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

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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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