Frisco is one of the fastest growing suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and as the city grows, more and more homeless animals are surrendered or found wandering the streets. These animals often find hope in local animal shelters such as Mazie’s Mission Rescue Clinic and the SPCA of Texas.
Mazie’s Mission Rescue Clinic started out as a veterinary clinic that helped serve rescue organizations. Now, the clinic also helps animals find new homes. Currently, the organization has a leased facility while it searches for a place to build a permanent facility that can hold more animals and provide a no-kill environment for the animals in the area. The organization hopes to also help shut down puppy mills in North Texas in the future, as well as bring animal cruelty, neglect, and hoarding situations to light to help the innocent animals in need of help.
The SPCA of Texas has been helping animals in the North Texas area since 1938. Now, the organization operates two shelters and three spay and neuter clinics in Dallas and McKinney, both of which are within a few minutes’ drive of Frisco. These shelters provide homeless animals with a place to stay, food to eat, and any medical care they need, including microchipping, spaying or neutering, and vaccinations. As a non-profit organization, the SPCA of Texas gets most of its funding from donations, fundraisers, and grant. Other funding comes from adoption fees.
If you are looking for a new pet in Frisco, Texas, consider contacting one of these organizations to find your new cat or dog.
In honor of Oktoberfest, the Richardson Parks and Recreation Department hosts an annual Pawtoberfest for local dogs in Huffhines Park! From 3 pm to 7 pm, enjoy a great fall day with your dog, friends, and some deliscious beer. There will be vendors and food trucks at the event with pawsome products for you and your pet, as well as live music!
Admission to the event is free, but beer packages are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. The package includes a doggy bandana, a beer mug, a free beer, treats for your dog, and $1 off beer refills.
As summer comes to an end each September, Frisco Water Park dedicates one day to the dogs for a fun time in the water! Both the Lagoon Pool and Lazy River are open for doggy swims. Small dogs under 35 pounds get swim time from 10 am to noon. At 12:30, larger dogs are allowed into the water park. The day wraps up at 2:30 pm.
You can register for this event in-person at the Frisco Athletic Center. Admission is $8 for one dog and one human. Each additional person is $2 more. Only one dog is permitted per person.
There will also be low-cost vaccinations available for purchase throughout the event.
Each year, the Dallas Pet Expo takes the city by storm. You can join hundreds of dogs and their owners at the Expo during May at Dallas Market Hall for this annual event!
During the event, you and your pooch can enjoy giveaways and tons of vendor booths. Discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and other services will be available, including free nail trims! Don’t miss out on the demonstrations and guest speakers, either.
On Saturday, doors open at 10 am and close at 5 pm. On Sunday, the day starts at 11 am and ends at 4 pm. Admission is free.
Lace up your shoes, put on your most festive holiday outfit, and bring your dog down to the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas for a fun run to celebrate the Christmas season! The Dallas Jingle Bell Run has been a tradition in the city for more than 20 years. This nighttime 5k race and one-mile fun run are followed by a great after party!
Run to the sounds of carolers and follow up the run with a post-race party in the Chantilly Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Enjoy live music, free snacks and beverages, and a dog costume contest!
The entire event, including the party, is dog-friendly.
Registration begins at $35 and includes a pair of jingle bells and glow sticks for during the race.