Costumed Canines Take to the Streets for the Fourth Annual Citizens for Animal Protection Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Expo at LaCente
Posted Oct 17 2011 10:46am
Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), along with Rover Oaks Pet Resort and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch are teaming up to present the fourth annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Expo at LaCenterra (23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.) on October 29, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Costumed canines, along with their human companions will hit the streets of Katy’s premier shopping area for a one-mile walk followed by a spirited costume contest and expo featuring fun for everyone, all while benefitting the animals at CAP. The first 200 participants will receive complimentary goody bags and a commemorative t-shirt. Additionally, CAP is inviting the entire community to stop by their shelter following the dog walk for a one-day special of $15 micro-chipping.
Does your pup have the spookiest or kookiest costume on the block? Give your pooch a chance to strut its stuff in the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest beginning at 10 a.m. Whether scary or sweet, your dog will surely be the “bark of the block” while competing for great prizes and treats.
The festivities continue throughout the morning in Heritage Square, LaCenterra’s central courtyard, where you and your pup will enjoy interacting with other precious pooches while visiting pet-focused vendors and information booths. Learn about the best types of food for your dog from pet nutrition experts, pick up tips on how to shape your pet’s good manners from several professional trainers, have your pup’s picture taken in the pumpkin patch and more.
Participants can enter to win great door prizes from Rover Oaks Pet Resort and LaCenterra. Prizes include a free weekend of lodging, free obedience training, a complimentary “pet makeover” from Rover Oaks Pet Resort‘s posh grooming salon and LaCenterra gift cards.
Looking to adopt or foster an animal in need? Adoptable animals from Houston-area rescue organizations will be in attendance and ready to meet their new “forever” families! Representatives will also be on hand to talk about each animal as well as to highlight the benefits of adoption and discuss area foster programs.
This year’s event would not be possible without the support of the following partners: Rover Oaks Pet Resort, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, West Houston Subaru, Mis Tee V-Us, Baccarat, Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, California Natural, All About Doody, Schmuck, Smith, Tees & Co., PC, Moritz and Associates, The Murillo Company-Ann and Donna, Ray and Janet Murillo, Houston Pet Talk, Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.
All proceeds from this event will go towards CAP’s mission of sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals, "Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves!" Avoid any lines and save money by pre-registering for the walk and the contest. For more information, including official rules, entry fee information or to pre-register, contact Darci Mcferran at Darci@cap4pets.org or visit www.cap4pets.org .