Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue Meet and Greet at Natural Pawz Woodlands on 12/22

Meet + Greet- The Woodlands

Swing by Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue's meet and greet and meet some pups looking for their forever home in time for the holidays. 

The weather is going to be fantastically cool. We will be outdoors this weekend. We will have 6-8 dogs there of all shapes and sizes, colors and temperaments. We hope to see as many visitors as possible. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Get some shopping done by the Woodlands Mall this Saturday and stop by our tent in front of Natural Pawz.

Natural Pawz on Lake Woodlands Drive
1580 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas, 77380

Friends of BARC Adoptions for the Holidays

Come to BARC throughout the month of December and find the perfect pet for the holidays! We have lots to choose from so you're sure to find the dog or cat that best fits in with your family. Every adoptable animal at BARC deserves a home for the holidays. If you can't adopt, consider fostering or volunteering at BARC! YOU can be the difference in the life of an animal in need.

Also, don't forget about our BARC gift cards! They make the perfect gift. The gift cards can go toward an adoption, pet licensing, pet testing and vaccinations, our pet wellness clinic services, flea and heart worm preventatives and more.

Adoption at Natural Pawz - West University on Saturday, Dec. 22

Lucky Dog Adoption Event on Saturday, 12/22 at Whole Foods Waugh

Lucky Dog Adoption Event Saturday, December 22, 2012 Whole Foods on Waugh Dr. 12 noon to 4:00 PM

Sunny on Petfinder:
If you'd like a private meeting with this cutie or any of our other available cuties, contact

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Petco Adoption Facts Video

Adopt A Pet Supports the Komen Houston Race on 10/6

Rescues Itty Bitty and Bebe Butters Dressed for Team Lisa.  Lisa Is Our Hero!

Janice, the owner of Three Brothers Bakery, is Breast Cancer Survivor and an Adopter.  She also makes chicken soup for patients and is doing a cool pink fundraiser at Three Brothers Bakery in Bellaire. 

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

SNAP Houston Events in October

Please join us at the Seven Wines to Taste event at The Tasting Room Wine Cafe coming up on Saturday, October 6!

SNAP guests pay $20 and it includes 7 wines to taste and a plate of food paired with the wine tasting. $4 of each ticket sold to the SNAP party will be donated to the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program.

Look for the designated SNAP area during this event! 11:00 AM-4:00 PM RSVP now ->

Friday, September 28, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

SNAP Fundraiser at Capone's and Strut Your Mutt on 9/22

Good time at Capone's Friday evening. Kate celebrated her birthday with a fundraiser for SNAP that ended in a lottery raffle which was donated back to SNAP by a generous and lucky winner. Thanks to all the business who donated and to the attendees. provides low-cost medical services including spaying and neutering for Greater Houston.

If you missed the fundraiser, you can join the next event Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, September 22.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Twilight Stars in Custody Battle Over Adopted Dog "Bear"

The loser of this battle should be a winner and adopt a dog for him/herself.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dogs in the City on CBS - Dog Adoption Meet and Greet

Here is an excerpt of a dog adoption meet and greet. Of course, there is much more that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the owner is ready and has a safe environment for the pup.  It's all about education and making sure the pup doesn't end up lost or abandoned again.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Mark your calendars for Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows!  There will be several rescue and adoption orgs at the show, so you can adopt!  Yes, there are AKC rescue groups if you are looking for specific breeds to adopt.
July 19 to July 22 2012
Admission: $10 per vehicle 
Visit one of the finest indoor dog shows in America held in Houston's Reliant Center. Along with breed judging and obedience, you'll discover agility dogs racing over obstacle courses, flyball teams hurdling to beat the clock, and four-footed athletes catching Frisbees and dancing to music. Thursday, July 19, 2012 (All day) Friday, July 20, 2012 (All day) Saturday, July 21, 2012 (All day) Sunday, July 22, 2012 (All day)
Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Houston, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of their pet travel experts.
Here's a video from one of the vendors, FunnyFur, last year. 

See Spot Hike! Free Class Tuesday, July 10, at 7:00 PM, at REI

Bayou City Outdoors & REI present "Summertime Dogs 101 – Hikes, Health & Happy Paws"

There are over 25 official dog parks in Houston and the surrounding areas. Dogs are allowed at most Houston and Texas State Parks, but there are rules that you must follow to avoid a hefty fine. Did you also know that your dog can get sunburned? There is nothing better than having your best friend along on those summer time strolls, hikes and lakes trips. Join Bayou City Outdoors & REI to explore all the places to take your dog to play in the summer and all the ways to keep them safe and healthy.


7538 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77063
Ticket Info
Admission is free.

Monday, June 18, 2012

This Friday Is Take Your Pet to Work Day

Photo: Take Your Dog To Work Day®--what is really is

Check out all the activities and materials to show your boss for approval.

Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Events

Lucky Dog's pawdels can be seen on Petfinder

Tell your neighbors and bring your friends to these events this summer to find a furry family member...

June 30
Whole Foods Montrose
701 Waugh Drive
10 AM - 2 PM

July 14
Carter's Pet Depot
14618 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079
12 noon - 4 PM

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lucky Dog Fundraiser Goes Gallery

If you missed Lucky Dog Rescue's Bombshell Bitches Gallery posted by Houston, you can check out the the glamorous photos and attend a future events this summer (listed below).  Girl doggies were likened to classic Hollywood stars.

