Best Friends events in Houston

Get involved and help save dogs’ and cats’ lives. Join Best Friends in Houston at one of these fun pet events - and perhaps add a new best friend to your family by adopting one of our available cats or dogs.

Friday, March 8
Runway for Rescue
The Dogwood
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
2403 Bagby St, Houston, Texas 77006
Join us for the 2nd annual Runway For Rescue Event-a must-attend social event with 100% of proceeds benefiting Houston Pets Alive!

Our models will strut the runway with cute, adoptable puppies and kittens. You even have the opportunity to adopt on the spot. Whether you're looking for your new best friend, or you simply want to support the cause and play with some cute puppies, you are welcome!

Saturday, March 16
For The Love of Cats
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
BARC
3300 Carr St, Houston, Texas 77026

Sunday, March 17
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
Come out and meet some of Best Friends adoptable dogs and cats while enjoying the scenic downtown skyline in the background and 8th Wonder Brewery!

Saturday, March 23
Midtown Yappy Hour
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Glover Park
Enjoy a free, pet-friendly happy hour at Glover Park inside Midtown Park. This doggie play date features treats from Urban Tails, giveaways, contests, and prizes.

Saturday, March 23
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shop Along the Creek
Cedar Creek Bar & Grill
1034 W 20th St, Houston, Texas 77008

Sunday, March 24
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Rice Veg Fest 
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005 
This year’s VegFest features renowned guest speakers, local businesses, education organizations, student engagement activities, festive performances, and many more activities cultivating an environment of love and knowledge. 

Friday, March 29
United Pet Rescuers 3rd Annual Conference
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lone Star College- Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, Texas 77384
https://www.facebook.com/events/396448967521565/
This conference is intended to provide a platform for education and collaboration for a No Kill community. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see representatives from all of the local animal welfare organizations, shelters, and anyone from the general public interested in helping animals in our community!

Saturday, March 30
United Pet Rescuers 3rd Annual Conference
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lone Star College- Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, Texas 77384
https://www.facebook.com/events/396448967521565/?event_time_id=396448977...
This conference is intended to provide a platform for education and collaboration for a No Kill community. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see representatives from all of the local animal welfare organizations, shelters, and anyone from the general public interested in helping animals in our community!

Sunday, March 31
Muscles & Mutts  Second Annual Adoption Day
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Eagle Houston
611 Hyde Park Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006
This is the second annual Muscles & Mutts Montrose Adoption Day! There will be numerous rescues with their dogs and all proceeds will go to attending rescues.

This is a fun, family event that will feature local companies and rescues to show that we all work together to assist with getting these dogs adopted into the best homes.

Saturday, April 6
Midtown Doggy Party on the Plaza
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
City Center
The 10th Annual Doggy Party on the Plaza will be held in City Centre’s amazing complex at 800 West Sam Houston Parkway North at Queensbury Lane again this year. This FREE family fun-filled day included loads of activities, raffles, vendor sales, games, contests and the Annual Doggy Party “Rescue Me” Parade.

Saturday, April 13
Houston Rockets Dog Walk
Hermann Park Conservancy
1700 Hermann Dr, Houston, Texas 77004
Dog Walk presented by Tito’s benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy will feature a picturesque, one-mile walk around McGovern Lake and the Jones Reflection Pool or extended 2.75 mile route for our more adventurous dogs, located within the heart of Hermann Park.

Saturday, April 13
Houston Vegan Festival
1 p.m. -8 p.m.
Discovery Green
Vegan Festival located in Houston Featuring local vegan/vegetarian restaurants and bloggers. Food and drinks will be for sale during the event. Events will include cooking classes, guest speakers, games, and other fun activities throughout the day. Hosted by How To B Vegan, formerly known as STF Vegan.

Sunday, April 14
Green Montain Energy Earth Day Fest
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Discovery Green

Saturday, April 20
Puppies for Breakfast
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Market Square Park
300 Travis St, Houston, Texas 77002

Thursday, April 25
International Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Burbank Middle School

Saturday, May 4
Under the Radar First Saturday Market
Under the Radar
1506 Truxillo St, Houston, Texas 77004
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday, May 13
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Best Friends FUNdraiser
Chuys on Westheimer (River Oaks)
Join Best Friends Animal Society as we raise FUNds to help Houston animals in need. Free nacho bar during happy hour, raffle prizes and adoptable kittens and dogs!

Saturday, June 1
PAWZUP Summer Social
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Northshore Park, Lake Woodlands
2505 LAKE WOODLANDS Dr, The Woodlands, Texas 77381
The Woodlands biggest Doggy Party!