Texas Week for the Animals 2017!
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The Texas Week for the Animals team is working with shelters and organizations across the entire state. We will have  scores of events spotlighted as we approach the week.

 Please start planning your events now. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals and join together for all Texas orgs on their behalf. To organize, ideas and suggestions on events, call us.

Lackland Air Force Dogs for Adoption by the Public.

U.S. Military Public & Other Adoptions:
Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc.
 - Adoptions, Information, Resources

Barbara Stadts
Disposition Coordinator 
1239 Knight St.
Lackland AFB TX 78236-5151
tel: 1-800-531-1066

This program is on-going at every military installation with military working dogs, all branches of the service. In addition, the following is an official message from the Military Working Dog Center at Lackland, AFB, Texas:

“Thank you for your interest in our program. This program is on going at every military installation with military working dogs, all branches of the service. I am at program level of the adoption process. The training starts at Lackland and then the dogs are sent operational. Once they have completed their service they “can be retired”. At Lackland I do have some of the younger dogs, which have failed to complete training. The adoption law has a priority of adoption. 1st to Law enforcement agencies, 2nd to prior handlers, and the to the public. Please complete the application and return it to me. Contact me about the middle of each month to see if we have any dogs you might be interested in. An appointment will be scheduled for you to meet the dog and if you like them arrangements will be made for you to take them home. You will responsible for collars, leashes, crates, and shipment.  Hope to here from you soon." ~~Barbara Stadts
Saturday, May 13th          8:00 am til 
Hogs 4 Paws .....for the Animals! 

Address:   5920 South I-35E,      Corinth, TX 76210
GPS: 33.1526442, -97.0632212

Starts with a pancake breakfast! Rescue-Riders will tour Ranch Hand Rescue, Denton Animal Shelter and Sharkarosa Wildlife Refuge and pick up Hogs 4 Paws® tokens. Then riders will proceed back to American Eagle Harley-Davidson for lunch, awesome raffle prizes, vendors, live music from Triple Lindy, dog agility / training demonstrations by Pets Are For Life / Rescue Kennel Club, and a live appearance by Clementine the Camel!

After Party at Redneck Heaven in Lewisville! Can’t make the ride? Be a “Virtual-Rescue-Rider”! Go to hogs4paws.com, click on the “Virtual-Rescue-Rider” link, donate $25 to one of the four benefiting organizations and receive an official Hogs 4 Paws® patch by mail.
For More Info: Visit: http://hogs4paws.com  Call: (903) 534-9599
 Saturday, May 13th                                                   8:00 am -10:00 am
BLM  Wild Horses and Burros adoptions

NRS Arena     304 CR 4228      Decatur, TX      Ph: 866-468-7826

The BLM offers wild horses and burros for adoption or purchase at events across the country throughout the year. The most current adoption and purchase event schedule is provided below. All times are in local time. 

Note: Event information shown in local time and subject to change without notice. Please call the Wild Horse and Burro Information Call Center at 866-468-7826 for the most updated information. https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoption-and-sales/adoption-events______
 Saturday, May 13th                                                  8:00 am-12 noon
San Antonio H.S. Wellness Clinic Fiesta

San Antonio Humane Society    4804 Fredericksburg Rd     SA, TX 78229

 While your pet is treated with our low-cost medical services, treat yourself with complimentary refreshments, giveaways, and pet health tips provided by our event sponsors.   https://sahumane.org/

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. Every year, the SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates approximately 5,000 animals.
Saturday, May 13th        8:30 am-til
The SPCA of Texas 
The 12th Annual Strut Your Mutt

Meet at the base of the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge, Dal las, Texas that spans the Trinity River.   Coordinates32°46′48.79″N 96°49′18.71″W

North Texas' largest dog walk fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the base of the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge. The timed 5K ($40) will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 3K walk/fun run ($35) will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration fees include t-shirt, goody bag full of coupons and a dog toy, and registrants will enjoy free food and drink at the event! You can pick up your race packet, which includes a t-shirt and runner bib with safety pins, on the following locations and dates:
SPCA of Texas | 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212 https://www.spca.org/

May 6, Whole Foods at the Shops at Park Lane, Noon-4 p.m. 
May 10-12, Luke's Locker at 3046 Mockingbird Ln., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Questions? Call Jan at 214-461-1830 or email jscoggins@spca.org
- See more at: http://spcatx.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry#sthash.ARdx0yfM.dpuf
Saturday, May 13th      9:00 am - 11:00 pm 
Austin Boxer Dog Adoptions 
Brown Elementary 505 W. Anderson Lane Austin, TX  78752.

Austin Boxer Rescue Adoption Days are held every other Saturday at TA Brown Elementary from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. at 505 W. Anderson Lane. We can be found on the Southwest corner of the park at the intersection of Guadalupe St. and Northway Dr.–rain or shine!​
NOTE!! May 20 Garage Sale @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Don’t miss our Annual Garage Sale on May 20 at 5513 Darlington Lane in Austin. WE DESPERATELY NEED FOSTER HOMES
Visit http://austinboxerrescue.com/
Saturday, May 13th            9:00 am - 11:00 pm 
Bow Wow Bash with Crossed Paws & City of Allen Animal Services Adoptables 

The Village at Allen Dog Park       190 E. Stacy Road       Allen, Texas 75002

Crossed Paws will be participating in the Bow Wow Bash at the The Village at Allen in the Canine Commons this year!!! We’ll have some of our adoptable furry friends onsite to meet and adopt!  Visit  http://www.crossedpawsanimalhaven.org/ 
City of Allen websites below.

