Pet of the Week – June 16, 2015

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Marilyn-POW-6-16-15Move over Captain Morgan, there’s a new lady in town (I mean, on deck!) and she’s taking over the wild, wild seas! Marilyn is our resident three-and-a-half-legged cat! She is as sweet and gentle as a sea star and has a purrbox that will put any motorboat to shame!  This fine little sea-faring lady is a little sea-weary and is on special for only $25 doubloons, so grab your parrot, put on your peg-leg and come on down!

Pet adoptions are normally $75 and include initial vaccinations (including rabies), de-worming, heartworm testing (for dogs), microchipping with registration, a collar with tag, cardboard cat carrier (for cats), and an offer for a 30-day gift of free pet health insurance.  If you are interested in Keytana, or any other pet that may be up for adoption, please call or come on down to Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center at 972-291-5335.  The shelter is located at 1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd. in Cedar Hill, TX.*

Tri adopting – it’s a way of life!

*Please note that adoptions are on a first come basis and advertised pets may not be available when you arrive, but there are many, many more pets searching for a good home who would like to meet you!



  • Lobby: Hosts and greeters to help answer questions and show customers around
  • Front Desk: Answering phones, data entry, filing, customer service
  • Transporters: Needed to help drive pets to other adoption facilities, or to the vet, and injured wildlife to rehabilitation centers (vehicle can be provided)
  • Foster Families: We are in need of some foster families to care for puppies and kittens that are too young to go up for adoption, or adults that need home obedience training or medication


When: Saturday, June 20, 8am-12:00pm
Where: Tri-City Animal Shelter, 1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd., Cedar Hill, TX.

The Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)(3) based in Duncanville, TX. Thier mission is to enrich the lives of the animals of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center through fund-raising and education of the Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville communities. They keep the dream alive that individuals can make a difference!


When: Saturday, June 20, 5pm-10pm
Where: Valley Ridge Park, 2850 Park Ridge Dr, Cedar Hill

Come by and celebrate Juneteenth with Tri-City Animal Shelter! The City of Cedar Hill and Best of Southwest cities join together for the Juneteenth Arts & Music Festival: Celebrating Freedom through Diversity, honoring the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Activities include food vendors, a variety of art by local artist, crafts in the Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Zone, musical performances and much more. Entertainment on the main stage includes performances by Rattletree of Austin, TX , Memphis Soul of Dallas, TX and the infamous and nationally known Dazz Band, who’s biggest hit songs include the Grammy Award-winning “Let It Whip”. You don’t want to miss this evening of community celebrations, great music, and arts, all for FREE! For additional event information visit


When: Saturday, June 27, 1pm-4pm
Where: PetSmart, 2525 W. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, TX.

Come out and meet your new best friend! For every adoption, PetSmart Charities will make a donation to the shelter. Come on by and help make your adoption make an even bigger impact on pets’ lives. Please keep checking our Facebook page as the event draws near to get a sneak peek at some of the animals we will have available.


What: Saturday, June 27, 10am
Where: Crawford Park, 401 Straus Rd., Cedar Hill

***FREE FAMILY EVENT*** What can be more relaxing than doing yoga in the park.  Yoga with your dog!  You can bring your furry friend on a leash to hang with you by your mat while we do yoga.  We will practice Beginner vinyasa flow yoga 101 and also add poses to include your fur baby as a prop or partner!  Bring your kids and enjoy a fun morning with Yoga 4 Love.

For more information please call Paul Macias at 972-291-5130.  You may register online, at the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, or the Parks and Recreation Department (Cedar Hill Government Center).


When: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 3pm-4pm
Where: Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd., Cedar Hill

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or need to complete community service for school, you must submit your ID and volunteer application before signing up to attend our monthly volunteer orientation, which is held the 1st Saturday of each month. Volunteers 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian who is also a volunteer. Please bring your ID, a guardian’s ID if you are under 18, and a completed volunteer or student application, which you can pick up at the shelter or print out online on the Cedar Hill website under the animal shelter volunteer section. Hope to see you there!