Dallas, TX Pets & Animals

111 dogs rescued from Mesquite home, city officials say

MESQUITE, Texas — Officials with the City of Mesquite said Friday that the animal services department rescued 111 dogs from a single residential location this week. According to officials, the City on Thursday was made aware of a home that may have had "a large number of dogs." Animal services responded and found 111 small breed dogs.
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Dallas News

Mesquite Animal Services rescues over 100 dogs from one home

Staff at Mesquite Animal Services rescued 111 small-breed dogs Thursday from a single home after receiving report of a large number of dogs at the location. “The property owner surrendered the animals to the City, and we transported them to our shelter for impoundment and intake vaccines,” said Maria Martinez, director of Mesquite’s Neighborhood Services, in a city press release. “We worked with our rescue partners and by the end of the day, all the dogs left the shelter to begin their new journey.”
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PetBar opens new dog spa in McKinney

PetBar opened in September at 3041 S. Custer Road, Ste. 700, McKinney. The pet spa offers self-service dog washing stations equipped with aprons, towels, brushes, ear cleaners and more tools. Staff are available to provide shampoo guidance for uncertain dog parents. PetBar also offers full-service washing and grooming services, which are by appointment only. Full-service baths include drying, ear cleaning, nail trimming and light brushing.
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‘Got out of hand’ Mesquite homeowner surrendered 111 dogs

The Mesquite animal shelter rescued 111 small breed dogs from a household on Thursday. The city was made aware by a nuisance complaint from one of the neighbors. Neighborhood Services Director Maria Martinez said the officer originally estimated the owner to have 15 to 20 dogs. Martinez said the homeowner...

Waxahachie started Clear the Shelters early. And lots of animals benefited.

This year’s Clear the Shelters event gave the Waxahachie Animal Shelter the wiggle room it needed. Terri Muniz, Waxahachie’s animal control supervisor, said the annual event led to the adoption of 49 animals from Aug. 1 through Sept. 19 with another 17 being sent to rescue organizations. Muniz said another five dogs were sent to a rescue group Thursday.
Dallas Observer

Best Place to Play With Cats

When you think of cat cafés, you might assume something along the line of Fleabag's guinea pig themed café, not an eatery actually populated by cats. But that's what you get at The Casual Cat. Crazy cat ladies and gents with a love of felines greater than the Tiger King's can make the drive to Richland Hills to cuddle with cats for just $11 an hour for a refreshment garnished with a bit of fur ball. All the cats are up for adoption. The cat lover haven also sells cat merchandise and offers activities such as yoga with cats, crafts with cats and painting with cats.

These Puppies in a Basket Will Make Your Heart Melt

I’ll pull the curtain back a bit. We’ve all got quotas around here for FrontBurner posts. It can be oppressive. If we don’t hit our numbers, Christine Allison makes us scrape gum off sidewalks in Highland Park. The hard part about that is finding gum on sidewalks in Highland Park. Also, we have to do wall sits. The good thing about that is Zac has killer quads. I wish he’d wear shorts more often.

Dogs and People Enjoy Paws in the Park

Grand Prairie—EpicCentral hosted their first Paws in the Park,a canine-friendly fiesta, on Saturday, Sept. 18…. … To continue reading this article, please subscribe to Rambler Newspapers. By subscribing, you are supporting local community journalism and the writer who wrote this article. Please contact (972) 870-1992 or for more information.

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Dallas Pets Alive

According to Dallas Pets Alive Founder/Executive Director Leslie Sans,. “Is your adorable pet next to you right now? Maybe laying by your side or your lap, begging for a head scratch or a belly rub. Now think for a moment about being put into such a dire life situation where you have to consider giving your companion up and surrendering them to a shelter. Can you imagine what that would feel like?

Dog park renovations ahead in Waxahachie

The city of Waxahachie is moving forward with plans to renovate Wags-A-Hachie Dog Park. Monday the City Council approved a construction bid with J&K Excavation in the amount of $429,096 for the park improvements. The dog park, the only one in Waxahachie, is located along the Waxahachie Creek Hike and...

CityVet opens new location in Plano

A new CityVet location opened Sept. 13 in Windhaven Plaza at 6009 W. Parker Road, Ste. 101, Plano. This veterinary clinic provides full-service care for pets, including vaccinations, surgery and grooming. It also sells healthy pet food. CityVet was founded in 1999 by Dr. Chip Cannon. The mission of this...

September Trips: The Casual Cat Cafe'

Unwind and destress at The Casual Cat Café in Richland Hills. Spend an hour of cuddle time with adoptable cats in a comfortable setting. Then, have a lunch that any cat would envy at Big Fish Seafood Grill & Bar in Grapevine (entrees $12 - $15).
Dallas Observer

DFW Rat Rescue Is the Only Local Nonprofit Advocating for 'Friendly' Rats

Rats have gotten a bad rap. It's true that the wild variety can be aggressive, dirty and spread diseases. They have their own illness named specifically for them, called rat bite fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The domesticated rat, however, can be just as cuddly,...