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Plano is a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Situated to the north of Dallas, Plano is rapidly expanding, and with this expansion, the city is seeing an increase in homeless pets. With two animal shelters in the city, many of these homeless animals are being taken off the streets and cared for. Both the Plano Animal Shelter and the Second Chance SPCA are currently caring for hundreds of stray animals in the area.

The Second Chance SPCA is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Plano. Since its opening in 2006, the rescue has taken at-risk dogs and cats from local animal shelters to spare them from being euthanized. The shelter provides animals in its care with food, water, shelter, and medical care. The animals are also given love and attention that they would not otherwise receive. Since 2006, the shelter has rescued more than 3,200 dogs and cats that were supposed to be euthanized at other shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Plano Animal Shelter is part of the city government, so they receive most of their animals from the Animal Control department or owner surrenders. If the owner of a pet doesn’t claim it within the required holding period, the animal becomes the property of the city and then waits in the Plano Animal Shelter until it can find a new home.

If you live in the Plano, Texas, area and are looking for a new pet, consider visiting one of these shelters to help an animal find a forever home.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Plano

  • Admission $15.00
    Month November
    Duration 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    #1 DOGSDFW Polar Plunge


    Join DOGSDFW for the annual Polar Plunge each November at Paradise 4 Paws DFW. Each year, this event takes over Paradise 4 Paws DFW, while the dogs get wet and wild!

    From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., dogs can jump and swim around in the indoor splashing pool and play in the play area. Santa is stopping by for photos, and S.A.Y. Cheese Photography will snap five photos for only $10!

    Grab a goodie bag or enter the raffle. Plus, all participants get a free bandana for your dog.

    Admission is $15 for up to two dogs. Each additional dog is $5.

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  • Admission $35.00
    Month November
    Duration 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    #2 Pup Crawl: Barks and Brews


    Second Chance SPCA hosts an annual Pup Crawl each November. From noon to 5 p.m., enjoy a beer tasting event with your pup in tow! You will be able to sample beers from a pre-selected list at several restaurants and pubs in Historic Downtown Plano.

    After the pub crawl, join in on the party at Hub Streat. There will be food trucks, beverages, trivia, live music, and a silent auction. Dogs are allowed on the patio at this venue.

    Tickets must be purchased at Hub Streat. They are $35 per person. All proceeds from the event will go to the Second Chance SPCA to help care for animals.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month February
    Duration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    #3 PawPalooza Dallas County


    Bring your pooch out each February for PawPalooza Dallas County! Come out and enjoy good food while mingling with other dogs and dog owners. There will be adoptable pets out trying to meet their new family. If your pets are in need of vaccinations, TCAP will be offering low-cost vaccines. Browse through animal-related products and services.

    Admission is free, but any donations received will go toward helping 100 service members and their families receive a free service animal! Any additional funds will go to providing transitional services to service members leaving conflict zones.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month November
    Duration 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    #4 Bark in the Park Fun Day


    Bring your children, dogs, and anyone else you know to the Bark in the Park Fun Day at Lonestar K9 Performance Club! The event features arts and crafts, food, vendors, and bounce houses for the kids. Watch different demonstrations and compete to win prizes.

    Dogs must be leashed and controlled by an adult. Flexi-leads are not allowed at the event. All dogs should be on solid leads for better control. Only well-behaved dogs, please.

    While admission is free, donations are welcomed. All donations benefit DFW Canines for Veterans. The organization trains service dogs for combat veterans suffering from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury.

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  • Admission $20.00
    Month December
    Duration 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    #5 Hops for Hounds


    DFW FurGotten Friends invites dog owners to the Annual Hops for Hounds event in December. Each year, Community Beer Co. hosts Hops for Hounds, where beer drinkers help dogs in the DFW area find new homes.

    Help them fill the brewery with people and dogs while they try to raise $10,000 for DFW FurGotten Friends. There will be food trucks with deliscious eats, games, and a raffle with tons of great prizes. Adoptable dogs will also be there hoping to find a forever home.

    Tickets are $20 and get you three beers. Each pint sold will benefit the organization. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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