Learn more about caring for your pet including feeding them a biologically appropriate diet Meet adoptable dogs from City of Allen Animal Shelter and Crossed Paws Animal Haven and learn how to care for your pet! We’ll be joined by The Mutt Puddle – Allen, Texas, The City of Allen Animal Shelter and freshii. (972) 657-0789. FUN! 
  Saturday, May 13th                10:00 am -5:00 pm
Bassett Buddies Rescue of Texas @ Houston Pet Expo
Enter main gate at One NRG Park     Houston, TX 77054 

​We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in Houston, TX, and surrounding regions. Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable/unwilling to continue to care for them.  

The basset is placed in one of our organization's volunteer foster homes where it may be evaluated in terms of temperament and behavior.Medical conditions are addressed and all unaltered animals are spayed/neutered prior to being adopted by their new "forever families". Email info@bbrtx.org 281-657-7347 Website is http://www.bbrtx.org/
Saturday, May 13th         10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Garland Pawsibilities Adoption Event

Pet Adoption Center           813 Main Street          Garland, TX 75040

It's time once again for the Garland Pawsibilities Shelter Animal Adoption Event!!
The adoption event is open to the public and potential adopters from 10:00 to 3:00.
Volunteers are needed. See link for info. Garland Animal Shelter-600 Tower Street, Garland, TX 75040 We need 3 to 4 people to meet at 8:15 a.m to help transport animals to the adoption site. Pet Adoption Center-(Garland is close to Dallas & Plano). Visit website at  http://www.meetup.com/garlandpaws/events/219466928/
Saturday, May 13th           11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Dog Days of Summer..
Proceeds to South Plains SPCA Lubbock

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! We are putting on a family and pet friendly event to begin summer! There will be food trucks, activities for kids and dogs(dog costume contest, side walk chalk contest, face painting and dog kissing booth). We will also be serving FREE hot dogs while supplies last! Proceeds will be donated to the SPCA of Lubbock! This event is free!  https://www.facebook.com/events/179171502605235/?active_tab=about 
 SPCA FB  https://www.facebook.com/SouthPlainsSpca/
Saturday, May 13th                       10:00 am- 11:30 am
TWRC Volunteer Orientation

TWRC Wildlife Center     10801 Hammerly Blvd.     Houston, TX 77043

Come and learn what it takes to become a home-based rehabber with TWRC! Baby doves begin arriving each spring at TWRC and we are always looking for those who are interested caring for them at home. This introduction to home-based dove rehab will educate you on: -General information on dove natural history.
You must be at least 21 years of age to rehab at home. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP via email to Liz Compton at rehab@twrcwildlifecenter.org
Saturday, May 13th    10:00 am til
Galveston Island Humane Society  
Volunteer Orientation & Dog Training 

Galveston Island Humane Society    6814 Broadway St. Galveston , TX 77554      (409) 740-1919

The Galveston Island Humane Society has 2 events today. Look at their loving adoptables  Visit http://www.galvestonhumane.org/
​Adopt lovehttp://galvestonhumane.org/adopt-today.php
Saturday, May 13th      10:00 am-2:00 pm
Carnival at the Dog Park
Animal Friends of Washington County    3901 Hwy 36 North,   Brenham, TX 77833

Leash up your canine kids (and your human ones!) and come out to the dog park for a day of fun! There will be plenty of play time, demonstrations, contests, food & drinks and fun for all, including a pet costume parade at noon! Carnival is 10am-2pm.
Saturday, May 13th                    All day  
Houston Pets Alive! Adoptions
Houston Pets Alive    PO Box 36128     Houston, TX 77236 Phone: 832-786-9310

Houston Pets Alive! believes we can do more together. Come learn how you can help in our mission to make Houston a No Kill Community! We will also have awesome HPA! shirts for sale as well!   http://www.houstonpetsalive.org/adopt/

Loving Dogs Waiting for their forever homes http://www.houstonpetsalive.org/find-dogs/

Loving Cats  Waiting for their forever homes http://www.houstonpetsalive.org/find-cats/
Saturday, May 13th                             10:00 am - 2:00 pm
HART of Texas Adopt A Pet

Petsmart  4005 W Airport Freeway      Irving TX 75062  (972) 255-0027

See all of the animals attending this event on our site. HART dogs and cats will be available for adoption every Saturday at the Irving Petsmart. HART partners with local animal shelters to rescue and find caring homes for adoptable companion animals without owners.  We also promote spay and neuter and maintain a program of education for the humane treatment and prevention of cruelty to all animals.
HART can't do it alone -How YOU can help!   HART is staffed by an all volunteer force and funded by public donations.  If you would like to become a part of our team, there are several ways you can help  Visit  http://www.hartoftexas.org/index.php
                                      Saturday, May 13th               11:00 am-7:00 pm
Austin Pets Alive! Adoptions & Fixer Pupper Fundraiser

Town Lake Animal Center  1156 West Cesar Chavez      Austin, TX 78703

February 2017 marks six years of Austin’s no kill status. Austin Pets Alive! has played a critical role in achieving this status by developing innovative and comprehensive programs that  serve key demographics of animals typically euthanized in a shelter setting. Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than  30,000 cats and dogs from euthanasia and our numbers continue to rise. Learnabout our work and see our loving adoptables.
Phone: 512-961-6519     http://www.austinpetsalive.org/

