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September 20, 2014

FEE WAIVED Black Cats and Dogs at CAP

“Me and My Shadow” Adoption Event
September 20-21
All black cats and dogs at Citizens for Animal Protetion are fee waived by West Houston Subaru
Start: September 20, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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September 20, 2014

Strut Your Mutt Houston 2014

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Strut Your Mutt 2013 Starting Line

Thanks to you, last year’s strut resulted in a lot of wagging tails and money raised!  Throw on some comfy shoes, leash up your dog, and join us, once again, for Best Friends Animal Society’s 2nd Annual Strut Your Mutt in Houston. 

Who: Anyone who wants to walk the walk – nay, strut their stuff! – for homeless pets in Houston or around the nation

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk and fun run with your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more

Where: TC Jester Park, 4201 W T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77018

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All®

And this isn’t just a fund raiser.   At Strut Your Mutt, dogs and their families share a leisurely walk and fun run, followed by a festival for all things dog.  Doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests and post-run pet massages all contribute to this fantastic event geared to raise awareness and funds for homeless pets. Don’t want to be out in the Houston heat, or can’t make the event on Sept. 20th?  Please consider being a virtual participant.  You can do that from you couch;)  But please sign up in May if possible. Sign up to be part of our group (MSRH) and you can Strut with us or even do some fundraising your self if you like.    If you want to join our group (no matter what kind of dog you have) please sign up to join MSRH  in the Strut your Mutt Houston 2014.   You can bring your doggies and enjoy the festivities of the day as well as the Strut your Mutt. There will be Costume contests, Pet/Owner look alike contests, all kinds of fun things to do.  So join us.   For the month of May your fee to join is $25 and that also can be your donation!!  After May, the registration fee goes up to $30. Miniature Schnauzer Rescue will be Strutting our Mutts and we would love for you to join our team or support us.  You do not have to own/foster a schnauzer, or even a dog.  Anyone can join or donate.    Anyone who donates money will get a letter from MSRH, a non-profit, all volunteer organization as your donations are tax deductible.

Start: September 20, 2014 7:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: TC Jester Park
4201 T C Jester Blvd., Houston, TX, United States, 77018

September 20, 2014

Mutts Meows and Margaritas @ Nouveau Antique Art Bar

Leslie Alexander and The Houston Rockets Present
Mutts, Meows and Margaritas 2014
7th Annual Friends of BARC Silent and Live Auction

All Proceeds benefit our continued support of the dogs and cats at BARC waiting for forever homes.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
6:30 – 10:30pm
Nouveau Antique Art Bar
2913 Main St., Houston TX 77002

  • “Lite” bites will be served from 7 until 9pm
  • Cash Bar
  • Photo booth



We are located just around the corner from The REEF Restaurant and near Crave Sushi on Main St. just across the lite rail line.

From Midtown – Take McGowen to Fannin. Turn R on Fannin. Go 3 blocks and turn R on Tuam. Arrive at 2913 Main.

From Galleria/Southwest – Take 59 towards downtown. Exit Main St. Take L at the light. Travel ~1 mile and arrive at 2913 Main on the R.

 From North – Take I-45 South and exit at Dallas/Pierce. Stay L on Pierce until you reach Fannin. Turn R on Fannin. Turn R on Tuam. Arrive at 2913 Main.

Start: September 20, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Nouveau AntiqueArt Bar
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2913 Main St., Houston, TX, United States, 77002

September 25, 2014

Yappy Hour

Get ready for a dog-gone good time with your favorite pooch and the Bayou Buddies during Yappy Hour, a young professionals happy hour at Sabine Promenade.

Start: September 25, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Sabine Promenade
Phone: 713-752-0314
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150 Sabine St, Houston, TX, United States, 77002
Cost: 20

