Before sending an email or calling the Dog Shows, please look over our list of frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been answered.
Why should I come to the show?
To be entertained
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is one of the best entertainment values around. For only a few dollars, you can spend an entire day admiring thousands of beautiful dogs, shopping the vendor booths and enjoying such action-packed events as Obedience, Flyball, Agility, Frisbee dogs, Canine Musical Freestyle and more.
To be educated
Everything you want to know about buying, training and caring for your dog is presented under one roof. You can also talk face-to-face with experts on any dog-related topic and learn about more than 80 different breeds at Meet the Breeds. Every year, the events for non-registered dogs vary. We encourage you to bring your pets and participate in these events if possible. See Events for Non-Registered Dogs for more information.
To see top competitors
Many of the top-winning show dogs in the country representing every breed recognized by the American Kennel Club will attend the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. Here’s your chance to see rare breeds and extraordinarily well-trained performance dogs.
When should I come?
Wednesday and Thursday are all-specialty shows, meaning only Conformation for certain breeds is held. Wednesday is also a free general admission and parking day, perfect time to shop at the McScotty Market. Friday, Saturday and Sunday all offer a full venue of activities and events, so choose the day that is most convenient for you. Buy Tickets
Where should I park?
Park in the North Fannin Lot (Orange), which you can reach from Fannin via the Holly Hall entrance. The parking fee is $10 per day (CASH ONLY). To avoid this expense, we encourage you to ride Metro Rail and get off at Holly Hall stop to reach Reliant Center.
May I bring my dog?
The competitions at our show are only for dogs that have been pre-entered. If you are coming to receive a PAL evaluation, you must bring your dog. You may also bring your dog for special fittings of canine sportswear or collars. We do not offer any "social" activities for family pets so please do not expect to find the equivalent of a dog park. Every year, the events for non-registered dogs vary. We encourage you to bring your pets and participate in these events if possible. See Events fo Non-Registered Dogs for more information. If you do bring your pet, please remember that many of the entered dogs have been exposed to many other dogs at shows around the country before arriving here. For your dog’s safe health, he should be at least 6 months old and have all of the proper vaccinations. He must be under control at all times. For good animal husbandry reasons, “community” water bowls are not provided. If you bring your family pet, please bring your own water bowl or cup and be prepared to clean up after your dog. Flexible leads are not allowed.
Can I buy a puppy at the Show?
We do not allow dogs to be sold or adopted at the Show. We do encourage you to meet reputable breeders at Meet the Breed or visit the numerous rescue societies and clubs and make an appointment to either purchase or adopt a dog.
Are wheel chair and scooter rentals available?
To rent ahead of time, you can contact Kevin Jones, Director of Operations for our onsite first aid, at KJones@HCEC.com or 832.667.1482. You can also email email@example.com. See rates below. If the guest goes over the 4 hour mark, it simply goes to a daily rate. Visa, MasterCard and cash are accepted.
1 hour: $10 for wheelchair, $20 for scooter
2 hours: $16 for wheelchair, $32 for scooter
3 hours: $20 for wheelchair, $40 for scooter
4 hours: $24 for wheelchair, $48 for scooter
Daily Rental: $35 for wheelchair, $70 for scooter