Dallas Animal Services releases new gay-friendly pet adoption ad

Dallas Animal Services has a simple message: “Adopt a shelter pet.” The inclusive ad depicts a couple of LGBT families adopting dogs and cats.

The modern, new shelter is located on the northeast corner of Westmoreland Road and I-30. From downtown, exit Hampton Road and remain on the service road to Westmoreland, then turn right. This shelter replaced the old ones in Oak Cliff near the zoo and in Pleasant Grove.

—  David Taffet

Hotel Palomar hosts Operation Kindness for Santa Paws photo event this weekend

Here at the Voice, we have a soft spot for Operation Kindness, the no-kill animal shelter which offers us a “pet of the week” in the paper. In fact, we love pets, period. We also like the gay- and pet-friendly Hotel Palomar. So we’re happy to let y’all know about Santa Paws, the pet-photo opp at the Palomar this weekend that benefits Operation Kindness. Bring by your dog (or cat or bird or snake or gerbil) and get a free pet-master photo, and help yourself to cocoa and hot apple cider and munchies for man and beast. You can also meet Troy, the new director of pet relations at the hotel and ambassador to four-legged guests.

Of course, it would be nice with all of these freebies that you drop a little cash for Operation Kindness, which will also be there offering up some pets for adoption.

The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from 2–4 p.m., at the Palomar on Mockingbird and Central.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones