Texas Week for the Animals!
2016 growing calendar below
Calendar of Events Page 2
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. For ideas and suggestions, call 901-454-0807.
Wednesday, April 6th 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)
Visit us at 900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX 77024. 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, April 6th 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 email@example.com
Pls Help The Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue of San Angelo, TX recently took in 85 jacks and 77 jennets from a breeding situation gone horribly wrong. According to the case file, 5-6 breeding pairs were purchased to start a breeding operation. The novelty soon wore off and instead of doing the responsible thing, they released these breeding pairs onto 250+ acres.
This donkeys are not eligible for adoption until they have been gentled and meet PVDR's Adoption Criteria. We are looking for experienced individuals and other 501(c)(3) organizations that are willing to assist us in this process. Please click on the Gentling Agreement link to learn more.
The initial cost of this rescue, including castrations, will exceed $30,000. As none of these donkeys are friendly, they cannot be placed in PVDR’s Adoption Program. Peaceful Valley is seeking assistance from people who would like to help in the gentling of this herd. http://www.donkeyrescue.org/200_miniature_donkeys
Wednesday, April 6th 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Spring Fling in the Park
Bob Woodruff Park 2601 San Gabriel Drive Plano, TX 75074
Training/Seminar For Dog Lovers - Dogs Welcome Kid-Friendly Canine Good Citizenship, Bring proof of vaccination. contactGCKC@gmail.com Visit http://www.greatercollinkc.org/
Thursday, April 7th 9:00 am-9:00 pm
SPCA of Texas Offsite Cat Adoptions
Petsmart 19175 LBJ Freeway Mesquite, TX 75150 phone: 972-686-3990
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
Thursday, April 7th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Austin Pets Alive! "Girls' Night Out"
SoLa 2005 S Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
SoLa will donate 10% of the day's sales to APA! and will also be collecting donations from our Amazon Wishlist Thursday - Sunday (April 7th-10th).
Austin Pets Alive! hosts several signature events (Love Your Rescue Pet Day, No-Kill Anniversary, Amplify Austin, and Tricks & Treats) and is involved in many community fundraising events throughout the year so that we can continue our mission to save the lives of companion animals. See our calendar! http://www.austinpetsalive.org/events/
Friday, April 8th (thru 10th) 8:00 am-til
Animal Chiropractic Program Module (2 of 6)
Parker University 2500 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229 Phone (972) 438-6932
This exceptional set of 6 modules imparts practical, relevant clinical education and training for both chiropractors and veterinarians. Animal chiropractic affords you the potential to advance your clinical practice knowledge, technical skills and specialized training in the care of animals. This program provides a unique opportunity for veterinarians and chiropractors alike. Module 2: Cranial/Cervical I
For More Info: Lorraine Phinney 800.266.4723, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 8th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Humane Society of El Paso Feline Fridays
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, April 8th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bluebonnets Mini-Sessions Fundraiser for HoundHaven
4646 S. Country Club Rd Garland, TX 75043 (972) 849-2864 Get some unique and beautiful photos taken of your favorite pup while supporting Hound Haven Dog Rescue! BLUEBONNET MINI-SESSIONS Includes a 15 minute mini-session, 1 edited & 1 unedited pic Cost: $45 (Additional $20 per dog) Pls visit http://homegrownhoundfood.com/ On the 8th and 9th!! http://www.myhoundhaven.org/index.html
Friday, April 8th 6:30p to 7:30p
Texas Parks & Wildlife Owl Power
Learn all about the who's whoooo of the night!
