Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary at the Alamo

Just in time for the Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races which, this year, is being called WIENERDOG MILLIONAIRE!

Welcome to the world of competitive wiener dogs, a world that boasts healthy dachshunds and rabid owners. Unleash the truth as we track America's sexiest and fastest weenies on the professional dachshund circuit.

Every year, tens of thousands of American dachshund owners enter their dogs in various competitions. Extremely popular, dachshund races routinely bring horse and dog tracks a week's worth of attendance on a single night (in Buda, Texas, almost 20,000 hit the annual races). There's even a national wiener dog racing championships - the Wiener Nationals - that features racing wiener dogs from across the country.

A more high profile type of Dachshund competition is the world of show doxies, where thousands of miles in travel and hundreds of thousands of dollars are required to compete for the spot of "top dog".

In the fall of 2004 documentary filmmaker Shane MacDougall decided to chronicle the surprisingly cut throat world of competitive dachshunds for two years.

The result is WIENER TAKES ALL crisscrosses the continent to get the inside scoop on what makes these champion dogs and their colorful owners tick as we visit dachshund races, hilarious "earthdog" competitions, and the Westminster dog show. Candid interviews with the world's top show dog personalities give us a crash course in wiener dog politics, and a glimpse into the divisive controversies that have long dogged the dachshund community.

Showing Thursday April 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Alamo South Lamar

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mighty Texas Dog Walk Calling All Dogs to win “World’s Largest Dog Walk”

Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Texas Hearing and Service Dogs’

11th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2009 – 9:00 am

Bring the Guinness World Record back to Texas – Beat the Brits! Current record: 10,272 dogs

When: Sat., April 11, 2009 9:00 AM

Where: Congress Ave. Bridge [Click here to view a route map]

What: A three mile stroll through scenic downtown Austin

Why: To bring the Guinness World's Record for "Largest Dog Walk" back to Texas! Current record: 10,272 dogs

Admission: $30/dog day of; $25/dog pre-registration


Pre-Registration: $25/dog


Until Friday, April 11, 5:00 PM

Fill out the
Online Registration Form Here

By Mail:

Postmarked by
Friday, April 3, 2009

Mail To:
Texas Hearing &
Service Dogs
4803 Rutherglen
Austin, TX 78749

In Person:

Wed, Thurs, Fri, April 8, 9, 10
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Petco (map)
9828 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX
(512) 345-2355

Day of Event Registration: $30/dog


April 11, 2009, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration tent (big white tent)

Packet Pick Up:
You may pick up your collector’s T-shirt, walk bib and other goodies at the Dog Walk Registration tent, OR

Packet Pick Up - 2 Options:
(1) Wed - Fri, April 8, 9 & 10
Petco, 9828 Great Hills Trail
9:00 am — 7:00 pm
(512) 345-2355

(2) Walk Day - get there early!

Improved this Year:
Earlier date - for cooler weather
Earlier start time - for cooler weather
SIX water stops with

  • Ice Ice, baby!
  • Veterinary personnel
  • Wading pools
  • Water for people, too!

Not combined with any other event - It’s all you and your dog!

Gifts: Mauro Garza collector’s t-shirt, goodies from dozens of dog-related Exhibitors, Gold Medal for every dog at the Finish Line!

Previous Years' T-shirts
2008 T-Shirt Art by Mauro Garza

Benefits: Texas Hearing & Service Dogs

11th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk Sponsors

Meet our Mighty Texas Dog Walk Sponsors!

Be a Sponsor! Click here to see Sponsorship Levels & Benefits!

Roger Beasley Subaru

Austin Vet Care

Barking Hound Village

Central Texas Veterinary Speciality Hospital

Clif Bar

Nature's Select




Austin Pets Directory

GreyStar - Redefining Excellence in Apartment Living

Scholz Garten

Austin Humane Society



News 8
Austin ON Demand

Nicole Mlakar-Livingston -

Town Lake Animal Center

Breeder's Choice - Avoderm Natural - Premium Natural Foods for Dogs and Cats

Camp Bow Wow

The Park at Brushy Creek

Beware of identity theft this Easter

Happy Easter

Monday, April 6, 2009

ASPCA Wag-n-Walk April 18

The ASPCA’s Wag-n-Walk is a fun, safe and easy way to bring Austin Wag n Walkthe Austin Community together to raise awareness for the ASPCA’s mission of fighting animal cruelty and finding permanent loving homes for America’s adoptable pets. On April 18th, animal lovers and pet-parents throughout Austin, TX will head to Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Road) with their four-legged friends in tow (those without pets are welcome to walk too!) to show their love for animals and support for the ASPCA’s mission. The 1 mile dog walk will begin in the Rock Garden area of Zilker Park and end in the same vicinity, at the foot of the ASPCA’s ‘Go Orange for Animals’ Festival. All registered walkers will receive an ASPCA T-shirt and a bandana for their canine counterpart.

For more info

Dogs and cats do smile

click here and turn up the volume

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Oh my dog photos

Frank Bruynbroek (pronounced Brin-brook) was born in Vilvorde, a small town on the outskirts of Brussels , Belgium . In Belgium he taught mentally handicapped kids, traveled on his motorcycle, turned into a ski instructor, shot weddings, designed light shows, became a casting director, directed commercials, sang back up for a renowned Belgian singer, was the lead in a play...then Belgium became too small. He came to California to study acting and pursue photography. Frank is in the process of producing a book about his favorite subject, dogs and he works relentlessly for the Brittany Foundation, rescuing dogs off the streets.

The flamingos are coming! The flamingos are coming!




For just $50, a flock of 20 pink flamingos will show up in the front yard of your chosen "flockee" (for a $75 donation, get a flock of 40!).

The flamingos will brighten your friend's yard for several days and then migrate to their next destination. If the flockee wants to know who's responsible for the flocking, a $10 donation to the shelter will reveal the secret. Want insurance against your name being revealed? Just add $15 to your initial donation and your secret is safe with us.

Hiring the pink gang is a great way to say Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Happy Earth Day, or just "Hi" to your animal-loving friends. Flocking began March 28th and continues through May. Flamingos are able to travel throughout the Greater Austin area including Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pflugerville, and Round Rock, but they won’t be here forever.

Don’t delay, flock today!

Flock a friend or family member before they (the flamingos, that is) fly away! To place your order, call 459-0925 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The flamingos will happily take a check or major credit card. Flamingos like money. Who knew?