Dog About Town: Parties With Friends Old and New and More Things to Do

BarkHappy Dallas will host a yappy hour benefiting Paws in the City from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at City Council Restaurant & Bar. Tickets, $15, must be purchased at They include a raffle, a sniffing station, a photo booth with props (images downloadable) and goody bags. There will also be drink and food specials, including a dog menu with treats and their own beer and wine, and misters and fans to keep everyone cool. 2901 Thomas Ave. 214-965-9595. on the schedule•The Levitt Pavilion's summer concert series is continuing with Patrice Pike on Friday, Prophets and Outlaws on Saturday and Los TexManiacs with Flaco Jimenez on Sunday at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St. in Arlington. All start at 8 p.m. The usual rules apply: Dogs must be leashed, well-behaved and cleaned up after. Free.•Also dog-friendly Friday: party band Full Circle's show at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill.•All are welcome at Operation Kindness' annual Alumni Celebration and Open House on Saturday. The festivities, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include tours, a photo booth, a pet psychic and giveaways along with complimentary "pup"sicles, cake and grilled hot dogs and veggie dogs. 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. Free.•Local Girl Scout troops will host a Pet Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in White Settlement. Along with adoptions, low-cost vaccinations and a pet education booth, there will be raffles, doggy tattoos and treats for sale. There will also be a book sale, with proceeds going to the city library. In the White Settlement Recreation Center parking lot, 8213 White Settlement Road. Free.•Bird Cafe in Fort Worth's Sundance Square is hosting a series of Pooches on the Patio parties on Saturdays through June. Along with Real Ale brews for the two-leggers and treats for their furry friends, there will be games, prizes and rescue groups. This week's will feature the Humane Society of North Texas, followed by the Underdog Project on June 24. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 155 E. Fourth St. 817-332-2473.•The Must Love Dogs party at Mutts Canine Cantina, which was rained out earlier this month, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (our apologies to anyone who tried to go last Saturday -- we had the makeup date wrong in our column). The lineup includes adoptable dogs, food, drinks, a photo booth and a pop-up Kendra Scott jewelry boutique. A $5 donation will enter you to win an #EpicDateNight gift basket. Donors will receive a bright teal wristband if they are looking for their perfect match. Others can still enter but will receive a black wristband. 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd. (at Oak Grove Avenue). 214-377-8723.•Premier Vet Care Animal Clinic in Rowlett will host a Dog Days of Summer party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. You'll be able to meet the staff, and they'll serve food and drinks, including snow cones. There will also be paw painting, teddy bear operations and a bounce house. 5100 Lakeview Parkway. 972-463-8387.•Tzu Zoo Rescue is hosting a fundraiser Saturday featuring Buddy Whittington from the Bluesbreakers. Tickets, $30, include the entertainment and a buffet from Red Barn BBQ in Colleyville, and there will be a cash bar. This one is for two-legged adults only. From 7 to 11 p.m. at the Grapevine Elks Lodge, 909 Bushong Drive.•More events Saturday that welcome leashed dogs: the Grand Prairie Farmers Market, which will collect toys and treats for Prairie Paws and have the Waggin' Wagon adoption mobile on site; the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market; Cars, Trucks, and Pets at the Petco at 5600 Overton Ridge Blvd. in Fort Worth; the Puppy Fun Run at Bonnie Wenk Dog Park in McKinney; the Lava Luau in Carrollton; and the Magnolia Motorheads car show at Kent & Co. wine bar in Fort Worth.•More meet and greets: Humane Tomorrow at Dogtopia in Highland Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ... Rockwall Pets at the Rockwall Farmers Market on the square from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and the Petco in Rockwall from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.•Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar (5100 Belt Line Road, Addison, 469-754-1300; 8401 Preston Road, Plano, 469-609-1570; and 2521 State Highway 121, Euless, 682-738-0861) invites pooches to celebrate Father's Day on the patio. All house draft beers will be $4 all day, and dads will get a complimentary limited edition pint glass to take home (while supplies last). For more patios that welcome dogs, see the list below.  Continue reading...

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