September 26, 2014

Dock Dogs @ Discovery Green

South Central Reg Championship

Houston, TX
Hosted by: DockDogs WorldWide  |  DockDogs Regionals

Event Details

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Event Format
Outdoor Big Air®, Extreme Vertical & Speed Retrieve™ & Iron Dog™ Rankings.
Online Pre-Registration Closes
September 22, 2014 11:45 am EST
Pre-Registration Entry Fees
$35.00 / team per Big Air Round, Speed Retrieve Round, or Extreme Vertical Round. $35.00 per team for Iron Dog Event Rankings.
Youth Handler Big Air Rounds $20.00.
In order to register for Round 2 competitions, a team must be registered in the corresponding Round 1 competition.To participate in this 2014 DockDogs Regional Championships event, teams must have an active 2014 DockDogs Worldwide Membership in addition to having had participated in either one (1) National or Club event in 2013 or 2014.
In order to participate in Big Air, a team must be TITLED in Big Air.
In order to participate in Extreme Vertical, a team must be TITLED in Extreme Vertical.
In order to participate in Speed Retrieve, a team must be TITLED in Speed Retrieve.
In order to participate in Iron Dog, a team must be registered to compete in each of the 3 disciplines at this event (Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve).
NOTE: A team’s National title will determine which division they will participate in; in the absence of a National title only then will a team’s Club title be used. Prior to the event all teams registered to compete will be cross referenced and potentially reassigned to their competition divisions based on the highest of: current National title (or Club if no National), or current Worldwide ranking within the Discipline.Unique to the Regional Championships, you have the opportunity to One Up to a higher division. As long as you are registered to compete within your titled division, you can also register for a Big Air or Speed Retrieve qualifying round one (1) level above your titled Division ($35.00 per team per round).

Event Schedule

Thursday September 25, 2014
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Mandatory Check In & Open Dock Practice at Discovery Green Park

Friday September 26, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Mandatory Handler’s Meeting – 8:00 – 8:30 am
  • Big Air Novice Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Junior Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Senior Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Master Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Elite Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Super Elite Qualifying Round 1
  • Big Air Lap Dog Qualifying Round
  • Big Air Veteran Dog Qualifying Round
  • Speed Retrieve Express Qualifying Round 1
  • Speed Retrieve Turbo Qualifying Round 1
  • Speed Retrieve Sonic Qualifying Round 1
  • Extreme Vertical Cadet Qualifying Round 1
  • Extreme Vertical Top Gun Qualifying Round 1
  • Extreme Vertical High Flyer Qualifying Round 1
  • Friday Night Social - 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday September 27, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Big Air Novice Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Junior Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Senior Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Master Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Elite Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Super Elite Qualifying Round 2
  • Big Air Legend Dog Qualifying Round
  • Big Air Youth Handler Qualifying Round
  • Speed Retrieve Express Qualifying Round 2
  • Speed Retrieve Turbo Qualifying Round 2
  • Speed Retrieve Sonic Qualifying Round 2
  • Extreme Vertical Cadet Qualifying Round 2
  • Extreme Vertical Top Gun Qualifying Round 2
  • Extreme Vertical High Flyer Qualifying Round 2
Sunday September 28, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Big Air Specialty Class Finals: Lap Dog, Legend Dog, Veteran Dog, Youth Handler
  • Big Air Finals: Novice, Junior, Senior, Master, Elite, Super Elite
  • Speed Retrieve Finals: Express, Turbo, Sonic
  • Extreme Vertical Finals: Cadet, Top Gun, High Flyer

Venue Information

Event Contact:
Event Contact E-mail:
Office Phone: 330.241.4975
Hotel 1 La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria
Hotel 1 Info 1625 West Loop South, Houston, TX. (713) 355-3440 or 1-800-642-4239 (Option 1). Ask for DockDogs rate. $85 per night + tax for standard room (2 beds).
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Hotel 2 Drury Inn & Suites
Hotel 2 Info 1615 W Loop South, Houston, TX. $124.95 per night + tax. $10 pet fee per day. To book call 1-800-325-0720 and use group code 2211266.
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Hotel 3
Hotel 3 Info
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Venue Directions:
Event Address: Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX
Event Location: Houston, TX
Event Zip: 77010
Country: US
Club E-mail:
Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
Venue: Discovery Green
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September 27, 2014

Blessing of the Animals in Conroe

A Blessing of the Animals Service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Conroe at 10:00 am. All critters and their people are invited to attend this free of charge event.

