Receive the gift of love by adopting a bonded pair or you can give the gift of love by sponsoring their care at HSDC/DKC through our Guardian Angel program. Come and visit our bonded pairs during the month of February and show your love to the wonderful homeless companion animals awaiting adoption.
Max is a sweet and affectionate dog who loves to be petted and loves to cuddle. He is a good listener, very alert, especially when the conversation is accompanied by a good neck rub.
He does not seem interested in chewing things around the house, according to his current foster mom. He just likes to hang out with his people.
He loves playing ball; his catching skills aren’t great, but he has proved to be a quick learner.
He knows how to shake hands, knows “where’s your ball?” and is about half-trained to sit. He thinks little dogs are a novelty but barks at big dogs. He needs further training to not bark at strange people and big dogs.
Max is 7 years old, neutered, weighs 85 pounds and needs to gain 10 more. He has a very handsome, classic German Shepherd appearance. He is housebroken.
He needs lots of exercise and is always ready for some fun. He loves the outdoors and likes to hang outdoors.
Max was found behind a business near Bachman Lake before Thanksgiving having been abandoned and starving. The business people rescued him, fed him and petted him. He stayed even though he could have run anywhere around Dallas. He was hit by a car during the time he was abandoned; his right rear leg was broken. On Jan. 2, the vet said it was healing properly by itself. He holds that leg in the air when he stands but puts weight on it to run, walk and jump around. He walks with a limp and probably always will.
He is a strong dog, never flinches with rough cuddling and silly play. He brought a wonderful atmosphere of calm to the house with his strong personality.
He needs a new home with a big back yard or a neighborhood for long walks. He will be a wonderful dog for someone.
If you can provide a temporary or permanent home for Max, contact the shelter through
. He was rescued by one of our volunteers and is in a foster home, so we need to set an appointment if you wish to meet him.
Come and join DKC/HSDC at Craft and Growler next Tuesday 1/28. Our shelter will receive $1 for each beer sold between 5-8pm, so come and enjoy a beer and help our homeless companion animals at the same time!
$2,375 Gift Certificate for Botox/Facial Fillers from Dr. Rod Rohrich: Robert Wilbanks
2 Southwest Airline Tickets to any Southwest Destination plus Gift Certificate for Friday/Saturday night stay at Hyatt House Houston/Greenway Plaza ($1,115 value): Jeff Vawrinek
3 Month Unlimited Yoga from Yoga Sport ($450 value): Cindrea Heartline
Mosaic Art From Art & Soul – The Birdhouse ($125 value): Guy Boehmer
Canine Gift Basket - massage, grooming, treats & dog bed ($200 value): Holly Gardner
Original Fine Art “The Clearing” by Mastrianni ($900 value): Joe Kelly
Stonebriar CC/ Fazio Course Round of Golf for 4, Golf Superstore videos, and Gift Certificate to Top Golf ($650 value): Kurt Ehrlich
Feline Gift Basket – massage, grooming, treats & kitty bed ($200 value)": Tara Harper
Far East Jewelry and Handbag & Mary Kay Gift Basket ($200 value): Sally Kompare
2 Southwest Airlines Tickets to any Southwest Destination ($800 value): Maric Collier
Dine out at Bob’s Steak and Chop House with Mike Modano, Palios and Cantina Laredo and enjoy fine wine at home ($350 value): Sarah Hutton
Sleeping Around Dallas including Gift Certificates for 1 night at Studio Suite Hyatt House/Lincoln Park, Weekend Stay at Hyatt House Dallas/Uptown, Weekend Stay at Double Tree Dallas Campbell Center and One Weekend Night at Aloft Plano ($800 value): Sarah Hutton
Tipsy is a little cutie, a 4-year old maltese mix who was left tied to the shelter
fence one night. We suspect her medical issues were more than her owner could handle.
She immediately required eye surgery to remove an ulcer effecting her left eye.
All went well. She is also hearing impaired but right now, we are focused on her
knees. This laid back little girl was diagnosed as needing major surgery to repair one or both
of her back knees. As vet prepared for the knee repair, he discovered some arthritis and
an old wound when her left hip was dislocated some time ago, leaving her with scar tissue.
He repaired this and we are hopeful this will solve her problem without further surgery.
They may look like big brown sad eyes, but Tipsy is a cuddly, loving little dog -
who gets along with cats, other small dogs and every human she meets.
She can sure use a Guardian Angel or two to support her medical needs. Every
little bit will insure the best possible care for Tipsy.
She is available for adoption. Shelter will continue responsibility for her
medical care, but we know she would heal faster in a happy, loving home environment.
Join the Dog & Kitty City team at Hard Rock Dallas for a charity night to support HSDC. Attend the event for special Happy Hour pricing provided by Hard Rock Dallas, and donate for entry into our HSDC raffle!
On Friday (9/27/13), we got an urgent plea from Oran M. Roberts Elementary School.
Fourth graders found a male kitten in one of the playground trash cans. They called the assistant principal. There was indeed a kitten almost completely submerged in water. The only thing above water was his little nose and one paw. They pulled him from the trash. The stench led them to believe that he had been in there for a while. (Subsequently, a janitor reported for two days he heard a kitten crying but could not locate it.)
The rescuers dried him off, and one of the coaches set him up with a heater to warm him up. A thoughtful parent (who is highly allergic to cats) bundled him up and rushed him to the shelter.
An emergency vet visit determined he was in fact hypothermic, dehydrated and in critical condition from submersion. Right now Aquarius is resting on a heating pad, getting fluids, antibiotics and syringe feedings.
While he is in critical condition, we are trying our best to give this little cat a chance. He has a group of fourth graders who are truly his Guardian Angels, but he could use more Guardian Angel support while he is healing.
This little sweetheart is Happy. Look at that face!
This little 13 pound wheaten terrier collided with a car, and he got the worst of it. He was turned in to Animal Services for help. He couldn't put pressure on his hind quarters and had some open wounds and road rash, so they suspected pelvic injuries, and sent out an appeal for a rescue.
We rushed him to the vet and miraculously, no broken bones but severe internal bruising, abdominal wounds and external derma-abrasions, requiring careful attention against infection and debriding to insure healing.
Happy has exhibited an amazing demeanor through his pain .... and might not exactly live up to that name right now, but it is definitely in his personality. What will help make him happier right now is a Guardian Angel who will help us help him.