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Lost Pines Amphitheater Pilot Point, TX 76258
Join a ranger to learn all about the silent assassins of the night: owls! We'll go over the different "powers" that owls use to become highly efficient nocturnal predators, and learn how to identify a few of our local species as well. There will be a short, optional hike afterwards to look for owls at dusk. Meet: Lost Pines Amphitheater
Saturday April 9-10th starts at 7:00 am
Booming N Blooming Festival
Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge,
1206 Apc Nwr Rd Eagle Lake, TX 77434 (979) 234-3021
See the courtship dance of the endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken in coastal prairie habitat at this annual celebration. Tours to view these imperiled birds start at 7 a.m. Bird Walking Tours, Children’s Art Contests, Refuge Auto Tour and Walking Trails, Special Guest Presentation, more. Visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken/
Saturday, April 9th 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 Poloskey (432) 426-3337, x224 email@example.com
Saturday, April 9th 9:00 am-til
Dallas Pets Alive
The Great Rescue Caper Annual Adoption Event
Caper Location 1755 N Collins Blvd Richardson, TX 75080
Come help us rescue some wonderful pets here in Dallas! There will be vendors, live music, food trucks, contests, prizes and more!! Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Pls adopt and/or become involved. http://dallaspetsalive.org/adopt/
Saturday, April 9th 9:00 am til
DFW Rescue Me..... 10K Mud Run
Mud Run 900 Bear Creek Rd, Lancaster, TX 75146
Station 46 Dallas Fire Rescue is raising money for Khaleesi and DFW Rescue Me; all donations will go to our Justice Fund, a fund established to help dogs who encounter physical and emotional abuse or neglect. Their goal is to raise $5000.
On April 9th, DFWRM volunteers will be participating with the "Station 46, The Dog Pound" team in the 10k Mud Run in Lancaster. Everyone is more than welcome to join our team and run with us. For everyone that joins our team, use this code DFRSTA46 to get a 50% discount on entrance fee and they will donate $10.00 to DFW Rescue Me. Learn more http://www.dfwrescueme.org/mud-run.html
DFW Rescue Me is a foster-based rescue group in the Dallas area. We are an all volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a “new leash on life” by finding permanent and loving homes for lost, abused and abandoned dogs.
Every Saturday, April 9th from 9:00-1:00 pm
Tuesdays, (April-July, October-November), 3-7pm
Waco Downtown Farmers Market
400 S University Parks Drive Waco, TX 76706
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is a year-round riverside market, located at 400 South University Parks Drive. 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 and pass along the word to all you know.
Follow these links to find more details about the Waco Downtown Farmers Market:
Check out these great Market commercials: Chisholm Crossing’s Intro to the Farmers Market, Setting Up the WDFM, and A Kid’s Eye View of the Market
Become a Featured Organization in our Community Booth
Saturday, April 9th 9:30 am til
Operation Pets Alive Rescue Ride
Ride starts at Conroe Executive Airport 10260 Carl Pickering Memorial Drive in Conroe. TX X 77303
Registration begins at 9:30 am and motorcycles go out at 10:00 am. The ride fee is $25.00 per person. Online registration is available. The ride will be from 75 to 100 miles through the countryside of Montgomery County.
The event ends in Montgomery with a family-friendly celebration, food, live entertainment, pet adoptions, vendor booths, silent auction, games, raffles, and more. The ride will benefit Operation Pets Alive, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a no-kill community. For more information call (832) 656-7397, click here to send e-mail, or go to http://www.oparescueride.org
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am -til
Heart of Texas Equine Therapuetic Riding
Area Special Olympics
HOTTRC 848 E. White Oak Rd. 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
In April of 1988, an eleven year old girl underwent surgery for a brain tumor. It was an emergency surgery that lasted 22 hours. The little girl’s dream was to own a horse. After the surgery, the parents bought the first horse they found. That was the beginning of the Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center. My name is Shirley Wills and that eleven year old girl was my daughter, Teri. For the whole story come by, I would love to share it with you. http://www.hottrc.org/
Saturday, April 9th `10:00 am- 12:00 pm
ZBonz Dog Park Grand Opening
ZBonz Dog Park 6950 Camp Bowie W Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76116
Dogs will enjoy the park on the 1st day when the ceremonial First Run, which will be held shortly after 10 a.m. happens. ZBonz is a 10-acre, fully irrigated park built on the former site of the Z. Boaz Golf Course.
