Freeway Dog Becomes Strip Club Dog

The Lodge owner adopts news-making pooch

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010  |  Updated 6:19 PM CDT
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Dog Days of Summer 2010 - Gallery IV

The homeless pooch earlier this month tied up morning traffic while avoiding help from Good Samaritans. She since found a home at The Lodge.

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Mischievous Mutt Snarls Freeway Traffic

Animal control officers spent more than an hour trying to catch a stray dog on Interstate 635 near the pedestrian bridge.
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A dog that attracted a fair amount of media attention earlier this month garnered a few more minutes of fame because of her new home.

Backtracking a bit, the dog, now named Alley, snarled traffic more than once along Interstate 635, LBJ Freeway, near Marsh Lane. That was about the same time The Lodge conducted its annual bikini car wash to benefit area pet rescue and adoption groups.
Hang with it, it all comes together.
One of the guys who tried to rescue freeway dog was Richard Hunter, whose wife, Sunny, works as the manager of VIP services at The Lodge. They, too, recently adopted a dog, this one a former bait dog working for Michael Vick, but that’s another story.
Anyway, comedian Hal Sparks made an appearance at The Lodge that coincided with the car wash. He and Hunter, the male, took another go at rescuing freeway dog and, with the help of volunteers from Operation Kindness, succeeded.
Club owner Dawn Rizos — who already was taking her Chihuahua, Pedro, to The Lodge — adopted freeway dog, Alley.
So, hurray, a stray dog, a strip club, a happy ending, and not that kind.
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He hopes to be reincarnated as a dog that Dawn Rizos adopts.

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