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Things to do in Houston with your dog - April 2016

Ahhh, springtime in Houston... the weather is still nice and perfect for being out and about with your dog! 

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

  • April 2:  Doggy Party on the Plaza at City Centre.  Includes a pet parade, costume contest, special kid area, rescue groups, and over 70 vendors!
  • April 3: Pints for Pets Fundraiser and Adoptions at Clancy's Pub in Richmond.  Enjoy a beer and help support Fort Bend County Animal Services.
  • April 9: Barks, Buds, and Suds in Midtown.  Why should humans have all the fun?  This pup crawl is dedicated to dogs and benefits the Houston Humane Society.
  • April 9-10: Houston Pet Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center.  This is a huge event with tons of exhibitors, rescue groups and adoptions, live entertainment, and demonstrations.
  • April 16: Shaggy Dog Rescue 5k at Stude Park in the Heights.  A 5k run for the runners, and a one-mile fun run for the pups, followed by post-race party with live music, food, and craft beerto benefit Shaggy Dog Rescue.
  • April 16: Canine Carnival in Sienna Plantation in Missouri City.  Features the Houston Disc Dogs, Dock Dogs, food, drink, and carnival rides and games.
  • April 16: Derby Dog Dash at Sam Houston Race Park.  Family and dog friendly event - small dogs will race between the horse races. 
  • April 16: Fort Bend Cares Doggone Fun Run in Sugarland.  Three options for all fitness levels: 5k competitive run, a 5k fun run with dogs, and a 1 mile run/walk with dogs.  Benefits Fort Bend Pets Alive.
  • April 17: Dachshund Rescue of Houston's Spring Fling in Tomball.  Includes plenty of dachshunds, races, silent auction, and shopping, benefiting Dachshund Rescue of Houston.
  • April 22: Midtown Houston's Yappy Hour in Bagby Park.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour features treats, contests, and prizes. 
  • April 24: Dream Dachs Paw Crawl at Karbach Brewing Co.  Beer sampling, food trucks, and a relaxing afternoon chilling with your pup!
  • April 27: K-9 Angels Rescue Spring Fling at Cottonwood in Garden Oaks.  Spring event to raise money for K-9 Angels Rescue group. 
  • April 30: Bark for BARC Pet Walk at Rice University.  Raising awareness and funds to help complete BARC's new adoption center.
  • April 30: Galveston Island Bark in the Park Dog Show in Galveston.  Family friendly dog show benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society.

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!