Dogs take over Minute Maid Park

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HOUSTON- Minute Maid Park has gone to the dogs!

Bark at the Park, an annual event where fans can bring their dogs with them to enjoy the Astros` game, has Fido and fans wagging with excitement.

But before the big game, some pups were "Hangin` 20" at the Lucy Pet`s Gnarly Crankin' K-9 Wave Maker. Joey Herrick, Founder of The Lucy Pet Foundation gives us the 4-1-1, " We`re auditioning dogs. We want to find a dog from Houston to be on the 2017 Rose Parade."  A few pups were able to ride the waves but more than a few wiped out.  "Some dogs take to it right away. Other dogs take a little work" says Herrick.

While nothing`s more fun than surfing dogs, The Lucy Pet Foundation`s goal is "teaching humans new tricks"- like spaying and neutering. "People don`t realize 80,000 dogs and cats a week are euthanized because there`s too many dogs and cats. So we`re a big believer in spay and neuter. An pair of unaltered cats and their offspring, in 7 years, can make 420,000 more cats!  That's why you have to spay and neuter your pets" explains a passionate Herrick.

Shareyah Galliano brought her foster dog, Goober, to Bark at the Park. Goober is neutered and available for adoption. Goober was also one of the few to catch a wave and stay on his board. Way to go Goober! That's a totally rad ride, dude! If you want to adopt a surfing dog, head to BARC and meet Goober.

If you'd like more info on The Lucy Pet Foundation and the great work they do, click here.


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