On Sunday, April 28, from 1pm to 4 p.m., you can meet local celebrity canine, Gus, at a unique dog adoption event in the Heights. The pet-fest will happen at Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital at 1327 Yale St. and include free ice cream, face painting for children, a tour of the state-of-the-art medical facility, and an opportunity to adopt the dog of your dreams. 

We invite you to meet adorable pups up for adoption and also meet “Gus,” known as, “the dog with the big head.” Many will remember him from TV news stations’ coverage of the animal’s rescue from the streets of Sunnyside earlier this year.  

A series of volunteers transported Gus to the care of the Veterinary Medical School at Texas A&M, where talented surgeons were able to remove the shoestring impeding Gus’ ability to eat and breathe. Thanks to the care of K-911 volunteers and fosters, and financial donations from hundreds of Houstonians, the homeless pet received the medical attention that saved his life.  

Gus’ story is such an inspiration, Heights resident Sandee Roguemore-Maxwell wrote a children’s book about Gus’ journey back to health called, “Gus, the Dog with the Big Head.”

Please think of Gus and what he represents – how people can make a difference to all the canines out there that need to find the right loving home!                                                                                                

Any pooch adopted at the event will receive a complimentary physical exam by Urban Animal Veterinarian and hospital owner Dr. Hilary Granson. The hospital’s diverse and inspiring website motto comes to mind for this event, “Your pet isn’t just a pet; he or she is your urban companion.  That’s why Urban Animal was created – to celebrate the dignity of every individual animal. We wouldn’t have it any other way.” .

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