Dog About Town: Visiting New Spots, Open Houses and More Things to Do With Your Pooch

McKinney-based skin care products maker FarmHouse Fresh will pay for all adoptions during an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Collin County Animal Services. The first five families to adopt will also receive a luxury dog bed, and three adopters will receive in-home training sessions.The lineup also includes live music, training tips and demos by Sadie, Collin County's new arson detection dog, and cocoa, warm cookies and other treats will be served. And the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will provide a clinic for families who want to bring their pets for low-cost vaccinations, microchips and heartworm testing/preventative measures.While adoption costs -- including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, a microchip and a heartworm test -- are being paid for, families still must fill out an application.The shelter is at 4750 Community Blvd. in McKinney. For more information, call 972-547-7292 or go to on the schedule•The Spay Neuter Network's mobile clinic will offer low-cost shots and wellness exams at the Melrose Shopping Center, 2223 S. Buckner Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Appointments are not needed. And at 10 a.m. you can meet Roper, a comfort dog who sees between 30 and 40 kids a week at the Dallas County district attorney's office. Go to or call 817-423-5500 for details.  Continue reading...

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