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El Rey Fido crowned at Fiesta's most adorable event

El Rey Fido Coronation took place Saturday, April 22, at Hops & Hounds.

SAN ANTONIO — A barking good time was had by all who turned out for the 2023 El Rey Fido Coronation Saturday.

This year's festivities took place at Hops & Hounds located at 13838 Jones Maltsberger Road.

El Rey Fido began back in 2002 as a feel-good spin on the already long-established Fiesta Royalty title of a similar name: Rey Feo. 

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But what began as a pun has since evolved into an annual fundraising competition that raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for countless needy dogs and cats at the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS).

Credit: San Antonio Humane Society
From Left to Right: Diego - Duke of the Chew Toy, Scrappy - Prince of the Food Bowl, Flagg - El Rey Fido XXI, Javi - Knight of the Royal Court, Thunder - Duke of the Fire Hydrant

More than $25,000 has already been raised to help animals in our community.

Flagg was crowned El Rey Fido XXI after raising over $7,000 for the Humane Society.

The rest of the 2023 El Rey Fido Royal Court includes:

Diego: Duke of the Chew Toy - $3,500

Scrappy: Prince of the Food Bowl - $6,300 

Javi: Knight of the Royal Court - $2,006 

Thunder: Duke of the Fire Hydrant - $2,126

San Antonio’s top dogs were all dressed in true royal attire including velvet, sequins, and all.

The event supports homeless pets in your community and is a part of over twenty years of SAHS Fiesta tradition.

CLICK HERE to donate toward this year’s fundraising participants and help them become El Rey Fido XXI! This list updates as participants sign up.


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