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Luxury Pet Resort hosts dog costume contest with prizes and famous pet psychic.

HOUSTON, TX October 18, 2011   The Dog House Pet Salon of Houston will be hosting its 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Pawrade this year on October 28th at 5:30pm. The Dog House Pet Salon is one of Houston’s leading pet resorts offering grooming services, boarding, and doggy day care. The resort also offers a variety of eco-friendly toys, dog apparel, grooming items, and pet furniture. As part of their commitment to the community and in support of dog advocacy, this year their fundraising efforts and all proceeds will benefit PAWS Houston.

PAWS Houston serves to help sustain relationships between terminally or chronically ill pet owners and their pets through a period of time at home, in the hospital, or in a hospice. “Many people love their pets so much and consider them a part of their family. We are happy to help the PAWS mission as we see daily the healing and loving effect of animals on people’s lives,” says Donna Olson, owner and proprietress of the resort.

Various vendors are donating certain items to be raffled off at the fundraiser as prizes for the pet costume contest, which will be the main event of the evening. The contest will be judged by Pet Photographer Robyn Arouty, and two prominent Houston veterinarians; Dr. Seth Landry of Village Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Kelley Kurtz of Briargrove Animal Clinic. Their combined backgrounds and love for animals made them the perfect fit to serve as the judging panel for this canine contest.

Robyn Arouty is a self-proclaimed animal lover, saying that the largest hat she wears is the animal advocate one. At a young age she was a witness to unjust animal treatment and set out to change how humans treat them. When asked about how she felt helping out with the event, she said, “I am really honored to be a part of this PAWS Fundraiser. I am a huge animal advocate and I am happy to contribute to this lighthearted event; after the ways I have seen animals being treated, it’s nice to see them being paraded, cherished and have it be all about them.”

Dr. Seth Landry graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2006, and is a prominent figure in the Houston veterinary world. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Information Network. He has a strong interest in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. A lover of dogs, Dr. Landry is the owner of two—a Chocolate Labrador, Moose, and a Jack Russell Terrier, Carter.

Dr. Kelly Kurtz is a Texas native who practiced Veterinary Medicine in New Jersey for a while, but came back to her home state to work at Briargrove Veterinary Clinic. A 2007 graduate of Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kurtz may be new to the Houston Veterinary scene, but she is a lover of animals and takes her career very seriously, and all of the animals she helps as if they were her own.

Also in attendance will be Pet Psychic Priya Rivas. Ms. Rivas is one of the most widely recognized and respected animal communicators in the world, having worked with thousands of people worldwide to achieve a better understanding of their pets.  Her passion for animals and her understanding of the critical role they play in our lives provides a unique perspective as to how we need to deal with the animals in our world. She will be donating her time to do psychic readings at the event, a session that is normally valued at $125.

Sponsors of the event include Ziggy’s Healthy Grill, Stella and Chewy’s, and others.

The Howl-O-Ween Pet Pawrade is an annual event not to miss if you are an animal lover.

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