Dog About Town: Going for a Group Run Or Walk and More Things to Do

Feel like getting out and stretching your legs? Carrollton's annual Run for Rover is Saturday morning, with a 5K at 8:30 and a fun run/walk at 8:35. Things will start at McInnish Dog Park and continue through the sports complex. An award ceremony with medals for the top four-legged finishers too, play time, treats and giveaways will follow. 2241 Sandy Lake Road. $30 for the 5K, $20 for the fun run/walk, $10 for dogs (registration starts at 7). Proceeds will go to the city's animal shelter. cityofcarrollton.com.Dogs are also welcome at the Austin Ranch Tails & Trails Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The lineup also includes a beer garden with free beer (must have ID and a race bib to get in), a DJ, vendors and adoptions featuring Dallas Street Dog Advocates and Cody's Friends Rescue. They'll meet at the Village Green at Thousand Oaks, 6900 Sumner St. in The Colony. Registration is free. austinranch.com/run.On Wednesday, Cedar Hill State Park will celebrate National Love Your Pet Day with a 1-mile guided hike at 2 p.m. Dogs must be leashed, and organizers recommend that you wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. They'll meet at the Duck Pond Trailhead. 1570 FM1382 W., Cedar Hill. Activities are included with regular admission: $7 per person, free for kids under 13. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cedar-hill.Also on the schedule•Get a free small order of cheddar fries with the purchase of any entree Friday as Snuffer's Restaurant and Bar marks Singles Awareness Day. Dogs are welcome on the patios at their Greenville Avenue and Plano locations, and you don't have to be single to get the deal. 3526 Greenville Ave. in Dallas, 214-826-6850, and 4901 W. Park Blvd. in Plano, 972-372-0782. Look for a coupon at snuffers.com/offers.•Zoom Room in Trophy Club's Valentine's Pawty, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, will feature the Pet Fur-tographer with a themed backdrop and games with prizes, and refreshments and doggy treats will be served. 2001 E. Highway 114, Suite 200. $25 per dog, with $5 going to PAWS for Irving Animals Rescue; free for people. Photo prices start at $15, and shots can be made into greeting cards, gift items and more. 817-380-8606. zoomroom.me/trophy.•Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery in Las Colinas invites four-leggers to make a Valentine's paw painting during store hours through Saturday. They are 8.5 by 5.5 inches, with three styles to choose from: love bugs, heart and roses. 5620 N. O'Connor Blvd. A $10 donation is requested. 888-929-2697. facebook.com/snackinwaggin.•Allie's Haven Animal Rescue will host its first alumni reunion from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington. 500 E. Division St. facebook.com/allieshaven.•Paws in the City will be at the Blue Light in Deep Ellum from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday during a party featuring live music, vendors, a food truck and drink specials. This one is for the two-leggers and adoptables only. 2811 Main St. Free admission. facebook.com/pawsinthecitydallas.•Meet and greets: Humane Tomorrow at the Petco in Highland Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ... Tails From the Heart Rescue at the Hollywood Feed in Garland from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and the Hollywood Feed in Allen from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. ... Cowtown Boxer Rescue at Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ... DFW's FurGotten Friends at the Hollywood Feed on Skillman from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. ... Straydog.org at the PetSmart in Mesquite from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. ... Dallas Pets Alive inside Community Beer Co. from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. ... Rockwall Pets at the Petco in Rockwall from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.•DFW Lab Rescue will have a Lab Paw-ty! from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hop and Sting Brewing Co., 906 Jean St. Space is limited, so R.S.V.P. at facebook.com/DFWLabradorRescue.•Both locations of Mutts Canine Cantina will celebrate National Margarita Day next Friday with $3 Lunazul Tequila Barkaritas from noon to 8 p.m. 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd. in Dallas, 214-377-8723, and 5317 Clearfork Main St. in Fort Worth, 817-377-0151. facebook.com/muttscaninecantina.Ears up•Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, has filed a bill that lets Texas restaurants welcome dogs on their patios. Businesses that want to could allow four-leggers in their outdoor dining area as long as they post a sign stating that dogs are permitted, no food preparation takes place out there and the dog doesn't go inside the restaurant, isn't allowed on top of chairs or tables and is on a leash and under control. Restaurants that currently allow them are either ignoring a state rule against dogs on the premises of food establishments (including outdoor areas) or, if available, have received a variance from the city exempting them. That process can be complicated and lengthy and usually includes a fee. To read the full text of SB 476 and follow its progress, visit Texas Legislature Online at capitol.texas.gov.•Three Dog Bakery's Have a Heart for Rescue fundraiser runs through the end of the month at all their area stores. If you buy your four-legged sweetie a cake, $10 of the $19.99 price will go to the local rescue group you choose. The options are Humane Tomorrow, the Duke & Oliver Foundation, Allie's Haven, Paw Support, Weimaraner Rescue of Texas and the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. To order call 214-434-1153 (Dallas), 817-310-3364 (Southlake), 972-473-2275 (Plano), 817-795-3165 (Arlington) or 817-741-3364 (Fort Worth). facebook.com/threedogplano.•Coming up: Love Your Mutt parties at Mutts Canine Cantina's Dallas and Fort Worth locations and the Duckmeister Dog Show at Shulman's Movie Bowl Grille in Corsicana on Feb 23; a Pawdigras Party! at Texas Ale Project, Pawdi Gras at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, Pints for Pugs at the Ginger Man in Dallas and Dash for the Beads in the Bishop Arts District on March 2; the Allen Americans' Pucks & Paws Night,McKinney's Krewe of Barkus parade and the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade on March 3; the North Texas Irish Festival in Fair Park March 8-10; the Graffiti and Street Art Festival in Fort Worth on March 16; Paws in the Park in Watauga and AIDS Walk South Dallas on March 23; Tails and Trails fun run/walk in Denton and Weimfest in Wimberley on March 30; Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl on May 5.Send tips for B.K. on dog-friendly happenings and places to twoldt@dallasnews.com. Find more by searching for "Dog About Town" on Facebook, where we post event photos, and next Saturday in Briefing and at dallasnews.com. To subscribe, call 214-977-8333 or go to dallasnews.com/briefing. You can also follow us on Twitter at @DogAboutTown and Instagram at bkdogabouttown.Addition to our lists: Bellagreen in The Hill complex  Continue reading...

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