Dog About Town: Celebrating Cinco and More Things to Do

The whole family is invited to play and taste at Dog Dayz of Dallas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Flag Pole Hill. The Cinco de Mayo-themed festivities, co-hosted by the Pet Divas and Bull-Luv-Able Paws & Chi Wawas Rescue, will feature more than 70 vendors -- including vets, groomers, trainers and photographers -- along with adoptions, low-cost vaccines and heartworm testing.Contests include Mexican jumping pup (musical chairs with you and your pup) at 11, "salsa" eating (a dog biscuit covered in fat-free whipped cream) at 11:30 and Cinco dress-alikes (above) at noon, and raffle prizes include an Apple watch, training and grooming gift certificates and two American Airlines tickets. There will also be food trucks selling treats for all; live music by Tori Sloan, Brent Engel and Josh Halverson (a season 11 contestant from The Voice); and face painting and balloon animals for the two-legged little ones.The first 300 attendees will receive swag bags, and the first 50 will get a doggy bed too. All dogs must be leashed. 8100 Doran Circle, at East Northwest Highway near White Rock Lake. Free admission, with donations of pet supplies and cash collected. The $5 entry fee per contest will go to the Paw It Forward grant, which will be awarded to a shelter/rescue at the event. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $20. on the schedule•Dog-friendly Friday: Food Truck Friday at Prairie Vista Park in Fort Worth, May the 4th Be With You (outside areas) on Carrollton's square and concerts by Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker outside North Richland Hills' City Hall, Grupo Stampede at Whistlestop Plaza in Irving, the Warren Hood Band in Bedford's Boys Ranch Park and Audio House in Flower Mound's Heritage Park, all on Friday.•Duck Team 6 and the SPCA of Texas have teamed up for a free vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Juanita Craft Recreation Center, 4500 Spring Ave. All dogs and cats must live in a qualifying ZIP code, be at least 8 weeks old and in line by noon to receive shots. There will also be signups for spay/neuter surgeries and free collars and leashes (while supplies last), and Tzu Zoo Rescue will provide free grooming services.•Bark in the Park will celebrate National Dog Park Day with a pop-up dog park from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Cedar Hill's Community Center Park, 1740 Mansfield Road. There will be separate areas for small and large dogs, and Tri-City Animal Shelter be doing adoptions. Free.•Hogs 4 Paws' Cinco de Mayo Rescue Ride will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Strokers Dallas, 9304 Harry Hines Blvd. RPAL pet food bank will receive the proceeds from the hourlong ride, which will end with food trucks and other vendors, a 50/50 raffle and live music by Triple Lindy at American Eagle Harley-Davidson in Corinth, 5920 S. Interstate 35E. Registration will start at 8 a.m. $30 per biker, $10 per passenger.•EarthWise Pet Supply in Southlake will throw a party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate shop dog Lexi's third birthday. The lineup includes a puppy yoga class at 10, a photo booth, specials, treat tastings and giveaways including birthday bandannas for the first 125 dogs. There will also be fire engine tours at 11:15, a bounce house and an inflatable slide. 100 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-912-1471.  Continue reading...

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