Greendog was a line of children's clothing by Macy's. It was founded in 2000, but was phased out in the mid-late 2000s. The mascot of the clothing line was a white dog with a green ring around his right eye, named Green Dog.
History with the Macy's Parade
To help promote the clothing line, Macy's sponsored a Green Dog falloon to appear in the Parade for the first parade in the new millennium. The base of the float was recycled from the previous year's Pets.com falloon, and a simple Green Dog cold-air inflatable stood on top. This version of the float would only appear in the 2000 Parade. However, the float was expanded on the following year in 2001, such as an over-sized doghouse, bouncy ball, and food dish, in which the celebrities/performers appeared in, with the base of the float being expanded. The float made appearances until 2004 when it was retired. The float will most likely never return, as the Green Dog clothing line was discontinued in the mid-late 2000s. Although the falloon is retired, the float escort costumes were still used in the Macy's Holiday Parade in Seattle until the parade ended in 2019.
After a leap of absence from the 2005 Parade, Green Dog would make its return to the Parade in 2006, with a brand-new float titled "Starship Discovery". The float features a state-of-the-art headquarters where kids are making fascinating, fun discoveries in science and space exploration. Additionally, the float houses an interactive giant telescope, solar system, space mission controls, and an in-house science lab. The float would make repeat appearances in 2007 and 2008, when it was retired, bringing an end to Greendog's history with the Parade.
Below, you will find a list of every performer/celebrity that has performed/appeared on the float.
- 2001 - LMNT; performed "Juliet"
- 2002 - Mario; performed "Just a Friend"
- 2003 - Stacie Orrico; performed "More to Life"
- 2004 - Hayley Westenra; performed "Beat of your Heart"
- 2006 - The Jonas Brothers; performed "Year 3000"
- 2007 - Corbin Bleu; performed "This Christmastime"
- 2008 - David Archuleta; performed "Crush"