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Things to do with dogs in Houston - July 2017

The summer is heating up... don't forget your water as you hit the town for these fun dog-friendly events in and around the Houston area!

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Things to do with your dog in Houston (July 2017):

  • July 1 - Mutts & Melodies at Green Street downtown.  Enjoy live music while playing with puppies!  Pup Squad Animal Rescue will host pet adoptions.
  • July 7 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour with treats and prizes.
  • July 8 - Picnic for Pets.  Celebrate the grand opening of the Houston Humane Society's new Pavilion.  The event will have BBQ, vendors, silent auction, live music, and games.
  • July 15 - DogPop at Yuppie Dog in the Heights.  Music, food trucks, space for your dog to play, and local businesses for an evening of fun benefiting the Houston Homeless Pet Project.
  • July 15 - League City Dog Park Summer Fun.  A dog of pet adoptions, music, food, splash pools, and more. 
  • July 19-23 - Houston World Series of Dog Shows.  Held indoors at NRG Park, this show has breed judging, obedience, agility racing, frisbee catching, and dog dancing.  Tons of vendors and demonstrations on dog health, training, grooming, and more.

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

Do you have an event to share with your fellow dog-loving Houstonians?  Send me a message, and I'll update the list!


Houston dog-friendly activities for May 2017

Another month, another list of dog-friendly events in and around the Houston area...  May looks like it could be a very full month for your dog's social calendar!

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Things to do with your dog in Houston (May 2017):

  • May 5 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour with treats and prizes.
  • May 6 - BARK for BARC Pet Walk at Rice University.  JoinHouston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers, Jr for a pet walk benefiting City of Houston's BARC animal shelter.
  • May 6 - Katy Dog Derby at the Katy Dog Park.  Fun and pageantry of the Kentucky Derby with games and activities for dogs and their owners.  Benefiting local shelter.
  • May 11-13 - Master the Rituals, A Dog Behavior Seminar at Kriser's in the Heights.  This seminar meets 2 hours for 3 days to discuss dog communication, dog behavior, and pack dynamics.
  • May 13 - Puppies for Breakfast at Market Square Park downtown.  A fun dog festival featuring food trucks, fun, and vendors, benefiting The Animal Justice League Rescue in Houston.
  • May 13-14 - Houston Pet Expo at NRG Center.  Large event with pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, obedience training demos, talent and costume contests, prizes, and more.
  • May 20 - Walk to Cure Arthritis along Buffalo Bayou Trail.  Family-friendly and dog-friendly, this event offers local food and beer, a kids activity zone, dog zone, and prizes.

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

Do you have an event to share with your fellow dog-loving Houstonians?  Send me a message, and I'll update the list!


Lola - Houston Fall Pet Photography

Pumpkin spice. 

It's September in Houston, and pumpkin spice is the only indication that fall is almost here.  Because the leaves sure as heck aren't changing color anytime soon!  With temperatures still in the high 80s, I order my ICED pumpkin spice drink and dream that one day soon I'll get to wear my riding boots and a scarf. 

Speaking of leaves changing colors, last September I was out location scouting and found this beautiful spot in downtown Houston where the leaves had created a lovely orange and yellow blanket on the sidewalk.  I was thrilled!

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Fast forward one week later, I showed up to the same location, getting ready for my photo session with Lola, and heard a terrible noise: the steady hum of gas-powered lawn equipment.  Sure enough, I ran over to that once-gorgeous-staircase-covered-in-beautiful-fall-color and to my horror, saw the groundskeeper blowing off the very last of my coveted leaves.  Noooooo!

Colorful fall leaves or not, Lola rocked her session and had a great time on her playdate in downtown Houston.  And I did find a very small spattering of leaves:

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My fall schedule is filling up!  If you want to schedule a photo session before the holidays, get in touch soon!