Start: September 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 12:00 pm
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September 27, 2014

Blessing of the Animals in Conroe

On Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 am, First United Methodist Church of Conroe (Hwy. 105 W. just a few miles west of Loop 336) will be hosting a Blessing of the Animals Service in the back church parking lot. The entire community is invited to this free of charge event where every animal in attendance will receive his/her own special, individual blessing. The Methodist Book of Worship contains this brief service which exemplifies how we should all love, care and be concerned for all of God’s creatures. This will be the seventh year that FUMC has hosted this service and we are looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people in our area who consider his or her pet to be a member of the family. Even if you don’t have a pet, please come on over any way and enjoy this special service that reminds us that people have a responsibility of stewardship for ALL of God’s creation, which includes animals that exist in the wild as well as our companion animals. Joining us that morning will be representatives from SPCA PETS SNAP of Montgomery County. Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary and Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Thanks to Conroe Mayor Webb Melder, September 27th will be proclaimed “Bless the Animals Day” for the City of Conroe! So pets, bring your people and come on down! For more information please contact FUMC of Conroe at 936 756 3395.

Start: September 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 11:00 am
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October 1, 2014

Tootsies Hosts Book Signing: Cat Lady Chic

Cocktail Party and Pet Adoption Benefits PetSet And Friends For Life

WHO: Tootsies, Houston’s home for the foremost luxurious shopping experience.

PetSet, an umbrella organization for animal rescue groups.

Friends For Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them.

Diane Lovejoy, author of Cat Lady Chic and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Publications Director.

WHAT: Tootsies will host a cocktail party and book signing for the Houston launch of Diane Lovejoy’s new book, Cat Lady Chic. The term “cat lady” evokes the image of an unfashionable, unkempt woman hoarding multiple cats, but Lovejoy wrote the book as an antidote to this unflattering point of view. She celebrates the “cat lady” with images of some of the most beautiful and accomplished women in modern history with their beloved cats. The volume features a sharp, funny introductory essay on the “cat lady” conundrum.

Models will walk the cat walk wearing “furrocious” fashions, while guests enjoy cocktails and light bites and have the opportunity to meet Lovejoy and purchase a signed book. There will also be copies of the French edition, which includes a preface by Azzedine Alaia, a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful in the 1980s.

A percentage of the book and merchandise sales will benefit animal rescue groups through PetSet. The Friends For Life mobile adoption van will be located outside the store that afternoon and during the event so attendees can adopt a cat! For more information on the book, visit the Facebook page.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1
6-8pm – Cocktail party and book signing
4-8pm – Friends for Life mobile adoption van outside of Tootsies

WHERE: Tootsies
2601 Westheimer at Kirby
Houston, TX 77098

WHAT ELSE:  Tootsies, Houston’s foremost luxurious shopping experience and place to find the best-kept secrets, is located at 2601 Westheimer at Kirby. One of the pioneers in specialty store retailing, Tootsies took Texas by storm more than 30 years ago and continues to do so today with an exclusive emporium of the most elite European and American designers, accessories and shoes. Tootsies is widely recognized as one of the finest and most elegant specialty stores in the country. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm. and Sunday from Noon-5pm. For more information, call 713-629-9990 or visit

Houston PetSet, an umbrella organization dedicated to making a difference by providing grants to animal welfare-related nonprofits in the Greater Houston area. Houston PetSet is a not-for-profit organization and is established as a permanent organization in Texas seeking to enrich the local community through animal-friendly activities and events.

Friends For Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, provides programs such as rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, human education, and animal food/supply support. Friends For Life is a non-profit made up of people of all backgrounds and professions including veterinarians, lawyers, business people, architects, physicians, educators, and trained shelter staff committed to offering Houston a real alternative to shelters that kill homeless animals.

Start: October 1, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Tootsies
2601 Westheimer, Houston, TX, United States, 77098

October 4, 2014

Creekfest in Cypress Creek

Creekfest in Cypress Creek Area, 8am-4pm. Dress your pet to impress for the Dog Costume Contest!

Start: October 4, 2014 12:00 am
End: October 4, 2014 11:00 pm

October 5, 2014

Blessing of the Animals in the Heights @ St. Andrew’s Episcopal

Sunday, Oct. 5th from 4 to 6  pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the Heights
1819 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX  77008

The blessing will begin around 4pm, and we invite everyone to join us for a lawn party with a live band on the front porch of St. Andrew’s house, Deity (hot) dogs, beer, lemonade, etc. There will be a children’s table with fun activities for the kiddos.

ALSO: Please help us support aniMeals on Wheels! Bring dog food/cat food as a donation or a donation made payable to aniMeals on Wheels.

Start: October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 6:00 pm
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