Sit, stay, balance on my feet, perform CPR. These are a few of the ridiculously impressive dog tricks and training feats on display this weekend at Bridgeland’s 9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest where Canada’s Super Collies will grace Houston dog lovers with their presence.
If you didn’t catch this season of America’s Got Talent, or aren’t adept in navigating Instagram’s wild world of pet videos, here’s what you need to know: Sara Carson, dog-trainer extraordinaire, and her three Border Collies besties—Hero, Marvel and Loki—have been touring around the U.S. showing off their dance moves, agility abilities and sheer cuteness. They earned a fifth-place finish on AGT (and the approval of Simon Cowell), have given David Letterman kisses, and danced with Ellen DeGeneres. Still, if none of that rings a bell, you may recognize them from this viral YouTube video.
In addition to the Super Collies, the dog-centric event will include performances from less famous, but equally loveable doggo groups Dynamo Dogs, Houston Disc Dogs and The Amazing Blake.
Naturally, Howl-O-Ween Fest is a dog-friendly event with a costume fashion show, dock diving and trick-or-treating for all visiting pooches. Other puppers looking for their forever home will also be on site at adoption events put on by seven local rescues. All proceeds from the event will go to the rescue groups.
Some human-focused elements also include food trucks, a pumpkin patch, farmers market and face painting—but with pup performances every 30 minutes, who’s going to have time for that?
Free. Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park, 16919 N. Bridgeland Lake Parkway, Cypress. More info via bridgeland.com.