Saturday April 9th 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Adopt A Rescued Friend Inc (AARF) Adoptions
Unleashed by Petco - Towne Lake
9727 Barker Cypress Road Cypress TX 77423 (281) 256-8550
Adopt A Rescued Friend Inc (AARF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill, all breed organization. Our Mission at AARF is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home companion animals with families who are ready for a lifetime commitment. We foster in our homes and depend solely upon donations from the public for support. All of our officers, directors and fosters are unpaid volunteers. The only compensation we receive is the knowledge that we are making a difference. See loving adoptables http://www.aarfhouston.org/animals/browse
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
SA Urban Pet Market Pet Fiesta Event
w/ Multiple Rescue Groups
The Park 2659 Eisenhauer Rd San Antonio, TX 78209
Bring your canine companions and join the fun:
• Pet Costume Contest – starts at 11:00 pm ($5 donation per entry)
• Fiesta Theme Photo Booth
• Texas K9 All-Stars Agility Team Demos
• Pet Adoptions – Animal Defense League, Texas Chihuahua Rescue, Italian Greyhound Rescue, Saluki Rescue, Alamo Heights ACS
• Informational Booths – SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program), Maverick Dog Park, Epi4Dogs.com, Paws 4 Hearts Working Therapy Dogs, WAG Across Texas – Team Sophie, San Antonio Cat Cafe
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Pinups for Pitbulls at
City of Bedford Pet Fest (TX)
Beford Animal Shelter
1809 Reliance Pkwy Bedford TX 76021
Meet our beautiful Texas team at this great annual event! Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. (PFPB) was founded in 2005 by Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin. Deirdre was tired of finding that so-called rescues and shelters were euthanizing healthy, friendly, and adoptable animals due to their alleged “breed”, and so she utilized her background in modeling and education in fine arts to create a calendar like no other–eye-catching pinup girls and their pups, paying close attention to detail and era appropriate style along the way.
Since 2005, PFPB has continued its progress and has grown exponentially into the internationally recognized organization it is today. Deirdre’s initial vision and mission has remained intact, however her passion for animals and her ability to capture an audience has enabled PFPB to reach people across the world.
Saturday, April 9th 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
-Time commitment and effort required to care for baby doves at home -Cost of caring for doves at home and discounts on supplies you get as a TWRC Member
-Process for becoming a permitted dove rehabber with TWRC
.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am- 12 noon
Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas, Meet & Greet
Bass Pro Shops 2501 Bass Pro Drive Grapevine, Texas 76051
Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) was founded in 1996 with a mission to rescue, care for, and place in permanent loving homes, Golden Retrievers in need in the North Texas area and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership as well as the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed. We focus on cities in North Texas and the Dallas
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nurture Nature Festival
Baytown Nature Center 6213 Bayway Dr Baytown, TX 77520
The annual Nurture Nature Festival at the Baytown Nature Center, 6213 Bayway takes place on April 9 . The free, family event introduces visitors to the butterflies, reptiles, birds, fish and native plants of the Baytown area through fun activities for all interests and levels. Exciting children’s games, informational exhibits, live animals and a variety of food keep visitors coming back year after year for this popular event. Visit
TWRC Wildlife Center is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization operated by a highly efficient, dedicated volunteer and part-time staff consisting of permitted rehabilitators, students, seniors, professionals, and animal lovers focusing on conservation, public education, and wildlife rehabilitation. TWRC was Houston's first urban wildlife emergency and rehabilitative care center. Caring for Urban Wildlife since 1979. Website is http://twrc-houston.org phone 713- 468-8972.
