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The SPCA of Texas Presents the 26th Annual Home for the Holidays Event at NorthPark Center
November 14 - December 23, 2016

Selection and Celebration of the Winners of the Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition and Housewarming Kick-Off to Take Place November 14 and 15

(DALLAS, TX); Friday, November 11, 2016 –
The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 26th annual Home for the Holidays event at NorthPark Center from November 14 through December 23, 2016. 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.

Home for the Holidays will kick off November 14, with the installation of twenty four custom-made dog houses at NorthPark Center on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's that will be raffled off through December 4. These one-of-a-kind dog houses were designed and built by Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) and TEXO, The Construction Association members. Raffle tickets will be $5 a piece or five raffle tickets for $20, and will be available at NorthPark Center and at beginning November 14. The drawings to select the winner of each dog house will be held on December 6, and one of the dog houses will be named “Top Dog” as the most popular based on ticket sales.

AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association's second annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition to benefit the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays event is wrapping up now, as all designers and builders are putting the finishing touches on their entries. All entries will be judged on both design and construction quality by a jury panel, with various award categories, on Monday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NorthPark Center. The Housewarming Kick-off for Home for the Holidays 2016 will take place on Tuesday, November 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fossil store in NorthPark Center. The Bark + Build awards presentation will take place at 7 p.m. during the kick-off event.

The Home for the Holidays Adoption Pavilion, located on Level One between Macy's and Dillard's, will open on Black Friday, November 25, and run through Friday, December 23. The SPCA of Texas will feature adoptable cats and dogs at NorthPark Center 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 SPCA of Texas is grateful to NorthPark Center, AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association, Fossil and The Theodore for their generous support, creativity and friendship.

We sincerely thank our sponsors, Guaranty Bank, Kroger, the North Texas Cheddarheads, Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers of Dallas, and Katy Trail Animal Hospital.

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

For high profile sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Katie Clements at 214-461-1832.
Home for the Holidays event: Monday, November 14 through Friday, December 23

  • Selection of the Winners of the Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition: Monday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Home for the Holidays Housewarming Kick-Off at the Fossil store: Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Luxury Dog House Raffle: Monday, November 14 through Sunday, December 4 during NorthPark Center hours
  • Adoption Pavilion: Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 23, daily from noon to 6 p.m.

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 beginning November 14. Adoption fees vary. For more information on adopting from the SPCA of Texas, visit











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