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Our 21st Annual Dog Day Afternoon is June 6th! 1st January 1970 @
Don't make your dog beg, bring him or her out to our 21st Dog Day Afternoon festival!Presented by Pet Supplies "Plus," this fun and free festival will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 9am-1pm at Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas!
Dog Day Afternoon features a "Mutt Midway" with dozens of vendors, Dallas Dog and Disc Club performances, free microchipping for the first 50 pets, food trucks, dogs for adoption, free face painting for kiddos, "Ask the Vet" tent featuring Rutherford Veterinary Hospital and free goodie bags for the first 750 guests!
Enter your pooch into our Canine Contests for prizes and trophies: Best Costume, Stupid Pet Tricks and Best Pooch Smooch. $10 entry fee includes all 3 contests. Thank you to our Canine Contest Sponsor, Natural Balance Pet Foods!
Get all the details and view our online auction here
Mission Pawsible: A Dog-friendly Scavenger Hunt 1st January 1970 @
Saturday, May 30th 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop #1 is Operation Kindness Put your thinking cap on and join your friends (two and four-legged) for a Scavenger Hunt benefiting Operation Kindness and Blue Buffalo's Pet Cancer Awareness Fund! You'll be completing wacky tasks at pet-friendly locations and laughing the whole way! Invite your friends and create a team, or sign up and we'll create a team for you! $30 admission includes: - Goodie bags with awesome treasures for each participant - Prizes at each stop! - Prizes for most points and best team name! - Admission to the Yappy Hour celebration at the end of the hunt at Blue Mesa in Addison Advanced registration only through noon on May 29! Register now...
Become a Foster Volunteer! 1st January 1970 @
Foster Volunteers enable Operation Kindness to save even more animal lives by caring for dogs and cats in their home. We provide full support to ensure volunteers have an enriching experience and the dogs and cats are adopted into wonderful new fur-ever homes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer of for more information.
Low-Cost Obedience Classes 1st January 1970 @
Operation Kindness is pleased to offer Low Cost Obedience Classes taught by professional, certified dog trainers for dogs and puppies adopted from Operation Kindness. Click for more information.
Your Donations at Work 1st January 1970 @
Saving the Lives of Traumatized Dogs in Hoarding Waco Case
The experience of Operation Kindness’ staff in managing crisis situations was evident when the call came in from the Humane Society of Central Texas. They needed help with the 56 Dachshunds and Bull Dogs seized in an alleged dog hoarding case. In a matter of hours, 26 dogs were transported to Operation Kindness, received a physical examination, vaccinations and essential medical care that included treatments for skin issues, heart worms and a broken jaw. After their medical treatment, each dog was bathed, received tender affection from volunteers and had walk time in our dog park. For many of the animals, this was probably the most love and sunshine they had experienced in their lives given the deplorable conditions from which they were rescued.
“A response like this is possible because of the support we receive from our generous donors and volunteers,” said CEO Jim Hanophy. “But the hard fact is such a response comes with a budget-busting price tag.”
We never know when emergencies like this will strike – but we know it will happen again. We’re counting on your continued support to ensure we’re always ready to give second chances to the neglected, abused, injured and abandoned animals we’re saving together.
Wingman Helps the “Single & Looking” Find Love 1st January 1970 @
Our “wingmen” are Operation Kindness’ volunteer Foster Talent Agents who not only foster dogs and cats, they go one step further to promote their foster dog in their community until it’s adopted. If you love networking, dog parks and bragging in social media, then you’re an ideal “Wingman” to a homeless dog or cat looking for a new forever relationship. Interested? Contact email@example.com for more information.