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Dog-Friendly Activities in Houston - May 2018

One of the busiest months of the year - Mother's Day, graduation celebrations, a three-day Memorial Day weekend, all signalling the start of summer!  In between all the parties and get-togethers, I wouldn't blame you for just chillaxin' at home.  But if you are looking for something to do with your dog this month, I've got you covered...

small black and white dog standing by large flower pot

Things to do with your dog in Houston (May 2018):

  • May 5 - Cinco de Doggo Fiesta at Axelrad Beer Garden.  Margaritas, maracas, doggy bags, pinata games, raffles and more benefiting Reggie's Friends.
  • May 5 - Chihuahua de Mayo at the Houston Humane Society.  Food truck, family fun, and special adoption rates for chihuahuas and chi-mixes.
  • May 8 - K-9 Angels Spring Fling at Karbach Brewery.  Beer, food trucks, auction, & raffles benefiting K-9 Angels Rescue.
  • May 14 - Dogs & Divas Fashion Show & Lunch in League City.  Fashion and dogs benefiting Bay Area Turning Point.
  • May 16 - Yappy Hour at Midtown Park.  Check out this newly-opened park in Midtown with a dog park!  Treats, prizes, doga (dog yoga), and more!
  • May 19 - Bark for Life of Riverstone in Sugar Land.  Celebrate cancer survivorship, both human and canine, in this non-competitive walk.  Benefiting American Cancer Society.
  • May 26 - Greenawalds Service Fun Run at Bear Creek Pioneers Park.  Family friendly, playground, and mini-zoo, join this fun run to raise money to end Veteran homelessness while saving dogs and training them to support PTSD.

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!


Dog-Friendly Activities in Houston - March 2018

After an unseasonably cold winter, things are starting to warm up!  It's time to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your dog!  I'm loving all the spring flowers popping up around town!

black fluffy happy dog in spring flowers in houston park

Things to do with your dog in Houston (March 2018):

  • March 15 - FFL YPG Yappy Hour at Cactus Cove.  A pre-St. Patrick's Day yappy hour on the dog-friendly patio, benefiting Friends For Life.
  • March 17 - St. Pawtrick's Day Celebration at Brooklyn Athletic Club.  Bring your dog and join BYOD on the patio for games, green drinks, costumes, and door prizes.  Shamrock bingo benefiting Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary.
  • March 17 - Kiss Me I'm a Rescue adoption event with Houston Pets Alive!  Food games, green beads, and green beer!
  • March 17 - Doggie Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Rover Oaks Pet Resort. Benefiting Shaggy Dog Rescue.
  • March 21 - Bluebonnet photo sessions by yours truly.  Back by popular demand!
  • March 21 - Yappy Hour at Midtown Park.  Check out this newly-opened park in Midtown with a dog park!  Treats, prizes, doga (dog yoga), and more!
  • March 23 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  A doggie playdate happy hour with treats, contests, and prizes!
  • March 24 - BarkHappy Houston Spring Pup Crawl at Under the Radar Brewery and Axelrad Beer Garden.  Benefiting Adore Houston. 
  • March 24 - Paws in the Park in Pearland.  Get outside for this fun run, dock diving, demonstrations, pet vendors, and food!
  • March 24 - Wags & Wagers , a casino night benefiting Corridor Rescue.  Gaming, DJ, silent auction, drinks, and catered dinner.
  • March 25 - Bark Mitzvah at Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism.  Enjoy food trucks, pet vendors, music, and giveaways - everyone welcome!
  • March 25 - Abandoned Animal Rescue's Wine Tasting Fundraiser where animal lovers, art lovers, foodies, and beverage connoisseurs come together for a great cause!

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!


After Hurricane Harvey: How to Help Houston's Animals

a city of 6.7 million people

50+ inches of rain in 4 days

record-breaking floods

To say the last several days have been emotionally draining would be a huge understatement.  So many uncertainties between the hurricane path, wind, rain, tornadoes, flooding, power outages, and most of us asking:

WILL IT EVER STOP RAINING?

The amount of devastation in and around Houston is staggering - it's heartbreaking how many people have been displaced from their homes, or worse, lost everything in the floods.  I'm proud of how quickly our city has stepped up to help one another, and sincerely touched by the dedication of the emergency responders and all the volunteers pouring in.

The sun finally came out late Tuesday, and although it will take weeks for the flood waters to recede and months or even years to cleanup, the sun was such a welcome sight.  Rebuilding Houston will not be a sprint, it's a marathon and you can help.


HOW TO HELP


Donate money

Please consider donating to one of the animal shelters and rescue groups local to Houston, and check if your employer offers a matching fund program because your donation could go even farther!  The following list is only a small fraction of the many selfless rescue organizations around Houston who are already hard at work deploying volunteers and supplies where they are needed. 

Donate supplies

Some of the above organizations are also accepting supply donations, such as food, leashes, crates, blankets, etc.  Please check with the individual organization for most-needed items and drop-off location.  As of today, we still do not have mail service, so supply donations will need to be dropped off locally (only if safe to do so).

