in an effort to showcase some of the dogs that need homes. Mostly we just have fun doing something in a public setting with our dogs!

Dog Party USA is proud to be a sponsor of the Fayetteville Mardi Gras parade and I am proud to be a former Queen – 2005 with my husband, Charlie Platt.


2024 Sponsors:

Dog Party USA
Mockingbird Kitchen
Arvest Bank
Experience Fayetteville
Tin Roof Fayetteville
Katherine Hudson KW Realty
Penguin Ed's
Sonic Drive-In
Modern Movers
Diamond Center
Central United Methodist Church
C4 Nightclub & Lounge
Darren Taylor, Allstate
University Auto & Tire
Grub's Bar & Grille
Salon West
AAA Self Storage
Office Depot