Saturday, April 9th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Austin Boxer Dog Rescue Adoptions
Petco 12651 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78230
Free Boxer wiggles and kisses and you just might find your best buddy too! Our mission: To balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of canines in the Central Texas area by providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded Boxers. Once placed in new homes they become more than just pets, they become family. WE DESPERATELY NEED FOSTER HOMES
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Humane Society of North Texas
Car Show and Dog Adoption Event
Forest Park Medical Center
421 East Texas 114 Frontage Road Southlake, TX 76092
Join HSNT at the second annual Dogs and Cars event in Southlake, Texas! This family fun event will feature DFW non-profit dog rescues alongside the cities most beautiful collector cars! That's right, a car show AND adoption event!
Admission is free to the public. The event will be filled with TONS of family friendly activities including games, face painting, silent auction, finger foods and of course adoptable dogs! 100% of proceeds from the Dogs and Cars event will go directly to the rescues, including HSNT!
Founded in 1905, the Humane Society of North Texas is the largest and longest standing non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization in North Texas. HSNT serves over 25,000 animals annually through its crucial programs including emergency animal rescue, humane investigations, low-cost spay and neuter services, a feral cat TNR program, owner surrenders, lost and found services and the adoptions of dogs, cats, horses, livestock, small mammals, reptiles and more. HSNT has four adoption centers throughout the metroplex, including its main location in the heart of Fort Worth at 1840 E. Lancaster Ave.
Saturday, April 9th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Texas Husky Rescue Pet Adoptions
Hollywood Feed Coppell 120 S Denton Tap Rd, Ste 460
Coppell, Texas 75019
Looking for a new pack member? Stop by the Hollywood Feed Coppell to meet some of our adoptable huskies. Talk to volunteers about fostering, adopting and volunteering. Hope to see you then!
Texas Husky Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit Siberian Husky Rescue working mainly in North Texas. Texas Husky Rescue is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit Siberian Husky Rescue. We do not have a physical shelter location or paid staff. We rely solely on donations, foster homes and the generosity of the community at large. https://www.facebook.com/TexasHuskyRescue/timeline
Saturday April 9th 11:00 am -3:00pm
Hart of Texas Adopt-A-Pet
Petsmart Phone (972) 255-0027
4005 W Airport Freeway Irving TX 75062
Come find your favorite furry friend! Dogs and Cats will be available for adoption. **We will also be there on Sunday from 1-5 pm. HART (Humane Animal Rescue Team) of Texas is all about helping animals. HART was founded in 1995 as an all volunteer organization that partners with local animal shelters to provide foster care and find permanent homes for adoptable companion animals. HART also maintains an educational program about proper pet care, pet over-population, the benefits of spaying and neutering and the humane treatment of all animals.
HART is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run completely by volunteers and funded by public donations. We are dedicated to helping as many animals as possible, and the people who love them. Visit http://www.hartoftexas.org/animals/
Saturday, April 9th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas Pet Adoptions
Petsmart 4854 Highway 121 Lewisville, Texas 75056 (469) 362-2824
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas was organized to prevent animal suffering, animal cruelty and to help educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets as well as responsible pet ownership. We dedicate ourselves to helping the homeless animals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area find permanent, loving forever homes! Visit http://www.lostpawsrescueoftexas.org/dogs/
Saturday, April 9th 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Austin Pets Alive @ Breed & Co Adoption Day
Breed & Company 718 W 29th St Austin, TX 78705
Breed & Co is hosting a community adoption day!
