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!
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:
- Visit a dog friendly restaurant in Houston.
- Take a walk along Houston's hike and bike trails.
- Play at a Houston dog park.
Do you have an event to share with your fellow dog-loving Houstonians? Send me a message, and I'll update the list!