June 9
Happy Fatz (Heights)
3510 White Oak Drive
9 am - 12 noon

June 30
Whole Foods Montrose
701 Waugh Drive
10 am - 2 pm

July 14
Carter's Pet Depot
14618 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079
12 noon - 4 pm

August 4
Carter's Pet Depot
14618 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079
12 noon - 4 pm

August 18
Whole Foods Montrose
701 Waugh Drive
10 am - 2 pm

Monday, May 21, 2012

In Honor of the Bee Gees--Staying Alive by Dog

We will miss you Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees!

Stayin' Alive is a song that many rescues can relate to...adopt a pet!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Update: Candy's Pups Have Been Adopted!

We have wonderful news.  Candy's puppies featured on May's cover of Texas Dogs and Cats Magazine. have been adopted.  Now, we are just looking for a loving home for Candy mama.
Thanks to Sonya Sellers Photography, Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine, all the fosterers, and the adopters!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rescue Groups at Doggy Party on the Plaza

We saw several of our pup pals when we attended the 3rd Annual Doggy Party on the Plaza, this Saturday, April 21, at CityCentre hosted by PetTalk.  We saw celebrity emcees-- Deborah Duncan of Great Day Houston, Casey Curry of ABC's Channel 13 News,  and Laura Reynolds on Mix 95 along with over 50 vendors who showcased all-things-dog and raised money and awareness for local rescue groups like Lucky Dog Rescue and Lone Star Shih-Tzu and Lhasa Apso (who also organized an amazing raffle). There was also a RESCUE LANE and about a dozen adoption booths.  We also saw a no-kill awareness booth for Friends For Life.

It was good to see that the City of Houston was there. BARC and the Mayor Annise Parker was the Grand Marshal of the Rescue Me! Parade competition.  Eight area rescues competed for more than $6,000 in prizes for their rescue program including veterinary care, pet food, grooming, training, and boarding donated by incredible local pet businesses.

It was the most beautiful day in Houston and a perfect day to make a difference by caring and saving lives by supporting the rescue groups.  The event was sponsored by Houston Dog Ranch, Arne’s Warehouse, Petco and Carter’s Pet Depot. Waste removal provided by All About Doody.  Thanks to all the volunteers, non-profits, and businesses for the well-organized, dog-friendly event.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mom and Pups Rescued and in Need of Foster and Adopters

HUGE FAVOR! Please cross post and network. She and her babies lives are at HIGH RISK of dying. We need a foster home ASAP. While driving around the Heights with Sonya Wilkinson Sellers, a dog stopped in front of the truck and would not move. She was full of milk, so we looked around to see where she came from. That's when we saw the most horrific thing- one very weak pup was covered in more than 30 flies laying eggs and biting her. We found the other 4 pups under a tree. Mama is very sweet and was so skinny. The owner of the property want her and the pups gone ASAP. They called Animal Control and they will be by Friday to pick them up. They don't stand a chance of living, since it will be a OTI. Contact me or Sonya ASAP.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sweet & Savory Fundraiser on 4/1 by Bravo TV Chef for Lucky Dog Rescue

It's on! Tickets just went on sale! Get yours asap at because we will be sold out in no time! Special thanks to Fluff Bake Bar's Becky Masson for lining up celebrity chefs from all over the country to support Lucky Dog Rescue!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Uggie Crowned Top Dog at Golden Collar Awards - ABC News

PHOTO: Missi Pyle, James Cromwell and UggieUggie Crowned Top Dog at Golden Collar Awards - ABC News

Much to no one's surprise, Uggie, the beloved Jack Russell terrier that starred in the Oscar-nominated film "The Artist," won best dog at the first ever Golden Collar awards, which were held in Los Angeles Monday night.Dog News Daily, a website that covers famous dogs in Hollywood, organized the awards show to honor the canines' performances in film and television.Celebrity humans and canines alike attended the red-carpet event, which included director Martin Scorsese via video, despite having a previous despute with the awards show over its omission of Blackie, the Doberman from "Hugo."But in a year in which a host of four-legged actors starred in Oscar-nominated films, this was one awards show that went completely to the dogs. Here is a list of the Golden Collar Awards winners.

As expected, Uggie, who starred with actor Jean Dujardin in "The Artist," was awarded the crystal encrusted collar for best dog in a film.Uggie became a darling of the big screen with his role in the silent film, and there are plenty of folks --more than 11,000 on's Facebook page at last count -- who thought he ought to be considered for an Oscar.The proud pooch, who sported a mock tuxedo for the Golden Collar awards, was also nominated for his work as Queenie in "Water for Elephants."His trainer Omar Von Mueller told the Associated Press that he is a "great performer, but he's also a family member." The 10-year-old canine has "mystery shaking syndrome" and will retire after this year.Shown here are Uggie's "Artist" co-stars James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and Beth Grant, who were also at the event."I'm delighted to be here, because I owe my career to a pig," Cromwell said, referring to the 1995 film "Babe" in which he played a farmer.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Where to Go for Valentine's Treats

02.11.12 | 08:45 am
Look, guys (and girls): Valentine's Day just isn't that hard.
You don't have to think outside the box or order something like a pajamagram. (Seriously, do not ever order anyone a pajamagram. Unless the message you are sending is "I don't ever want to see you naked again.")
Flowers. Candy. Kisses. Boom. Done.
I'm going to leave you to your own devices on the kissing and I know better than to predict flower preferences, but here's a quick list of where to get some of the best sweet treats in town.

Fluff Bake Bar
Fluff and Fat Cat Creamery are teaming up on a Valentine's Day bake sale to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue, with cupcakes, cookies (including Rebecca Masson's famed fluffernutters) and vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered cherries. Pick-ups are available every day until Feb. 14, but orders must be placed ASAP.