Brenham Banner Article, 12-31-23 – “Being a friend to animals – and more”
REMINDER: please observe the requirement that all dogs visiting the parks must be fully vaccinated.
- Tree Planting in Memorial for Susan Major
- Over 25 people with dogs came to celebrate Susan’s life with the planting of this Shumard Oak in the Dog Park
- May 4, 2023
Animal Friends Clinic is now open Tuesdays through Fridays of each week. Except for Holidays. We do it all — spay/neuter surgeries and wellness services (vaccinations, heartworm treatment, dental cleaning and sales of flea/tick medications, etc.).
Please check out the Clinic Calendar at the bottom of our Home Page or here:
Non-profit Vet Clinic | Animal Friends of Washington Co (animalfriendstexas.org)
Christmas – Pet Mini Sessions
- By Lianna Flemming Photography
- Benefiting Animal Friends of Washington County
- Saturday, December 3rd
- 10am –1pm
- •$35 / 10 minute photo session (Cash / Venmo / PayPal)
- •5 Images sent through Online Gallery
- •Walk-in –No appointment necessary
- Location — Animal Friends of Washington County, 3601 Hwy 36 N, Brenham, TX 77833
Last Double Dr Day in 2022 – October 26, 2022 — Wellness appointments available in the morning and afternoon. Call today to book, as morning appointments go fast.
Halloween Pictures with Your Pup
PAWTY a Great Success
50 Guests enjoyed the tranquility at the Star Cross Ranch on Sept. 25th – enjoying a delicious dinner by Dine Catering & Events, along with music and laughter. This event raised over $50,000 for equipment for the Clinic and maintenance of the Dog Parks – from sponsors, donations and ticket sales to the outstanding Goodie Bags. Thank you to all for making our 1st Farm to Table dinner such a success.
Dog Park Winter hours are now in effect. 7am until Dusk (6pm)
Dog Park guests should prepare to depart at 5:30, as all users must be out of the Dog Parks by dark, or 6pm — whichever is earlier.
Dog Pond Cleanup
Dog Park volunteers took on the task of cleaning out the large dog pond in September – doing a fantastic job.
SUPPLY DRIVE – Win $100 !!
AAA Storage Brenham supports Animal Friends with a Supply Drive during March 2022 – Drop off any of the listed supplies to AAA Storage and be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card ! Drop off location: 4205 Hwy 36 N. – just up the hill from Animal Friends.
* Paper towels
• Liquid Laundry Detergent, HD
• Copy Paper
• Distilled Water – gallon jugs
Board Members – Bob Davis & Jeffrey King – show off the new bench and plaque honoring the many Volunteer Firefighters in Washington County at the Dedication in front of the Fire Museum in July. Animal Friends joined the Washington County Chamber’s Leadership Class of 2021 in creation of this wonderful bench. Also pictured are several proud high school student welders, showing off their efforts.
Dr. Frank Cerfogli meeting new pup client assisted by vet tech Rachael
Santa Pictures – Dec 2020
Be Our Hero
Help us Replace Critical Surgical & Mechanical Equipment
& Expand Our Pet Pick-up and Discharge Area – to keep in compliance with Covid protocols.
With the cold and wet season approaching, we want to increase the covered waiting space for our clients. This will improve our temporary solution to a permanent and more effective one.
Click Here – to help us
Pet Supply Drive – November 2020
New Procedures due to Corona Virus
For the safety of our clients and staff, please have all of your paperwork filled out prior to your appointment time. These forms are available at our website, on this page: https://www.animalfriendstexas.org/clinic/forms-instructions/#.XqRYf_aSncs
- For surgery patients, please remain outside for surgery check-in and discharge. We appreciate everyone abiding by appropriate social distancing standards while awaiting check in. All final payments will be done via phone to speed up the discharge process, and minimize contact between individuals.
- For afternoon wellness appointments, please arrive on time. Once arrived, call the office phone number – 979-277-0400. A technician will come out to speak with you about your pet’s needs. As you wait in your car, each pet will then be brought in for their treatments and returned to you as soon as this is finished. All final payments will be done as you wait.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with this new process as we help provide care for your pets while doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Carnival – April 25, 2020 — CANCELLED
Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, we have cancelled the Carnival. We hope to see you next year around this time.
Mark your calendars NOW for the Carnival at the Dog Park, Saturday April 25, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. There will be booths and demonstrations; many that are “hands on”. Washington County First Responders, Brenham Police K-9, Reptiles, Pet Adoptions, Dog Groomer, Dr. Rockey and mock surgeries, and so much more to see and do! Hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and Cotton Candy to eat and savor as well. The entire event is free to the public. Come Eat, Play and Learn!
