Dogs age about seven times faster than humans, which is why they wear seven times as much makeup. See dogs ready for their close-ups with this Groupon.
- $15 for two tickets to the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows (a $30 value)
The massive dog show runs from Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21, in Houston's Reliant Center. On Wednesday and Thursday, the show focuses on breed judging. The other three days have Best in Show judgings and competitions such as the agility, flyball, and obedience contests. At the Meet the Breed seminar, experts educate the public on the pros and cons of more than 80 breeds, helping potential pet owners select the dog right for them. In addition, visitors can stop at vendor booths to browse doggie accessories.
Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 12 and younger are free.
Houston World Series of Dog Shows
Although the dogs in it never play baseball, the Houston World Series of Dog Shows is aptly named. Rather than a single dog show, it's a cluster of several, spread out over five summer days. The show features Best of Breed contests, and the top dog wins Best in Show. It also entertains with a dog sled pull, agility contest, and a canine musical freestyle—in which dogs dance with their costumed owners, rather than just howling into trumpets. During a Meet the Breed seminar, experts educate the public on the pros, cons, and peculiarities of more than 80 breeds.