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SPCA of Texas Announces 30th Annual
Home for the Holidays Event

(DALLAS, TX; McKINNEY, TX); November 10, 2020 – The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that its 30th annual Home for the Holidays and 6th annual Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition and Adoption Event will be held virtually now through December 31, 2020.

The Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition and silent auction kicked off on November 9, 2020 with 18 custom-made houses being placed up for silent auction. These one-of-a-kind creations were designed and built by members of the American Institutes of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA Dallas) and TEXO, The Construction Association

All of the entries will be auctioned off online at
. You can bid online until 8 p.m. on December 28, 2020. All money raised will go towards the SPCA of Texas' important mission to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home. 

All entries for AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association's Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition will be judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel. Awards include: Top Dog Award, Best in Show Award, Hot Dog Award, Teacup Pup Award, Furr-Niture Award, Big Dog Award and the Cat Condo Award. The Top Dog Award will be presented to the home with the most bids in the silent auction.

The sixth annual Bark + Build competition will feature six pet houses at NorthPark Center from November 19 - December 28 and select pet homes at the Architecture and Design Exchange in Dallas from November 5 - December 7 and at select Sewell Automotive Companies locations from December 7 - December 28.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SPCA of Texas will not have pets available for adoption at NorthPark Center as it has in the past years. Instead, the SPCA of Texas will be having an ongoing adoption special, sponsored by Sewell Automotive Companies, from November 10 through December 31, 2020. During this time, adoption fees for adult cats and dogs will be 50% off at both the SPCA of Texas' Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas' Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

Adoptable pets will be featured online at Adoptions will be available by appointment only by visiting to inquire about a dog and to inquire about a cat.

For more information about Home for the Holidays, please visit

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

The SPCA of Texas is tremendously thankful to our sponsors, including: Sewell Automotive Companies, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA Animal Hospitals, Jameson Black Barrel, and La Croix Sparkling Water.


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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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