Operation Kindness — North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – is spreading holiday cheer with holiday happenings throughout November and December to celebrate the season, including: holiday pet adoptions at Galleria Dallas, Pet Photos with Santa, Gift Wrapping for Kindness and holiday gifts available for purchase from Operation Kindness’ Kindness Catalog.
From life-saving surgeries to warm, cozy beds for homeless animals and enriching activities to keep pets active, there are delightful gifts at all price points to show your compassion while delighting a loved one, friend, client or employee. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. To shop the Kindness Catalog, visit www.operationkindness.org.
Prepaid pet adoption gift certificate:
The Operation Kindness Holiday Gift certificate available for purchase at Operation Kindness and the Galleria Dallas Holiday Adoption Kiosk for $185, includes a holiday card to represent your gift and a gift certificate for the adoption fee. The certificate is valid for 90 days after the initial purchase to ensure the perfect pet is available. If the perfect pet is not available or the recipient does not wish to adopt an animal the gift certificate can be refunded.
Holiday Pet Adoptions at Galleria Dallas:
During Operation Kindness Holiday Adoption Days at Galleria Dallas, which begin Friday, Nov. 17, and run through Sunday, Dec. 31, shoppers can interact with adoptable dogs and cats, learn about volunteer opportunities and adopt a furry friend. Adoption hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., and will take place at the south end of the mall near Banana Republic. Dogs will be available for adoption for $185 and cats for $135.
Holiday Pet Adoptions at The Westin Galleria Dallas:
During Operation Kindness Holiday Adoption Days at Galleria Dallas, which begin Friday, Nov. 17, and run through Sunday, Dec. 31, shoppers can also interact with adoptable dogs and cats, learn about volunteer opportunities and adopt a furry friend in the lobby of Westin Galleria. Adoption hours are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dogs will be available for adoption for $185 and cats for $135.
Pet Photos with Santa:
On Saturday, Dec. 2, Sunday, Dec. 3, Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Operation Kindness’ Pet Food Pantry located at 3953 Belt Line Road, Addison, TX — pet parents are invited for holiday photos with Santa. Dogs, cats and the whole family are invited to sit on Santa’s lap to pose. A helper will snap 10-15 photos per session. Pet parents can choose to have their favorite photo framed in a 4”x6” format and a thumb drive with all of the photos for $25. These photos make great holiday cards, and all proceeds benefit Operation Kindness.
Wrapping for Kindness:
Esther Mooring and a team of volunteers are requesting small donations in exchange for wrapping gifts to benefit Operation Kindness. Gift wrapping will be available at Barnes & Noble – Park and Preston from Nov. 24 through Dec. 24, hours are as follows: November 24 - December 10: beginning at 10 am to 6 p.m. and December 11 - December 23: beginning at 9 am to 9 pm. Gifts do not need to be purchased from Barnes & Noble to be wrapped – guests are encouraged to bring gifts from other places to be wrapped. Last year, Esther and her team of volunteer gift wrappers raised more than $13,000 for the no-kill shelter, this year they are hoping to beat last year’s goal.