Friday, June 12, 2009

Doggie Date Night on June 20 Features Flick, Family Fun For People & Pets

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in The Colony will host Doggie Date Night with a special showing of “Hotel for Dogs” on Saturday, June 20. Fittingly, pet owners can bring their canine companions as well as their children to this family-friendly flick.
Billed as a date night for people and their pooches, the event benefits Animal Guardians of America. The evening under the stars begins at 7:30 p.m. with games, activities and contests for children. The film will be shown at dusk on a 16’ outdoor screen on the lawn adjacent to Hawaiian Falls. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

“This is a special opportunity to have a night out on the town and watch a movie on the big screen with your four-legged best friend by your side,” said Annette Lambert, president of Animal Guardians, a nonprofit organization that cares for homeless and abandoned dogs. “For those who might be thinking of adding a new canine friend to their family, we’ll have several of our most adorable, adoptable dogs at the event.”

“Hotel for Dogs” is a heart-warming movie about children who take in stray dogs in an old, abandoned hotel. While the movie has a happy, “Hollywood” ending for the homeless dogs, Lambert said the reality for strays in the Metroplex is not always so pleasant.

“While we want everyone to come out and enjoy the movie and the entertainment, it’s important that we realize that much still needs to be done for our homeless animals,” said Lambert. “Our local animal shelters are operating at full capacity. Sadly, over 100,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in Dallas-Fort Worth every year. It will take all of us working together to change these sad statistics.”

Admission to Doggie Date night is just $7 per person or $25 for four people; dogs get in free. Reservations are requested, but tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit Animal Guardians of America. To make reservations, call 214-207-0045 or email

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark is located at 4400 Paige Road in The Colony at the corner of Highway 121 and Plano Parkway. For more information, visit