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Dog Day at Minute Maid Park

Bring man's best friend to Houston Astros Dog Day at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, May 3rd and see your Houston Astros take on the Seattle Mariners at 1:10 p.m. Enjoy the Pooch Parade, the Dog Day Vendor Alley, and the Houston PetTalk Magazine Costume Contest.
* Those wishing to register after this deadline must purchase tickets on the day of the event at the registration table, located at the Left Field Gate, and provide all appropriate documents.

Don't miss a special pregame performance from Sit Means Sit on the Plaza on Crawford Street!

Please Note: All Dog Day packages purchased on or after April 17th will not be mailed, and will be available for pick up the day of the event at the Dog Day Registration Table. Only one (1) dog per person is allowed. NO refunds. NO exchanges. In the event of inclement weather, activities on the Plaza on Crawford Street may be limited.

Sorry, online ticket sales for this event has ended.

Tickets will be available the day of the event near the Left Field Gate on Crawford Street beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Instagram Pooch Parade and Sweepstakes:

There's more! Dress your dog up in Astros gear, take a picture and post on Instagram with #AstrosDogDay from now through Astros Dog Day on May 3rd to be a part of our Virtual Pooch Parade. All who post on Instagram with the #AstrosDogDay hashtag by April 29th will be entered for a chance to win one dog day bullpen box ticket package (valid for the Winner and one dog), and one additional bullpen box human ticket for Dog Day at Minute Maid Park.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Enter by 5:00 p.m. CT on April 29, 2015. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.

All fans who are participating in Dog Day please remember:

  • Dog must be wearing a valid licensed tag that is in compliance with the City of Houston pet licensing for entrance. If you live in a city where registration is not required, you must provide documentation from your vet stating so.
  • You MUST bring a copy of your dog's vaccination records (Rabies, DHLP, Parvo, Bordatella). All dogs must be up to date on all current vaccinations.
  • You must be prepared to sign an indemnity waiver in the presence of a Houston Astros employee upon entry into the event.
  • All dogs must remain on leash at ALL times including when you and your dog are seated in the reserved seating section.
  • Your tickets will be mailed to you via USPS. If you purchase your package on or after April 17th, you will pick up your tickets at registration in the Dog Zone located near the Left Field Gate on Crawford Street.
  • The Pooch Parade will begin at 10:45am but will leave promptly at 10:30am from the Dog Zone in the Plaza on Crawford Street. Signs will be placed to indicate where the line will start.
  • Limited pre-packaged food and beverages (i.e. hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, bottled Cokes, a variety of bottled drinks, etc.) will be available in the Reserved Seating Area and Dog Zone. For a complete selection of ballpark food, you will be able to leave your dogs with "dog sitters" in order to purchase food in other areas of the ballpark.

Dog Day Rules and Regulations

Bring your Dog if he/she:
  • Is old enough to be around other dogs and people (at least 6 months of age)
  • Is up to date on all required vaccinations (Rabies, DHLP, Parvo, Bordatella)
  • Is in good health
  • Does well on-leash and is not aggressive toward other dogs
  • Is friendly toward humans and not excessively fearful
  • Is on a leash and accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Is an Astros fan!

*Please note: Reserved Seating is available to dogs 1-80 lbs ONLY. Dogs exceeding 80 lbs may enjoy the game from our Barking Room Only Section in Home Run Alley or our Dog Zone on the Plaza on Crawford Street. Barking Room Only Tickets DO NOT include a seat for you or your dog

Don't bring your Dog if he/she:
  • Is still too young to mix with a big crowd (under 6 months);
  • Is a senior dog that would have trouble being outside for an extended period of time;
  • Does not respond well to large crowds and loud noises
  • Has aggressive tendencies towards other dogs or humans while on-leash (or off);
  • Is exhibiting any signs of illness close to the game (i.e. cough, nasal discharge, diarrhea, etc.) These symptoms can be a sign of potentially infectious illness and it would probably be best for your dog as well as the other dogs in attendance, if they did not attend.

Other Rules & Regulations:

If you have a dog that is an aggressive breed, or with aggressive tendencies, you should STRONGLY consider not attending this event. The Houston Astros reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog or request a dog who has expressed aggression to leave the game and event without a refund for the owner or dog's ticket. Older dogs, dogs with short muzzles and / or dogs in general that are quickly prone to heat exhaustion should consider not attending this event or possibly plan on not staying for the entirety of the game. Even though there will be water and shady spots on hand, the direct sun and heat can be a deadly combination for dogs. Dogs cool themselves by panting and are not nearly as efficient as us humans. Please keep the comfort and safety of your dog in the forefront of your mind when planning this fun day at the ballpark.

The Astros reserve the right to deny any dog or human entry in Minute Maid Park and/or Dog Zone for any reason they may see fit. Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership. Do not bring your dog if it is unpredictable in crowds, with other dogs, and/or with strangers. Any participating dog must be at least 6 months old. Use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet so that this event will be enjoyable for everyone. Do not bring your dog if it is unreliable in crowds or with other dogs. Do not bring a dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others. Do not bring a female dog in heat.

Schedule of Dog Day Events - Sunday, May 3rd

    Dog Day activities will include*:
  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Begins
  • 10:15 a.m. Sit Means Sit Training Performance on the Plaza on Crawford Street
  • 10:30 a.m. Pooch Parade departs from the Plaza on Crawford Street
  • 10:45 a.m. Pooch Parade around the warning track | Gates Open to Minute Maid Park
  • 11:15 a.m. Barks 5th Ave Disc Dog Performance on the Plaza on Crawford Street
  • 11:30 a.m. Gates Open | Access to Dog Day Vendor Alley
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Houston PetTalk Magazine Costume Contest on the Plaza on Crawford Street
  • 1:10 p.m. Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros

    Costume Contest
    Enter your dog into the Houston Astros Dog Day Costume Contest and you could win an opportunity to have you and your dog do the Ceremonial First Fetch on Sunday! Sign up to register in the Dog Zone at Left Field Gate. Costume Contest will start promptly at 12:00pm.

    Contest Categories:
  • Best In Show
  • Most Creative
  • Most Adorable
  • "Man's Best Friend" Category - Best Owner/Dog Coordinated Outfit

*Schedule subject to change.

Required Vaccinations:
  • Rabies - given annually, but sometimes can be a 3 year.
  • DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) - all given annually, sometimes referred to as the Combo Vaccination, especially when it includes Parvo.
  • Parvo - given annually, many times this is included in the DHLP and indicated as DHLPP.
  • Bordatella - given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough OR Tracheobronchitis.