Bailey is a 2-year-old beagle mix who weighs about 25 pounds. He’s a handsome hound who’s gentle, loving and good with other dogs. Bailey is being treated for heartworms but is still ready to go to his forever home. He’s neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Dog owners can give thanks for the gifts they get from pet ownership by celebrating the first-ever “Barksgiving Festival” on Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Big Thicket in White Rock Lake Park.
The event is sponsored by Homestyle Select and will benefit the Operation Kindness Animal Shelter, North Texas’ oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter.
At the Barksgiving event, all the dogs will be served Homestyle Select meals while their people are served a catered meal of turkey with all the trimmings, vegetables and desert. The event will also include costume contests, Frisbee team performances, sack races, a photo station for free portraits of pets and their people, a pumpkin decorating contest and a best dog trick contest, as well as prizes and giveaways and the chance to buy fresh-baked pies from local bakers.
Admission to the festival is free. Meals for the dogs are free, and the cost for people is $10 per meal.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, November 17, 2006.