Want to have some fun with a new friend this weekend during National Foster a Pet Month? Here’s an event that may be well “Woof” a dog lover’s time.
The SPCA of Texas is inviting people over 18 to embark on what it calls an unforgettable Borrow-a-Buddy adventure Friday and Saturday with a pet from the Dallas Animal Care Center, 2400 Lonestar Drive.
The SPCA said that the weekend event promotes fostering by including a scavenger hunt for participants and their buddy, a swag bag filled with a scavenger hunt map, food, poop bags, T-shirt, at-home activities, and more.
The SPCA said that Borrow-A-Buddy pickup will be at the Dallas Animal Care Center from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday for those who want to have a sleepover with their pup. Meanwhile, pickup will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday for those who want to head straight out to our scavenger hunt locations.
Pet return will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Animal Care Center. SPCA said there also is an option to keep your Borrow-A-Buddy longer if you like.
Go on an adventure and win prizes
“Fostering saves lives,” Terri Hooks, SPCA of Texas lifesaving initiatives manager, said in a statement. “Fosters are true heroes. Fostering helps these pets acclimate to a domestic life, learn vital skills, and showcase their true personalities, making them more appealing to potential adopters. Together, we can make a tremendous impact on the lives of these deserving animals, one foster at a time.”
Saturday’s scavenger hunt features three dog-friendly locations where humans and their buddies will search for Golden Paws to win prizes and enjoy food and/or drink specials created specifically for the Borrow-A-Buddy event.
Prizes will be awarded at Borrow-A-Buddy drop off Saturday afternoon.
Featured locations are:
Community Beer Co., 3110 Commonwealth Drive, Dallas: 1 free beer for all Borrow-A-Buddy humans.
Backyard Dallas, 505 N. Good Latimer Expy, Dallas: $5 Pupparitas PLUS take a photo with your Buddy at the special photo booth and share on social media.
Petco North Plano, 8700 Preston Roadd., Ste 105, Plano: Introduce your Buddy to prospective adopters at this Mobile Adoption event.
Adventure swag bags include several at-home activity supplies and ideas for you and your pup to enjoy. Or simply snuggle on the couch and share some quiet time together.
Registration includes questions to learn more about borrowing individuals so they can be partnered with the best buddy match possible and is required to participate in Borrow-A-Buddy Adventure Weekend.
Founded in 1938, the SPCA of Texas operates two shelters, one spay/neuter clinic, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties.
The organization does not euthanize animals for time or space.
Also, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together.