Category Archives: Pet Care


Every third Friday of the month we offer 20% OFF all Food and Treats! This month it will be Friday August 15, 2014 from 7am-7pm! No coupons required.

Our Once-A-Month food-only sale has been discontinued and replaced with our new, AWESOME VIP Program!  Please click here for further details on these GREAT benefits!

Wiener Dog Races are back!


Contact: Gina Rotolo

Sam Houston Race Park

281-807-8771 or


Mandy Love

281-807-8847 or

June 3, 2010



Event Includes Live Quarter Horse Racing Along with Wiener Dog Races Between Horse Races, Cutest Pet Costume Contest & More

 on Saturday, July 17, 2010


WHAT:    Sam Houston Race Park ( welcomes back Houston’s fastest     wiener dogs for a fun-filled family-friendly evening of live racing with the 3rd Semi-Annual Wiener Dog Races presented by PETCO ( and Bark’s 5th Avenue ( on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  The highly anticipated evening features wiener dogs racing a distance of approximately 25 yards on the dirt track in between Quarter Horse races in an effort to find Houston’s fastest wiener dog!  The top Wiener Dog racers will be awarded cash prizes along with gift baskets from PETCO & Bark’s 5th Avenue.

                        In addition to racing events, The Park will host the Cutest Pet Costume Contest, open to dogs of all breeds.  There is no fee to participate in the costume contest; register on-site to participate.  Other activities include a pet social, a variety of pet and people-friendly vendors, balloon artists, face painting, snow cones and more! 

Pet owners can download registration forms online at  A $25 registration fee per pet is required; fee includes a commemorative racing shirt for your pet that he/she must wear for their race. Pets must provide proof of current shot records in order to participate.  Advance registration is required; space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration deadline is WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010. Download registration forms online at  Email completed registration forms along with a photo of your racer to  Your racer’s photo will be featured in a special commemorative program designed for the Wiener Dog Races on the day of the event.

Saturdays in July also feature Party on the Patio with $2 Draft Beer from 4 to 8 p.m. and hot food from the outdoor grill! Immediately following live racing events will be the Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light stage featuring Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers.

WHO:             Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages, outdoor, 15,000-capacity venue that hosts annual country, classic rock and contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, visit


WHEN:          Saturday, July 17, 2010

3:30 p.m.   Live Racing Gates Open/Wiener Dog Racer Check In

5:00 p.m.  Live Racing Begins

7:00 p.m.  Pet Costume Contest in the Pavilion Begins

8:15 p.m.   Concert Gates Open for Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

8:45 p.m.   Concert Begins


WHERE:       Sam Houston Race Park

                  7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West

                  Houston, Texas 77064


TICKETS:     $19 Party Pack includes: general admission; club level counter seat; live racing program; burger basket or concession entrée; (2) small sodas or draft beers; and (1) $2 wagering coupon per person.

                        $15 Advance General Admission Concert Tickets/$30 VIP Advance General Admission Concert Tickets*

                        *Concert ticket prices increase the day of the event for GA and VIP tickets; Concert tickets offer FREE admission to live racing & wiener dog events.

General admission: $6 Adults; $4 Senior Citizens; kids ages 12 and under FREE.

PARKING:   FREE General Parking

INFO:             For more information, call 281-807-8700 or visit

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Pets for Adoption

Barks 5th Avenue is excited to announce that we have taken in a few rescues and are adopting them out! These dogs have come to us through friends and colleagues of Pennie Mahon, Owner/Master Trainer. With the pet’s best interest in mind, we will require all applicants to complete an adoption interview before being able to take the dog home. We had 3 dogs but have sucessfully place 2 of them already! Please see their stories/updates below.  All inquires email info@barks5thave or call 281-970-2284.

Xena is a red heeler mix, 30 lbs and approx 10 months old.  When she was 8 weeks old she showed up on the front door steps of a fellow Frisbee club friend of Pennie’s. The person who took her in just could not give her the individual attention she deserves which is why we decided to help find a home for her. She has a moderate to high energy level so we hope to find a home that has lots of activity and even kids to play with her! She is sweet and affectionate with our kennel staff. Xena is a little sensitive to other dogs but not aggressive, she regularly participates in our Doggie Daycare program. UPDATE: Xena was adopted out to a family in Cypress about 2 weeks after we first posted this. She is doing well in her new home!


Maggie is maybe a Rottweiler mix (we cant say for sure what she is), 35-40 lbs and approx 2-3 years old. Maggie was found living feral in the woods with a litter of six puppies in a den that she had dug herself! What a survivor! She was rescued by our nutritionalist, Diana Powers. Diana fostered and placed all 6 pups. Maggie is a new woman and ready to start a new life with her forever family. She is neutral, laid back, quiet, and a no fuss kind of dog. She would be happy in anyone’s home she is just so relaxed. We think she would be a perfect fit for an elderly person. She gets along well with other dogs as long as they are not too pushy and regularly participates in our Doggie Daycare program. UPDATE: Adopted.

Jane is a blue heeler mix, 30 lbs, 2-3 yrs old. She was pulled from a shelter just before euthanasia by a horse trainer friend of Pennie’s. She ended up being pregnant and having puppies so our friend fostered them and found homes for them. Like Maggie, she is starting a new chapter in her life and is ready for a forever home! Jane is a little shy and unsure until she gets to know you; she is also sweet and affectionate. Jane does not yet participate in our Doggie Daycare program. UPDATE: Jane was adopted last week by a client of ours and we are happy to say she is enjoying her new home. She even comes back to Barks 5th Avenue with her sister Abbie to enjoy Doggie Daycare!