Posted on: August 31, 2017

Prepare Your Pets for a Disaster

Do you know what to do for your pet to make sure it is cared for before, during and perhaps even after a disaster? Here are some guidelines to help you.

  • If you must evacuate, don’t leave your pet behind even for a few hours. Plan ahead and make a list of hotels or motels outside of your immediate area that will accept pets. Ask if there are any restrictions and if they waive a no-pet policy in t...
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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Pet Tag Story Contest Winners Announced

Kizmet and Finbar are the winning stories in the Pet Tails art contest. The announcement was made at the close of Clear the Shelters on Aug. 19. Their tags will become part of a new art piece to be installed near the lost and found area of the Shelter.

Read their stories, along with the other finalists' stories on the Plano Animal Shelter webpage.

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Clear the Shelters Wraps Up on a Happy Note!

Clear the Shelters Staff and Volunteers with the final count.

During Clear the Shelters on Saturday we found homes for 112 pets. A team of 85 volunteers steadily traded out shifts at the Plano Animal Shelter all day long.

Our last adoption of the day was a shelter favorite - Tonka (photographed here with his new owner). Shelter staff anxious to find Tonka a home brought him into the lobby to greet guests and to give them a chance to appreciate his incredible personality. T...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Other Great Stories from the Pet Tails Contest Worth Sharing

During the art contest, we collected a lot of great stories. Though these are not the winners, they are still worthy of sharing... Enjoy!

Hank - Robertson Family

Hello,

I am writing to submit Hank's story for your art piece contest. His photo is attached.

Hank is a survivor. I first met Hank through petfinder.com when I began thinking about getting a second dog as a companion for both me and m...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 4 Pet Story - Finbar: Unlikely Foster Parent & "Lord of Kittens"

Week 4 Finalist: Finbar

Finbar is our Week 4 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page next week and you can vote for an overall winner. The winner's pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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Finbar was born in a shelter and was selected by a rescue group for their adoption program, and that is how he came into my life. He was 4 months old and a real character. He l...

Read Finbar's story...

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 3 Pet Story - Shiloh: The Reading Therapy Dog

Week 3: Shiloh on couch

Shiloh is our Week 3 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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We got Shiloh in 2007 not long after my father passed away. Shiloh was such a joy to our family, helping us with the grieving process, especially with my young son and nephew. ...

Read Shiloh's story...

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 2 Pet Story - Kizmet: The Star of Dr. Shippy's Office

Week 2 Finalist: Kizmet

Kizmet is our Week 2 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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The day Dr. Shippy got Kizmet he brought her to our office and she came to work with him every day after for 11 years.

Kizmet had her own chair and lots of balls to play with an...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 1 Pet Story - Tyrion: The Foster that Became Family

Week 1 Finalist: Tyrion

Tyrion is our Week 1 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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I adopted Tyrion from the Plano Animal Shelter in 2013. He started as a foster and after my husband and I fell in love with him he became our first dog!

He now has happily assum...

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City of Plano Animal Services