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Things to do in Houston with your dog - February 2018

Already a month into 2018, and I can already tell this year is going to fly by!  I don't know about you, but my calendar is filling up quickly - if you're looking for something fun to do with your dog this month, I've got a few ideas:

samoyed puppy with owner in warm coat

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

  • February 3 - Meadowlake's Puppy Bowl.  Teams of puppies will compete for touchdowns and fans can watch on Meadowlake's Facebook and Instagram feeds.  Everyone wins!
  • February 3 - Champagne and Yoga in the Heights.  Dog-friendly yoga class followed by champagne social, benefiting Animal Justice League.
  • February 10 - 2nd Annual PuppyUp Walk in The Woodlands.  A fun walk with your dog, vendors, music, silent auction, and refreshments all to raise money for cancer research both human and canine.
  • February 10 - 5th Annual Best Friends Brunch at Hotel Zaza.  A charity masquerade brunch, pet fashion show, and silent auction benefiting aniMeals on Wheels.
  • February 11 - 20th Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade in Galveston.  Dress your dog in Mardi Gras attire and parade through historic downtown Galveston, benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society.
  • February 17 - BYOD Houston Dogs & Roses.  Private indoor bring-your-dog Valentine's tea party, benefiting Friends For Life.
  • February 17 - BarkHappy Houston Valentine Pooch Pawty.  Family- and dog-friendly party with lots of games and goodies, benefiting Adore Houston.
  • February 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!
  • February 23 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  A doggie playdate happy hour with treats, contests, and prizes!
  • February 24 - Portraits For Life fundraiser by yours truly.  This one-day pet portrait event will be held at an indoor studio, benefiting Friends For Life animal shelter.

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!


Things to do with your dog in Houston - January 2018

Happy New Year!

And brrrrr!  Goodness it is cold outside this morning.  My dogs usually linger in the backyard, but they took care of business and were back inside under the covers in record time. 

What better way to ring in the new year than a fun dog-friendly party?  There are a few this month... enjoy!

bull terrier in midtown houston

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

  • January 6 - BYOD Unleashed Pawty at Sharespace Studio.  Enjoy music, food, drinks, red carpet, and raffle prizes with your dog at this indoor venue to celebrate the launch of Houston's newest community for dog lovers, benefiting Houston PetSet.
  • January 6 - Mutts Movement Benefit at 2929 Weslayan outdoor terrace.  Cocktails, light bites, and raffle prizes supporting K-9 Angels Rescue.
  • January 17 - Yappy Hour at Midtown Park.  Check out this newly-opened park in Midtown with a dog park!  Treats, prizes, doga (dog yoga), and more!
  • January 20 - BarkHappy Houston New Year Pawty at Under the Radar Brewery.  Bring your dog and relax on the outdoor patio.  Games, freebies, and more benefiting Adore Houston.
  • January 26 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  After you recover from your turkey coma, join your neighbors at a doggie playdate happy hour.  Treats, contests, 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!


Things to do with your dog in Houston - November 2017

First things first:  Go 'Stros!!

What an exciting World Series!  And I love how Houston is coming together to celebrate this big win!  I didn't go to any of the playoff or WS games, but instead, I curled up on the couch with the puppies to watch the Astros each night.

Now... let's talk about what else is happening around Houston this month...  and get ready, this weekend looks like a lot of fun!

couple walking with big dogs on forest path in fall

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

  • November 4 - Bark in the Park in Conroe.  Explore the great outdoors through Grand Central Park's community trails with a fun after-party, benefiting Operation Pets Alive!
  • November 4 - The Bonfire Texas festival Gone to the Dogs! at the Blisswood Bed & Breakfast in Cat Spring.  Good ol' country fun: live music and dancing, BBQ, hay rides, bonfire, and s'mores!  Benefiting All Border Collie Rescue and Fosters of Blisswood.
  • November 4 - DogPop at Steel City Pops & Birds Barbershop in the Heights.  Bring your dog to this fun outdoor pop-up market featuring music, vendors, and food trucks.
  • November 5 - Doggies Who Brunch at Around the Corner.  Brunch with your pampered pooch and meet new dog-loving friends.  Benefiting Friends For Life animal shelter.
  • November 15 - Yappy Hour at Midtown Park.  Check out this newly-opened park in Midtown with a dog park!  Treats, prizes, doga (dog yoga), and more!
  • November 18 - Celebrity Paws Gala 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Get dressed up and join CAP for a night of fun to celebrate Honorees and benefit Houston's homeless pets.
  • November 24 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  After you recover from your turkey coma, join your neighbors at a doggie playdate happy hour.  Treats, contests, and prizes!
  • November 24 - Home for the Pawlidayz adoption event at CAP.  Zappos is sponsoring all adoption fees at CAP animal shelter for the three-day weekend.  Give thanks and consider adopting a new member into your family.

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 - 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:

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


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!

french bulldog with one floppy ear

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 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:

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