News & Events
Memorial Day Hours of Operation 1st January 1970 @
In observance of Memorial Day, we will only be open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, May 30.
You & Your Dog are Invited to Our 40th Anniversary Party! 1st January 1970 @
Dog Day Afternoon is a Fun and Free Festival Celebrating Dogs and the People Who Love Them!
Saturday, June 4th 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas (map)
Presented by Pet Supplies "Plus," Dog Day Afternoon is a bow wow blast! We'll open the celebration with a Texas-sized doggy birthday cake sponsored by Blue Buffalo and baked by Catering by Larry. The first 100 dogs will receive their cake in a Blue Buffalo commemorative dog bowl.
You and your pooch will love our "Mutt Midway" sponsored by Natural Balance featuring dozens of unique vendors, free microchipping, food trucks, a pooch kissing booth, adorable adoptable animals, and lots of free parking!
- Don't miss our Canine Contests for prizes: BEST COSTUME, STUPID PET TRICKS, and BEST POOCH SMOOCH!
- Free goodie bags for the first 1,000 guests
- Ask the Vet sponsored by CityVet Addison
Benefiting Kids, Kittens and Pups 1st January 1970 @
Kindness for Kids
Launched in 2014, the Kindness for Kids program partners with Metroplex schools and after-school care programs to benefit both kids and pups. Operation Kindness volunteers bring friendly shelter dogs to help teach the fun, engaging lessons. The dog’s backstory is used for learning about math, history, the environment, science and creative problem solving. Through these lessons, children learn how to care for the family pet, and develop greater compassion and empathy for all life. Want Kindness for Kids in your school? Contact Lynn Handley at email@example.com.
Click to view the program in action.
The Happiest Tail of 2015 7th January 2016 @ 12:25 PM
Treasure’s story is why we are Operation Kindness. Treasure was a former bait dog, abandoned to die on the side of a country road, covered in wounds and scars. He was thrown away as garbage, but the Operation Kindness family was confident we could give him a second chance.
During his full year at the shelter, Treasure received everything he needed - surgeries, medicine, extensive training, and a tremendous amount of love and nurturing from staff and many volunteers.
Our efforts were rewarded with a Christmas miracle – Treasure was adopted by a family from Forney. His new dad is a former military dog trainer. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect match.
Please DONATE to help other dogs like Treasure find Happiness.
North Texas Tornadoes – Reuniting Family Pets 27th December 2015 @
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Saturday night's storms. If you've lost a pet or found one, Rowlett Animal Shelter and Friends of Rowlett Animals are coordinating efforts to reunite pets with their owners. Several veterinarians in that area are offering temporary shelter for lost pets. Sachse and Garland Animal Shelters are also helping to house pets. If you found a pet without ID tags, take them to a vet clinic or animal hospital to have them scanned for a microchip. We're thankful for our North Texas community that looks out for four-legged family members.
Kindness for Kids Calls for Volunteers! 6th October 2015 @ 10:27 AM
Want to help kids and pups? Operation Kindness is launching the second year of its popular Humane Education program, Kindness for Kids, that presents weekly lessons about pets to area school children. Volunteers are needed to present these fun, interactive humane education lessons to students during regular school hours on campus and after school at local recreation centers. Those who are interested must have a heart for children and a love for animals, pass a background check and attend volunteer orientation. For more information contact Lynn Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click for more information about Operation Kindness' Humane Education programs.
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 Stephanie Coe to volunteer or for more information.