Carrollton, TX (PressExposure) June 23, 2014 -- Before the dog days of summer set in, gather the pups and come out to Operation Kindness' Dog Day Afternoon. The event, "the largest festival in Dallas celebrating dogs and the people who love them," will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock Lake.
Dog Day Afternoon was created in 1994 by Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, to recognize dog supporters, adopters and advocates. The event serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit and has evolved into a public festival for all things canine. More than 2,000 people and 800 dogs are expected to attend this year.
"It's hard to believe that this is the 20th year for Dog Day Afternoon," says Jim Hanophy, Operation Kindness CEO. "The festival has grown each year. It's wonderful to see so many pet lovers and their dogs coming together and enjoying themselves. And as a bonus, it's one of the most fun ways to raise funds to benefit Operation Kindness."
Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, Dog Day Afternoon will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - rain or shine - at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle in Dallas. Admission and parking are free. There is a $10 fee to enter contests. Highlights include:
- Pet adoptions - adoption fees to help benefit homeless animals
- Free stuff! Samples from pet-related vendors, while supplies last, goodie bags for the first 1,000 humans and micro-chipping for the first 25 dogs (limit two dogs per owner)
- A puppy kissing booth, featuring some of Operation Kindness' cutest temporary residents
- Dallas Dog and Disc Club shows
- Canine contests, including: Best Costume, Stupid Pet Tricks, Doggie Bulldozer and Best Pooch Smooch
- Free, live music
- Face painting
- Free pet CPR and first aid demos
- Vendors selling a wide variety of pet-related merchandise
- Food trucks selling an assortment of food and drinks
- Free "Ask the Trainer" and "Ask the Vet" tents
- Low cost micro-chipping
Operation Kindness is the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Each day Operation Kindness cares for an average of 300 animals at its Carrollton, Texas, shelter with an additional 100 animals living in its foster home network. Operation Kindness is a nonprofit organization that has saved close to 80,000 animals since its inception. Learn how to adopt, donate or volunteer by visiting http://www.OperationKindness.org or by calling 972-418-7297.