El Rey Fido

The 2024 El Rey Fido competition is now closed.
Stay tuned for the start of the 2025 campaign!

2024 El Rey Fido & the Royal Court

Bou, El Rey Fido XXII
Gixzr, Princess of the Food Bowl
Tootie, Duchess of the Chew Toy
Mushu, Duke of the Fire Hydrant
Thunder, Knight of the Royal Court

Click here for photos from the 2024 El Rey Fido Coronation!

About El Rey Fido

Do you have what it takes to wear the crown? The El Rey Fido fundraiser competition has started, join today (2024 competition is now over) and become fiesta royalty!

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 XXII? 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 20, 2024 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!

El Rey Fido Contestants

Donate toward this year’s fundraising participants and help them become El Rey Fido XXII!

This list updates as participants sign up.

Our Sponsors

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Become a Sponsor

As an El Rey Fido (ERF) Coronation sponsor, you will be among an exclusive group of organizations that are committed to helping the San Antonio Humane Society’s continued mission to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in our community.

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