This is some hot shit to step in.
Dallas nonprofit August Dog Rescue recovers and rehabilitates suffering, homeless, and misplaced pups, especially those on Texas shelters’ euthanasia lists. Your new pal (we call dibs on Sparky) is just waiting to be adopted.
Another group with a big heart (and hair)? Paws in the City, which finds loving homes for abused and abandoned Dallas-area dogs and cats. This Thursday, wear your best retro getup to support the org at Hairballs and Hair Bands, an ’80s-themed bash with bites and a cover band.
Rescues will sleep easy on The Pillow Bar’s new dog beds (Linen Boutique, 5600 West Lovers Lane; 214-352-5400), which give back to the SPCA of Texas. The Lucky Dog collection is made of Hungarian goose down, 300-thread-count cotton sateen, and washable luxe fabrics (black and white damask, sage herringbone).
Dallas shutterbugs David Woo and Richard Pruitt captured nearly 100 pooches (and their notable owners, many of whom have Texas ties) for Top Dogs and Their Pets. It’s not just coffee-table fodder: The tome also benefits the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation (yes, that dog whisperer).
Local, recently launched Fetch Dog Store’s treats are high in protein and fiber and contain no preservatives, additives, or processed sugars (we heart the PeaMutt Butter Footballs and Bark-Be-Cue Bones).
And not a bit of crap.
Photos: Courtesy of August Dog Rescue; Courtesy of The Pillow Bar; Courtesy of Fetch Dog Store