It’s fall, y’all! The temperatures are starting to fall along with the leaves. Even better, fall festivals are popping up everywhere. Now that the oppressive heat of summer is subsiding, going out with the family, pets included, and enjoying local autumnal events is a must. The following is a list of pet-friendly fall activities near Katy, Cypress, Spring, and West Houston.
The Hounds of Horror Picture Show
The Hounds of Horror Picture Show is an annual dog-friendly event held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on October 29, 2022, at District 249 Bar & Grill in Tomball, TX.
Features: vendors, rescues, music from DJ Nando One, food, and drinks in an event designed for and meant to celebrate dogs
Details: Dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate in the event’s Halloween Doggie Costume Contest
Tomball Ghost Tours isn’t far from Katy, Cypress, and West Houston. According to BringFido, “leashed dogs are welcome to book a tour and wander through Tomball, learning about the chilling secrets of the town’s past. Dog owners will want to cling tight to their furry friend as they hear about “murder, hauntings, revenge, poison, black magic, and a doctor that was more into body parts than bodies.”
Admission: Price, age limit, and duration vary by tour.
Details: Bookings can be made on Old Town Spring Ghost Walk’s official website under the Tomball tab
Sterling Farmer’s Market
Sterling’s Market is a weekly dog-friendly event that is held every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM through November 12, 2022, at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX.
Features: Find unique treasures from local farmers and artisans while walking around with your leashed pet
Details: Located inside St. Martin’s West Parking lot at the corner of Woodway and Sage
No Label Brewing Company
A microbrewery located in Katy, TX, No Label Brewing Company welcomes on-leash dogs and is one of the most family-friendly places to try a new beer and grab a yummy treat from local food trucks while catching a live performance.
Features: local flavors and friends
Details: Visit their website for specific events and performances
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Is a pet-friendly natural preserve that offers humans and pets 80 acres of land to explore. The Preserve includes Marshall Lake, fishing piers, a canoe launch, paved trails, and more.
Features: Paved trail around the lake, public restrooms, and campgrounds
Details: Dog owners are reminded to clean up after themselves and check out the website to confirm hours of operation
Parks, Landmarks & Activities
Whether it’s at an off-leash dog park or a city landmark with beautiful greenery, a pet-friendly day is always a good idea, especially this time of year. BringFido has a listing of local parks, businesses, and more that not only welcome pets but many times cater to their needs.
Including your pets in your adventures is a great way to make memories and get everyone out of the house. But, it’s important to prepare properly with all necessary equipment and supplies. It’s also important to consider your pet’s comfort levels and call it a day once your hound or kitty has had enough. Don’t forget the bug repellent and tick/flea prevention because, even in the cooler seasons, bugs can bite.
Finally, if you’re including a cat in your adventures, please be sure to check the pet-friendly status for cats. While all of these are pet-friendly, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and confirm.