HSDC is proud to announce two phenomenal pet education opportunities happening later this month, both sponsored by our friends at Park Cities Pet Sitter.
The first is a cat and dog behavior workshop given by renowned behaviorist Arden Moore on Saturday, January 26th from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Ridgewood-Belcher Recreation Center. During this informative and entertaining session, you will learn things like: how to read cat and dog body language, how to handle different dog and cat behavior problems, how to manage overly excited dogs, mixing a new cat or dog with current pets, what to do when your cat or dog is having inappropriate "pee" problems--and many other extremely useful tidbits to enhance your relationship with your pets. In addition you will get to meet Zeki, the famous cat, get a goody bag, and have the chance to win exciting door prizes!
The second is a Pet Tech First Aid and CPR Certification Class, put on by Master Trainer Arden Moore, with assistance from her amazing cat Zeki. The first class, on Friday, January 25th, has already filled up, so there is a second class that is now being offered on Thursday, January 24th, from 9:30am-3:30pm at the SPCA of Texas. Among the hands-on skills you will learn in her all-inclusive First Aid and CPR certification class include choking management, rescue breathing, three different pet CPR techniques, bleeding protocols, heat and cold-related injuries, and snout-to-tail assessment (wellness and injury). You will also learn preventative care that can save you money, and discover what surprising items must be included in your first aid kit. Added topics covered in this comprehensive course: dental care, nutrition, behavior and caring for senior pets.
Educating our community about cat and dog behavior and wellness is a priority for HSDC, so we hope you will sign up to attend one or both events. Please click on this link to sign up or get additional information about either event: pcpsi.com/events.
Our shelter has continued the partnership with KONG of Golden CO and iPetCompanion. They installed three robotic toys and a camera in our shelter main room so people can control the toys over the internet and watch the cats. They have just unveiled a new feature: you can now take photos of what you see and save them to your computer to share. Give it a try!
$2,375 Gift Certificate for Botox/Facial Fillers from Dr. Rod Rohrich
$2,000 Gift Card for Jewelry from Elizabeth Showers
Four Airline Tickets from Southwest Airlines and a $100 Gift Card from the Ritz Carlton • Total Value: $1,700
Original 11x14 Photograph from Photographer Kael Alford • Total Value: $1,500
One Round of Golf for 4 from Stonebriar Country Club and 6 Golf Lessons from the PGA Store • Total Value: $950
One Three Month Unlimited Yoga Pass ($450 Value) from YogaSport, $49 Gift Certificate from Facelogic, and Hair Services from Dear Clark Salon ($410 Value) • Total Value: $909
Original 8x10 Photograph from Photographer Shane Lavalette • Total Value: $750
One Round of Golf for 4 from Stonebriar Country Club and a $200 PGA Store Gift Certificate • Total Value: $700
One Year Junior Associates Membership from Dallas Museum of Art • Total Value: $625
Two Night Stay, Parking, and a $15 Grooming Voucher ($133 Value) from Paradise4Paws, Four $25 Gift Cards from Petite Pooch, an Assortment of Dog Products ($85 Value) from Pet Care Products, and Three Dog Training Sessions ($200 Value) from Pet Porter • Total Value: $518
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♫ Wake up Maggie, there is something we want to say to you ♪
It's late September and here's what we really need to do ♪
Find you a happy home ♪
One that you can call your own ♪
Maggie, we really need to try some more... ♫
Maggie Mae – a sweet fun girl who, just like her brother Clinton, had a rough start in life – they were abandoned at the shelter last year and have both been waiting for someone who sees what everyone else has missed – just what great dogs they are!!!
Maggie Mae is a good looking girl who is lots of fun to be around and she's looking for an active family to call her own. She knows they are out there - she just needs to get their attention!!!
Very friendly with both kids and adults
Will sit, especially for a treat
Walks well on a leash
Loves to play chase and wrestle with her doggie friends
A sweet girl with a great personality
Loved by all the volunteers
Maggie Mae is not a big girl - she weighs about 50 pounds - and would love to have a fenced yard where she can run. She is a real beauty with her wonderful smile, long legs and great coloring.
Please come and see our wonderful Maggie Mae at Dog & Kitty City.
Meet Clinton – a friendly and energetic boy, Clinton had a rough start in life - abandoned at the shelter with his sister Maggie Mae last year, he is waiting for that person who will give him a second chance in life.
Clinton is a very good looking guy with striking eyes; he is ready to give lots of love to his new ‘forever’ person and family. Like his friend Jessie who recently went to a wonderful home after a long stay at the shelter, Clinton is certain that one day someone will come to the shelter who won't pass him by but will stop and spend some time with him and say – you know... this is just the dog I've been looking for!!!
Lots of energy, would be a perfect buddy for a runner or walker or active children
Walks well on a leash
Plays well with other dogs – big or small. He will get along great with dogs that are already in a home or he can be an only dog.
Good with kids
Working on his good doggie manners
Clinton is not a big dog – he weighs around 50 pounds. He is tall and lean!!!
Please come and see handsome Clinton at Dog & Kitty City.
We found she was microchipped, but backtracked the number to Houston where we lost the trail, so we are unsure whether some sad owner has lost this little darling or someone just left her behind when they moved.
Vet determines she is probably 8 years old. New exams and tests show no serious underlying problems, but really severe skin abrasions from allergies and exposure.
She is being housed indoors and seems happy with her little condo. Each day a little more sparkle shows in her eyes. If you visit her at the shelter, don't be surprised if she has a purple hue! This is part of her treatment.
We have a foster mom standing by, but staff wanted to treat and observe her for at least a week to be sure she is on the mend.
We thank everyone for their concern about this sweet little girl. We are getting her ready for her debut and that search for her forever home.
Update on Mockingbird Mom
The DuckTeam6 rescue volunteers have been out in force to help this family in distress. First success was Sam. Next was three more puppies, currently in foster care. For the big happy ending, fingers crossed for trapping mom. They have noted her leg is injured but cannot get close enough to evaluate the injury.
A nearby resident says she has been there for more than a year, and walks him to the bus at 4:30 every morning and then goes back to her spot. The sweet girl needs a second chance. Anyone out there with a yard and a spot for this very loyal girl?
We have recently started to place donation banks throughout the city of Dallas to help raise funds for HSDC. Donation banks are those little acrylic containers that you see near retailers' cash registers where you can donate change to worthy causes. We need your assistance in getting more of them placed with retailers. So shelter supporters--please think hard about the businesses in your neighborhood, ones your friends or family may own/work for, and ask them if they would host a Donation Bank on our behalf. Please email
with information on where we can place one of our donation banks or if you would like to become a member of the shelter's Donation Bank committee.
At a high traffic retailer, each one of these banks can generate up to $400/year in funds for our furry friends--that's a lot of food and kitty litter per bank, and are funds that our shelter could really use! A Fact Sheet about the program and an HSDC letter introducing the program are attached.