By developing comprehensive, innovative programs that targeted these key groups of animals and pulling directly from euthanasia lists, Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than 25,000 dogs and cats since 2008. See loving adoptables
Saturday, April 9th 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Austin Dog Rescue Meet and Greet
Tomlinson's Feed 916 W 12th St Austin, TX 78703
Austin Dog Rescue (ADR) has been rescuing and finding homes for homeless dogs since 2006. In the summer of 2007 Austin Dog Rescue applied for and received their 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit status. With our careful placement, and commitment to being our dog's lifelong advocate, we have assisted thousands of homeless dogs throughout the Central Texas. We are an all volunteer and have no paid employees. Voted most "Awesome-ist" rescue by Austin Pet Directory in 2011
Saturday, April 9th 12:00 noon- 3:00pm
Operation Kindness Adoption Event at
Rescue Dog Movie Premiere
Venetian Cinemas 2661 Midway Rd Carrollton, TX 75006
Operation Kindness has partnered with Rescue Dogs — a family film starring real rescue animals that shows the unconditional love and benefits rescue animals offer their owners. As a charity partner a portion of the proceeds from the producers’ box office will benefit Operation Kindness — North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter. The film will run exclusively at Venetian Cinemas located at 2661 Midway Rd, Suite 200, Carrollton, TX 75006 beginning April 8 through April 14.
To kick-off opening weekend, Operation Kindness will bring adoptable animals to the theater on Saturday, April 9, from 12-3 p.m.
Saturday April 9th 1:00-3:00 pm
Richardson Humane Society Meet The Pets Event
Petco 5301 Belt Line Rd #106 Dallas, TX 75254
This is one of our Meet The Pets events where our pets come to meet the public and find a new home. If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please come along to one of our meet the pets events. Pets are usually at these events if they are marked as available for adoption on our pets page Please check our adoption process for more information about adopting our pets Visit http://www.richardsonhumanesociety.org/available-pets/
Saturday, April 9th 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Bellaire United Methodist Church
'Blessing of the Animals'
Bellaire United Methodist Church 4417 Bellaire Blvd.
Bellaire, TX 77401.
Bellaire United Methodist Church (BUMC) in the town of Bellaire, Texas, is set to host its sixth annual Blessing of the Animals event. The event will take place on Saturday, April 9th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. At this fun, family and pet-friendly event, the public and people of all faiths are invited to bring their pets and have them blessed by the church’s pastors. Each year, millions of people around the world have their pets blessed during an annual blessing of the animals ceremony. The event is held in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, and his love for all animals.
The event is free and will take place on the front lawn of Bellaire United Methodist Church. The service will begin with an opening prayer, homily and a group blessing by the pastors. Afterward, attendees’ pets can receive an individual blessing from Pastors Seann Duffin, Jim Love and Diane McGehee. Learn more about this special event. http://urbanpawsmagazine.com/archives/2669
Saturday, April 9th 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Pups & Pints with Paws in the City
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2823 St. Louis St Dallas, TX 75226
Adoption Event / Meet & Greet Event for Humans, but Dogs are Welcome
Yappy Hour $20/per person = 1 pint glass + 3 Beer Tickets
All proceeds go to Paws in the City ---We are committed to ending the pet overpopulation, abuse, neglect of Dallas area dogs and cats. Our goal is that every adoptable dog and cat finds a loving home. We are an all-volunteer, no-kill, 501 [c] organization. Visit http://www.pawsinthecity.org/#!adopt/c66t
Saturday, April 9th 3:00 pm -6:00 pm
Homegrown Hounds Adoptions For Dog Lovers
Hollywood Feed, 2031 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75214,
Will You Be My New Best Pug PuppyFriend? Looking to adopt but just haven't found that perfect fit yet? Fill out our form and we will match you up with a dog that best suits your lifestyle! Visit http://www.myhoundhaven.org/
Saturday, April 9th 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Odessa Humane Society 1st Annual Paws & Claws
BBQ Cook-Off Event
2701 E 8th St Lubbock, TX 79403
We host 3 discount shot clinics/adoptathons each year to help the community .....
- offer educational materials & programs to local schools & civic groups.........
- provide tours of our shelter & offer student credit toward Texas Scholars.....
-provide companion/therapy pets to local retirement & health care facilities...
See our loving adoptables ...
