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Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. presents Barkitecture this Sunday, October 19th from 12pm-4pm at Triangle Park. This unique fundraiser has been gaining national attention as some of Austin’s best architects use their considerable talents to create innovative homes for our furry friends. Yes, they’re building doghouses to raise funds for several local pet rescue groups!


The doghouses will be judged according to the following categories: Greenest, Best Urban Dwelling, Best Backyard Bungalow, People’s Choice, Most Unusual and Best in Show. Arrive early so you can vote for People’s Choice!

Dogs and Doggie Parents are encouraged to attend in costume, and enter the annual Fashound Show and Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, which will take place at 3pm. There will also be adoption opportunities, vendor booths and a puppy “Spaw.”


This years fundraiser will provide grants to:

Austin Dog Rescues mission is to end the cycle of homeless animals by saving dogs from Central Texas Shelters, encouraging the community to spay and neuter their pets, and providing education and resources to help pets live long and healthy lives. Austin Dog Rescue is an all volunteer foster home.

Don’t Bully Me Rescue is dedicated to improving the lives of the American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull type dogs and restoring their image. They rescue Pit Bulls that are abused, neglected, and that have ended up in high-kill shelters throughout the state of Texas.

Lizzy’s Hospice House’s mission is to provide a home environment to the most vulnerable companion animals in a shelter environment – or who would ultimately end up in a shelter – which are those who are elderly, terminally ill or homeless.

Meals on Wheels & More PALS Program provides assistance with food and basic preventative veterinary care for the pets of their homebound clients.

Wags, Hope & Healings mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving adoptive homes for dogs that were the victims of abandonment, abuse or neglect. Through leadership, behavioral conditioning and love, they help dogs become balanced and healthy in mind, body and spirit. They take time to facilitate a perfect match between adoptable dogs and families and offer a lifelong support system for adopting families.

Check out these pictures of last year’s winners!




About The Shannon Schmitz Group at Austin Portfolio Real Estate:

The Shannon Schmitz Group is known for the signature service they provide to their clients, customizing every detail to their specific needs. These professional, hard-working Realtors® and their dedicated, technologically-savvy marketing team work together to provide the utmost in service to their clients for buying or selling real estate all over Austin. This includes the surrounding Texas Hill Country Area, including Spanish OaksBee CaveLakewayLake TravisWest Lake Hills, and the famous Austin zip codes of 78703 and 78704.


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