Dog About Town: Partying in Dog Parks and More Things to Do

Four-leggers and their families are invited to party in the dog park at the Irving Animal Care Campus on Saturday during Pet Pawlooza, which will feature games, vendors, food, photos and live music by Texas blues band the Silvertones. There will also be a $5 adoption fee for all animals, low-cost vaccinations and free microchipping and rabies shots while supplies last (must live in Irving). From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4140 Valley View Lane. Free admission. Leashes are required. 972-721-2256. dfwhumane.com.There will also be live music in the dog park at Rockwall's Harry Myers Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during Woofstock. The lineup also includes pooch portraits and races, paw painting and food trucks and other vendors. Low-cost vaccinations and microchips will be available until noon. 815 E. Washington St. Free. Proof of rabies vaccination (tag or paperwork) is required. Register for the races at playrockwall.com/woofstock.Also on the schedule•Cocktails for Kitties, all day Friday and Saturday at Ten Bells Tavern, will raise money for Feral Friends, which helps spay and neuter the strays who are regulars on their pooch-friendly patio. Proceeds from five specialty cocktails, which are $6 each, will go to the group. 232 W. Seventh St. in the Bishop Arts District. 214-943-2677. facebook.com/tenbellstavern.•Pet Supplies Plus will celebrate the grand opening of its store at 2525 Wycliff Ave. on Saturday and Sunday with special offers and prizes. Sign up at newpspstore.com.•Saturday's Hot Diggity Dog Jog and Bark in the Park in Greenville will raise money for the Morris Animal Foundation's canine cancer campaign with a 5K at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile fun run at 10:30. Registration is $15 to $35, free for dogs. The festivities will continue until 2 p.m., with demos, a trick class at noon, a talent contest at 12:30 and weenie dog races at 1. There will also be adoptions and children's activities. At Greenville Sports Park, 3603 Leo Hackney Blvd. hotdiggitydogjog.com.•The Humane Society of Dallas County will have a meet and greet at the Dallas Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway. facebook.com/humane.society.of.dallas.county.•Bedford's City Expo & Pet Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive. Outside there will be adoptions, vendors, demos and veterinarians answering questions, along with free food and drinks. Inside the city will have information booths for every department. Free. Microchipping will be free with adoptions from the city's shelter. ci.bedford.tx.us.•Bass Pro Shops' Dog Days are continuing with seminars and giveaways Saturday. There will also be free downloadable photos from noon to 4 p.m. and a doggy costume contest at 1, along with grooming demos, wellness checks and microchipping (prices vary by location). You can also meet rescue groups, veterinarians and pet-related vendors. Dogs must be friendly, vaccinated and on a short leash. Their area stores are at 5001 Bass Pro Drive in Garland (469-221-2600) and 2501 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine (972-724-2018). Find the full schedule, including the seminar topics, at basspro.com.  Continue reading...

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