Austin Pets Alive! is holding a Fixer Pupper fundraiser for its Dog Maternity Ward. Your donation will go toward completely redoing and refurbishing our ward, making sure it meets standard medical protocol and helps guard against disease like parvo. We’re talking new walls, doors and door frames, floors, the whole shebang. Donations will also go toward our maternity program as a whole.     https://www.crowdrise.com/austin-pets-alive-savingpets2017/fundraiser/maternity-ward-andfixer-pupper
Saturday, May 13th          11:00 am -4:00 pm
Rescue Rodeo! w/ Multiple Rescue Groups inc Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society and 
Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter 

First Monday Grounds at Heritage Park      200 Santa Fe Drive       Weatherford, Texas 76086

Join us for low cost vaccinations plus heartworm testing, bring your four legged family member and enter them in a pet pageant or stop by the The Pet Fur'tographer photo booth for some professional fun photos of your pet (pets adopted that day receive a FREE photo . BlueBonnet Equine too Visit  http://www.rescuerodeo.com/

That's not all; visit multiple animal/wildlife rescues, MEET "Sassy" the bobcat, have fun in the Kid Zone (bounce houses, McGruff, Facepainting, Creativity Center, H&T Riddle Train Rides, Sparklette D Clown, and more) listen to LIVE Music, enjoy good food and shop. The best part of this event, it benefits the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter Don't miss out!  http://tx-weatherford2.civicplus.com/15/Animal-Shelter
                                        Saturday, May 13th           11:00 am - 6:00 pm
 The Leisure Cat Adoptions

PetSmart 5207 Brodie Lane Austin, TX 78745      (512) 358-0127

Come to the PetSmart in South Austin loving adoptables waiting on their forever home. Check our adoption specials and our sweet animals. http://www.tlcanimalrescue.org/
Pls see website of The Leisure Cat at http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1921.html
Saturday, May 13th         11:00- 3:00 pm
Texas Cares Pet Adoptions 

Petsmart     6204 W Park Blvd.      Plano, Texas 75093 

We hope you are planning on stopping by. Texas CARES celebrates 25 years as a non-profit animal welfare organization. Our all-volunteer group provides for abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We also educate the public about the humane treatment of all animals and the responsibility of pet ownership, and have lots of great resources for your pet.  http://www.texascares.org/
 Saturday, May 13th          11:00 am- 3:00 pm 
SNIP San Antonio Whole Earth Adoption Day

The Quarry     255 E. Basse Road     San Antonio, TX. 78209

So many cute faces and they're in need of homes! Which one has caught your heart? SNIPSA, Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect San Antonio, Inc., is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) rescue organization founded by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals.   See our loving adoptables.  (210) 237-9400  Visit FB https://www.facebook.com/SNIPSAInc            http://www.snipsa.org/SNI/Home
                           Saturday, May 13th                         11:30 am-4:30 am
Humane Society of Southeast Texas Adoption Day

Humane Society of Southeast Texas
2050 Spindletop Road        Beaumont, TX 77705     Phone 409-833-0504

Come out and adopt a sweet loving pet. And if youwant ot become a volunteer, we always need caring people who want to make a difference in an animal’s life and in our community. 
Also there will be normal adoptions with loving puppies, kittens, dogs and cats  going on so stop by and meet your new best friend who is waiting on a loving forever home.  Adoption hrs Tues thru Sat 11:30am- 4:30 pm. Website is http://www.petsforpeople.org/        
 Saturday,May 13th     11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Austin Pets Alive Special Adoption Fees
Austin Pets Alive 1156 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703 • Phone: 512-961-6519 

Come to meet the loving adoptables, Check our adoption specials and our sweet animals. 3rd Saturday every month we have a special on long term residents! 
Saturday, May 13th      11:30 am-3:30 pm 
Grand Prarie Waggin’ Wagon in the Community 

Hollywood Feed    1530 Debbie Ln #136    Mansfield, TX 76063
Grand Prairie’s Prairie Paws Adoption center will be at Hollywood Feed in Mansfield doing an off-site adoption even with our Waggin’ Wagon. Come out and see us and maybe even take home a new furry friend!  http://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services
Saturday, May 13th       12 noon-4:00 pm 
City of Tyler Animal Services Adoptions 

Tyler Animal Shelter      620 Mama Dog Circle    Temple, TX 76501  Ph: 254-298-5732

The Animal Services Department's principal mission is to protect the public's life, health and welfare by the prompt, efficient and humane enforcement of the animal control ordinance.

We have loving pets for adoption. We also have gift certificates you can buy to help pay adoption fees for another family and we also have a certificate to help spay another 
pet for a adopter/pet who needs it.   http://www.ci.temple.tx.us/93/Pets-of-the-Week
Hours   Monday – Friday       10 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Saturday, May 13th           12 noon-4:00 pm
The Homeless Pet Placement League Cat Adoptions &
Galveston Island Humane Society

Petsmart 1549 W Bay Area Blvd. Webster, TX 77598 (281) 332-1583

HPPL is fortunate to have space for showing sweet cats and kittens in the adoption center at the Bay Area Blvd. PETsMART. Pls adopt! And, a simple way to help these foster kitties out is to donate an hour or two to help clean their cages. If you are an available college student or have a flexible schedule, this would be a perfect opportunity to give a little of your time. Just email hppl@hppl.org to volunteer and find a shift to fill. Along with the cleaning, there is plenty of time for petting and playing too.

The Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides for the rehabiliation and adoption of stray and abandoned dogs and cats. The HPPL does not operate a shelter; animals are cared for in the homes of those who rescue them. http://www.hppl.org/

The Galveston Island Humane Society, Inc. is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and the protection and prevention of unwanted or homeless animals.
 Today we have a humane shelter that is open to the public six days a week to facilitate reuniting pets with their families and to promote adoptions.See all the beautiful babes ...Adopt http://www.galvestonhumane.org/adopt-today.php
Saturday, May 13th             12 noon- 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Wichita County Adoption Day

Humane Society of Wichita County
4360 Iowa Park Road                        Wichita Falls, TX  76305

Come out and meet our loving dogs. You will find true love! At the Humane Society of Wichita County, you will find information about adopting a new pet, our volunteer and foster programs, the quarterly newsletter, as well as donation information. We hope you find the information you need here, and please do not hesitate to contact the shelter with any other questions you might have. Our number is (940) 855-4941.
Saturday, May 13th                 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A Different Breed Adopt A Pet

Different Breed  14902 Preston Road, Ste. 720     Dallas, TX 75254

We are a 501c3 animal rescue organization that primarily rescues dogs from the DFW area ‘kill’ shelters, along with taking in dogs from puppy mill raids and accepting breeder releases.   We have a passion for rehabilitating the animals in our care, both physically and emotionally, and then finding them their perfect forever homes. http://www.adifferentbreed.org/
Please contact us with any feedback or questions and thank you in advance for your support of our community’s rescue animals!
Saturday, May 13th   12:00 noon- 4:00 pm
Houston Humane  Society Pet Adoption Day 

PETCO    11615 S. Sam Houston Pkwy E      Houston, TX    77089

Come by and visit us at Petco. We will have many amazing animals available for adoption! The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.

We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events. See our beautiful loving pets!
Dogs    http://www.houstonhumane.org/adopt-a-pet/dog-adoptables
 Cats    http://www.houstonhumane.org/adopt-a-pet/cat-adoptables 
                Saturday, May 13th        7:00 pm -9:00 pm
ADL of Texas Celebrates NY DOG FILM FESTIVAL

100 Auditorium Circle       San Antonio, TX 78205

ADL Following its overwhelming success for two years in New York City, and its national tour to 10 cities in 2016, the first-ever NY Dog Film Festival™ will be traveling to 15 cities in 2017, landing on May 13, 2017 in San Antonio, which is the home of the non-profit sponsor the Petco Foundation, whose goal is to help every animal live its best life.

The mission of the NY Dog Film Festival™ and Founder/Director Tracie Hotchner is to share her love of dogs with a program of short films that entertain and inspire while supporting a local animal welfare organization, which in San Antonio will be the Animal Defense League, which will receive a portion of each ticket. Learn more  
 Saturday, May 13th           7:05 pm til   
12th Annual “Bark at the Park” w/ Texas Rangers 

Globe Life Park. 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011

Texas Rangers! The Rangers will host their 12th Annual “Bark at the Park” on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:05t Globe Life Park. Texas will face the Oakland Athletics in this matchup. There’ll also be a Elvis Andrus/Rougned Odor High Five Bobblehead giveaway that night – just make sure you don’t let your dog chew on it!  http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ballpark/
 Saturday, May 13th: 8.30 pm  til (verify  on our website, link below)
​Sisters Grimm Ghost Walk Meeting-Bring Your Dog

Meet: 300 Alamo Plaza (In front of the Alamo)   San Antonio, Texas 78205

Bring your ghost-seeking dog along for a cause! Pet fee ($5) benefits the SAHS! Book in advance!  When: Friday & Saturday, May 12-13    Time: 8.30 pm 
Very Cool! Verify here   http://www.sistersgrimmghosttour.com/haunted-history-walk.html

Have you ever wanted to take a Ghost Tour of San Antonio? The Haunted History Walk will guide you on a haunted journey to the most haunted locations that San Antonio has to offer. 
Sunday, May 14th     From early am to dusk 
Texas State Parks Calendar 
Sunday, May 14th     10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Bluebonnet Equine of Texas  at Wood Guest Ranch 

Wood Guest Ranch     245 E2020 Rd     Boswell, Oklahoma, OK 74727 

Bluebonnet adopted horses will be competing in an obstacle course competition and Bluebonnet volunteers will be on hand to talk to people about how they can help rescue horses. Stop by, meet some rescue horses, and talk to our awesome volunteers!
Our mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes. BEHS strives to achieve our mission by building a welcoming, transparent environment.
Meet the Horses at Bluebonnet Equine http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/index.php/horses
Event location https://www.facebook.com/Wood-Guest-Ranch-189225481757/ 
Sunday, May 14th                                    12 noon- 4:00 pm
Operation Pets Alive Adoption Day

PetSmart    FM Road Magnolia, TX          (281) 259-5996.

Come on out & find your new furry family member! Adoptable cats & dogs will be inside the store from 12-4 waiting for you! Operation Pets Alive volunteers will be at Petsmart in Conroe with adoptable dogs, cat, puppies and kittens! See you inside the store!

