Friday, September 10, 2010

Adoption Event- Urban Bicycle Gallery (10 AM to 2 PM; Saturday, October 23, 2010)

Now, Natural Pawz Heights

Pet Adoption and Costume Contest Event for
Lucky Dog Rescue and Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso of Texas
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Urban Bicycle Gallery-- 4814 Nett Street, Houston, TX 77007
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This adoption event will be held around the same time of Urban Bicycle Gallery's packet pick-up site for the 38th Annual Bike Houston Moonlight Ramble. It is one of two pick-up sites, so there will be hundreds of athletes and bike enthusiasts there on Saturday, October 23. Although the pet adoption event is not affiliated with the bike event, we hope to attract furever homes for the homeless pets who will be showcased outside.

We will also have a pet costume contest at 1:30 PM, since it’s close to Halloween. Our grand prize is a $50 gift certificate from Max's Wine Dive! Owners are encouraged to dress us up as well.

We have doggie gift bags for adopters courtesy of Visible Changes and Heights Urban Dog (now Natural Pawz in the Heights). Ice-cold Saint Arnold Brewery refreshments will be served in exchange for donations.

Thanks to Saint Arnold Brewery, Visible Changes, Heights Urban Dog, Max's Wine Dive, Urban Bicycle Gallery, other sponsors, Houston's pet rescuers, and adopters for caring about Houston's homeless pets. If you are interested in volunteering, adopting, or becoming a business sponsor, please email:

Press Release:

Adoptable Pets and Cyclists Gear Up for Halloween Off of Washington Avenue
Pet Adoption and Costume Contest Event on October 23

(HOUSTON, Texas – September 27, 2010) Costumed, rescue dogs will be performing tricks for treats at a pet adoption event from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, on October 23, at Urban Bicycle Gallery. Lucky Dog Rescue and Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso of Texas will be showcasing dogs in need of loving homes at 4814 Nett Street with the support of inner City businesses in the Washington Corridor district. 

“Urban Bicycle Gallery will be hosting a registration and packet pick up site for the 38th Annual BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble that Saturday. We expect our dogs up for adoption to charm the outdoor enthusiasts and find loving homes," says Lisa Cari, event organizer.

“Last year, more than 2,000 cyclists participated, and this year, BikeHouston has added a 10-mile course which will attract new participants.  Participants will be coming by the shop that Saturday which is the perfect opportunity to reach potential adopters, says Tom Wurth, founder of Urban Bicycle Gallery and board member of BikeHouston, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization.

“To get the cyclists into the spirit to dress up in their Halloween best for the Moonlight Ramble, we are having a pet costume contest with prizes which will be awarded at 1:30 PM,” says Teresa Osborn, founder of Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso of Texas. Osborn encourages owners to wear costumes; however, she jests that owners not come dressed as felines, Team Edward, or in Lady Gaga meat dresses.

“We will have refreshments from Saint Arnold Brewery and doggy ‘treat’ bags from Visible Changes featuring John Paul Pet products and wholesome, premium treats from Natural Pawz Heights,” says Cari.

For more information regarding adoption, volunteering, or sponsoring, please send inquiries to:

About the Rescue Organizations

Lucky Dog Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing rescue services, vet care, foster care, and adoptive placement to stray and abandoned dogs.  Lucky Dog Rescue focuses their rescue efforts on BARC’s (the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter) shelter animals.

Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue (LSSTLAR) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused, abandoned, and neglected Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos.  They are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Adopt A Pet Houston assists nonprofit dog rescue organizations with adoptions, fundraising events, communications, and training seminars by experts to promote responsible pet ownership, pet health, dog training, behavior modification, and pet laws.

About the Houston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble
The Houston Moonlight Bicycle Ramble, founded in 1973, is the longest running bicycle ride in the Houston and will take place at 2:00 AM, on Sunday, September 24, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. BikeHouston’s volunteers have kept the 20-mile course tradition alive, and now, more than two thousand bicycle enthusiasts participate in this fundraiser.  BikeHouston is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cycling in the Houston area. Their programs include “share the road” advertising campaigns, helmet donations for disadvantaged kids, supporting police bicycle patrols, rallying cyclists to promote bikeways, bikes-on-buses, bayou trails, and making bicycles a priority in planning studies.