Our 2022 El Rey Fido fundraising competition is over and our new El Rey Fido XX is Rusty, followed by Zora, Sterling, Chula and Spanky! All of our amazing contestants raised close to $19,000 for our shelter pets! Rusty will get his crown, and they will all get their royal grr-robes at our El Rey Fido Coronation on April 2, 10am, at Hops & Hounds.
From left to right: Chula - Duchess of the Fire Hydrant, Zora - Princess of the Food Bowl, Rusty - El Rey Fido XX, Sterling - Duke of the Chew Toy
Not in the photo: Spanky - Knight of the Royal Court
For ALL of our 2022 El Rey Fido photos - click here (Facebook album).
The 2022 El Rey Fido Competition is over - the 2023 campaign will start in September!
El Rey Fido began in 2002 as a feel-good spin on the already long-established Fiesta Royalty title of a similar name: Rey Feo. 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).
Who will be El Rey Fido XX? The fundraising competition’s top fundraising dog will be bestowed the honor of the crown, with four runner-ups joining the Royal Court (Prince/Princess of the Food Bowl, Duke/Duchess of the Chew Toy, Duke/Duchess of the Fire Hydrant, and Knight/Maiden of the Royal Court).
It all leads to the SAHS’s El Rey Fido Coronation, an official Fiesta® event, on April 2, 2022 where San Antonio’s top dogs have the opportunity to be dressed in true royal attire (velvet, sequins, and all).
Don’t miss your chance to support homeless pets in your community and become a part of twenty years of SAHS Fiesta tradition!
Become a sponsor!
As an El Rey Fido (ERF) Coronation sponsor, you will be among an exclusive group of organizations who are committed to help the San Antonio Humane Society's (SAHS) continued mission to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in our community.
Donate toward this year’s fundraising participants and help them become El Rey Fido XX!
This list updates as participants sign up.