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Annual Bark + Build Competition Kicks Off at NorthPark Center

as SPCA of Texas Celebrates 29th Annual Home for the Holidays Event


(DALLAS, TX); November 20, 2019– The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 29th annual Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center from November 21 through December 23, 2019. This signature event brings shoppers and pet lovers together to raise awareness for homeless pets, and to help these wonderful animals find their forever, loving families.

The annual festivities kick off Thursday, November 21 with the annual Bark + Build Luxury Dog House and Cat Condo Design/Build Competition and display portion of Home for the Holidays. Twenty-four custom-made dog houses and cat condos will go on display at NorthPark Center on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's this Thursday, November 21. These one-of-a-kind pet houses were designed and built by members of the American Institute 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 and also vote for your favorite house or condo until 8 p.m. on December 8, 2019! 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 Doghouse Design/Build Competition will be judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel. Awards include: Best in Show (1st place) and the Hot Dog Award (runner up). As well as the Teacup Pup Award, Doggy Decor Award, Big Dog Award and the Cat Condo Award.

Additionally, the final prize, Top Dog Award or "People's Choice," will be given to the dog house or cat condo that received the most votes! You can bid online at for an opportunity to take home one of these gorgeous pet houses and to cast your vote. Awards will be announced on December 8, 2019 at the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays Jingle and Mingle Party.

The SPCA of Texas is grateful to NorthPark Center, AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association for their generous support, creativity and friendship. We are also grateful to the Bark + Build Lane Sponsor Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers, Companion Courtyard Sponsor Hill’s Pet Nutrition, as well as our Home for the Holiday Sponsors: Guaranty Bank and Trust, Jameson Black Barrel, North Texas Cheddarheads, Sewell Automotive Companies and VCA Animal Hospitals. For more information on the event, please visit





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