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July 31, 2014

National Mutt Day

If you can’t decide between a Shepherd, a Setter, or a Poodle, get them all… Adopt a mutt!

Save 10% off toys & treats!

Start: July 31, 2014
End: July 31, 2014
Venue: Funny Fur
Phone: 713-239-0133
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3268 Westheimer RD, Houston, TX, United States, 77098

August 2, 2014

Splash and Dash Cypress

Lakeland Community Center off Park Rd. & Fry in the Bridgeland Community. The event will start of the dock that extends into Lake Bridgeland (big front lake). Parking will be at Cypress-Ranch High School off Fry (across the street). All those that do not pickup their packet ahead of time must checkin early (before race start) at the big white tent in Festival Park, across from swim exit.


Dogs and masters will jump from a dock that extends about 50 feet out into Lake Bridgeland. The lake is anywhere from 4-8 feet deep throughout. From the entry point at the end of the dock dogs and humans will have about 75-meters to an orange buoy located towards the middle of the lake. Once teams swim around the orange buoy (keeping it on their right) they swim straight into shore about 125-meters further.

We will have kayaks and lifeguards in the water to assist those in need of help or rest. Medical will be on the shore. Those dogs that do not complete, or even start the swim, will be permitted to do the run portion of the event but masters will first be asked to turn in their team’s timing chip.


RUN1-Mile RunAll dogs must be leashed for the entire run. The run is 1-mile and has a hydration station (water, Gatorade, ice) around the 1/2-mile mark. The run is a scenic beautiful run around lake Bridgeland before crossing the finish line and relaxing at post race with food, drink, music and friends.

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Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
Venue: Bridgeland
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16919 N Bridgeland Lake Pkwy, Cypress, United States, 77433

August 23, 2014

Club Spayed Casino Night

Come to Club Spayed Casino Night, benefiting SNAP US.

Many are coming together in support of the animals! Join us for this grand event and take advantage of the early bird special price tickets: $55 for first guest, $50/guest thereafter. Tickets will be $65/guest at the door. Get yours and one for your guest. Purchase tickets and read more.


Enter a drawing to win 2 tickets for Tuesday, August 26 Houston Astros vs OAK 7pm game when you purchase early!


LasVegasSign Stars for Donation Form Club Spayed Casino Night

Start: August 23, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Venue: Club Spayed
7155 Old Katy Rd, Houston, TX, United States, 77024

August 30, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event and Raffle!

31 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event and Raffle!

  • What: Dog Days of Summer Pet Adoption Event. We’ll have great raffles, fine refreshments, and plenty of waggin’ tails to adopt.
    For grand prizes raffle item, we’re offering a Weber Performance Grill and dog kennel. For every $10 donation you give, you’ll receive one ticket. Donate with the link above or buy your tickets the day of the event. When you donate to Operation Pets Alive! please tell them if you do not wish to participate in the raffle. If you are not present at our event, Operation Pets Alive! will contact you.
  • When: Saturday, August 30, from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Raffles starting at 1 P.M.
  • Where: Lone Star ACE Hardware, 2111 Rayford Rd. Spring, TX 77386.
Start: August 30, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Lone Star ACE Hardware
2111 Rayford Rd., Spring, TX, United States, 77386

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 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).
Hotel 1 Website
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.
Hotel 2 Website
Hotel 3
Hotel 3 Info
Hotel 3 Website
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: November 28, 2014
Venue: Discovery Green
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Houston, United States

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 9, 2014

TTouch/SANE Solutions for Challenging Dog Behavior Seminar @ The Pet Palace

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Start: October 9, 2014
End: October 9, 2014
Venue: The Pet Palace
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14300 Gulfstream Park, Webster, TX, United States, 77598
Cost: $160-$280

October 11, 2014

TTouch/SANE Solutions for Challenging Dog Behavior Seminar @ The Pet Palace

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Start: October 11, 2014
End: October 11, 2014
Venue: The Pet Palace
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14300 Gulfstream Park, Webster, TX, United States, 77598
Cost: $160-$280
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