Sunday, April 10th 8:00 am-12 noon
UCAN Half-Marathon, 10k, and 5k
McKinney Boyd High School
600 N Lake Forest Dr - McKinney, TX 75071
Adoption Event / Meet & GreetEvent for Humans, but Dogs are Welcome
For Dog Lovers - Dogs Welcome Fun Walk/Run Fundraiser - Dogs Welcome
Crossed Paws Animal Haven has been selected as the beneficiary at the UCAN Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k at McKinney Boyd High School. Come run and help our our local organization save animals. Adopting a rescue, makes for a happy tail!
To register for the event, visithttp://www.getracing.org/ucan-half-marathon.html. Check out our adoptable dogs and events at www.crossedpawsanimalhaven.org or www.facebook.com/crossedpawsanimalhaven
Sunday, April 10th 8:30 am-10:30 am
Texas Parks & Wildlife Bird Walk
Estero Llano Grande State Park
3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015) Weslaco, TX 78596
Join us on an unforgettable avian adventure. With over 300 species of birds identified within our park and many of the Valley specialty birds you just can't see outside of the Rio Grande Valley, our guided bird walks are a must for everyone. Whether you are new to birding and ready to learn your new outdoor obsession or if you are a seasoned and traveled expert with years of experience, this bird walk is sure to be an amazing time. http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/estero-llano-grande/bird-walk/2016-04-10
Sunday, April 10th Hours Vary Per Park
Best Dog Swimming TX
Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim Austin
Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim DFW
Sunday April 10th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Austin Pets Alive @Austin Auto Show w/ Adoptables!
Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701
The Austin Automobile Dealers Association proudly presents the Austin Auto Show, now bigger and better than ever. On display will be some of this year’s most anticipated car models, full of cutting edge technology and style. This is the perfect opportunity to compare brands and models for virtually all manufacturers under one roof in the perfect setting. Whether you are a car enthusiast, first time car buyer or simply just looking for something to do with the family over the weekend, there is definitely something for everyone at the show.
Sunday, April 10th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Houston Humane Society Offsite Adoptions
NATURAL PAWZ 2803 Business Center Dr. #129 Pearland, TX 77584
Sunday April 10th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bassett Buddies of Texas at Houston Pet Expo
Pasadena Convention Center
Join Basset Buddies for a day of family fun at the Houston Pet Expo. Admission is free!
Sunday, April 10th 12:00 noon- 5:00 pm
HoundHaven Offsite Adoptions
Petco 3194 FM407, Highland Village, TX 75077 (972) 317-3268
Come meet some of our Adoptable dogs every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PETCO in Highland Village. When a dog comes into our care they are placed into a foster home where they stay until we find them a forever home. We have all of our dogs spayed/neutered (if old enough), heartworm tested, and brought up-to-date on vaccinations. http://www.myhoundhaven.org/adopt.html
Sunday, April 10th 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barrio Dogs' 6th Anniversary
Celebration & Fundraiser
Special Guest Speaker - Mayor Sylvester Turner!
Bohemeo's 708 Telephone Rd Houston, TX 77023
Musical PERFORMANCES. Taylor Gibson Mumbai Nick Gaitan Zenteno Spirit
Mitch Jacobs Band Lizard Kings and more
Special GUEST SPEAKERS ---- Robert Gallegos, Council Member, District I
Karla Cisneros, Council Member, District H Juliet Stipeche, Director of Education, City of Houston
Children's activities including balloon art and face painting plus friends, food, silent auctions and lots of fun. See you there!
