Jessica Benavides
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Home for the Holidays Photo Credit: Thomas Garza Photography

Don’t be a hum-pug, kick off the most wonderful time of the year with the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays! For 29 years, this extraordinary event has taken place at the prestigious NorthPark Center. The event features adoptable pets at our Adoption Pavilion and, for the past five years, has also featured a wonderful auction of custom-made, luxury dog houses and cat condos, thanks to a wonderful partnership with AIA Dallas and TEXO, The Construction Association. From November 21 through December 23, 2019 the howliday event brings shoppers and pet lovers together to raise awareness and funds for homeless pets, and help wonderful animals find their forever 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-five custom-made dog houses and cat condos will go on display at NorthPark Center on Level One between Dillard's and Macy's. These one-of-a-kind pet houses were designed and built by members of the American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter and TEXO, The Construction Association. All of the entries will be auctioned off online at Bidding begins on November 21, 2019 and you can bid online on your favorite house 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.

Then the Home for the Holidays Adoption Pavilion will open on Black Friday, November 29, and run through Monday, December 23. The SPCA of Texas will feature adoptable pets every day of the week from noon to 6 p.m. with the hope that over 350 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! You can also help support the SPCA of Texas by purchasing pet holiday-themed goodies available at the Adoption Pavilion.

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, North Texas Cheddarheads, VCA Animal Hospitals, and Jameson Black Barrel. For more information on the event, please visit For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brandi Johnson at

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