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 donation.
The doghouse challenge is a great team-building project and can be great advertising. Typical participants include girl scouts troops, 4-H members, corporations, designers, homebuilders and volunteers. CAP will auction off this year’s donated doghouses at the 8th Annual “Best Little Doghouse in Texas” Designer Doghouse Competition held at the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, July 18-22, 2012. These one-of-a-kind doghouses are sold through silent auction, which benefits homeless animals. These doghouse creations typically sell for $100 to $500 or more!
At the dog shows, attendees will get an inside look at the doghouses to then vote and/or bid on their favorite ones! CAP awards prizes and trophies in different categories and include People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice and Dixie’s Choice, awarded by a committee of CAP staff and volunteers in honor of the first CAP Ambassador Dog. The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows provides a great venue for CAP to publicize its mission. At its booth, CAP provides activities and projects for kids as well as information on its sheltered animals, many that are purebred dogs seeking a second chance to find forever homes.
“The dog show is a good place for people to come and see all the magnificent types of dogs and how they can enrich our lives as companion animals,” says Trisha Royal, Community Outreach Director for CAP. “We are happy to be part of such a grand event and adding to the dog show experience.”
Citizens for Animal Protection is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides shelter, adoption, foster care, rescue and other valuable services to animals in need in the Houston area. CAP also provides humane education and community outreach programs to encourage love and respect for all animals.