Sunday, April 10th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Show Stopper Pet Paw-rade
Eastside Plaza 700 E Campbell Rd Richardson, TX 75081
Adoption Event and Meet & Greet Dog Day. Fun for all Dog Lovers - Dogs Welcome
Kid-Friendly and a Pet Costume Contest! All Proceeds benefit the Richardson Animal Shelter .Pawrade begins at 3 pm! Win Trophies and Prizes for: Sweetest Mutt, Most Darling Pet, and Best Spring Outfit
($5 donation per pet to enter pawrade, must be registered before pawrade begins)
Raffle Prizes: Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20 Nail Clipping $5 Face Painting/DJ
Yumilicious Frozen Yogurt will give a percentage of proceeds to Richardson AnimaLuv from 1-5pm! All Proceeds benefit the Richardson Animal Shelter
Sunday, April 10th 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Painting Party Fundraiser Event for Paws in the City
Location: 6465 Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75214
Join us at Pinot's Palette for a complimentary glass of wine and create your local artist guided one of a kind artwork. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Paws.
There are a limited number of tickets available so purchase yours today!
We are committed to ending the overpopulation, abuse, neglect of Dallas area dogs and cats. Our goal is that every adoptable dog and cat finds a loving home. We are an all-volunteer, no-kill, 501 [c] organization. Check out our loving adoptables http://www.pawsinthecity.org/#!adopt/c66t
DALLAS COWBOYS PLAYERS and DCAP
(Dallas Companion Animal Project) Team Up To Create PLAYER-PET Calendar
Dallas Companion Animal Project
P.O. Box 793574 Dallas, Texas 75379
Muscle-bound football players and their beloved pooches – there’s no better juxtaposition. This is exactly what Cowboys fans will see in the just-released 2016 calendar featuring a select handful of players with their trusted furry companions and benefiting the Dallas Companion Animal Project (DCAP).
Habitat for Horses Equine Education
Habitat for Horses, Inc. P.O. Box 213 Hitchcock, TX 77563
If your child is talking you into buying a horse, if you never had a horse and are thinking of getting one, if your knowledge of horses is very limited, this is the place for you. It's hard to imagine the amount of time, work and money you have to put in on maintaining a horse. There's a lot more to it than putting a horse in the backyard and throwing out a bucket of oats once a day. That's how horses get sick, and how "dream horses" end up dying. So learn more on how to see if a horse is for you.
Every Saturday, when the weather's okay, we hold classes on nutrition, hoof care, dental care, safety, cleaning stalls, grooming, the whole works. A full course is four Saturdays with a certificate at the end, if you graduate. For more details, please visit Basic Horsemanship Class. Website is http://habitatforhorses.org
Sundays See times
Dallas Vegetarians Meetups
Join the Dallas Vegetarians Meetup for their regular "every other Sunday" Meetup at various vegetarian-friendly locations throughout the Metroplex.Visit the Meetup calendar for more info on exact times and locations http://www.meetup.com/DallasVegetarians/
(Be sure to double-check their schedule, as exact times may vary).
Dallas Dogs In Need of Transfer
Fuzzy Friends Rescue Smiles Pet Therapy
Fuzzy Friends Rescue 6321 Airport Road Waco, Texas 76708
Fuzzy Friends Rescue is currently looking for volunteers to visit local nursing homes. You will bring joy and healing to those you visit. To learn more about how you can make a difference, call Becki Goss Shepherd at 254-714-2150. Visit website at http://www.fuzzyfriendsrescue.com/
Fuzzy Friends Rescue believes that animals are entitled to a quality life, respect and compassion. We are a a non-profit, no-kill shelter, and we care for all those we take in until they are adopted. Central Texas.
“…a wagging tail, a lick on the cheek something positive happens when people and pets get together.” Check out our adoptables on website.
All week and Ongoing
City of Sweetwater Animal Control Pet Adoptions
East Broadway and Tonkawa Sweetwater, TX 79556
Mgr Donald Kite is working with State Farm to set up a quartlerly pet adoption event. They have have great success in adoptions thanks to very supportive Sweetwater Reporter newspaper. Check out the website.
