Homeless animals in Southlake, Texas, aren’t nearly as common as they are in the nearby cities, but when there are homeless animals, they depend on someplace to provide shelter, food, and care. With two animal shelters close by, these pets get the care they need until they can find new homes. Two of these shelters are the Humane Society of North Texas and the Coppell Humane Society.
The Humane Society of North Texas has been serving the North Texas area for more than 100 years. Each year, the organization helps more than 25,000 animals through its various programs, including spay and neuter, adoption, and emergency animal rescue services. With four different adoption centers in the DFW area, the Humane Society of North Texas is able to help animals from all over the area.
In nearby Coppell, Texas, the Coppell Humane Society is home to animals in search of new families. Since its beginning in 1989, the shelter has grown to include a network of foster families that take in and care for animals that are at high risk of being euthanized at other local shelters due to overcrowding. Each animal is given medical care and any necessary training until they can be placed into a new home. All of the animals are either adopted or pass away from natural causes. No animals are ever euthanized to make more space for others.
If you live in the Southlake area and are looking for a new pet, contact one of these shelters to start the adoption process.
Each December, Santa Paws heads over to Mutts Cantina in Uptown Dallas for a day with the dogs. From 11 am to 2 pm on a Sunday in early December, Santa Paws will be around for professional family photos with the four-legged members of your household. Photos are free for Mutt’s Cantina members and only $5 for non-members.
The Humane Society of Dallas County’s Dog and Kitty City Shelter will be at the event with adoptable dogs looking for a new home in time for Christmas!
After you get a photo taken, enjoy the food and play that are offered at Mutts. Your dog will love the large dog park areas, and humans enjoy adult beverages and great food.
Join the City of Southlake every July for an evening of dog-filled fun at Booboo’s Buddies Community Dog Park. The evening includes 100 percent dog-friendly activities, such as paw print art and a puppy photo booth.
During the event, there will be a raffle where you can win great gifts like free wellness exams, grooming gift certificates, and more! To enter the raffle, all you need to do is bring an item to donate to the Keller Regional Adoption Center.
The event runs from 5 pm and 8 pm, and your dog will have full access to the dog park during the event!
Each year during the Southlake Oktoberfest celebration, there is an Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race! Prior to the race, there is also a costume contest, so dress your doxie up in his or her best outfit in the hope of winning a poocherific prize.
Only the first 200 dogs to register can take part in the race, so pre-registration is highly encouraged. All dogs must check-in for the race by 9 am. The costume contest starts at 9:15 am and the actual race starts at 10.
All dogs entering the race should be 100 percent Dachshund and be up to date on vaccinations.
After the race, all attendees are welcome to participate in the Oktoberfest parade!
Every November, join the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas for their annual Fall Picnic event! Bring your dog of any breed for an afternoon of great BBQ and cute pooches. The picnic at Skyline Ranch includes games and activities for the whole family, including dogs and children!
For just $10 per person, enjoy a lunch of chicken, brisket, sides, dessert, and a drink. The picnic starts at noon and ends at 3 pm.
While the event is hosted by the Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas, all dog breeds are welcome and even encouraged to the attend the event.
For more than 20 years, the city of Denton has hosted a Dog Days Celebration each October to celebrate dogs, of course! The event is typically held on the first Saturday of October. Join other local pups and their people for a day of fun with arts, crafts, games, entertainment, demonstrations, talent contests, and more. Dress up your dog for a chance to win the costume contest, or hang out and watch the doggy fashion show. You also won’t want to miss the chance to get “Glamfur” shots of your dog from a professional photographer!
All canines must remain leashed and have up-to-date vaccinations.
Admission is free, and the event takes place at the North Texas State Fairgrounds from 9 to 3.