There's lots to do in Dallas-Fort Worth just in time to beat the worst of the summer heat. Load up your pups and check out some fun dog friendly events this month!
May 12 - 13
Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
May 11 - 13 at Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234
Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty - Hosted the the SPCA of Texas
Saturday, May 12 - 7 AM to 4 PM at Trinity Groves - 3011 Garden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212
Lone Star Bark
Saturday, May 12 - 1 PM to 7 PM at Lone Star Park - 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. www.facebook.com/events/161755247949352/
Fast and Furriest Puppy Fest
Saturday, May 12 - 8 AM to 12 PM at Byron Nelson High School - 2775 Bobcat Blvd., Roanoke, TX 76262. www.facebook.com/events/612360932437985/
2nd Annual Dog Film Festival
Sunday, May 13 - 2 PM to 3 PM at the Texas Theatre - 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
May 19 - 20
Wags & Whiskers Pet Fest - benefiting Humane Tomorrow
Saturday, May 19 - 11 AM to 3 PM at Parker Square- Parker Square Rd, Suite 100, Flower Mound, TX 75028. www.facebook.com/events/775683249286464/
DAWG Beach Bash 5k & Fun Run - Hosted by Denison Animal Welfare Group
Saturday, May 19 - 7 AM to 5 PM at Heritage Park - N TX-91, Denison, TX 75020
Dallas Pet Expo
Saturday, May 19 from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, May 20 11 AM to 4 PM at Dallas Market Hall. www.facebook.com/DallasPetExpo/
Unleashed Paws Fur Fun Run
Saturday, May 26 - 7 AM to 10:30 AM at Noble Rey Brewing Co. - 2636 Farrington St, Dallas, TX 75207. www.unleashedpaws.com/fur-fun-run
Each month during the Year of the Dog, Mr. Wigglebottom's selects a rescue or animal charity to receive a donation based on a portion of our sales. All sales from May 1 - June 30, 2018 will go to P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic in Wichita Falls, Texas to assist P.E.T.S. with the care of dogs in the Underdog Express program.
P.E.T.S. was founded 10 years ago to provide low cost sterilization as well as preventive vet care. They have grown to incorporate the P.E.T.S. Pantry Program which provides pet food to pet owners temporarily down on their luck financially to allow them to keep their pets; ChainOffWF which builds fences for chained dogs every weekend allowing pet owners to get their dogs off chains (it is now against city ordinance so owners must unchain or give up dogs); and Underdog Express. Underdog Express gets most of their foster dogs' vetting done through P.E.T.S. which makes it affordable for the group to save more dogs. P.E.T.S. standing as a 10-year-old successful nonprofit has made it possible to obtain grants to help with some vetting costs for the program. Underdog Express has sent well over 1,600 dogs from the Wichita Falls, TX area to Dewitt, NY (near Syracuse) since they joined the Love On Wheels program 4 years ago this summer. The program has been a literal lifesaver to the dogs and has even allowed one small community, Electra, to reach "No Kill" status.
A few of the dogs saved by Underdog Express
3 dogs were dumped at Goatman's Bridge in Burkburnett TX. They were rescued and 2 went to Helping Hounds in NY while the third was adopted in Wichita Falls, TX.