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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

At Dog & Kitty City, we are thankful for

  • Our staff who care for these animals;
  • Our dedicated volunteers who give so generously of their time and energy:
    • The Adopt-A-Pet team who take the dogs off site every Saturday to find their forever homes;
    • The LuvAPet team who help the kitties find that permanent place;
    • The socializers who come to the shelter and bring 'a touch of home' to all the animals in our care;
    • The foster moms and dads who tend to special needs animals;
    • The webmeisters who gave us this spectacular web site;
    • The photographers who capture the charm of every animal in our care.
  • Our sustaining members who consistently support the shelter;
  • Petsmart for hosting our Adopt-A-Pets and our Luv-A-Pet Center;
  • The Dallas Morning News and all the media for telling this wonderful city our recent plight;
  • The generous citizens of north Texas who lifted our burden and responded with food, beds, toys, volunteer hours, adoption applications and money.
  • Mostly, we are thankful for these animals that we rescue, the beautiful furry friends who make us all better people.
Benefit for Humane Society of Dallas
Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Blue Collar Bar is hosting a benefit for Humane Society of Dallas County! The event will take place between 6-10 pm on Sunday, November 23rd at the Blue Collar Bar on 1924 N Henderson Ave. Donations of pet supplies (food, litter, toys, blankets) are warmly appreciated.


Everyone has a chance to purchase artwork at discount prices, and to win prizes in a raffle drawing for $1 a ticket. There will be music by DJ Rob Chop Shop. All the proceeds/donated goods will solely benefit the HSDC. You are all welcome, and if you want to volunteer for the event please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or simply show up.


Here is a flier that puts all this into colorful perspective.

We Need Your Help
Thursday, 06 November 2008

The Dallas Morning News ran our story today.


The Humane Society of Dallas County's shelter has stopped accepting surrendered animals for the first time in its 30-year history because of financial problems.


The no-kill shelter, Dog and Kitty City, is facing a double whammy: Donations have fallen roughly 75 percent since last year and adoptions have dropped 25 percent as fewer people are willing to take on the extra cost of caring for a new pet.


The shelter, near Love Field, is about $2,000 short of meeting its monthly budget of $12,000 for November, leaving it financially unable to spay and neuter cats, said Sandra Mustafa, the shelter's director. The shelter currently has about 300 cats and 20 dogs.


Read the rest of the coverage on the Dallas Morning News.


The very kind James Ragland, Dallas Morning News metro columnist, has started a donation challenge through the DMN Metro Blog. Our animals are thanking you all for your help.

Dogs Celebrate Halloween at the Katy Trail
Sunday, 02 November 2008

UPDATE: You can buy online raffle tickets right here.


On Saturday, November 1st, dog people and dog admirers gathered in front of the Cork wine shop at the entrance to the Katy Trail for the annual Dog Trot and Halloween dog costume contest.


The cheerful weather was on our side, and Heather Knox' talented live performance from her latest album, El Dorado, provided the perfect soundtrack. After the trot came the dog costume contest, and the three judges had a hard time choosing among bee dogs, hot dogs, political dogs, royalty dogs, biker dogs and cowboy dogs.


Dog & Kitty City successfully introduced its just-in-time-for-holidays raffle. You will be able to buy raffle tickets online for $5 each starting on Tuesday and over the next six weeks, so make sure to check back for updates!


We have 54 photos of the event in the following gallery, including all the doggie costumes we could catch on camera. Click on the thumbnails to expand the pictures!

Vote for Us!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008

These programs make it very easy for you to help us with just a few clicks! There are three programs on which DKC supporters can vote for the shelter and help win a prize. Each of these sites supports rescue groups who work to care for homeless animals and each seeks to raise awareness about the importance of taking action to save these little lives. Our shelter funds are really tight right now and any help would be a godsend.


Care2 is hosting America's Favorite Animal Shelter Contest (2008). Care2 will donate a total of $15,000 to the local animal shelters or rescue groups with the most votes, and Adopt-a-Pet.com offers a $1,000 donation to a randomly selected participating shelter each week for five weeks, plus rewards for recruiters. Please visit the site and VOTE for Humane Society of Dallas!


The Animal Rescue Site

We are encouraging friends to click to help rescued animals on The Animal Rescue Site, and then to vote every day for Humane Society of Dallas in the $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge. Clicking and voting is free for site visitors, but the right number of votes can mean as much as $25,000 for the winning shelter. Weekly prizes of $1,000 are also available. Please visit the site daily and VOTE for Humane Society of Dallas, by entering its name in the shelter search box.


