How It Works

Gather your friends, start a team, set a goal, and get ready to pull for pets! Ok, here's how it works:

Register! - You'll first be asked to create an account. After that's done you're ready to go. You can register:

  • Individually by selecting "Continue as Individual Fundraiser"
  • Join a team
  • Create your own team (there can be up to 8-10 people on a team!)
  • Day-of walk up registrations are welcomed if space allows, though we recommend registering in advance

Help haul in the cash! – donate to a team or team member’s page, or create your own and invite friends to support Emancipet.

Put on your gloves, warm up your arms, and head on over to the Haul on October 24th. We can’t wait to see you there!

Platinum Sponsors

Tito's Handmade Vodka & Vodka For Dog People

Bronze Sponsors


SDC Builds, Inc., Tony Garcia Jr. & Angelita Sampaio

Union Pacific

Union Pacific


Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Nice Winery

Messina Hof

Slightly Sarcastic Jewelry - Susan Wetmore

Houston PetTalk Magazine

Spaceland Skydive Houston

Wanna Sponsor?

Give us a tow! – get your brand associated with the Haul, and you’ll be a part of the most spirited event in town, all while making a positive impact for pet owners across Houston. Please contact Angelita Sampaio, Vice President Emancipet Houston at:

Event Details

We know you’re the type of person who’s always pulling for pets. But now, we want you to actually PULL for pets!

What: Emancipet's Pulling for Pets returns this year just in time for Haul-O-Ween! Presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Vodka for Dog People, this one-day event features teams of ghosts and goblins (and pet lovers!) competing to pull a fire truck over 20 feet in the fastest time. But speed isn't the only thing that counts in this tournament - awards will be given out for best costumes, top individual and team fundraisers, and a couple surprise categories! 

Every $16 raised sponsors a pet in Emancipet’s mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for everyone.

No matter the outcome, people and their pets are the winners (plus some serious bragging rights that you pulled a truck)! Plus all attendees are invited to join us for drink specials, costume contests, and more at Texas' Oldest Carft Brewery!

Cost: $25 for Adults, $20 for Students (free for spectators!) 

When: Sunday, October 24th, 2021. Registration begins at 10:30AM, with the Pull kicking off at 11AM

Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Company - 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020

Benefits: Every dollar raised goes to support Emancipet's mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for everyone. Your life-changing support at this event goes directly to ensuring Houston pet owners have access to low-cost vet care. You can carry the weight, even if just for one day, for a person who feels like vet care is out of reach because of financial barriers.

What to wear: Comfortable athletic wear and closed toe shoes with tread. We recommend bringing gloves (although they aren't required). Participants will be emailed instructions and tips before event day. 

Questions: If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring Houston's Pulling for Pets: Haul-O-Ween, please contact Angelita Sampaio, Vice President Emancipet Houston at:

So what'd ya say? Are you in it with us? Ready to pull for pets?!

Want to come cheer us on? This event is free to attend. Participants planning on pulling the fire truck are the only folks that need to register online in advance with a donation of $20-$25.


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