Wags & Waves for Dogs and Dog Lovers this Saturday at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

September 9, 2014
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Wags & Waves for Dogs and Dog Lovers this Saturday at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

Wags & Waves is hosting its 6th annual ultimate pool party for people and their canine companions, which takes place Saturday, September 13th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Garland. At the day-long event, pet owners can say so long to summer as they float down the park’s Kona Kooler Lazy River and catch some waves in the Waikiki Wave Pool with man’s best friend by their side. In addition to the various pools and water attractions, other activities at Wags & Waves include Canine Couture (best costume) and Clever Canine (pet trick) contests, a doggie fashion show, vendors and more. Admission to Wags & Waves is $20 per person online or at the door, and includes up to two dogs admitted free.  There is no charge for children under 2 years of age.  Those who register online by September 6th will receive a...

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News You Can Use, with a Serving of Opinion on the Side

July 20, 2014
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News You Can Use, with a Serving of Opinion on the Side

In the news and current events category…..  It seems like the heat and the pressure of an extended puppy and kitten season is getting to everyone.  Too many animals, too much to do, to little time and nowhere near enough money.  Call it what...

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Upcoming Learning Opportunities in Animal Welfare

July 19, 2014
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Upcoming Learning Opportunities in Animal Welfare

I know I haven’t written much lately – just been too busy.  But I need to make time, and there are a number of great educational/training events coming up you need to know about, so here goes - Next week is the HSUS Cats...

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Find out how you can help strengthen Texas animal laws, Saturday, May 31st

May 12, 2014
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Find out how you can help strengthen Texas animal laws, Saturday, May 31st

What: Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) North Texas Chapter Meeting When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Where:  Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75212 Why: You can learn how to make a difference for Texas animals by getting...

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Pets For Life debuts in Dallas – 450 Pet Owners Served

April 30, 2014
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Pets For Life debuts in Dallas – 450 Pet Owners Served

In May of 2012, I attended Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas and learned about a brand new community outreach program called “Pets For Life”.  At that time, the City of Dallas No Kill task force was wrapping up, having concluded that the way...

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Animal Issues – Civil or Criminal, and why does it matter?

April 16, 2014
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Animal Issues – Civil or Criminal, and why does it matter?

On Monday, the Quality of Life Committee of the Dallas City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting.  What you probably heard from the mainstream media about that meeting was that there is talk about the City cracking down on unlicensed pets. But that’s not...

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Pets For Life Call For Volunteers!

April 15, 2014
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Pets For Life Call For Volunteers!

The Dallas Companion Animal Project is bringing Pets For Life to Dallas, and they need your help! Pets For Life is a nationally-recognized program that will save pets by helping communities that—because of economic, social, linguistic, or cultural factors—don’t have access to pet-care information,...

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