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Houston's social set unleashes the party spirit with man's best friends at K9s4COPS kickoff

Houston's social set unleashes the party spirit at K9s4COPS kickoff

Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Kristi Schiller, John Mortiz
Kristi Schiller and John Mortiz. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Laurie and Tracy Krohn
Laurie and Tracy Krohn. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Matt Burrus, Chris Moore, Michael Pearce
 Matt Burrus, Chris Moore and Michael Pearce. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Preston and Erin Hall
Preston and Erin Hall. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Heather Baker, Ali Baker
Heather Baker and Ali Baker. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Mauri Oliver, Vicki Rizzo, Neal Hamil, Allie Wood-Rosenberg, Roseann Rogers at k9s for Cops Kickoff
Mauri Oliver, Vicki Rizzo, Neal Hamil, Allie Wood-Rosenberg, and Roseann Rogers. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Kelly Krohn, Jeff Glover
Kelly Krohn and Jeff Glover. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Alisa and Kevin Maples, Chris Moore
Alisa and Kevin Maples and Chris Moore. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Laurie Krohn, Alan Rosen, Yasmine Haddad
 Laurie Krohn, Alan Rosen and Yasmine Haddad. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Constable Pct 4 K9 Handler Deputy Jeremy Sanchez, Deputy Ted Dahlin
Jeremy Sanchez and Ted Dahlin. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Courtney Hopson, Ron Hickman, Kristi Schiller, Leigh Williams.
Courtney Hopson, Ron Hickman, Kristi Schiller and Leigh Williams. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Dr. Emily Barker, Dr. Collin Barker
Dr. Emily and Dr. Collin Barker. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Christina Hass, Rafael A. Lugo
Christina Hass and Rafael A. Lugo. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Audrey Mitchell, Chris Moore, Roseann Rogers
Audrey Mitchell, Chris Moore and Roseann Rogers. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Allison and Deane Fraser
 Allison and Deane Fraser. Photo by Michael Saavedra, Amber Magic Studio
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Kristi Schiller, John Mortiz
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Laurie and Tracy Krohn
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Matt Burrus, Chris Moore, Michael Pearce
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Preston and Erin Hall
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Heather Baker, Ali Baker
Mauri Oliver, Vicki Rizzo, Neal Hamil, Allie Wood-Rosenberg, Roseann Rogers at k9s for Cops Kickoff
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Kelly Krohn, Jeff Glover
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Alisa and Kevin Maples, Chris Moore
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Laurie Krohn, Alan Rosen, Yasmine Haddad
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Constable Pct 4 K9 Handler Deputy Jeremy Sanchez, Deputy Ted Dahlin
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Courtney Hopson, Ron Hickman, Kristi Schiller, Leigh Williams.
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Dr. Emily Barker, Dr. Collin Barker
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Christina Hass, Rafael A. Lugo
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Audrey Mitchell, Chris Moore, Roseann Rogers
Houston, Unleashed K9's for Cops Kickoff Party, August 2015, Allison and Deane Fraser

What: Kick-off Party for "Unleashed."

Where: Tasting Room Uptown Park.

The 411: After a summer with much of Houston's society set out of town, it seems that everyone's back and ready to unleash their party spirit. That was the scene Monday night where a crowd of 150 jammed the Uptown Park watering hole to tout "Unleashed," a gala benefiting K9s4COPS on October 27 at the newly named Bayou City Events Center and honoring Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman, who was at the kickoff.

Event chair Laurie Krohn and honorary chair K9s4COPS founder Kristi Schiller welcomed the throng and did some birthday celebrating a couple of days early for Krohn's hubby, Tracy Krohn, with a cake from Moeller's Bakery

Ten percent of the drink tab was donated to K9s4COPS as part of the bar's charity night, which occurs on the last Monday of every month.

Outside, a number of Harris County Sheriffs Office cars had their hoods up and the a/c in full force to keep the celebrity canines cool before they mingled with guests outside the restaurant. 

Who: Seen in the crowd were Annie Amante, Mauri Oliver, Vicki Rizzo, Neal Hamil, Allie Wood-Rosenberg, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, Deputy Kevin Maples, Yasmine Haddad, Courtney Hopson, Leigh Williams, Jacquie Baly, Robert Eckels, Jennifer Roosth, mayoral candidate Bill King, Corbett Parker, Mary Benton and a slew of law enforcement officials.