Burleson, Texas, is a small town that is about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth. This small town doesn’t have a huge problem with stray animals wandering the streets, but for the animals that do wind up abandoned or homeless, there are local animal shelters that provide much-needed shelter, food, and care. Two near-by shelters are the Burleson Animal Shelter and Animal Hope.
The Burleson Animal Shelter is operated in conjunction with the City of Burleson Animal Services Division, which helps to provide animal control services to residents of the city. All of the animals that end up at Burleson Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered to prevent more unwanted animals being born in the area.
Animal Hope is an animal shelter that began as the in-house rescue of Animal Hospital Southwest. Animal Hope believes that helping animals means that they also need to help locals who are looking for a new pet, so not only does the organization help take stray animals off the streets, it also helps families find the perfect pet for their lifestyles. Animal Hope views itself as an animal rescue more than an animal shelter. Animals that end up at Animal Hope get to go on field trips to socialize with other people and dogs, as well as receive basic care. Other local shelters contact Animal Hope when they have a pet that needs a little extra training or care than they would be able to give them, which prevents adoptable animals from being senselessly killed.
Each September, Operation Kindness hosts a Dog Day Afternoon in Carrollton, Texas, to show love for all the mutts in the DFW area! As the largest dog festival in the DFW area, this event is sure to be an exciting one.
During the event, you can browse through pet-related vendor booths, where you will see all kinds of great products that your pet will love! Free microchipping will be available for the first 125 dogs, and there will be low-cost pet vaccinations available as well. Participate in canine contests or get photos in the photo booth!
The event is free to attend and will be held from 10 am to 12:30 pm at Operation Kindness.
Who doesn’t want to spend the day out in the sun splashing around in a pool with their dog? As the only doggie pool party in the Fort Worth area, which is only 20 minutes away from Burleson, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting event!
There are two shifts for this event, the first at 11 am to 1 pm, and the second at 2 pm to 4 pm.
Spots are limited, so pre-registering is recommended. Registration is only $25 for one human and one dog, $35 for one human and two dogs, $40 for two humans and one dog, and $50 for two dogs and two humans.
Bring your dog out to Denton Dog Days each October for a fun time for the whole family—including your beloved pooch! Denton Dog Days is held at the North Texas State Fairgrounds. With a day full of demonstrations, contests, food, and other fun activities, there is something for everyone at this event!
There will be arts and crafts for both humans and dogs, a canine fashion show, live entertainment, and professional photo opportunities for your dog. You can also browse through vendor booths to find great products for your pup.
The event is free to attend, but participation in the agility or canine lure courses requires a $5 fee.
Irving Poochfest is an event dedicated to your four-legged, furry friends! Held at the Irving Heritage Senior Center, Irving Poochfest involves a mini pet parade where you can show off your dog to the public. You and your family also won’t want to miss the pet vendors and food trucks at the event. Live music will be performed throughout the Irving Poochfest as well!
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will be on-site from 10 am to 12 pm to provide low-cost vaccines to those in need.
Sign up for the pet contests for just $5. Entry into the event is free!
Join the Fort Worth Kennel Club for its All Breed Dog Shows on a Saturday and Sunday in March. During the dog show, there will be a Meet the Breeds event and vendors who will have all kinds of pet-related products for sale! The show will take place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Shows also features numerous dog competitions and other entertainment for guests!
Hours and admission prices haven’t been released yet, but information on hours and admission will be released closer to the event date.