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Animal Attraction: Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Costume Contest

Animal Attraction:  Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Costume Contest

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Local animal shelter Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), Rover Oaks Pet Resort and Central Green in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch are teaming up to present the sixth annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, Costume Contest & Expo in the new Central Green Park at LaCenterra (23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.) on October 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Costumed canines, along with their human companions will hit the streets of Katy’s premier shopping area for a one-mile walk followed by a spirited costume contest and expo featuring fun for everyone. The events will raise money to help the shelter animals at CAP.  The first 200 participants will receive complimentary goody bags and a commemorative t-shirt. Additionally, Mission Burrito and The Sweet Boutique will be serving delicious snacks for both our two and four-legged attendees!

The fun begins at 8:00am, with registration and refreshments, leading up to the one mile walk that kicks off at 9:00 am. Hundreds of supporters will fill Central Green Park in LaCenterra, raising much-needed funds to support CAP and their mission of sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals. Participants and their pups will enjoy a walk around the beautiful Commercial Lake located just across the street from LaCenterra.

Does your pup have the spookiest or kookiest costume on the block?  Give your pooch a chance to strut its stuff in the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest beginning at 10 a.m.  Whether scary or sweet, your dog will surely be the “bark of the block” while competing for great prizes and treats including a Weekend Lodging Package, an Obedience Training Course, and a Doggie Day at the Spa from Rover Oaks Pet Resort. Owners are welcome to join in on the costume fun, too!

The festivities continue throughout the morning in Central Green, where you and your pup will enjoy interacting with other precious pooches while visiting pet-focused vendors and information booths.  Learn about the best types of food for your dog from the pet nutrition experts of Natural Pawz, pick up tips on how to help your pet learn some good manners from professional trainers, meet new friends and much more!

Looking to adopt or foster an animal in need?  Adoptable animals from Houston-area rescue organizations will be in attendance and ready to meet their new “forever” families!  Representatives will also be on hand to talk about each animal as well as highlight the benefits of adoption and discuss area foster programs.

This year’s event would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: Rover Oaks Pet Resort; Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch; Natural Pawz; Waggin' Tails Pet Ranch; All Pets Animal Hospital; Houston PetTalk; Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine; Schmuck, Smith, Tees & CO., PC; Subaru; Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists; Mis-Tee-V-US; All About Doody and Mirage Mobile DJ.

All proceeds from this event will go towards CAP’s mission of sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals, "Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves!" Last year’s event raised over $10,000 for CAP! Avoid any lines and save money by pre-registering for the walk and the contest.  For more information, including official rules, entry fee information or to pre-register online, visit www.cap4pets.org. Tickets can be purchased online now at: http://bit.ly/1aEWV0o.   If you are a business looking to participate in the event, please contact Elana Gilbert, CAP Volunteer Coordinator at 281-497-0591 or egilbert@cap4pets.org. Connect with CAP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cap4pets or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cap4pets.


 

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