Houston Pets Alive’s Dog Fest powered by GoodCharlie on May 14 was the paw-ty to kick off summer! HPA!’s largest event yet, hundreds of people and their pups headed out to Powder Keg to enjoy vendors, food trucks, a Goodest Dog Competition (with 8 amazing winners!), prizes, and more, all while helping support HPA!’s mission to save the lives of at-risk cats and dogs and find them loving homes! HPA! is a local animal rescue that relies on the generosity of Houston’s animal lovers to have the biggest impact in the community possible, and along with GoodCharlie’s support and incredible donation at Dog Fest, over $40,000 was raised to save lives! Plus, four adorable pups found their furever families!

HPA! is not your average rescue. They act as a safety net for municipal shelters/impound facilities and serve at-risk animals by working alongside animal welfare partners to reduce euthanasia, pet homelessness, and animal suffering. They work to empower the community through education, outreach, and accessible care, to share in their vision of a world where every cat and dog has a loving home.The amazing support at Dog Fest proves that when animal lovers come together, they can truly impact communities for the better! Learn more about getting involved by volunteering, fostering, and adopting at houstonpetsalive.org!

Dog Fest also saw HPA!’s new partner, GoodCharlie (a new energy company dedicated to supporting animal rescues), announce the winners of their sweepstakes for a year of free electricity! If you missed out on the special Dog Fest perks, you can still sign up and support life saving, and with code “SAVE” you’ll also get a treat box and $50 off your first month along with all the usual Pack Benefits including 24/7 Video Vet access, $750 Emergency Fund, and round ups for rescues! Help make Texas the best place for a dog to live at goodcharlie.me/hpa!

HPA! plans to host this event annually! Can’t wait until next year? Join in on the fun at HPA!’s next big event, Barktoberfest, this fall! Stay tuned on all the exciting updates by following HPA!’s social media pages!

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