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Katy is a small suburb of Houston, Texas, where there are a couple of great local animal rescues! These rescues work hard to keep animals off the streets and get them into loving homes in Houston, Katy, and other surrounding towns. Special Paws Shelter and Citizens for Animal Protection care for a large number of homeless animals in the area each year.

Special Paws Shelter seeks to make a measurable difference in the Houston area by providing affordable pet care services while also helping to rehabilitate and rehome homeless pets. As a no-kill, non-profit shelter, Special Paws Shelter runs off of donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees, which allow them to provide shelter, food, and medical care for the animals they take in. The shelter also educates the community on responsible pet ownership.

Citizens for Animal Protection was founded in 1972 as a way to help homeless animals find loving homes. The organization helps educate the community to prevent animal cruelty and promote responsible pet ownership. As the shelter is often full, Citizens for Animal Protection has a team of foster parents who help care for animals in their homes while they wait for a permanent family.

If you are in the Katy or Houston, Texas, area and want to add a furry new friend to your household, consider visiting one these animal shelters to find a pet. If you are interested in helping these animals but aren’t ready to take in a pet, both shelters accept donations to help care for the pets in their care.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Katy

  • Admission $30.00
    Month January
    Duration 8:30PM to 11PM

    #1 Mutts Movement Benefit


    The Mutts Movement Benefit takes place in January. This cocktail party provides a great opportunity to relax and watch football while supporting a great cause. There will also be snacks and raffle prizes for you to win.

    Proceeds from the event will be donated to K-9 Angels, the rescue that took in the most animals from NRG after Hurricane Harvey.

    The night starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. Tickets are $30.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month May
    Duration 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    #2 Houston Pet Expo


    Each year, Houston hosts a Pet Expo for animal lovers to enjoy with their dogs. The Annual Houston Pet Expo takes place each May. Bring your pet for a day of giveaways, demonstrations, and entertainment.

    There will be exhibitors at the expo with great products that you're sure to love. Don’t forget to listen to the speeches on a variety of pet-related topics that will teach you everything you need to know about owning a pet! Get discounted vaccinations and free nail trims, and be sure to stop by to see adoptable pets in need of a new home.

    Admission to the expo is free.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month October
    Duration 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    #3 Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk and Expo


    Citizens for Animal Protection hosts an annual Howl-O-Ween celebration for dog owners in the Katy, Texas, area. Leash up your dog and enjoy a morning of costume contests, door prizes, goodie bags, treats, and lots of fun! There will also be a 1-mile Dog Walk to help the organization raise money for their animal shelter.

    Rover Oaks Pet Resort will be giving away great prizes including free obedience training and a weekend boarding package.

    Start the morning at 8 a.m. at Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Activities conclude at 11 a.m. Ticket prices will be released closer to the event.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month December
    Duration 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    #4 BarkHappy Houston Ugly Sweater Party


    BarkHappy is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party in Houston this December to help benefit Adore Houston. Join other dogs and people in ugly Christmas sweaters at 8th Wonder Brewery to socialize and enjoy a few beers. Enter your dog in a treat eating contest, receive free gifts and goodies, or join other dogs in the Ugly Sweater Doggie Fashion Show! Enter the raffle to win other great prizes.

    Dogs are welcome on the patio, but they must remain leashed.

    Tickets are $12 for early birds and $15 later, and all proceeds benefit Adore Houston.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month December
    Duration 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    #5 Jingle Bell Bark and Brew


    You won’t want to miss the Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue’s annual Jingle Bell Bark and Brew event at Kirby Ice House! The event is held on a specific day in December and goes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your dog with you while you sip on beer!

    Take part in the silent auction, which will have things for both humans and dogs, enter the $1000 gift card raffle, get a photo of your dog with Santa from Nature Dog Photography. You can also snack on human treats, while your dog enjoys some canine treats of his own.

    Admission is free, but proceeds from the auction and drinks benefit the Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue.

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