Open your home

Lastly, consider fostering (or even adopting!) a pet. 

maltese mix

As a Houstonian, it's been astounding to see the outpouring of love and support from people far and wide.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping.


Dog-friendly activities in Houston - August 2017

A relatively quiet month for dog-friendly activities around Houston...  enjoy the break, the A/C, and the pool!

dog with big ears running on beach

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

  • August 3 - Kendra Gives Back Party at the Kendra Scott Jewelry store in City Centre.  Shop for jewelry to benefit Corridor Rescue.
  • August 4 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour with treats and prizes.
  • August 5 - Wine and Dine for Felines (and Doggies too) at the French Quarter Grill.  Enjoy food and drink, silent auction, and door prizes with proceeds benefiting Loving Arms Pet Placement.
  • August 5 - Mutts & Melodies at Green Street downtown.  Enjoy live music while playing with puppies!  Pup Squad Animal Rescue will host pet adoptions.
  • several dates - Vaccine & Microchipping Clinic with VIP PetCare at Loyl's Natural Pet, Pet Supermarket, and Katy Tractor Supply. 

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

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Houston dog-friendly events for October 2016

October and November are hands down my favorite months of the year!  Cooler weather, fall festivals, college football, pumpkins, lazy Sundays, costumes, and trick-or-treating!  Whether or not you dress your dog up for Halloween, get ready because there are a TON of fun dog-related activities happening this month in Houston!

hunting dog in houston park

Things to do with your dog in Houston (October 2016):

  • October 8 - DogPop.  Neue Creative and Modular Dog present a pop-up event at Raven Tower benefiting local dog rescue.  Bring your dog for DOGA (dog yoga), costume contest, local vendors, and food trucks.
  • October 10 - AAR Golf Tournament in Tomball.  Grab your clubs and your golfing buddies and enjoy a day on the course benefiting Abandoned Animal Rescue.
  • October 14 - Divots for Dogs.  Calling all golfers!  Enjoy a 4-person scramble, lunch, dinner, silent auction, and raffles - proceeds benefit Corridor Rescue.
  • October 14 - BARC on Broadway Ball.  Spectacular evening of cocktails, dinner, live & silent auctions, entertainment, and dancing at the Junior League of Houston, with proceeds benefiting the Houston BARC Foundation.
  • October 14-15 - Barkitecture Houston.  Dog-friendly festival in downtown where local designers, architects, and artists build amazing dog houses, which are auctioned off to support Pup Squad Animal Rescue.
  • October 15 - Strut your Mutt dog walk.  Fundraising festival at Stude Park with games, crafts, costume contest, music, food trucks, and vendors, benefiting Best Friends Animal Society.
  • October 15 - Wine Walk Fundraiser at Spring Street Studios benefiting Houston Boxer Rescue.  Wine tasting, silent auction, photo booth, and live music fun.
  • October 16 - Brews, Sparkle, & Pups.  Celebrate Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue's 6th birthday at Irish Cowboy with drinks, food, friends, and raffles.
  • October 18 - Par fore Pets golf tournament at Wildcat Golf Club benefiting the Houston Humane Society.
  • October 19 - Yappy Hour with Grandma Lucy's.  Bring your dog to Krisers in the Heights for a special treat.
  • October 21 - Friends For Life's Written in the Stars Gala.  Enjoy dinner under the stars at the Houston Polo Club with fun activities and live auction.  Proceeds benefit Friends For Life No-Kill Shelter.
  • October 22 - Pugs on the Bayou. Fajita dinner to raise funds for PugHearts rescue.
  • October 23 - Annual Hallowiener put on by Dachshund Rescue of Houston at Rover's Romphouse.
  • October 23 - Barks Buds & Suds pup crawl in Midtown.  Let your dog join in on the pub crawl fun!  Proceeds benefiting the Houston Humane Society.
  • October 26 - K9s4COPS Unleashed.  Gala event with dinner, drinks, silent & live auctions, and rock n' roll music.
  • October 28 - Midtown Houston's Yappy Hour in Bagby Park.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour features treats, contests, and prizes.
  • October 29 - Halloween Mutt Mixer at Kriser's West U location.  Stop in for goodies and prizes for best costumes!
  • October 29 - Bridgeland's 8th Annual Howl-o-ween Fest.
  • October 29 - Carter's Pet Depot Howloween Fest.  Costume contest, ghostly pictures, treats, goodie bags, and more.

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

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Things to do in Houston with dogs - June 2016

Don't let this dog's grumpy face fool you - I promise he was quite happy frolicking on the beach!  Summertime means road trips and swimming and plenty of cold beverages.  Here's a list of dog-friendly and dog-related events in Houston during June.  And because the weather is getting uber-hot, please be careful (safety first for both you and your doggies!!)

bulldog on beach - houston dog photographer

Things to do with your dog in Houston (June 2016):

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!