How Rockwall Became a Haven for Pets: Part Two

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 17, 2015) Let’s talk about money. I knew that would get your attention. Money is everyone’s favorite topic, right? In the last edition, we discussed the history of the Rockwall animal shelter, and how it went from a dilapidated tin shed to one of the first 50 open-admission municipal shelters in […]

Meet Tex, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 3, 2015) Our Blue Ribbon News adoptable Pet of the Week is handsome, intelligent, and ready to follow your every command. If you’re an experienced dog handler, your knowledge will pay extra dividends withTex.Like many Boxers, he wants to be a reflection of your personality. He is quickly learning to trust humans, but young […]

Introducing Gunnar, Friends of Rowlett Animals Adoption Spotlight

ROWLETT, TX (March 27, 2014) Gunnar is one big, powerful boy, but don’t let his size intimidate you because he is just a big lover boy who loves to give hugs. He is an energetic pup that will require an active family to help him burn off all of that energy. But you won’t regret […]

Chocolate Indulgence Feb 7 benefiting Women in Need

Chocolate Indulgence Feb 7 benefiting Women in Need

ROCKWALL (January 20, 2014) Enjoy handcrafted chocolate, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and dancing at the 1st annual Chocolate Indulgence fundraiser benefiting Women In Need, a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 7 at Allure Restaurant, 501 Yacht Club Drive. Believing that all homes should […]

ADOPTED! Jack, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL-February 18, 2013) What’s a strong and silent type to do? Jack is a handsome four-month-old shepherd mix who has everything going for him. But you won’t hear it from him. He’s the unassuming type who tends to keep to himself. You’ll certainly never hear him brag about himself. But get Jack alone, and he’ll […]

Rescuing pets is a labor of love

Rescuing pets is a labor of love

(January 31, 2013) After a disorienting ramble that lasted several chilly days, Kevin wasn’t scared when a Dallas Animal Services truck stopped nearby. The little Shih-Tzu was relieved. His matted, urine-soaked fur carried two pounds of dried feces. He had a gaping neck wound that was filled with maggots. He had an upper respiratory infection […]

Community unites to ‘Strike Out Domestic Violence’

10th Annual Bowling Tournament benefits New Beginning Center (January 29, 2013) Bowlers of all ages and abilities filled the lanes at Plano Super Bowl Jan. 26 to take part in the 10th Annual “Strike Out Domestic Violence” Tournament benefiting New Beginning Center of Garland. The nonprofit agency serves Northeast Dallas and Rockwall Counties, and is dedicated […]

Meet Trixie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL-January 21, 2013) Trixie is stirring up controversy. Her health chart states that she’s about nine or ten years old. But she has the energy of a two-year-old. Whether it’s going for a walk or playing with other dogs, this adorable little dog is always ready to go. At the end of the day, she […]

ADOPTED! Clara, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(January 5, 2013) UPDATE: Lauren Cochran made the long drive from Plano to adopt sweet little Clara at the Rowlett PetSmart. Clara may be blind, but she’s always playful and inquisitive! ORIGINAL STORY: (December 25, 2012) Is all that candy in your Christmas stocking too much for you? Clara would be a much better fit. This little […]

Sassy says, chew on this

Dear Sassy, Got any advice for dogs that chew TV remote controls, telephones and kids’ toys? Signed, Chewy Dear Chewy, If your dog is a puppy, chewing is a normal part of teething. Just like human babies, chewing is an instinct that helps soothe the soreness and helps the new teeth push through the gums. […]