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Mix 96.5 Pet-a-Palooza
Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 212-5965

Date: March 11, 2012
Price: Free Admission
Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet lovers unite to socialize and set up future play dates for your little ones at 2012’s Pet-a-Palooza. Being a pet owner is a joy, but with that joy comes immense responsibility. This event offers not just fun, but helpful learning opportunities for pet parents. No matter what kind of critter you cherish, come out and join in on the activities at Pet-a-Palooza.

Shopping Opportunities

The latest in pet fashions will be on display at Discovery Green in Houston. With summer just around the corner, those who love to dress their pets for every occasion will have an opportunity to get the best of this season’s trends. Looking for necessary pet accessories? This is your chance to get a few trinkets, and maybe even find matching pet/owner glam. The best pet bakeries in Houston will be in attendance, serving up goodies and treats for your little or big one to enjoy.    

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Are you looking for a way to get your pet to behave appropriately in social circles? Stop by and see what professionals in the training world have found works best. Pets with special skills will show off their stuff for the crowds and surely impress onlookers. Accredited trainers will be on hand to set individual appointments with proud parents whose little ones need a little extra attention.

Related: Best Places to Take Your Dog In Houston

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Pet Photos

Price: Free Admission, Photo Packages Vary

Are you in need of a new photograph of your pawed companion? Step up to the photo booths to meet with Houston’s best pet photographers. You will be able to get a few shots and even set up an appointment for a full photo shoot at another time. Caricaturists will also be available for you and your furry friend to commemorate this special outing.

Costume Contest

Is your dog particularly charming in their favorite Halloween costume? Honestly, whose dog isn’t? Prove your pet is the cutest when you enter the competition for best costume in the park. Get ahead of the crowd by posting your pet’s picture to the Mix 96.5 website before the event. If you think you have seen it all, be prepared to stand corrected.

Related: Pet Friendly Costumes for Halloween

Pet Adoption

Price: Free Admission; Adoption fees apply

Save a life and make a new friend. If you have room in your heart and home for more pets, the Pet-a-Palooza will provide you with an opportunity to adopt another dog or cat. Houston-area shelters are overflowing with pets that need homes. Professionals will help to guide you and your newest addition through those first days in the new home, and provide tips to make the transition a great experience for everyone.

Nicole Sonnier is a freelance writer living in Houston and covers Nightlife & Music. Her work can be found at


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