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ADOPTION PAVILION OPENS BLACK FRIDAY:
The SPCA of Texas Presents the 25th Annual
Home for the Holidays Event at NorthPark Center
November 16 - December 23, 2015

Adoption Pavilion--Featuring Adoptable Pets--Opens
Black Friday, November 27, at Noon

The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 25th annual Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center from November 16 through December 23, 2015. This signature event brings shoppers and pet lovers together to raise awareness for homeless pets, and to help these wonderful animals find a forever, loving family.

The Home for the Holidays Adoption Pavilion, located at NorthPark Center on Level One between Macy's and Dillard's, will open on Black Friday, November 27, and run through Wednesday, December 23. The SPCA of Texas will feature adoptable pets every day from noon to 6 p.m. with the hope that over 250 animals will find their forever homes this holiday season. Since the SPCA of Texas' first year of Home for the Holidays in 1990, over 10,000 pets have been adopted. Children who came with their parents and adopted a pet, are now coming back as adults with their families and adopting again. This event is a holiday tradition for many families here in North Texas.

The Bark + Build luxury dog home raffle portion of Home for the Holidays, which kicked off November 16 with the installation of eighteen custom-made dog houses at NorthPark Center on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's, will run through December 7. These one-of-a-kind dog houses were designed and built by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) and TEXO, The Construction Association members. Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or five raffle tickets for $20, and are available at NorthPark Center and at www.spca.org/homefortheholidays2015. The drawings to select the winner of each dog house will be held at the close of the event on December 8, and one of the dog houses will be named “Top Dog” as the most popular based on ticket sales.

All entries for AIA Dallas and TEXO Association's first annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition to benefit the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays event were judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel. This panel included Jenny Anchondo of KDFW Fox 4 News; Mary Spencer, animal advocate; Dr. Troy Cobb of VCA Central Expressway Animal Hospital; Cris Jordan; and Sam Gioldasis, Vice President, PE. Awards presented include: Best in Show (1st place): GFF and Ridgemont Commercial Construction for Benchy Bungalow; Hot Dog Award (runner up): The Beck Group and Alliance Glazing Technologies for the Pup Pavilion; Teacup Pup Award: BOKA Powell and T&G Constructors for the Midcentury K9 House; Big Dog Award: BRW and Sedalco Construction Services for the Canine Cabana; Enviro Dog Award: Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and Manhattan Construction Group for the Canine Eco-Cabin; and Most Innovative Award: OMNIPLAN and Abstract Construction for the Wilson Mansion.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to NorthPark Center, AIA Dallas and TEXO Association for their generous support, creativity and friendship.

We sincerely thank our special partners, including Bronze Bone Sponsors ($5,000 level): Banfield Pet Hospital, North Texas Cheddarheads and Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers; Dog House Sponsors ($2,500 level): Russell Dealey, Dickies®, In Loving Memory of Farrow Herold, Hill’s Science Diet, Katy Trail Animal Hospital, Kroger, Muenster Milling Co., Nespresso ®, Kathy Parker, PepsiCo, SAM Store and Move, Mary Spencer, and Dr. John Vandermeer, DVM, of the Highland Park Animal Hospital; and Adoption Pavilion Kennel Sponsors ($1,000 level): Canine Country Club, CJ and Phyllis Comu, HFF® Dallas, Jack D. Knox, Mrs. Myron K. Martin, The McGee Foundation, Mrs. Phoebe Perry, Trevor and Jan Rees-Jones, Pet Paradise Resort, The Snyder Foundation and Jocelyn White; and In-Kind Sponsors: Dickies, Muenster Milling Co., Nespresso®, PepsiCo and SAM Store and Move.

All money raised will go towards the SPCA of Texas' important mission to rescue, heal, and find loving homes for vulnerable animals.

WHEN:   
Home for the Holidays event: Monday, November 16 through Wednesday, December 23

  • Luxury Dog House Raffle: Monday, November 16 through Monday, December 7 during NorthPark Center hours
  • Adoption Pavilion: Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 23, daily from noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE: 
NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

COST: The luxury dog houses will be raffled for $5 a piece or five raffle tickets for $20. Tickets will be available at NorthPark Center and may also be purchased online at www.spca.org/homefortheholidays2015. Adoption fees vary. For more information on adopting from the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org/adoptfaq.

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