Houston Dog Shows Supports Best Friends Super Adoption Event with Discounted Admission
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows today announced its sponsorship of the Best Friends Super Adoption event, June 22 and 23, at NRG Arena, Hall D. Anybody who adopts a dog at this event will receive $3 off an adult ticket to the big dog shows coming up next month, July 17 to 21, also in NRG Center. All adopters need to do is bring in the “I Saved A Life” sticker from the Best Friends event and present it to the ticket booth at the dog shows to receive the discount.
Because this year the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is all about rescues, show chair Tom Pincus wanted to help promote the Super Adoption event, which happens about a month before the Houston World Series of Dog Shows.
“When we found out that the Best Friends Super Adoption event was coming to Houston, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. About 500 rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be there, looking for forever homes. It’s a great precursor to our Houston World Series of Dog Shows coming up July 17. At our Shows, we will have rescue groups on hand as usual. But this year, we have two competitions devoted entirely to rescues, our “Groomers to the Rescue” contest and our first-ever, “Houston’s Rescues Have Talent.” In the first event, professional groomers make over rescue dogs to help them achieve maximum cuteness and adoptability. The second, our new talent show, is open only to rescues. Here rescue-dog owners can show off their pets in five categories – Best Trick Performance, Best Butt Wiggler, Best Vocalist, Cutest in a Costume and Best Dog & Owner Look-Alikes. Cash and McScotty Market merchandise will be awarded as prizes.” Rescue-dog owners may enter their pets at https://houstondogshows.com/houstons-rescues-have-talent/.
Rescue-dog owners who love to deck out their pets in spectacular costumes now have a place to shine. The Houston World Series of Dog Shows’ Houston’s Rescue Have Talent, held Saturday, July 20, will award prizes to rescues competing in five categories –– Best Trick Performance, Best Butt Wiggler, Best Vocalist, Cutest in a Costume and Best Dog & Owner Look-Alikes. Sign up at https://houstondogshows.com/houstons-rescues-have-talent/. Photo credit: Zuzana Leckova.
For more than 20 years, Best Friends Animal Society has hosted Super Adoption Events all around the U.S., bringing together multitudes of shelters and rescues groups under one roof and saving countless animals. Adoption fees start at just $25 and include spay/neuter and vaccination fees.
The Super Adoption event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 22, and 12 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 23 at NRG Arena, Hall D, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston, TX 77054. Admission is free. NRG Arena charges $12, cash only, for parking in the maroon lot. For more information see https://bit.ly/2XVqaa0
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows will be held in Halls A through D in NRG Center, July 17 through 24. General show hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is free to the public on Wednesday, July 17. On Thursday, July 18, tickets are $10 for adults, and Friday through Sunday adult tickets are $15. Seniors over 55 and active/retired military with ID pay only $10. Children 12 and younger are free with purchase of an adult ticket. Parking is $15 daily, cash only.
The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and supervised by Onofrio Dog Shows. During their five-day span, the shows typically attract more than 40,000 spectators and participants and 14,000 entries. The series’ main sponsor is Purina® Dog Food, makers of Purina® Pro Plan® dog food. Seresto®, part of Bayer Animal Health, is also a supporter. See www.houstondogshows.com for additional information.