Notice: Fiber Optics Cable Installation
Marshall’s Underground Fiber Optics will be working in the front and back yard easements in various locations throughout the city starting April 6, 2022, to install 5g fiber optic cabling. If you have any questions, please call 405-843-5222. Very Respectfully, Aaron C Buckman Deputy Director of Public Works 405-695-2694
Annual Nichols Hills Pooch Parade

Pooch Parade
Pooch Parade
Animal Rescue Friends of Nichols Hills, or A.R.F. will host its annual Pooch Parade on Sunday, October 30th.  In honor of its 20th anniversary, A.R.F. has decided to eliminate the usual competition event and offer prizes to all parade participants. Everyone (and dog) is encouraged to dress up in their Halloween/ MardiGras best, style up that stroller, trick up that bike and treat the family and their best furry friends to a fabulous fall afternoon in Grand Park.

Father John Marlin will offer a dog blessing at the start of the Parade at 1:00 pm.  Nick Bentley will be serving as our Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Summer Heatly will hold well-checks in her mobile veterinarian clinic.  Other activities include Candid Canine Camera courtesy of Zack Seat  and Laure Anderson’s “kissing booth” sponsored by Milos Rescue.  Everyone will wag to the live tunes of ZUZU Petals as they shop with vendors offering various dog items or snag a delicious treat from a selection of food trucks.  We would be delighted to welcome cheer or dance groups who would like to add to the fun and strut their stuff.

All participants (on four legs or two) in the Parade will pay an entry fee of $15 and we ask all Pups to remind their people that leash etiquette must be observed. We know our BFF’s will all get along on this Neutral Ground, but we wouldn’t want them to lose their people in the excitement of the day.  Paws-itively everyone and their dog will be there!

A.R.F. is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping lost or abandoned animals, providing them with medical care, spay/neuter services and boarding until they go to their new forever home.  A.R.F. has found loving homes for more than 1080 dogs and cats over its lifetime.  The Pooch Parade is the annual fundraising event that supports this work.
Sponsorships or donations are greatly appreciated.

Key Facts:
  • Register online at or at Grand Park in Nichols Hills at 11:30 on Parade Day, Sunday, October 30th
  • To donate, mail checks to Animal Rescue Friends, Inc., 1509 Guiford Dr, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma 73116?) or donate online at our website:
  • Parade Co-Chairs:  Paige Brown , Amy McLaughlin Gray
  • Parade Committee Members:  Anna, Audry and Henry Amis; Carl Archiniaco; Brian Geiger; Carol Joullion; Becky Haugen; Winnie Porterfiled; Mairanne Trigg, Russanne Solomon; Rex Urice 
Register for this year's Pooch Parade using the link below:
[Register Online Here]


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