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Houston dogs get their own food truck and there's plenty to bark about

Treat Truck pet food Natural Pawz March 2014
The Natural Pawz Treat Truck gets rolling on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Natural Pawz

With food trucks growing in popularity and H-Town's affection for four-legged critters, could a food truck catering to pooches be far behind? Nope. On Sunday, the Pawz Treat Truck joins the ranks of Eatsie Boys and Bernie's Burger Bus in offering a rolling stock of yummies — but these are for the family pet.

The Pawz Treat Truck launches officially at the 33rd annual K-9 Fun Run, sponsored by the Houston Humane Society. A percentage of proceeds from sales that day will go to the animal-friendly non-profit. Throughout its run, the truck will provide a percentage of sales to local nonprofits and rescue groups.

The treat truck's debut will be just outside Sam Houston Park at 1000 Bagby. On the menu for four-legged customers — ice cream, treats, bones and bite-sized snacks. Throughout the year, the truck will visit festivals, dog parks, food truck parks and charity events. Follow the truck on Twitter, @PawzTreatTruck.

In a prepared statement, Biff Picone, co-owner of Natural Pawz which sponsors the truck, said, "With the positive response we’ve seen with people food trucks in Houston, it was just a given that local area dogs should have one of their own."

To date, the Houston-based all-natural pet supply retailer has donated more than 75,000 pounds of pet food and more than $15,000 to local and national pet causes.

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