PUPTOWN DOG EVENTS MARCH TAKE A HOMELESS DOG ON A HIKE Homeless dogs need socializing and exercise too! Join the Friends of Cleburne State Park and Cleburne Animal Shelter to help give the shelter dogs and puppies some time outside, provide positive experiences with people and hopefully get adopted. Donations for the shelter will be accepted in lieu of entrance fees. Examples: dog food, blankets, toys, leashes, etc. For more information visit facebook.com/events/820205238317457. Sat. March 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cleburne State Park, 5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne.
20TH ANNUAL MIGHTY TEXAS DOG WALK
The Mighty Texas Dog Walk is Service Dogs, Inc.'s largest fundraiser of the year to help SDI continue to provide Service Dogs and training free of charge. Enjoy food and music to celebrate the 20th annual event, High School Reunion and Service Dogs, Inc. For more information, visit classy.org/event/mighty-texas-dog-walk.
Sat. April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenville SportsPark, Leo Hackney Blvd., Greenville.
Sat. March 23 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 12TH ANNUAL WIENER DOG RACES The 12th annual wiener dog races will be held in between the live thoroughbred racing! Register online at shrp.com/ events/detail/live-thoroughbred-racing-65.
DOG RODEO This FREE event is great for all ages. Bring your dog on a leash for some canine capers, contests and costume walk. Activities include dog training tips, agility trials and a small dog race. Registration is at 10 a.m., competitions begin at 10:30 and awards at 11:45. For more informaiton, visit parksonline.nbtexas.org. Sat. March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fischer Park, 1935 Hilltop Summit Road, New Branfels. SERVICE DOG, DEMONSTRATION
Sat. March 30 from 7-10 p.m. at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston. DOG-FRIENDLY MOVIE MATINEE Bring your canine best friend to watch a PG-13 movie on the big screen about man's first best friend. Movie synopsis: In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
A full day of traditional country music and dancing, barbecue cook off, horse clinics, songwriter showcase and more. Learn dog training techniques from Service Dogs, Inc., which Service Dogs, Inc. transforms dogs abandoned to animal shelters or otherwise in need of homes into lifelines for people living with hearing loss or mobility challenges. Sat. March 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas, POB 763, La Grange. PET PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST
Sun. March 31 from 2-4 p.m. at Pflugerville Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville.
APRIL 8TH ANNUAL APRIL SHOWERS DOG WASH AND FAMILY DAY The main attraction of this FREE event is a dog-washing station, but there will be plenty of pet-friendly vendors, free nail clipping and ear cleanings, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. For humans, there will be beer and food specials, a photo booth, bounce house, and other entertainment.
Homemade dog treats will be available, while their owners enjoy complimentary refreshments. The Humane Society will also be on-hand in case you'd like to adopt a pet yourself! It's going to be a memorable afternoon of fun and laughter for pet lovers.
Sun. April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Friends of the Phoenix, 1915 Westheimer, Houston.
Thurs. March 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. at HarborChase of Southlake, 700 E. SH 114, Southlake.
This family-friendly event includes a timed 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk, games, vendors, food, pet costume contest, pet talent show, weenie dog races, and more. Register online
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8TH ANNUAL HOT DIGGITY DOG JOG FOR PET CANCER
CRITICAL BARK: SOCIAL DOG WALK Dress your dog and yourself up, wear costumes, bring music, whatever you want! Join Heroly on their monthly 45-minute walk with their pups starting at 8th Wonder Brewery, going through downtown Houston and ending at Truck Yard. Sun. April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas St, Houston.
MAY WAGS & WINE Living Love Animal Rescue Marble Falls will be at the winery with adoptable dogs and information about the organization, as well as ways attendees can help their cause. Patrons will be able to help simply by drinking wine because a portion of the day?s sales will be donated to the rescue. Come to meet sweet dogs and donate to a local organization, all while drinking award-winning Texas wine! Sat. May 4 from 1-6 p.m. at Torr Na Lochs, 7055 W. SH 29, Burnet. 2019 DALLAS PET EXPO Four-legged friends can receive "spa treatments" from local groomers, sample delicious treats, and try on the latest in furry fashions, all while their humans enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations. For more information, visit petexpos.ticketleap.com/dallas-pet-expo2019. Sat. May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. DOG BOWL AT THE COTTON BOWL Friends of Fair Park hosts Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl. Spoil your four-legged fur ball with an afternoon of doggy delights inside Fair Park?s Cotton Bowl Stadium. Dallas? most historic football field transforms into a super-sized dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed! This event is FREE to attend. Sun. May 5 from 1-5 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl, 3750 The Midway, Dallas.