It’s the holiday season, and even Fido and Muffy want to share in the spirit! That’s why Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is once again offering its annual Tinsel and Tails Pet Blessing and Adoption Event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon outside the hospital’s South Lobby at 18300 Houston Methodist Dr. in Nassau Bay.


All are invited to bring their pets for a holiday blessing, blessing certificate keepsake and special gift. In addition, several local pet adoption agencies will showcase their loveable dogs and cats in need of a “furever” home. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of pet food and related items to help support these important community resources. Pet “pawrents” can also enjoy light refreshments and prize giveaways.


“Pets play an important role in our everyday health by providing emotional support and encouraging us to be more active and engaged,” says Richard Maddox, Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. “This is one of our favorite events because it recognizes the value that pets bring to our lives while giving people a chance to come together and celebrate the holidays – and maybe even take home a new dog or cat that needs a family.”


Pets in attendance – and their pawrents – will also have an opportunity to mingle with the Houston Methodist Clear Lake pet therapy team.


“When our therapy dogs enter a room, patients immediately get an emotional boost – they feel stronger and happier, which are key components in healing,” says Maddox. “These pets play a powerful role in helping our patients with the stress and challenges of hospitalization, and people love to interact with them.”


Mark your calendar now and make plans to bring your favorite pet – or perhaps find one – at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital’s Tinsel and Tails event. For more information call 281.523.2259.