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Richardson Humane Society 17th Annual Adopters Reunion!

Celebrating 2018 (Year of the Dog) and Celebrating You!

❤ Our cat adopters are welcome, of course, but the kitties may want to stay home. ❤

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1 to 4 p.m.

Huffhines Park Pavilion, Plano and Apollo Roads Richardson, TX 75081
(The Pavilion is on the Apollo Road side of the park behind Fire Station #4)

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon with family and friends!
RHS will provide desserts and water.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Kona Ice Truck – 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Golf Tournament Signup Table – 1 to 4 p.m.
    (or sign up in advance here: https://www.richardsonhumanesociety.org/2018-canine-classic-registration/)
  • Silent Auction – 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Guess the Treats Contest – 1 to 3 p.m
  • Treat Walk – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Costume Contest – 2 p.m.
  • Miscellaneous Contests – 3 to 4 p.m.
    • Best Sit
    • Best Tail Wag
    • Silliest Trick
    • Smartest Trick
    • Biggest Dog
    • Smallest Dog
    • Traveled Farthest
    • Most Recent Adoption
    • Oldest Adoption

Please RSVP to: marthadenton2009@gmail.com.

Please include:

  • Adopter’s name
  • Original names of adopted RHS pets
  • How many people will attend
  • How many pets will attend
  • Event will be held rain or shine (within reason)

Please check RHS Facebook page or RHS website the morning of the event.
A decision regarding weather cancellation will be made by noon.

NOTE: All dogs must be kept on leash in City of Richardson Public Parks.

We look forward to seeing everyone!!!

Spay Neuter Network in Balch Springs on April 30th

spayneuternetworkThe Spay Neuter Network will be in Balch Springs on Wednesday, April 30.  People can reserve a spot for spay/neuter by calling 972-472-3500 and making a $20.00 deposit.  Reduced cost vaccinations are offered from 10-12 noon walk up.  Cost of spay/neuter is $50-$80 depending on size of dog.   Please give information to anyone you know that could benefit from this service.

14th Annual Canine Classic Golf Tournament

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Announcing the 14th Annual Canine Classic Golf Tournament.

This year Richardson Humane Society has partnered with Take Me Home Pet Rescue, to make the 14th Annual Canine Classic our largest ever.

Please click here for the tournament brochure and full information regarding registration and sponsorship.

The tournament will take place on Saturday May 17th at Heritage Ranch Golf & Country club in Fairview.

 

More information including signup / online payment options will be available soon. Please check back here or go to www.canineclassicgolf.com for the latest tournament information.

Richardson City Council Discusses Dog Park

The City Council expressed support for a proposed dog park on 6 acres near the President George Bush Turnpike west of US 75. At a Monday work session Council members reviewed two possible locations for a dog park in Richardson, concurring with the Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendation. The proposed site is centrally located within Richardson and is accessible off the US 75 southbound frontage road.

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The preferred site for the proposed dog park is on right-of-way land owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which is occupied by President George Bush Turnpike and US 75. The proposed dog park will be constructed under the highway interchange west of US 75. In order to use the right-of-way for an additional purpose, the City must enter into a license agreement with TxDOT. The Council also reviewed a plan to put a dog park on 5 acres in Breckinridge Park, but chose the TxDOT property instead.

The $1.4 million project could be ready to bid as early as spring 2014 with construction complete in the fall of 2014. The dog park is expected to feature several elements, including seating, waste disposal stations, water fountains and security lighting.

A dog park was listed as a high priority for Richardson residents in the 2010 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, a system-wide plan for Richardson parks. Members of the Park and Recreation Commission visited several Metroplex dog parks in the past three years to create a list of best practices and develop a plan for a dog park in Richardson.

Watch the City Council presentation and discussion at bit.ly/15J5qjv.