Join Austin Facial Hair Club and Austin Animal Center on Saturday, Nov. 15 for the first ever Dog Beard and Moustache Competition at the Mohawk 912 Red River Street from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Mohawk and Austin Facial Hair Club are teaming up with Austin Animal Center to help pets in need find forever homes.  Dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure.

The contest includes a number of categories to enter:

Dog & Owner look-a-like contestFreestyle categoryBest groomedGnarliest beardShort groomedSideburns/chopsBest in showFantasy beardand a costume contest

To enter your pet in one of the categories email with name, phone number, pet’s name, and catergory(ies) that your pet will be interested in entering.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will be free of charge with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Austin Animal Center.

About the Austin Facial Hair Club
The Austin Facial Hair Club was founded sometime after 2007 with the goal of representing Austin, Texas, and the USA in the 2009 World Beard and Moustache competition in Anchorage, AK.
The Austin Facial Hair Club is dedicated to promoting positive facial hair awareness and having a good time. The Austin Facial Hair Club is open to all men and women; hirsute, in pursuit, or just generally enthused by facial hair.

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About Austin Animal Center
Austin Animal Center is the largest no-kill municipal animal shelter in the United States providing shelter to more than 18,000 animals annually and serving Austin/Travis County. This facility accepts stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.

The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups.
Austin Animal Center has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  For more information go to, call 3-1-1, or visit  for daily animal updates.

The City also maintains the Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., as an overflow animal adoption location.  It also is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.