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Wagging tails: Football fans cheer on as adoptable doggies find friends for life

Football fans cheer on as adoptable doggies find friends for life

Suzi Christy, from left, Mary Burtner and Christine McKinnon at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Suzi Christy, from left, Mary Burtner and Christine McKinnon at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Christine McKinnon, from left Jeremy Hunt and Howdy at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Christine McKinnon, from left, Howdy and Jeremy Hunt at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Meredith Wierick, from left, Mary Burtner and  Jessica Mooney at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Meredith Wierick, from left, Mary Burtner and Jessica Mooney at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Jaime Glas, from left, Laurel Chick and Zoe at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Jaime Glas, from left, Zoe and Laurel Chick at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Brandon Bergeron and Bowser at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Brandon Bergeron and Bowser at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Catherine Daniel and Drake at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Catherine Daniel and Drake at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Viviene Belza and Saul Herrera at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Viviene Belza and Saul Herrera at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Sarah Dagostino at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Sarah Dagostino at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Sara Arola, left, and Katie Leadbetter at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Sara Arola, left, and Katie Leadbetter at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Mary Burtner at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Mary Burtner at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Julia Giordano at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Julia Giordano at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Holly Carrico, from left, Gabriel, Chris Wiggin and Chewie at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Holly Carrico, from left, Gabriel, Chris Wiggin and Chewie at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life
Suzi Christy, from left, Mary Burtner and Christine McKinnon at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Christine McKinnon, from left Jeremy Hunt and Howdy at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Meredith Wierick, from left, Mary Burtner and  Jessica Mooney at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Jaime Glas, from left, Laurel Chick and Zoe at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Brandon Bergeron and Bowser at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Catherine Daniel and Drake at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Viviene Belza and Saul Herrera at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Sarah Dagostino at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Sara Arola, left, and Katie Leadbetter at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Mary Burtner at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Julia Giordano at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013
Holly Carrico, from left, Gabriel, Chris Wiggin and Chewie at Friends for Life Texans TAILgate party November 2013

What: A sporty gathering of casual dog-loving football fans alongside their respective furr-ever pals to raise funds and awareness for Friends for Life, a no-kill animal adoption and rescue operation.

Where: Winston's on Washington

The 411: It may have not been a winning day for the Houston Texans on Sunday, but we bet the crew of sports-clad adoptable doggies that wagged their tails felt like champs just being part of the party scene, hoping to make a connection and find a home. Guests of Friends for Life's "Texans TAILgate" social enjoyed brunch and cocktails and tried their luck at a raffle that included an autographed Andre Johnson jersey, an autographed Whitney Mercilus hat and a football fan package. The 22-foot outdoor projection to watch the game? Bonus.

Who: Friends for Life executive director Salise Shuttlesworth, Halina Dodd, Jessica Mooney, Michael Casiraghi, Brian Quintanilla, Lori Davis, Laurel Chick, Bo Daniel, Jeremy Hunt, Christine McKinnon, Chloe Socias, Alexis Bushong, Viviene Belza, Katayoon Salimi, Peter Tran and Sara Arola.

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