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The 2023 El Rey Fido Coronation is coming up, an official Fiesta event!

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Meet the 2023 El Rey Fido Royal Court! 
From Left to Right: Flagg – El Rey Fido XXI, Scrappy – Prince of the Food Bowl, Diego – Duke of the Chew Toy, Thunder – Duke of the Fire Hydrant, Javi – Knight of the Royal Court

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our El Rey Fido XXI Coronation at Hops & Hounds on Saturday, April 22. See more photos in our Facebook album!

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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 XXI? 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 22, 2023 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 over twenty years of SAHS Fiesta tradition!

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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.


El Rey Fido Contestants

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

Click here to see the total raised.


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About SAHS

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year.

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