Get your (4-legged) kid photographed with Santa

Any childless gay person knows: Our dogs are not just our pets; they are our family. And the holidays is when family members go to the mall to get their picture taken with Santa. But try bringing your little Huckleberry to NorthPark and getting past the elves. Mean S.O.B.s, they are.

But on Nov. 13 and 14, and again Nov. 20 and 21, you can find a pet-friendly lap in a bright red suit (pictured, as played by Linden Bransom). From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, Santa and photographer John Hudson will be on hand for Hounds for the Holidays, a fundraiser for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). Located at Town Hall Square n Belt Line Road in Addison, personalized pictures start at $10. And you don’t need to have a greyhound, either — all breeds are welcome.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Pets • 10.22.10

Asia is a 3-month-old domestic shorthair cat. She loves playing with her siblings and she is extremely loving. If you are looking for a kitten to bring joy to your life, please come and visit with Asia at Operation Kindness.


Many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, 1 street south of Keller Springs and 2 blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The adoption cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 22, 2010

—  Kevin Thomas

Ailing woman seeks home for cats

When a member of the community calls and asks for help, we like to respond. Rita Smith has had some health problems and is having to move from her house. She asked if we could help place some of her cats.


Abby is a black and white, 3-year-old neutered male. She found him when he was two weeks old wedged between milk cartons in the garage.

Tiger won’t come out of the closet.

Rita thinks Tiger needs to be an only cat. He’s a 7-pound tabby and he’s camera shy. He followed her around the yard as a kitten until she brought him in the house. Now he hides in the closet because the other cats picked on him.

Jojo, Slate and Heather are siblings. All are solid gray and just 1 year old. She said they could go together or separately. A neighbor dumped them on her doorstep when they were two weeks old. All three are spayed/neutered.

If you can give any of her pets a home, call Rita at 214-363-1087.


—  David Taffet

Sniff around on Thursday

For any pet owners who missed LifeBark Sunday because of the weather, there’s a rain-resistant option available tomorrow. Unleashed, an indoor dog park that opened in East Dallas this past summer, is hosting its first LGBT pooch mixer Thursday. Singles and couples — even those without dogs — are invited to stop by for “adult” beverages, games, music and four-legged friends frolicking about. The cost is $10 for a dog and his/her master, then $3 for each additional dog. (Singles get in for $5 flat.) Call 214-388-0701, ext. 304, for registrations.racer mobilконтакты раскрутка сайта

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Get out of my head!


The worst thing about being a pet-person is when people know you’re a pet-person.  I might as well walk around with a sign on my chest that says “sucker.” Our editor knows better than to let me see our Pet of the Week ahead of time — she knows I’d have most of them adopted before the issue hits the stands.

But Dawn Meifert and Philomena Aceto aren’t so kind. Both of them e-mailed me the same flyer for a beautiful dog who needs a home. That’s just mean. Someone, please save me from myself!  I can’t get a girl dog right now! She’s 2, friendly (non-aggressive) and plainly adorable. Call 214-327-2007 if you can adopt.бизнес процесс powered by dle

—  Arnold Wayne Jones