Adoption fees: Dogs: $150 Cats: $75 and includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and de-worming. FOSTERS: please sign up your dog/cat to the events you wish to bring it to.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We sure could use your help at our adoption events. Please consider donating your time on a Saturday or Sunday. To volunteer or to sign foster dog or cat go here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C45ACAD2FA13-offsite
Sunday, May 14th    12 noon-7 pm 
San Antonio Humane Society (Open 7 days a wk)

San Antonio Humane Society 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 226-7461

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. Every year, the SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates approximately 5,000 animals. Many have been injured, abused, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays, and they remain in our care until adopted. 
Through our adoption, volunteer, foster, and educational programs, we remind the public of the importance of responsible pet ownership, microchipping, and spaying/neutering. As a no-kill organization, the SAHS saves healthy pets, as well as dogs and cats needing medical attention, with euthanasia reserved only for untreatable animals 
Adoptable Dogs  https://sahumane.org/services/adoption/adopt-a-dog
Adoptable Cats https://sahumane.org/services/adoption/adopt-a-dog
Sunday, May 14th      12 noon-4 pm 
Houston Humane Society Adoptions 

HHS PAVILION  3330 S. Sam Houston Pkwy W  Houston, TX 77047.

Come out and see some Amazing Animals that are available for adoption. We will be holding a mobile adoption at our new Pavilion directly off of Beltway 8. Loving dogs 
 Dogs  http://www.houstonhumane.org/adopt-a-pet/dog-adoptables
Cool Cats  http://www.houstonhumane.org/adopt-a-pet/cat-adoptables
Questions http://www.houstonhumane.org/about-us/faqs
Sunday, May 14th                        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance

Petco-  3055 N. President George Bush Highway     Garland, TX 75040     Phone:(214) 703-0632

Our mission is to actively assist the community in reducing feline overpopulation.
We accomplish this mission through an aggressive TNR (trap/neuter return) program and an adoption program to help find homes for tame cats.  Phone:  972-671-0429                        info@feralfriends.org    Visit  www.feralfriends.org
Sunday, May 14th              3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Gulf Coast Humane Society "Make Bowties for the Kitties "

GCHS 3118 Cabaniss Parkway, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Our shelter staff has let us know that our kittens and cats are in need of some cute Velcro bow ties! Let’s help make our cuddly cats even more cute by bringing some Velcro strips, elastic, and fabrics to class! This fun no sew DIY will be a blast and will leave our cats looking stylish so they can impress their perspective families!  Cost: $3.00 per child Materials Required: Velcro Strips, Elastic, fabric   Age: 7 -10   http://www.gchscc.org/
Monday, May 15th   (thru week)                    8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Seagoville Animal Shelter Dog & Cat Adoptions

Seagoville Animal Shelter
1330 E. Malloy Bridge Rd.      Seagoville, TX  75159           Ph: 972-287-6838

Come support the community and adopt your new best friend. Loving aniamls await adoption.  (Seagoville Animal Shelter 972-287-6838. For more info, call Sgt. Bailey.)  Website is http://www.seagoville.us/index.aspx?nid=127

If you would like to help, we have a needs wish list. Take a look at  http://www.seagoville.us/index.aspx?NID=384
                        Monday, May 15th                         9:00 am- 2:00 pm 
Cause For Paws Low Cost Shot Clinic Day

Cause for Paws            4400 Moulton, Suite I      Greenville, TX 75401

Vaccinations this day along with Microchip your pet! $20.The Vaccinations, testing and the microchipping are  given from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on all open days. No appointment needed.   Cause For Paws is a non-profit organization, established in 2002. Our goal is to help pets and their owners by providing affordable pet sterilization,  vaccinations and flea/heartworm prevention.

By providing these low cost services, Cause For Paws hopes to reduce the number of unwanted animals at our shelters therefore reducing the number of pets being euthanized daily.  http://www.causeforpawstexas.com/
Monday May 15th  (and all week)                        2:00 pm-4:00 pm
City of Fort Worth Low Cost Vaccination Clinic 

Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter    4900 Martin St.            Fort Worth, TX  76119 

Cost for Animals already microchipped: $12 .    Animals not microchipped: $24. Looking for a new furry friend to add to your family? Save life and adopt. Adoptions are Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Our adoption fees are so affordable. Visit website  http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/adoption/
Texas Animal Shelters & Rescues & Fosters





See home page of this website for extensive list of  organizations & shelters. 
Monday, May 15th         Ongoing 
K9s for Kops 

K9s4Kops   3515 B Longmire Dr. Suite 342   College Station, TX 77845

Our foundation was formed to address the need for funding the purchase of K9s for Law Enforcement Agencies.K9s cost a lot, and most agencies struggle when budgeting for the purchase of a K9. What most departments CAN budget for however, is the required care, training and transportation of a K9. K9s4COPs was founded to bridge this gap and ensure that K9 cost never keeps an Officer from having their K9 partner. Learn how to help today. http://k9s4cops.org/why-we-exist/
Tuesday May 16th  & Ongoing 
Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Pantry 

Central & North Texas

Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Pantry recognizes the challenge facing families as a record number of pets are being abandoned or left in shelters, often as a result of the downturn of our economy. We offer hope to families who feel as if they are losing everything, including their furry best friend. For More Info Please visit website where youdonate, volunteer or help in ongoing events.
Also you can sign up to be a donation site or cash box setup location. Email dontforgettofeedme@gmail.com  Web http://www.dontforgettofeedme.org/ 

Tuesday, May 16th                          8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Citizens for Animal Protection Feral Cats Surgery

CAP Shelter    17555 Katy Fwy           Houston, TX 77094      (281) 497-0591

Read the Feral Cat Surgery Policies and the Trapping Instructions before scheduling a surgery appointment.   All cats must come in a humane trap, no exceptions.   Complete one surgery form per cat prior to drop off.   All cats will be ear-tipped, this program is for feral cats only.  Surgery Drop off /Pick up

Surgery is to the back right of the main shelter, in the first trailer with stairs and a ramp. Drop-off is between 8-9AM, doors will be locked at 9AM and the clinic will not accept any cats after that time. Pick up is the same day between 4:30-5:30PM. For emergency late pick-up, please call 281-497-0591. Visit http://www.cap4pets.org/
Tuesday, May 16th                             Shelter Hours
Pets Fur People Adoptions

Humane Society of East Texas 1823 CR 386           Tyler, TX 75708     903-597-2471 

Ck site for loving adoptables . Look for director Gayle who visits with the folks at KLTV.  Tune in each Friday in the 5:00pm hour to see Gayle and her special adoptable friend! The Humane Society of East Texas is an animal advocate agency. Goal is to find forever homes for the animals at our shelter and to promote responsible pet ownership.  Website is http://www.hsoet.org/

Check out their ongoing programs including  low cost spay neuter. The Humane Society of East Texas has begun a partnership with participating East Texas veterinarians including Bullard Veterinary Medical Center called “Pets Make a Family” Partnership Spay/Neuter Project. 
Tuesday, May 16th      10:30 am-6:00 pm 
Abilene Animal Services Adoptions 

Adoption Center    925 South 25th Street  Abilene, Texas 79602    (325) 698-0085

Hours      Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM    Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 The City of Abilene’s Animal Services Program strives to find suitable homes for as many shelter animals as possible through its adoption program. Many of the animals at the Shelter and Adoption Center are available for adoption. The Shelter and Adoption Center also works with other local organizations to place our loving animals in suitable homes.
Visit to see some of our adoptables  
Tuesday, May 16th                                              5:30 pm- 7:30 pm 
Alpha Search and Recovery
How to Join a Search & Rescue Team
in the Greater Houston Area

Countryside Park       Alderwood Street       League City, TX 77573

Check out our calendar to find an upcoming training or event to attend.
Send us an email (info@alphasar.org) to let us know you are interested in coming out. Ck out this page on website   Visit http://www.alphasar.org/join-us/

We will meet at the furthest north parking lot near the boat launch. Please call (832) 534-2727 with any questions.   
Alpha Search and Recovery team members are all volunteers, who dedicate their own time and resources to locating missing persons.  All Alpha SAR members receive training in all areas involved in effective and cooperative search and rescue teams.
Tuesday, May 16th All Week Long 
National Police Week- Say thank you to K9 Units! 
Across Texas 

During this special week, pls consider making contact with your local Texas K-9 unit to show your support, ask for a demo at your event, or see how you can help. Some sheriff's departments train shelter pets. El Paso has one those wonderful programs like Paws in Detention.
Tuesday, May 16th    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Counter Culture Vegan in Austin 

Location 2337 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 
We will likely be on the patio, weather permitting. The Austin Vegan & Vegetarian Association has hosted a monthly series of social mixers since 2015, especially to welcome our group's "New People". For 2017 the scheduling for these gatherings has been revised. For February, March and April, we'll be meeting at Counter Culture on the third Tuesday, starting at 7:00 pm (an hour later than we did in 2016). Please  join us!  What do we mean by "New People"?
• Vegans and vegetarians who are new to Austin • Austinites who are new to vegetarianism or veganism 
• Anyone who's just new to this group, or Austin's veg community / events!
Wednesday, May 17th              Ongoing 
Please support horse rescues in Texas!
Habitat for Horses  

Habitat for Horses 6034 Terrebonne Rd Hitchcock, Texas, TX 77563
The purpose of Habitat for Horses Inc. is a) To promote and secure the safety, well being and health of horses. b) To encourage education concerning the physical and mental health of horses. c) To utilize horses in the growth and mental health of humans, either adult or children, through education, demonstration and connection. d) To study, promote, and enhance the proper training of horses through positive training techniques. e) To provide a home for those horses who are no longer able to be productive. f) To return to health, if possible, those owned horses that are deemed sick or injured.
 See awesome rescue horses equine donkeys and burros!    https://www.habitatforhorses.org/ 
Wednesday, May 17th     (and ongoing)                          7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Low Cost Spay/Neuter for Dogs and Cats 

SPAY NEUTER NETWORK       102 E Trunk Street     Crandall TX 75114  
Phone (972) 472-3500 | (817) 423-5500

Locations http://spayneuternet.org/locations/

We are a nonprofit clinic with a mission to ensure every pet owner has access to spay/neuter services and preventive care for their pets. Spay Neuter Networks clinics are staffed by licensed, trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians, but we are not full-service veterinary providers. 
Appointments are required for Spay/Neuter. Walk-Up Preventive Care 10am to noon. No appointment. Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, FVRCP, FELV, FELV/FIV Test, Heartworm test, Heartworm Prevention. Spay Neuter Network  Phone:   972-472-3500   Email: info@spayneuternetwork.org    
Spay Neuter Network is a volunteer 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation formed in Nov 2003 to eliminate the needless death and suffering of companion animals in Kaufman County, Dallas and the surrounding areas of Texas.   www.spayneuternet.org
Wednesday, May 17th Open 7 days a week!
Houston SPCA Adoptions

 Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
900 Portway Drive Houston, TX 77024 - 713-869-SPCA (7722) 

 We’re open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are required to visit our horses and farm animal friends. Visit http://www.houstonspca.org/
As Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization, we offer the region’s most comprehensive, highly qualified care and services to animals in need. 
Wednesday, May 17th             10:00 am-5:30 pm 
Beaumont Animal Services Adoptions
Beaumont Shelter 1884 Pine St Beaumont, Texas 77703  (409) 880-3794

A top of the line Animal Control Agency, strongly promoting adoptions and animal welfare. Animal Services Officers are highly trained in Cruelty Investigations and other specialized areas.
​The Adoption fee includes yearly vaccinations, rabies vaccination with tag and certificate and pays for the spay or neuter of you new pet!  http://beaumonttexas.gov/departments/animal-services/       Open 10:00 am -5:30 pm M-F  Sat 10-2. Closed Sunday   https://www.facebook.com/beaumontanimalservices/
               Wednesday, May 17th             Please Call Or Email to Visit  
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue-You Can Help! 
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue   PO Box 216   Miles, TX 76861

Peaceful Valley currently cares for nearly 1,000 donkeys on our San Angelo, Texas facility and another 2,000 on our Sanctuaries and Satellite Adoption Centers. Ph. 866-366-5731 For tours or information on visiting contact info@pvdr.org
Wednesday, May 17th     3:00pm-4:00pm
The Gulf Coast Humane Society Pet Ownership Workshop 
Gulf Coast HS     3118 Cabaniss Parkway, Corpus Christi, TX  78415  P: (361)225-0845

Thinking about adding a furry friend to the family? We got you covered! Join us for our free Pet Ownership Workshop where we will go over pet needs, vet care, basic training, feeding and grooming. After this class, you will be better equipped to provide a loving home to an animal companion!  Cost: Free  Age: All Ages   http://www.gchscc.org/
Thursday, May 18th       9:00 am-9:00 pm
SPCA of Texas Offsite Cat Adoptions  & In House Adoptions 
Petsmart    19175 LBJ Freeway    Mesquite, TX 75150     phone: 972-686-3990

Find your perfect pet with Pet Alert! See loving adoptables! http://spcafindapet.com/
Our goal and mission at the SPCA of Texas is to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home. We hope you’ll visit our adoptable pets online and then visit them in person at one of our locations. Our staff is ready to help you make a love match. We’re ready to help you find the pet of your dreams! http://www.spca.org/howtoadopt

See all our loving pets waiting on their forever homes. Become involved
Thursday, May 18th                 11:00 am  - 1:00 pm
BARC Free Spay In District I
 Hosted by Houston Huts 4 Mutts

The Home Depot Gulfgate Mall (outside)  6810 Gulf Hwy  Houston, TX 77087-

The city of Houston is offering a free spay to residence in District I, Huts 4 Mutts has been tasked with getting the vouchers out to the neighborhood. As most know H4M's primary mission is to end the suffering of dogs in Houston by preventing the birth of unwanted dogs and cats.

See Friday & Saturday free spay events below for District 1. 
Thursday, May 18th       12 noon- 6:00 pm 
Bryan Animal Center Adoptions & Low Cost Microchipping 

Animal Center     2207 Finfeather Road  Bryan, Texas 77801  Ph (979) 209-5260

The Bryan Animal Center now offers microchipping: $10.99: Local registration
$20.99: National registrationHOURS OF OPERATION Tuesday-Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.   https://www.facebook.com/bryananimalcenter

Bryan Animal Center is looking for volunteers to help clean/feed our cats at PetSmart (Arrington Location)! This takes about 30-45 minutes and would occur in shifts Monday-Friday between 6-8:30am. If you are interested in helping out, please email agarcia@bryantx.gov. Thank you!
Adoptables https://www.facebook.com/bryananimalcenter/app/190322544333196/
Thursday, May 18th     7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer Vegan BBQ Cooking Class by Green 
Vegetarian Cuisine​

Geekdom Event Centre    131 Soledad Street        San Antonio, TX 78205

Mike Behrend, Executive Chef at Green Vegetarian, Earth Burger and Bok Choy, is leading this fun and informative BBQ cooking class. Did we forget to mention, it's a 100% vegan BBQ cooking class. Ticket includes a 4-course vegan BBQ meal, instruction and Q&A w/ Executive
Chef Mike Behrend, a recipe card with all 5 vegan BBQ recipes, cooking instructions and grocery list. Come with an appetite and questions for Mike, we know you're gonna leave this barbeque satisfied. AWESOME event- only $30! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-vegan-bbq-cooking-class-tickets-33683865348?aff=es2
Friday, May 19th     9:00 am- 1:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm 
Becky's Hope Horse Rescue 
Becky's Hope        13100 Highway 121, Frisco, Texas, 75035   (214)918-6508

Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue (BHHR) was founded in 1997 in Marlin, Texas and is named after the first rescued horse.Becky’s Hope is an all-volunteer organization entirely funded by tax-deductible donations and every donation is spent exclusively for the care and maintenance of the animals. We are entirely committed to our goal of giving the animals we love the life they deserve.    http://www.beckyshope.net/

Open Monday thru Friday 9 am - 1pm and 6 pm - 8 pm. Closed Sundays.
13100 Highway 121, Frisco, Texas, 75035
On the southbound side of 121 between Independence and Coit (214)918-6508
Friday, May 19th      10:00 am-5:00 pm
Humane Society of El Paso Feline Fridays 
Adoption Promotion