Help our shelter win the Zootoo.com Shelter Makeover II! By being active on Zootoo, or simply registering there, you earn points for the shelter you affiliate yourself with. Points will accrue on your profile page contributing to both your status and your shelter's ranking. Here's how you can earn points. Please register now and support Dog & Kitty City!

Banfield's Howl-o-Ween Pet Safety Tips
Friday, 10 October 2008

Tip #1: Keep your Pet away from the front door.


Keeping your Pet in a separate room during the trick-or-treating hours is best. At an open door, dogs in particular, may feel the need to protect their home & humans and may bite your bizarre-looking visitors. Your Pet may also become frightened and dart out through the open door.


Tip #2: Be careful of Pets around candles and lit pumpkins.


Pets are attracted to bright lights in a darkened room. Candles can be easily knocked over, spilling hot wax onto furniture and carpet, and potentially causing a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting badly burned.


Tip #3: Keep your Pet inside.


There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, even stolen Pets that are left in their yards or allowed to roam outside on this night.

Friday, 26 September 2008

In the effort to find homes for all these cute animals, our shelter organizes an Adopt-a-Pet event every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at PetSmart in Dallas (@Inwood and Forest). The dogs are transported to this location in the morning, and volunteers spend their day talking to people who want to adopt and playing with the dogs. A lot of our dogs found their human companions this way!


If you'd like to be one of those volunteers, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it specifying "AdoptAPet", and we'll let you know what you can do, because the more people we have, the better chances the dogs have. Thank you for considering it!



Or you might prefer to work with cats instead of dogs! In that case: the Luv-a-Pet center, located in the same PetSmart, is an offsite adoption center featuring DKC cats and kittens. We always need volunteers to visit the animals in residence and help with their care as well as interacting with potential adopters. If you are interested in helping, please specify "LuvAPet" in your email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Please note the shelter will be closed to the public, visitors and volunteers on Monday and Tuesday, September 29th and 30th, for maintenance work.


We will resume our normal activity on Wednesday.

Nicky's Eagle Project
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

On Saturday, August 2nd, Nicky Gaines brought his volunteer team to Dog & Kitty City to complete his Eagle service project, landscaping the side yard to create a more appealing "first impression" for visitors. The objective was to improve the safety of the yard for the animals and provide an attractive "meet and greet" area for prospective adopters. The project is for Circle 10 BSA Eagle Troop.


The scope of Nicky's project involved designing the new gardens, fundraising for the necessary plants and materials as well as recruiting and supervising a team to get the job done. His team included Chris Snell, David Dimitri, Will Lavadie, Travis Minor, Henry Puebla, Martin Brown, Andrew Gaines and Angie & Hank Gaines.

Thank You to Our Junior Volunteers
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

DKC's LuvAPet Director, Claudia Bankston, had a one year celebration for three outstanding junior volunteers. The boys -- Teddy Herriman and John and Josh Rector -- started working school community service and liked it so much they have volunteered almost every weekend to help find permanent, loving homes for the cats and kittens in the adoption center.


These boys donate catnip, toys, scratching posts and other playground equipment for the furry residents. They work with difficult, shy, frightened cats and hold and love them for hours. These boys are naturals when it comes to working with cats.


They proudly display their DKC t-shirts and we proudly acknowledge the dedication of this junior team.


The LuvAPet center, located in the Petsmart at Forest and Inwood, is an offsite adoption center, featuring DKC cats and kittens. We always need volunteers to visit the animals in residence and help with their care as well as interacting with potential adopters. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and specify "LuvAPet."


If you would prefer helping with dog adoptions, we hold off site adoptions every Saturday at the Petsmart. Again, email us and specify "Adopt A Pet" if you can help.

New Tethering Law
Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Amended Section 7.3.1 of the City of Dallas animal ordinance is now in effect. It prohibits tethering of dogs except in specific instances (see below). The ordinance specifies the following:

  • Requires that no dog be tethered unless it is in the immediate possession and control of its owner. An exception will be made if the dog is properly tethered for a period no longer than necessary for the owner to complete a temporary task.
  • If and when a dog is tethered it must be tethered in a manner that does not allow the dog to leave the owner’s premises; does not allow the dog to become entangled; and allows the dog access to food, water and appropriate shelter.
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