This year the Houston Pavilions hosts the third annual showcase of doghouse designs from top architecture firms, design houses and artists meant to challenge the idea of a typical backyard pup pad. Barkitecture Houston is unlike any other event, says Julie Landry, co-founder of Pup Squad Animal Rescue, adding, Its not just about seeing and bidding on the architecturally amazing dog houses. Theres also live music, activities for the kids, the Art+Bark dog photography gallery, adoptions and you are helping save homeless puppies. The festivities also include a doggy model search, described to us as Americas Next Top Model for dogs. The fun kicks off on Friday with a Yappy Hour in the Pavillions Center Court.
On Saturday, theres more fun with the displays, silent auction and pet adoptions.
A full 100 percent of the proceeds from both days benefits Pup Squad, an organization dedicated to placing orphaned puppies, nursing litters and their moms in loving homes, and providing education and support to those that adopt them. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 1201 Fannin. For information, call 832-320-1200 or visit www.barkitecturehouston.com. Free to $10.
Fri., Oct. 14; Sat., Oct. 15, 2011