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Astros fans can bring pooches to the ballpark on Labor Day

by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 10:59 AM

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HOUSTON -- The Astros are going to the dogs -- and we're what not talking about their late-season slump.
Astros fans are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark on Monday, September 7.

Dog Day at Minute Maid Park will include a pre-game pooch parade and dog costume contest.
The ceremonial "first fetch" will be by Daizy, a dog that went missing during Hurricane Ike and was reunited with her family 10 months later.
You need a special ticket if you plan to bring your pooch. They sell for $20 and $10 will go to the Houston Humane Society.
The ticket gets you access to the Barking Room Only section along Conoco Alley and the H-E-B Dog Zone featuring Hill Country Fare dog food.
If your hound prefers a hot dog, that's OK too.
All dogs will have to remain on a leash. They must be at least 6 months old, under 80 pounds and "friendly" with people and fellow dogs.
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The Astros will host the Philadelphia Phillies for the Labor Day matchup, which begins at 1:05 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.
The deadline to register is September 3. Here's the link to buy tickets and sign a special waiver stating that your dogs vaccinations are current: Dog Day at Minute Maid Park

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