houston dog events

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:

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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:

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Dog-friendly events in Houston for December 2016

The year is winding down, and with the holidays coming, there are just a small handful of dog-related events happening around Houston this month. 

A quick note:  Many of the rescue groups and shelters around town rely solely on volunteers and donations to make a difference in animals' lives.  We all love a story with a happy ending, but it takes dedication and resources.  In the spirit of the holiday season, please consider donating time, food, supplies, or money to one of these great organizations.

houston pet photography

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

  • December 3 - Jingle Bell Bark and Brew at Kirby Ice House.   Join Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue for their annual fundraising and adoption event.  Silent auction, raffle, brew, and pet photos with Santa!
  • December 3 - iWalk for Animals at Memorial Park picnic loop.  Get your exercise in either the 5K or 1K, and join the fun with demonstrations, live music, and vendors.  Benefits the Houston SPCA.
  • December 3 - Santa Paws at the Houston Humane Society.  Pets and kids can get their picture taken with Santa, donation of a Kong toy or pet food is recommended.
  • December 4 - Paws and Claus at Gleannloch Farms Dog Park.  Family fun with training demonstrations, entertainment by Houston Frisbee Dogs, silent auction, vendors, and more!  Benefiting Gleannloch Farms Pet Committee.

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

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Houston dog-friendly events for September 2016

With the summer behind us, we're all cursing the extra traffic and wishing for cooler weather.  But the good news is that fall brings more dog-friendly events and fundraisers for Houston's pet shelters and rescue groups.  September looks like a fun month with activities from biking to painting to pub trivia.  Get out there and enjoy y'all!

puggle dog in eleanor tinsley park houston texas

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

  • September 9: Fierce & Fabulous Soiree put on by Houston PetSet.  Enjoy a fancy night out at The Astorian for food, cocktails, dancing, and live and silent auctions.  This big event raises funds for many of Houston's local rescue groups.
  • September 10: Pub & Pedal for Pups bike and brew ride around the Heights, benefitting Pup Squad Animal Rescue.  BYO Bike!
  • September 14: CAP 2016 Gala Kick-off.  The actual Gala is not until November, but enjoy sips and lite bites at Tootsies while supporting Citizens for Animal Protection.
  • September 17: Picasso's by Paws.  Bayou City Outdoors presents a fun painting party at where your dog gets to be the artist!  Held at Urban Tails and benefitting Houston SNAP.
  • September 17: Mutts, Meows & Margaritas.  Evening at Mo's for food, drinks, music, silent & live auctions, benefitting BARC.
  • September 21: Geeks Who Drink Puppy Pub Quiz.  Fundraiser at Little J's Bar on Washington benefitting Corridor Rescue.
  • September 23: Midtown Houston's Yappy Hour in Bagby Park.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour features 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!