Pet-loving folks are invited to grab a leash and head to Fulbrook, a wooded community in Fulshear, for the Furry Friend Festival, Saturday, November 17, from 1 – 4 pm. The four-legged fundraiser supports Fulshear’s nonprofit The Petterie, a dog and cat rescue and foster/adoption group.
The family-friendly fun is free and open to the public and will be held in the Gazebo park area of Fulbrook at 5530 Fulshear Green (weather permitting).
According to long-time Fulshear realtor Gayle Bowen, event host, “The Petterie has placed over 52 animals since its beginning 14 months ago and many of those were puppies. The Petterie is a foster-based program relying entirely on donations. Please join us for the festivities but be sure to have your furry friends on leashes.”
All proceeds from sponsorships, a special raffle and donations help offset the costs of rescuing and providing care for abandoned animals.
Attendees at the festival can enjoy a holiday photo with their pet and visit with a special guest, Belle, the Fulshear Police Department K-9, and her handler, Officer Edmonds. Other activities include face painting, a ‘Santa sighting’ and an assortment of animal-themed games and crafts. Cupcake and a Smile will have cupcakes and pupcakes and Curbside Sliderz will serve hot dogs and sliders. Adults can learn tips from animal experts from Paws to Claws Veterinary Care who are offering discounted microchipping at $10/pet. Nick May of May Day Dog Training will perform obedience training demonstrations.
Participants who pre-register on the “Gayle Bowen Team RE/MAX and Fulbrook Community” Facebook page and check in at the welcome table will be entered into a drawing for a free dozen cupcakes. Raffle tickets will also be available to win a colorful holiday wreath, pet consultations and other surprises.
“With rolling hills, acreage lots and a natural oxbow lake and river amenities, Fulbrook is the ideal setting for an outdoor event centered on pet health and happiness,” adds Bowen, Fulbrook office manager. “We are thrilled to bring Houstonians to our little pocket of heaven in Fulbrook to enjoy an afternoon of being ‘at home with nature’ on behalf of The Petterie.”
Community partners supporting this event for the rescue and fostering of animals include: Dr. Kristen Slater of Paws to Claws Vet Clinic, Frontier Title, Fulshear Financial LLC, NewFirst National Bank, and Houston Pet Waste. Look for updates on the Gayle Bowen Team REMAX and Fulbrook Community on Facebook. More information can be obtained from the Fulbrook office at 281-346-0027.