Ocean City, NJ hosts a shore season kick-off event called the Doo Dah Parade. Tri-State's portion of the parade, called BoardWaddle, is by far their biggest brigade. The BoardWaddle is a walk-a-thon for homeless basset hounds. Waddlers collect pledges from everyone they know (friends, relatives, doctors, well... everyone!) to help the homeless hounds of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and lower New York. The resort town of Ocean City, NJ, is the perfect backdrop for this event as the hounds stroll through the streets and up the boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean! After the Waddle, all are welcome to join us for our picnic on the practice field behind the Civic Center on 6th street. The picnic features an Arts and Crafts show, food vendors, rescue groups and area shelters, as well as Tri-State's merchandise tent. Awards are presented to the top 10 pledge-getters, and basset hounds compete in games such as best trick, best costume, best float, and the basset look- alike contest.