Dog Events in Texas

Mark your calendars! There are 24 upcoming events in Texas. Use the links below to get details on each event, print directions, look at pictures, and even read reviews of last year's event. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Texas, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

APR
25

"Yappy Hour" at Rita's on the River

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Rita's on the River was voted one of the top 3 best pet friendly restaurants in the nation! This dog friendly event is held from 6 - 8 pm every Tuesday EXCEPT the first Tuesday of every month. On the first Tuesday, we host a special Yappy Hour that includes live music, great food, a doggy menu, downtown Tuesday free parking, giveaways and more! Admission is free to attend. Mark your calendars for future special Yappy Hours on March 7, 2017 and April 4, 2017!
APR
28

YAPPY HOUR DOG SOCIAL

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Participants will take a walk on the designated walking trail around Vandergriff Park and stop along the way to receive a tasty treat of doggie beer and wine, cheese and other tasty treats at each stand from Bark Out Loud Doggie Boutique and Café. After tasting and walking, participants will gather on the designated area where beer and wine will be available for purchase. Ample food trucks will be on site for a bite to eat and live music will be provided by Hunter and Savannah.
APR
29

Houston Humane Society's 36th Annual K-9 Fun Run & Walk

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Join us for a 1 mile jog/walk & party in the park. This day of food, fun and friends is themed “Remembering Radar,” to pay tribute to KPRC’s weather dog, Radar, who was adopted from the Houston Humane Society. This popular family event attracts 1,000’s of people and pets, who participate in our run, walk, costume contest, enjoy our HHS Alumni Parade and all of the vendor booths set up in Lynn Eusan Park on the beautiful campus of the University of Houston. For more than 50 years, Houston Humane Society has worked tireless to ending cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care. HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, R.A.I.D.E.R. cruelty investigations, and Houston's best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.
APR
29

Bark in the Park - World's Largest Dog Day!

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Bring Fido to this world record-breaking dog event for lots of fun! Canine talent shows, concession stands, and educational demonstrations will come together to make one of Dallas’ favorite family-friendly annual events. This event will also include live music, fun contests, face painting, tons of fun activities for all ages, giveaways and much more! Help break some Guinness World Records at this event! TCAP will be providing low cost shots, microchips and paperwork. You can also find this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/634152220115131/
APR
29 – 30

Dog Agility Show

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For the public: Come watch a live agility dog competition! Show dogs compete to win ribbons and titles at all levels, from beginners to seasoned competitors! It is free to attend and parking is free. There will be a BBQ food truck and vendors. For the agility competitors: USDAA event with Starters, Advanced, and Masters levels titling classes as well as Tournament events. Carol Mount will be our judge.
APR
29

Pints & Puppies

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Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, AND show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies. Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. Currently supporting local dog rescues with events in Austin, Chicago, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and Raleigh. Early Bird Tickets only $10 (Limited Quantity) Pricing – $15 online in advance/$20 at door — includes: - One free drink, Craft Beer Selection - Continued Drink Specials - Unlimited Photo Booth w/ your Pet - Entry into contests and costume competitions (Prizes for winners)
APR
30

Kriser's Pet Party in Austin - Lamar Blvd Location

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Both Austin locations are celebrating happy, healthy pets! Bring Fido to join the fun! Activities include: - Free Nail Trims (Arboretum location only 10-4pm) - Free Pet Photography (N. Lamar location only from 11a-3pm) - Free Raffles - Free Can Lids - Prizes, Gift basked and lots more!
APR
30

Kriser's Pet Party in Austin - Research Blvd Location

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Both Austin locations are celebrating happy, healthy pets! Bring Fido to join the fun! Activities include: - Free Nail Trims (Arboretum location only 10-4pm) - Free Pet Photography (N. Lamar location only from 11a-3pm) - Free Raffles - Free Can Lids - Prizes, Gift basked and lots more!
MAY
5 – 7

Austin TX Dog Walking Academy

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An intensive 3-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.
MAY
7

Pints & Puppies

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Come drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to the pub with Pints & Puppies. Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: Craft Beers, a Social Setting at your favorite watering hole, and Man’s Best Friend. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue.
MAY
7

Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

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Introducing the fourth annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run! Coordinated by volunteer members of the Young Men's Business League of Austin, this downtown race will bring the community together to have fun, promote an active lifestyle, and raise funds for their worthy benefactor. Bring Fido to join in the 5K competition! The winner will be titled the Fastest Dog in Austin and will be awarded a tasty treat!
MAY
7

Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

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Introducing the fourth annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run! Coordinated by volunteer members of the Young Men's Business League of Austin, this downtown race will bring the community together to have fun, promote an active lifestyle, and raise funds for their worthy benefactor – the Austin Sunshine Camps. With both 5K and 10K timed/untimed options, the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run is the perfect race for both casual runners and serious racers! By entering the race, you'll get the official Sunshine Run technical shirt at packet pickup. Competitors listen up – these are certified courses and there are medals and cash prizes for the winners! And let's not forget about the kids and dogs! Kids are welcome to sign up for the 5K or 10K, but if they aren't quite ready, they can run the Kids K. Yes, your dog can join in the 5K competition as well. The winner will be titled the Fastest Dog in Austin and will awarded a tasty treat.
MAY
13 – 14

Houston Pet Expo - Amazing Pet Expos

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The Houston Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
MAY
20 – 21

Dallas Pet Expo - Amazing Pet Expos

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The Dallas Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
JUN
2 – 3

Night Trial, Dog Agility Show

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For the public: Come watch a live agility dog competition! Show dogs compete to win ribbons and titles at all levels, from beginners to seasoned competitors! It is free to attend and parking is free. We will be running at night to beat the heat! For the agility competitors: USDAA event with Starters, Advanced, and Masters levels titling classes as well as Tournament events.
JUL
19

40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Voted “Best Show of the Year” in 2014 by Purina® Pro Plan® and Dogs in Review magazine, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is America’s premier canine extravaganza. Celebrating its 40th year with more than 12,000 entries and 40,000 visitors and participants, it is one of the largest events of its kind. SCHEUDULE: 9am – 3pm Wed, Free Admission & Parking (Wed ONLY); 8am – 7pm Thu-Sun. TICKETS: Times and events vary daily. Tickets range from $5-$20. See http://houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/ for details. PARKING is $12 per day (cash only).
JUL
20

40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Voted “Best Show of the Year” in 2014 by Purina® Pro Plan® and Dogs in Review magazine, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is America’s premier canine extravaganza. Celebrating its 40th year with more than 12,000 entries and 40,000 visitors and participants, it is one of the largest events of its kind. SCHEUDULE: 9am – 3pm Wed, Free Admission & Parking (Wed ONLY); 8am – 7pm Thu-Sun. TICKETS: Times and events vary daily. Tickets range from $5-$20. See http://houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/ for details. PARKING is $12 per day (cash only).
JUL
21

40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Voted “Best Show of the Year” in 2014 by Purina® Pro Plan® and Dogs in Review magazine, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is America’s premier canine extravaganza. Celebrating its 40th year with more than 12,000 entries and 40,000 visitors and participants, it is one of the largest events of its kind. SCHEUDULE: 9am – 3pm Wed, Free Admission & Parking (Wed ONLY); 8am – 7pm Thu-Sun. TICKETS: Times and events vary daily. Tickets range from $5-$20. See http://houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/ for details. PARKING is $12 per day (cash only).
JUL
22

40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Voted “Best Show of the Year” in 2014 by Purina® Pro Plan® and Dogs in Review magazine, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is America’s premier canine extravaganza. Celebrating its 40th year with more than 12,000 entries and 40,000 visitors and participants, it is one of the largest events of its kind. SCHEUDULE: 9am – 3pm Wed, Free Admission & Parking (Wed ONLY); 8am – 7pm Thu-Sun. TICKETS: Times and events vary daily. Tickets range from $5-$20. See http://houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/ for details. PARKING is $12 per day (cash only).
JUL
23

40th Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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Voted “Best Show of the Year” in 2014 by Purina® Pro Plan® and Dogs in Review magazine, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is America’s premier canine extravaganza. Celebrating its 40th year with more than 12,000 entries and 40,000 visitors and participants, it is one of the largest events of its kind. SCHEUDULE: 9am – 3pm Wed, Free Admission & Parking (Wed ONLY); 8am – 7pm Thu-Sun. TICKETS: Times and events vary daily. Tickets range from $5-$20. See http://houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/ for details. PARKING is $12 per day (cash only).
AUG
19 – 20

Austin Pet Expo - Amazing Pet Expos

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The Austin Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.
SEP
17

Dog Day at Minute Maid Park

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Take Fido out to the ballgame! Watch the Houston Astros take on the Seattle Mariners. A special Dog Day ticket is required if you are wanting to bring your pooch to the ballpark.
SEP
30

DogFest Walk 'N Roll DFW Texas

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Bring Fido out for a a tail-waggin' good time! This event is family and dog-friendly. Meet staff, volunteers, puppy raisers and graduates, and enjoy a short walk 'n roll, live music, food, games and a lot of puppy love. Earn an EARLY Fundraising Gift! Anyone who registers and raises $125 or more by August 30th will receive a commemorative DogFest t-shirt on event day! Qualify for the Fundraising Recognition Program by raising at least $250 and receive a special DogFest gift!
NOV
3 – 5

Austin TX Dog Walking Academy

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An intensive 3-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.