 Humane Society of El Paso, 4991 Fred Wilson El Paso, TX 79906

Every Friday the adoption fee for cats and kittens is $50.00. This fee includes spay/neuter surgery, all age appropriate vaccinations, and microchip with national and local registration. There is an additional fee of $10.00 for cats over 4 months for their rabies vaccine and registration certificate. Loving cats are at https://www.hselpaso.org/adopt-a-pet/cats-available
Friday , May 19th         11:00 am - 1:00 pm
BARC Free Spay In District I
 Hosted by Houston Huts 4 Mutts

Home Depot 6810 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77087-

The city of Houston is offering a free spay to residence in District I, Huts 4 Mutts has been tasked with getting the vouchers out to the neighborhood. As most know H4M's primary mission is to end the suffering of dogs in Houston by preventing the birth of unwanted dogs and cats.

What would you do to save a dog from Houston mean streets? Would you give 2 hours to save a dog from starving, sick, or chained to a life of neglect?

Friday may 19th 11am-1pm    Saturday may 20th 11am-1pm.
​Saturday, May 19th(thru 21st)     10:00 am -til 
Heart of Texas Equine Therapuetic Riding 
Area Special Olympics

Bryan/College Station West, TX 76691 Phone: (254) 749-2612

Heart of Texas : Our passion is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, and/or spiritual needs by providing activities and therapy through the interaction with horses. At Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center we work with P.A.T.H. certified therapeutic riding instructors to teach horsemanship skills
​Friday, May 19th     8:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Texas Parks & Night Hike with a Ranger

Coyote Run Trailhead     Cooper State Lake Park  1690 Fm 3505   Sulphur Springs, TX 75482    903-945-5256  

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the woods at night?When you look into the darkness of the night…do you ever wonder what lurks behind the darkness? Let’s find out as we take a night hike down South Loop Trail. We will hike about half a mile down the trail and spend some time looking at “spider eyes” and scorpions. If we are really quiet we may also have the opportunity to hear and hopefully see some of the wildlife that comes out at night. This program may be cancelled because of weather. Contact the Park Office (903) 945-5256 for updated information.

What to bring: Water, flashlight (red lens if you have one), walking stick.
Meet: Coyote Run Trailhead    Event is free with park entrance fee. Park entry free with Texas State Parks Pass.  Katelyn Juenger  903-945-5256    katelyn.juenger@tpwd.texas.gov
Coyote Run Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sulphur Springs, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers.rail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
​Saturday, May 20th                        8:30 am- 10:30 am
Birding Walk in the Park
Davis Mountains State Park      Fort Davis, TX 79734

Every week a ranger guides a walk to find and identify birds, plants, sights and sounds at one of the most beautiful places in the Big Bend Region! This walk is for the amateur and experienced birder, as well as any visitor, young or old who wants to learn about wildlife, the park, and its bird life. Bring water, binoculars, and field guide.

The Davis Mountains State Park is a designated Globally Important Bird area bragging 365+ species of birds throughout the year, so you never know what you will see. This weekly survey allows birders a chance to find birds in their wild habitat, and by logging the bird list on the internet, allows future visitors to find out who's flying and when! Tara(432) 426-3337, x 224    http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains/park_events
Saturday May 20th       8:00 am - 12:00  noon
Dallas Pets Alive Lululemon Athletica Dog Adoption Event

Lululemon  Athletica   1001 Washington St,         Dallas, TX      75210

Come join Dallas Pets Alive! and Lululemon for their huge warehouse sale at Fair Park! There will music, dancing, shopping and doggies!  Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

Adoptables-Dogs  http://dallaspetsalive.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/
Adoptable Cats http://dallaspetsalive.org/adopt/available-cats/
Our organization is run mostly by volunteers, and all of our pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas.  www.DallasPetsAlive.org
Every Saturday, May 20th        9:00-1:00 pm
 Waco Downtown Farmers Market 

Farmer's Market    400 S University Parks Drive Waco, TX 76706

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is a year-round riverside market, Look for the old Fire Tower – and there we are, next door at the old RV park. Since November 2011, the Market has been and will continue to be open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, and Tuesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm seasonally, featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. Please join us!​ 
Saturday, May 20th        10:00 am- til
TX Husky Rescue Meet and Greet

Phydeaux and Friends   7816 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas 78757

Come on out and join us in celebrating Austin Pet Month at Phydeaux and Friends!! We will have a booth with several huskies for you to meet along with volunteers to answer your questions about adopting, fostering, and volunteering! This event will also have several other rescues and there will be lots of other vendors there to show your furry friend some extra love too!! You won't want to miss this fun event! The entire parking lot will be full of booths for your to stop by and say hi!! See you then! https://www.facebook.com/TexasHuskyRescue/
Saturday, May 20th Ongoing 
Fort Worth Dog Park 
Dog Park in the Nation.“ Pls visit http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/fort-worth-celebrates-opening-of-new-dog-park/106387323
Texas Unites for Animals
Texas Unites for Animals , founded in 2015, is an animal welfare support organization serving Texas and its surrounding states. Texas Unites was a merging of two well respected organizations, North Central Texas Animal Shelter Coalition and Texas Federation of Humane Societies, both with a long history of supporting the animal welfare community.
 Visit   http://www.texasunites.com/

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