Archive for October, 2014

A Howl-O-Ween Benefit for Barrio Dogs at Funny Fur’s River Oaks Location!

October 8th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Funny Fur Halloween Party

Happy Howl-O-Ween from Funny Fur!

Are you and your furry friend ready to have a spooky good time? Funny Fur is excited to be supporting the wonderful and amazingly-awesome Barrio Dogs, a local non-profit, animal welfare organization based in Houston, through our annual Howl-O-Ween fundraising party! We have had much success raising money for local non-profits in the past, and are excited to be donating 100% of the proceeds from our Howl-O-Ween party to Barrio Dogs! Come on down to Funny Fur’s River Oaks location for enough fun, food, and drinks to shake a stick at.

Mark your calendar for October 24, 2014. From 6pm to 9pm the good times are gonna get even better when we party behind our River Oaks location at 3268 Westheimer Rd. DJ Al will be spinning some of today’s best hit music for you and your pups to groove on down to, and we’ll have all sorts of tasty food and delicious beverages to keep you full and happy.

Think your pup is the cutest in a dog costume? Come and join our cute and colorful costume contest where you and your furry friend will have a chance to prance away with a grand prize of a $200 gift card to spend at Funny Fur. You can also enter our sensational raffle for a chance to win something great for you and your pup. And to keep the fun going, we have an amazing silent auction where you can bid and score great deals on products from fantastic brands including Wooflink, Louisdog, and Buddy Belt!

For only a $10 donation (dogs and kids under 12 are free), you get access to all this fun plus a free toy for your dog in our special bobbing-for-toys pool. Your donation also treats your dog to treats from BubbaRose. And for you? How about unlimited alcoholic drinks courtesy of DeepEddy Vodka as well as and tasty eats courtesy of Sprinkles and Little Jimmy’s Deli. (The bottomless vodka drinks are an additional $10, but it’s for an amazing cause and it’s all you can drink!)

Take the memories of the night home with you and cherish them forever when you stop by the photo booth provided by Sutterbooth. We’ll have all sorts of costumes and props to add some character to your pictures!

Over the past years, we’ve raised impressive amounts of money to help a number of amazing charities. This year, we hope to raise even more for Barrio Dogs! And we can only do it with your help. Be sure to stop by the Barrio Dogs booth to learn more from Selena and the rest of the volunteers.

We hope to see you and your furry friend’s face there for a night of night of spooky good fun!

Remember the details:

    • When: Friday October 24th from 6pm to 9pm
    • Where: Funny Fur, 3268 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098


See you there!


Trick-or-Treating With Your Dog: Dog Costumes to Complete Your Team

October 1st, 2014 at 9:00 am

Is there anything better than trick or treating? You get to get dressed up as a ghoul, goblin, ghost, prince, princess, major league baseball player, etc… Whatever it is your brain can think up! And then you get to go door-to-door asking people for free candy! If you’re headed out to get the goodies this Halloween, consider taking your family dog along, and make sure you get them into a great dog costume!

It’s a fact that trick-or-treating is exponentially more fun when you bring your dog along, or at least it should be. Bringing your dog, in an awesome dog costume, only adds to the whole experience of traipsing through the neighborhood on All Hallows Eve getting that delicious, delicious candy from each and every house. And if you’re thinking of putting your pup in a dog Halloween costume to compliment your costume, you’re probably in store for full-size candy bars as opposed to those fun-sized teases.

So if you’re going as a team with your furry friend this Halloween, consider the following costumes for dogs that will compliment yours.


Santa Dog Costume

Who doesn’t love the jolly ol fat man known as Santa Clause? Why wait until yuletide to dress the part? Dust off your St. Nick coat, your big white beard, and bowls full of jelly and hit the neighborhood this Halloween. Make sure to don your pup in the reindeer dog costume, though, because someone needs to guide the sleigh for the evening. Or, do the old switcheroo and you go as the reindeer and let your fur baby be Santa! That’s right, this dog costume is reversible!

Bring the Zoo!

Koala Dog Cotume

Remember that movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” and how that family really bonded over the animals they worked so hard to protect? The Koala dog costume is sort of like that… Especially if you go as a matching koala and the two of you go trick-or-treating. Your mini zoo theme will not only have you and your dog bonding, but every other trick-or-treater out there will be stopping to take pictures and admiring you like the cherished and lovable animals you are.

Slight Dogleg Right…

Dog Golfer Costume

There’s a saying, “Behind every great golfer is a great caddy.” (This might not be a saying, but it should be.) Turn your pup into Rickie Growler this Halloween with the Putter Pup dog costume available at With you as your furry friend’s caddy in tow, nothing will stop the two of you from sinking hole-in-one after hole-in-one and scoring the best treats in the neighborhood.

 On the Run!

Dog Prisoner Costume

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak, especially if you and your dog go as prisoner and prison guard. You’ll want to keep your little law-breaker on a short leash this Halloween when you dress it in the Prisoner Pooch dog costume. With you in a prison guard outfit, the neighborhood will be asking what your dog did to deserve time behind bars. Reassure them that with good behavior, he will be up for paw-role sometime soon, and in the meantime, he deserves a treat.

There’s No Place Like Home

Dorothy Dog Costume

If you re-watch Wizard of Oz, you start to notice that the real star isn’t Dorothy after all. It’s Toto, with all of his scampering about, revealing the Wizard for who he really is, and generally just keeping Dorothy and her ragtag group of misfits safe. Now it’s your turn to be the star! Switch roles with your furry friend this Halloween when she puts on the Dorothy dog costume and you dress in dog ears and black fur.  If you have more dog friends, you can complete the brigade by dressing them in the lion, tin man, and scarecrow dog costumes!

Now that you have some good ideas about how to team up with your pooch and go trick-or-treating as a team this Halloween, choose the right dog costume for you and your pup. has a huge selection of costumes for dogs, in a variety of different styles and sizes. And if you’re expecting some furry friends to come trick-or-treating to your house this year, make sure you have some good Halloween treats to give them! We have you covered there too.

Happy Halloween!