Your Dog Can Be A Star

The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows is hosting the Your Dog Can Be A Star competition to select the poster dog for next year’s dog show.  Mini-photo shoots will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows.  [...]

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The Poodle Clip – Fashionable or Functional?

The poodle is an active and intelligent dog that is typically recognized for its distinctive appearance, however, what most people don’t know is that poodles are more than just fluffy show dogs fighting for their chance to take the “Best in Show” title. Many aspects of poodles are a mystery to the general public including [...]

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The Not-So-Sweet Kissing Bugs

Ever heard of “kissing bugs”? These bugs have recently been found throughout South and Central Texas, and there is nothing sweet about them.  They carry a parasite that can cause a disease called Chagas, a parasitic virus, which can be transmitted to both dogs and humans a variety of ways. The most common ways dogs [...]

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CAP Makeover Dog Adopted!

Remember Cricket? She was the Yorkie-mix dog from the Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) shelter selected for the ultimate doggy makeover. With the goal of increasing her adoptability, 2-year-old Cricket received 10-day obedience training by Holly Furgason from Pup Scouts and professional grooming by Edna Johnson, owner of Jus B Coz, Inc. Cricket’s makeover was revealed [...]

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

New this year, we invite all dogs to strut their stuff for a screen test to find our 2013 “It Dog.” On Sunday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., we will have a professional pet photographer do a mini photo shoot to capture your pup’s best look.  Photos will be posted online and [...]

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America’s Most-Prized Pooch

The 35th Annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, July 18-22, 2012, is rolling out the red carpet for the 2012 Westminster Best in Show Winner. This long-coated, smush-faced, 12-pound champion will make his way to Houston for a few appearances at the 2012 dog show. Do not be fooled by his cuteness and [...]

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My Dog Can Do That!

IT’S BACK!! The 35th Annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, July 18-22, 2012, is excited to bring back the My Dog Can Do That! events inviting all dogs of different breeds and mixes to test their skills in agility courses.  With the help of professional trainers, your dog will run a condensed version [...]

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The Ultimate Doghouse

It’s time to put your dream home plans aside and build the best little doghouse in Texas! During the past several years, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) has sponsored a designer doghouse challenge in which local architects, craftsmen and hobbyists or just anybody with a saw and hammer can construct a unique puppy palace for [...]

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Crate Drive to Help Seniors in Need

Hurricane season kicked off on June 1st and the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows is teaming up with the Harris County Disaster Animal Management Task Force, for a Pet Disaster Crate Drive. The crate drive will benefit all area senior evacuees, including those that are clients of Interfaith Ministries’ animal Meals on Wheels [...]

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Special Pals Animal Adoption Center

Special Pals is a small non-profit, which has been around for more than 30 years.  We offer a wide range of services for our furry friends, such as pet adoption, boarding, low-cost spay and neuter, and a wellness clinic. Special Pals is an adoption center providing pound rescues with medical care and shelter without the [...]

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