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This is a page dedicated to what makes the DISH world go 'round...Kaisur, Lucky and Heidi (who passed in 2010). If you're wondering where to get organic dog food, what the best doggie day care is, what vet really goes overboard or about the closest dog park, this page is for you! BARK!






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Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt on Sept. 21, 2013, to help the animals!
Click here to join the SNAP Dog Pack for Strut Your Mutt 201
Please register to walk with the SNAP Pack and through your compassion help prevent the deaths of innocent dogs and cats. Most of the animals that die in shelters are both healthy and adorable. They simply had the misfortune to be born unwanted. The power to save them from this sad fate is in your hands.
If you choose to help, it's a simple matter of registering for the SNAP Pack, raising a little money, and showing up for the walk with your dog. You don't have to have a dog to walk though, and if you simply can't or prefer not to walk, you can participate in a the Strut Your Mutt virtual walk. 

Walk Details

The walkathon takes place on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Houston's TC Jester Park. Check-in and on-site registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The walk itself begins at 9:00 a.m. There will be a festival after the walk. The park is located at 4201 West T.C. Jester Blvd., Houston, TX 77018.

Where the Money Goes

Every cent you raise--including your registration fee--comes back to help fund SNAP spay-neuter programs such as our mobile clinic programs that provide free spay-neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for animals living in qualifying low-income homes.

How to Register

Just visit the SNAP Dog Pack page, click the button near the top right corner that says "Join this dog pack," and fill out the registration form. In the "role" section, be sure to select "Join a Dog Pack (existing team)" and then--under the heading "Network Partner Dog Packs," select "Spay-Neuter Assistance Program" as the organization you wish to support.

What's In It for You?

If you walk, you will receive an event t-shirt. (Virtual participants do not receive a t-shirt). T-shirts aside, you will also receive the satisfaction of knowing that your caring efforts have prevented a precious animal from suffering a needless death. Isn't that reason enough to walk? You are free to do so--or not. We hope you will.
No-Birth Is the First Step to No Kill
Click HERE to join the SNAP Pack Today
On behalf of the animals... THANK YOU!



Bowls That Benefit

Mosaic on Hermann Park has formed a partnership with Houston’s Ronald McDonald House to sponsor Bowls That Benefit, a collection of one-of-a-kind kid-decorated dog bowls that will be auctioned off to raise money to support seriously ill children who are being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions. Mosaic will also sponsor a kick-off event on October 13 for Houston’s Ronald McDonald House 2nd Annual Trafigura Home Run, a 10K run and family and dog friendly 2K walk.


“Furthering its commitment to the Houston community, Mosaic on Hermann Park is excited to support Houston’s Ronald McDonald House on this important initiative,” stated James Dow, Senior Vice President of ST Residential.   “As a neighbor to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House and a pet-friendly development, we felt strongly about donating retail space dedicated to the Bowls That Benefit project.”


The kids at Houston’s Ronald McDonald House are decorating the dog bowls that will line the running course of the 2nd Annual Trafigura Home Run, a 10K run and 2K family walk that benefits Houston’s Ronald McDonald House. The dog friendly 2K walk will be held on Saturday, December 3 for runners, walkers, families and dogs, will be led by Mogie, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House resident pet dog. 


Once the painting party is over, the cocktail reception begins from 6 – 8pm in Mosaic on Hermann Park’s Live Here Lounge. While checking out the bowls and enjoying the lite bits and libations you can sign up to participate in the race and even sponsor a bowl for the event. The dog bowls will remain on display through December 1.

 CLICK HERE to join in the fun!


Highland Village Breaks Records

What began three years ago as a four-week holiday mobile pet adoption program has turned into a year-round initiative to save thousands of Houston’s cats and dogs from being euthanized.  When Houstonians Tena Faust, Tama Lundquist, and Tim Maloney approached Highland Village owner, Haidar Barbouti, about using space at Highland Village as a  “Home For The Holidays” for cats and dogs on the verge of being euthanized, Barbouti, an animal lover, said absolutely.  And, “Home For The Holidays” was born in the old GAP building on Westheimer.  Hundreds of volunteers and dozens of Houston-based rescue groups came together and adopted several hundred animals the first year.  


When the group approached Barbouti last Christmas, he decided to give the group a permanent home at Highland Village.  During the past year, Buster’s Friends’, a rescue group dedicated to helping abandoned and homeless animals in the City of Houston was established and became the Highland Village Adoption Center non-profit organization that has been responsible for adopting out hundreds of cats and dogs. The organization, spearheaded by Deb Gerhardt, oversees the Center, which is manned solely by volunteers.  Highland Village retailers including Michael Kemper, Tootsies, Franco Valobra, Williams-Sonoma, Coldwater Creek and RA Sushi have also been instrumental in providing both in-kind and monetary support. DISH Dog Kaisur was adopted from Michael Kemper Salon 5 years ago in 2004 when they did in salon adoptions.


event chairs, Tena Faust and Tama Lundquist and Buster’s Friends board member Heather FieldsOne weekend in early December 2009, the Highland Village Adoption Center celebrated their third anniversary at an Adoption Center Open House. The well-pawed group enjoyed bourbon cider and treats as they toasted to three years of helping abandoned and homeless animals in the City of Houston find homes. Fifty-one cats and dogs were adopted over the three-day weekend- an all time record for the center.


Highland Village Adoption Center4056 Westheimer, is sustained by volunteers of Buster’s Friends, Inc., a 501 (C) rescue group dedicated to helping abandoned and homeless animals in the city of Houston. The non-profit organization provides medical care in the form of vaccinations, testing and spay/neuter services prior to adoption of animals into loving forever homes.


Reality in Your Long Little Doggie's World 

A message straight from the DISH dog trainer Stephan Bennett at "Get A Long Little Doggie"....


Hi friends,

I hope this finds you and your pack happy, healthy, and balanced. 

This first year in Houston has been a busy, exciting roller coaster and Get Along Little Doggie is growing.  Slowly but surely! 

A big thank you to all our dedicated clients.

A couple of announcements:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow evening and watch me try to combine dog training with reality television

Get Along Little Doggie will be featured  on The Little Couple episode, "Rocky's Revenge".  Rocky is the little couple's little Chihuahua and he rules their house! 

The Little Couple airs Tuesday on TLC @ 9PM.

I discovered that filming a reality television show is not very conducive to practical dog training, but it should be good for a laugh nonetheless!   

About The Little Couple:

Bill Klein and Jen Arnold are just like your average newlyweds -- except for the fact that they're both under 4 feet tall! "The Little Couple" is a new series for TLC that follows the couple as they embark on their new life together. They'll face not only the struggles of two little people in an average-sized world, but will also move to a new city, negotiate the purchase of a home, and weigh the risks of planning a family - all while navigating the ups and downs of any new marriage!

Go to the TLC website for more information: 

**Also, right after the holidays I will be conducting a Trick Training class (Yea for stupid pet tricks!) and a Canine Good Citizen Class.  So make sure you keep up with your training!  Just a little bit every day makes all the difference in the world.

Make sure you check back in with the Get Along Little Doggie website every so often as we are in the process of revamping the website (complete with a Thank You Houston Photo Gallery), and designing a blog with tons of new information. 

And of course, we have jumped on the social networking bandwagon.  Even Cowboy and Hud have their own Dogbook page. 
Become a Fan of Get Along Little Doggie on FACEBOOK.

Thank you all so much for your support and much love and mega woofs to the dogs!


Stephanie Bennett

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
~Will Rogers