Keep Austin Dog Friendly

Through Responsible Dog Ownership.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Learn about Canine Wellness at SouthPaws Playschool - October is National Pet Wellness Month

In celebration of National Pet Wellness Month, Southpaws Playschool, a local canine daycare, is hosting a Canine Wellness Series at 2324B South Lamar Boulevard. The series is scheduled for three consecutive 

Thursday evenings in October (October 14th, 21st and 28th). The event will begin each evening at 7 p.m.

"Canine wellness is about so much more than a once a year veterinary visit. A dog's level of wellness affects every aspect of his life," said Tim Smith, owner of Southpaws Playschool. The speakers in our Canine Wellness Series will address ways to enhance a dog's health through nutrition, alternative therapies and positive physical, mental and emotional stimulation, in addition to comprehensive veterinary care."
The goal of this series is to encourage dog owners to take a more active role in managing their dogs' health and wellness. Participants will receive handouts, reference lists and product samples that will enable them to enhance their dogs' lives and longevity.

"Both pet owners and canine professionals will learn something new," said Smith. "This series is an entertaining, educational, and social event for everyone with a compassion for the dogs in their care."

Reservations are required. Admission is $20.00 for all three sessions (paid in advance) or $10.00 per session paid at the door. All proceeds from the Canine Wellness Series benefit the Southpaws Playschool Foster Dog Program and the Austin & Travis County Pet Food Bank.
For more information about the Canine Wellness Series, dog owners can contact SonyaWilson at 512-440-7529. Additional information is available and reservations can be made at the Southpaws Playschool website -

Dogtoberfest with Blue Dog Rescue - Oct. 3rd, 11am - 8 pm

Come help Blue Dog celebrate 10 YEARS of finding great dogs great homes.

The day starts with the Blue Dog Birthday Walk downtown at 9am.
The walk starts at Republic Square Park, heads down fourth to Congress to 11th, then Guadalupe and back to the park.

The party continues at The Ghost Room, 304 West 4th right next door to Republic Square Park. We kick off the party with The Austin Flea at 11am.
Local artists and funkmeisters will feature their goodies for an always good time.

At 12pm Dogtoberfest will officially be under way with live music, bountiful beverages, birthday cake, silent auction and more!

Updated with the music lineup:

Music Line Up:
12-12:30 - Amy Annelle
12:45-1:15 - Susan Gibson
1:30-2:00- Sally Allen
2:15-2:45 - Mark Viator & Susan Maxey
3:00-3:30 - Miranda Dodson
3:45-4:15 -Hilary York
4:30-5:00 - Lee Barber & Scrappy Jud Newcomb
5:15-5:45 - Charlie Hurtin' & The Hecklers
6:00-6:30 - Graham Wilkinson
6:45-7:15 - Boxcar Preachers
7:15-7:40 close silent auction
7:40-8:15 - The Astronaut Suit

Take the dogs to enjoy Oktoberfest at North by NorthWest

 Join NXNW for an Austin tradition! The annual Oktoberfest is back for its ninth year and is aimed to be fun for all ages. While the music of local bands Oma and the Oompahs and Sauerkrauts fill the air, Chef George will prepare traditional German cuisine to enjoy with special NXNW-crafted brew.  The dates are: October 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.  and October 17, 2010, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NXNW encourages attendees to donate $2 at the door. All Oktoberfest festivities will benefit three independent nonprofits: the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, Pet Pals of Central Texas and Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.

NXNW Oktoberfest will feature something for everyone: kids rides, face painting, artists’ booths, brewing demonstrations, and a balloon artist. On Sunday, there’s even an all-breed dog costume contest at 2:30 p.m. and a Weiner dog costume contest at 3 p.m. for the four-legged friends!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Frost Celebrates Community with Pet Food Drive

Austin, TX – August 26, 2010 – In honor of the Mueller Community and Frost’s first anniversary there,  Frost is generously hosting a celebration on Saturday, September 25, benefiting Animal Trustees of Austin and Austin Humane Society.  The Austin community is invited to join these organizations from 9 am - 1 pm at the Mueller Financial Center, 1200 Barbara Jordon Blvd.
Starting Tuesday, September 7, Frost will run a donation drive collecting wish list items and pet food for both non-profit organizations leading up to the celebration on September 25.  People interested in donating items and pet food can drop them off at the Frost Mueller Financial Center.  Frost will match food donations pound for pound.
Come join in the fun as the Mueller Frost branch celebrates its first anniversary with a donation presentation to the animal welfare community.  The community event will feature a petting zoo, home cooking from Hoover’s restaurant, on-site animal adoptions and other fun surprises.  The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on this event and the donation drive contact:
Ken Gates
Sr. Vice President
Frost Mueller Financial Center
Kevin Farr
Communications Manager
Animal Trustees of Austin

Misty Valenta
Community Outreach Coordinator
Austin Humane Society
(512) 646-PETS