Unique Event Included Music and Dancing, Prom King and Queenie Crowning and More on Sunday, May 17, 2009

Barks 5th Avenue Puppy Prom 2009

HOUSTON (May 21, 2009)—
Barks 5th Avenue ( hosted a successful Inaugural Puppy Prom event featuring dancing, dining and fun for pets and owners on Sunday, May 17, 2009. The event, which hosted more than 120 pets & people, was the first of its kind encouraging people and their pets to dress in prom attire dance and donate all for a good cause.

“We were thrilled at the turn out for the event,” stated Pennie Mahon, owner, Barks 5th Avenue. “Not only was this a great opportunity for pets and people to socialize, more importantly, it raised money for charity groups that Barks 5th We look forward to hosting more events in the near future.” Avenue is proud to support.

The event benefited Friends for Life (, a local no-kill animal shelter. The event also welcomed SNAP (, who promoted responsible pet ownership, For the Love of Pets with their pet adoption program, and DOGA Doggie Yoga.

Highlights of the charity raffle included: a gift basket from Funny Fur; a custom pet portrait painting by DixieDog Design; dog food from Supreme Pet Supply; concert and racing ticket packages from Sam Houston Race Park; and gift certificates from Barks 5th Avenue.

Pets and people enjoyed live music from $2 Sound, along with prom pictures and the King and Queenie crowning.

Barks 5th Avenue is a full service pet care facility located in North West Houston, offering boarding, grooming, training, and Doggie Daycare service. For more information, call 281-970-2284 or visit

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