Tails and Trails is a unique, community oriented event beneting
Montgomery County Animal Society. Located just o Highway
242, Montgomery County Animal Shelter is in the heart of The
Woodlands, although many residents are unaware of it. We aim to
The event will be held on June 7, 2014 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at
Rob Flemming Park in the village of Creekside Park in The Woodlands.
The park features a craftsman-style pavilion, a park and a
bluebonnet eld. The large green space will provide plenty of
room to showcase vendors, dogs for adoption, educational booths,
activities for children, musical entertainment, and food vendors.
There will be both a rae and a silent auction for people to
participate in as well.
The park is surrounded by a paved walking path that will allow
potential adopters to take the dogs for a stroll around the beautiful
park to allow for bonding time and to see if they are a good t for
their family. The idea of the event is for potential adopters to be
able to “check out” a dog and take them for a walk around the
designated walking route. This will allow people to more
accurately decide if a dog is just right for them. Having the dogs
out to walk will also be benecial to the animals as many shelter
dogs can go days without being let outside for a walk. In addition
to the animal adoptions and walking, we plan to focus on educating
the public about the shelter, the importance of spay/neuter
programs and low cost spay/neuter options available in Montgomery
The Pet Pals youth volunteer group will also have an interactive
area that will draw kids in and get them excited about becoming
involved with volunteering for the shelter. Local businesses and
media outlets will be showcased in spaces circling all the way
around the park. There will be a stage where we will have live
music from several local bands throughout the day. Due to the
location of the event, right in the middle of all of the recreational
areas that service the village of Creekside Park and other neighboring
villages of The Woodlands (Rob Flemming Park, The George
Mitchell Preserve and walking trails, YMCA, and the incredibly
popular Rob Flemming Aquatic Center) we expect a very strong
turnout, which would provide wonderful exposure for your
business and a chance to win over new and loyal consumers.
This area of The Woodlands is experiencing a huge boom in new
home sales thanks in part to its close proximity to the new Exxon
campus. Also under construction in The Woodlands is the new
Hughes Landing development which will contain oce, retail,
restaurant and living spaces alongside a brand new Whole Foods
grocery store. Being a part of this event would give your business
an opportunity to reach all of these new home owners and
consumers directly, while at the same time giving back to the
Montgomery County Animal shelter currently takes in up to
100+ animals per day. In 2013 Montgomery County Animal
Shelter took in well over 24,000 animals! Many dogs wait for
months and months in the shelter for someone to adopt them.
Sadly, many animals don’t make it out at all. Through no fault
of their own these poor animals never get to know a warm bed
or a loving home.
The plight of homeless animals is currently an invisible problem.
Most people are unaware that so many animals, some loving
family pets turned in to the shelter by owners who can no longer
care for them, are ending up in the county shelter, waiting
patiently for someone to take them home and love them. The
shelter is so full that some days many dogs don’t even get the
chance to get out of their kennel for even a short walk. There is a
booming stray animal problem in Montgomery County and the
general public has no idea about it or how they can help stop it.