Texas Service Dogs
Service Dogs, Inc. 4925 Bell Springs Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Service Dogs, Inc. transforms dogs abandoned to animal shelters into lifelines for people living with hearing loss or mobility challenges. What an amazing organization! Founded in 1988 by attorney Sheri Soltes, SDI provides the dogs and training free of charge. Please visit website and learn more about their life-changing, life-saving work. http://www.servicedogs.org/
-Hearing Dog and Service Dog Training
-We provide the dogs and training free of charge
-We serve veterans and other adults residing in Texas
-We custom train each dog and client
-Client training includes a 5-day Team Training Class followed by 13 weekly sessions in their home, workplace and community
**Austin: (512) 891-9090 Toll free: (877) TEX-DOGS
Promotion from April 1-18, 2016
Texas Sled Dog Rescue
Nom Nom Gourmet Popcorn Fundraising Campaign
Texas Sled Dog Rescue’s Hazel wants to announce our Nom Nom Gourmet Popcorn Fundraising Campaign from April 1st-April 18th. Our on-line store is located at www.supportyours.org/tsdr
A significant portion of all the sales go directly to the dogs in rescue! They offer over 65 flavors like Smores, Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt, Buffalo Ranch, Cookies and Cream, Egg Nog and more!
Please take the time to go to our online store at www.supportyours.org/tsdr . Consider making a purchase of your favorite types of gourmet popcorn whether it is 1 bag, 2 bags, or 4 bags. Everything will help!! Visit FB page for more and for events. https://www.facebook.com/txsleddogrescue
Texas Sled Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization founded in January 2012 to assist Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes needing rescue.
The Haven Animal Care Shelter
Senior Critters for Senior Citizens
Haven Animal Care Shelter 4501 N. FM 1729 Lubbock, TX 79403
Here are the basics:
-We will reduce or waive our adoption fee for senior citizens who adopt senior pets (8 years or older). -We will assist with veterinary care if you need our help -- for the life of the pet! -We will provide food if you are unable to purchase food for your pet. -We guarantee that the pet you adopt from the Haven will always have a home with us (whether your pet’s need is short-term or permanent). Website is http://www.havenacs.org/ Phone: 806-763-0092 havenACS@gmail.com
Month of April
April is designated as Heartworm Awareness Month
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and—in rare instances—humans. Use heartworm preventative!
Shelter for Abused Families of Domestic Families and Abuse that take Pets, too.
Biking In Texas - Trails, Lodging, Events, Clubs,
Sunday, April 10th 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Texas Week for the Animals event~
Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm local time. This is a multi-faith observance for everyone! Light a candle and bless the animals wherever you are.
Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For ideas on this activity, pls visit: www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
Ongoing Various Times
Autism Speaks .... Equine Therapy
Coming Up! Friday April 15th
Houston SPCA Animals' Best Friends Gala
111 N Post Oak Ln Houston, TX 77024 Phone: (713) 680-2626
On Friday, April 15, 2016, some of Houston’s most compassionate and generous animal lovers will gather once again at the Houstonian for a memorable evening to celebrate the Houston SPCA, the largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in Texas. Thank you to our Underwriters. Purchase your table or individual ticket now! Learn more http://www.houstonspca.org/
Friday & Saturday April 15 & 16th
2 Ways to Adopt a Mustang, Coming to Town Near You
Lufkin, Texas (April 15-16)
The adoption fee for horses under three years of age is $125, but a second horse or those three years old and older may be adopted for just $25. All animals on the BLM Adoption Tour have been examined by a veterinarian and have been Coggins tested, dewormed, and vaccinated.
Saturday, April 25th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pegasus Project Horse Rescue Wings Over Pegasus,
Pegasus Farm 7111 CR 2339, Murchison, TX 75778
Pegasus Project equine rescue group is hosting a fun event for the whole family at an East Texas ranch.
The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue will be taking part in the national celebration of the ASPCAHelp A Horse Day and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant money to assist with its efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, The Pegasus Project will host Wings Over Pegasus, an airplane and equine extravaganza.
Click on Dolphins below for "One Love."