March

Sat. March 10

Dog Tales at the Library

Burleson Public Library — 248 SW Johnson Ave., Burleson

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Natasha, a registered therapy dog, will be joined by her handler as children practice their reading skills.

Registration is required. Please call (817) 426-9211 to register.

Sat. March 23

National Puppy Day

This day was founded in 2006 by celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, according to Pawzaar.

Sun. March 24

19th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Austin American Statesman Complex — 305 S Congress Ave., Austin

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Mighty Texas Dog Walk is celebrating 30 years of Service Dogs Inc. providing service dogs to veterans and people living with a disability free of charge. The event will feature team trophies, raffles, a costume contest and a Guinness World Record dog-friendly cake. The grand prize is two SXSW wristbands for individual biggest fundraiser from a team. Admission is $35-$40. Please call (512) 858-1495 or email office@servicedogs.org for more information.

 

April

All of April

National Heartworm Awareness Month

For the month of April, dog and cat rescues and organizations nationwide are devoted to educating pet parents on the prevention of heartworm disease, according to healthy paw pet insurance.

Sat. April 14

Hounds & Heroes 5K and Family Festival

HEB Center — 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park

9 a.m.

Bring your furry friend and join the Dog Alliance at this annual event. Proceeds help provide Bow Wow Reading Dogs in local schools for struggling readers, as well as Hounds for Heroes service dogs for Veterans and First Responders challenged by the mental and physical effects of their service. This event features a 5K, dog costume contest, “Central Texas Dogs Got Talent” contest, Dog Sport demonstrations and Carnival Games. Admission is varied on registration. Please visit bringfido.com for more information.

Sat. April 21

Puppies for Breakfast Dog Fest

Market Square Park — 301 Milam St., Houston

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Puppies for Breakfast is celebrating 7 years as the largest dog festival in Houston! This morning dog festival — put on by Neue Creative, Modular Dog, and dog advocate Hector Garcia and his team — provides a time for your dog to play, surrounded by 50-plus members of Houston’s dog industry. This event features a 4500 sq. ft. dog play area, the world’s largest dog piñata, breakfast food trucks, dog treat and vet trucks, beer and mimosas, multiple dog rescues on site, raffles and contests including The Puppies for Breakfast dog costume contest. Admission is free, but a minimum $5 donation suggested.

Sun. April 29

Dog Day Afternoon

Deep Ellum — Dallas

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Deep Ellum Neighbors has partnered with Deep Ellum Events to host Dog Day Afternoon, which takes a page from Nepal’s Tihar festival where dogs are honored and thanked for their friendship and loyalty. Dogs will be given garlands and treats, and will be marked with a tilak. Please visit dogster.com for more information.

May

Sun. May 6

5th Annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

Vic Mathias Shores — 900 Riverside Dr., Austin

7:30 a.m.

This dog-friendly event will be held in Downtown Austin at Vic Mathias Shores. Admission is varied on registration.

Sun. May 13

Mother’s Day

Texas Dog Magazine is celebrating Dog Moms on Mother’s Day. Post your dog selfie with #TXDMDogMom to be featured on TXDM social media.

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