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Couch Companions Will Be Available For Relationship Opportunities At “Found A Dog” Saturday In Highland Park Village

JAN 27, 2014 1:30 PM BY

There’s nothing better than watching a big, old special event on TV with an expert insider. Example: taking in the Super Bowl with WFAA’s Dale Hansen; the Academy Awards with Dallas Film Society’s James Faust; the final Four with the Mav’s Dirk Nowitzki.

So, it makes sense that you’d want one of these know-it-alls by your side to watch one of the country’s longest continuously held sport events the Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show in Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11.

What’s that? You don’t have a canine companion? Have we got a deal for you! How about a dog from Highland Park Village? No, the retailing gem has not opened a designer pet shop! Oh, please.

This Saturday, HPV is holding its 2nd Found Dog Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pooches all ready for adoption from Angie’s Friends and White Rock Dog Rescue.

Last year’s event resulted in more than “30 stray/abandoned dogs” finding homes.

Speaking of last year’s results, here’s a letter from a veteran of last year’s event, who adopted “Ozzie” (formerly known as “Henry”):

“Thanks for contacting me regarding Henry. His name has been changed to Ozzie! We have always had Bulldogs; when our Bucky passed away suddenly we were devastated. We went without a dog for 6 years. We finally healed & decided we would like to rescue a dog. We wanted a smaller dog we could travel with between our homes in Phoenix & Lake Tahoe, Ca.



“Ozzie is an amazing, fun, sometimes naughty dog!! We love him to bits! He has matured so we experience much less naughty ness I was visiting my sister in law in Frisco, Tx. She drove me to my favorite mall (Highland Park Village). I was thinking about rescuing a dog. Had looked in Phoenix but only found pitbulls, large mixed breeds & Chihuahuas. Then there he was! Soo cute & perfect!! I rescued him the end of January 2013 at the Mall in Big D!!

“This last year has been challenging & fun. He has made our world! He is such a character & so funny! He is starting agility classes next week and has been chosen to appear in a commercial.

“He spends his winters in Phoenix & his summers in Lake Tahoe! He has the life of Riley!! Here are some pictures of him.”

Even if you have a canine housemate, think about adding another one. What’s the saying? The more’s the merrier. And you know how merry you like to be.

* Photo provided by Highland Park Village