Things have been a little too quiet lately. It’s been years since you felt the excitement of coming home to couch cushions thrown asunder and trash that has been thoroughly cataloged, plus you’ve really missed the easy community of canine ownership. Maybe it’s time to bring a loveable four-legged whirling dervish back into your life. If you’re thinking that’s the case, you’ll want to mark your calendar for Dog Day Afternoon at Oak Cliff’s ZEN Sushi, 380 W. 7th St. from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. A convergence of pure-bred rescue groups means that you’ll have plenty of buddies to choose from. If you’re looking to add to an existing pack — or just get some pooch social time in — there’s plenty to keep your furry friend busy, including “paw readings” from Kathi Kibbel from noon until 2 p.m. Those who adopt a forever friend will need to pony up a very reasonable rehoming fee, which varies depending on the dog, but are eligible for a free photo package from Sylvia Elzafon photography, a basket of doggy goodies and $150 toward vet services at Park Cities Animal Hospital and a $50 gift certificate from ZEN. Visit facebook.com/events/176571239174910/?ref=2 for more information about the adoption process.
Sat., June 29, 2013