pet of the week

AbePet-Abe

Abe is a 2-year-old brindle Chihuahua. He’s a tiny little thing, weighing just 6 pounds. Abe is friendly, great with other small dogs and very loving. He’s attentive and always eager to please. He’s a real sweetheart!

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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Abe and many other dogs and puppies, as well as cats and kittens, are available for adoption from Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of Downtown Dallas. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. Adoption discounts are offered to senior citizens and those who adopt two animals at the same time. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249 .

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 21, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

Free dining day for your small pooch at Deep Ellum Dog Park tomorrow

For all you small dog parents, you might consider treating your little fuzzy one to a dining event tomorrow. One dog food company will be offering complimentary meals doggie bistro style. It’s called the Share the Love Initiative where the new product is sampled throughout the country and makes a few stops in the area. The dog entrees are “restaurant inspired” and full of healthy ingredients like spinach, tomatoes and orzo. Free food for the dog is great but get a load of the actual goings-on.

The dining experience sounds like something you’d find at The Grape. Only this is for dogs. The “intimate bistro dining experience” includes “small-dog sized tables and chairs, miniature menus and even a centerpiece for the table!  Wait staff will distribute complimentary samples of the entrees on collectible dining dishes that patrons can take home, while supplies last.” Fancy.

Share the Love happens the next few Saturdays until Oct. 10. at the following parks
Sat., Aug. 29 at Fort Woof Dog Park
Sat., Sept. 5 at Central Bark Grand Prairie Dog Park
Sat., Sept. 26 at Griggs Park
Sat., Oct. 3 at Dog Park / Jack Carter Park
Sat., Oct. 10 at Fort Woof Dog Park.

Doggie dining is from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Deep Ellum Dog Park at Good Latimer and Commerce. No reservations required.

—  Rich Lopez