Are you a proud Pit Bull or Pit Mix Parent? If so why not take advantage of the FREE spay/neuter special provided by PUPS (Prevent Unwanted Pets) for the month of February. Click on link below for information.
https://wp.me/a5Z1mY-1qQ Then click on letter when it appears.
Swarovski Crystal Necklace
Purchase as gift for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, in memory of, or in honor of a beloved pet — and help out Animal Friends – 20% of each purchase is donated to Animal Friends. Click on Link – go to SHOP NOW, and insert Paws Off – it’s that easy.
April 28th, 2018 – Sunday
1 – 4 pm
Free family event. Bring your dog on a leash
May Drawing Winner – plush 2-tiered cat podium was:
Skyler Sanderson; “Oh my God I’m so happy, even my dogs will love this not just the cat!”
Annual CARNIVAL in the Dog Park — April 28th
CAR SHOW (May 5th) in Chappell Hill to Benefit Animal Friends — 6500 Hwy 290 E. (Iron Eagle Trading) Flyer & Info here Vintage Cars & Trucks, Hot Rods, Motorcycles.
Contact: [email protected], or call: 713-869-2795
ALERT — CURRENT RECALL ON DOG FOODS:
There are new recalls on dog food(s) & dog treats — these foods are killing dogs and making owners sick after handling the food too. Check here for current foods listed for recall information. Posted 2/17/18.
Animal Friends Dog Park has new life and a new gazebo — read Banner Article here (7-15-17)
Tribute to Joan and Frank Petersen. Thank you to these wonderful supporters. Read here.
The 3rd Annual Carnival at the Dog Park was a great success! Over 350 people of all ages with leashed pets attended the Carnival and visited with exhibitors, adopted dogs, played with snakes and reptiles, watched the incredible Brenham Police Department Canine Unit demonstrations, toured the First Responders of Washington County equipment and trucks, had pictures made while sitting atop Longhorn steers, and participated in the Pet Parade. Attendees enjoyed hot dogs, Blue Bell ice cream, popcorn, and cotton candy. A huge thank you goes to our community for its support and our exhibitors: Reptile Hospice and Sanctuary of Texas, 4 Paws Farms, Animal Friends Clinic, Faske Longhorns, Brenham Adoption Center, the TrueBlue Animal Rescue, Washington County EMS, Brenham Fire Department, Brenham Police Department, and Washington County Sheriff COPS. And a special thank you to all our Sponsors: Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails, Blue Bell Ice Cream, HEB, Westwood Cinema, KWHI/KTEX, Mike Hopkins Distributing, Caney Creek Farm and PLM Texas ! And thanks to the Animal Friends Board and Staff for all their hard work in putting this great event together.
Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the rebuilt Large Dog Park – May 8, 2017. Park is open in all 3 areas now (large dogs, small dogs and agility training area).
Carnival set for Saturday, May 13, 2017 — Best Family Event of the Year. Bring your pup also – and enter the Pet Parade. Read all about it here. NEW ! Pat Guter, author of Catherine & Little Jake will be on hand and signing her latest book. (It’s about two kittens who were abandoned and then adopted by a family. Tells the story of adoption from the pet’s view point. It even contains a coloring book and activities for children. This is her first children’s book about pets.)
The new Dog Park for LARGE Dogs opened on April 1, 2017 – No Joke ! This part of the park is for dogs that are over 20 lbs. There is a brand new dog pond and many tables and benches in the shade under the trees for humans to enjoy while watching their dogs run, play and swim.
We are excited to announce we have a new feature to help serve our clients!
We now have a professional Call Service handling all incoming calls when the Clinic is not open.
This service will be able to answer basic questions, such as when we will be open next, as well as pricing of services. They will not be able to make appointments, as these must continue to be made during business hours when we are open. This service will also handle all emergency calls associated with surgeries to immediately get in touch with our emergency personnel.
Our costs have increased yearly yet we have not increased our pricing in over 4 years. Effective April 1, 2016 our pricing will increase somewhat to help cover the rise in our costs. Click here to read more.
Carnival was cancelled due to park damage and bad weather
Carnival at the Dog Park is coming !
April 30th — 10 am until 2 pm
The Pawty fundraiser was a great success.
Click here to see the action !
The Batchman Family enjoys giving Conga a good scrubbing in the Dog Wash at the Dog Park. 9/13/15