Hundreds of dog lovers will celebrate Pit Bull type dogs in the Metroplex at two events the weekend of October 29. The festivities begin Saturday October 29 with “Pinups, Pints and Pit Bulls” from 3 – 6pm at Deep Ellum Brewery in Dallas. The party continues with “NTX Pit Bull Pride” on Sunday October 30, 2016 from 10am – 3pm at Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth. The events are organized by nonprofit advocacy groups DFW Pit Crew and Pinups for Pitbulls.
NTX Pit Bull Pride celebrates its fifth year in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Sunday’s activities will include dog sports, demonstrations, a photo booth, raffle prizes, special activities for kids and food and beverages for purchase. DFW area shelters and rescues will be bringing dogs available for adoption and Value Vet will be providing low cost vaccines and microchipping. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsors and vendors like Fit for a Pit, an online pet products company.
Friendly, leashed dogs of any breed are welcome at all festivities and both events will feature special guest Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin. Ms. Franklin is the founder, president, and soul behind Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc., an education and advocacy group that helps shelters and animal rescues around the country. She earned her Master's degree in public policy at Drexel University and wrote her thesis on breed discriminatory laws. She has garnered many accolades for her efforts in dog advocacy, including the Wallace Award, by championing the relationship in the human-canine bond. She lives in Asheville, NC.