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Elizabeth Sender was surprised to receive a $1000 when she stopped for coffee on May 19.

 

Elizabeth Sender of Plano was the winner of $1000 and a three month supply of Frozen’ Dunkin' Coffee, after becoming the designated winner during a " FREEZE THE DAY”  Contest, on May 19, at the Shops at Legacy location of Dunkin' Donuts. 

 

Dunkin’ Donuts welcomed summer with new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee, a permanent menu item introduced nationally at the beginning of May. To celebrate the newest coffee beverage, they helped one guest in the Dallas area “Freeze the Day with $1K” –  the one lucky winner was surprised at the Dunkin’ Donuts counter at 7:05 a.m. on May 19 with a special Freeze the Day themed prize pack, including the $1,000 check and a three month supply of Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.

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Enjoy a free donut with the purchase of any beverage, at all participating Dunkin' Donut locations on Friday, June 2, to celebrate National Donut Day.

 

 

 

 

Dunkin’ Donuts’ sweet celebration June 2 offers guests in Dallas- Fort Worth a free donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage

National Donut Day is Friday, June 2, and Dunkin’ Donuts is ringing in the day in a most delicious, delightful and delectable way, offering guests in the Dallas – Fort Worth area a free  donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 2 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, including the location in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. 

To make the day even sweeter, at 10:00 a.m. on June 2, Dunkin’ will deliver 60 dozen donuts to the Dallas Police Department headquarters at 1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, to be distributed to all substations. Dunkin’ is proud to support law enforcement and is making sure the officers have the opportunity to participate in the free donut offer.  

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Dunkin' Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 66 years. As the #1 retailer of donuts in America, the company sells 2.8 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide.

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Volunteers help unload the hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food, to distribute to additional rescue groups.

Hundreds of street dogs, former street dogs, and feral cats are benefitting from a recent donation of hundreds of pounds of food and other pet items, from Chewy.com. The pet products distributor recently opened a distribution center in Dallas, and last week they contacted Take Me Home Pet Rescue to help place usable products that had been damaged in shipping and couldn’t be sent to customers.

Vanessa Vandiver, of Take Me Home Pet Rescue, said they were thrilled to get the call. “They told us there were seven pallets of food and other items- we knew that could feed a lot of dogs and cats-- so we contacted our volunteers, rented a truck, organized a convoy of borrowed pick- ups, and headed out to load up,” she says.

Vanessa adds that the items are not out of date – they are mislabeled items, bags that may have been punctured or torn, or cans that were dented. “Our volunteers dropped everything to get there on Thursday, March 16, loading bags, cans and crates into our vehicles, with the help of the wonderful warehouse team at Chewy.com. We were able to get it distributed to rescue groups who needed it the next day.” Vanessa adds that the donations will be picked up from Chewy.com on a regular basis, and  TMHPR will facilitate distribution to rescue organizations and individuals who need pet food.

The donated food was taken to volunteers with four different groups in South Dallas, all of whom work to feed and rescue the large population of street dogs and feral cats that live in the neighborhoods. A portion was also stored at Paul Quinn College for later use.  The college is located in South Dallas and has been an advocate to solve the South Dallas street dog problem.

Astro, a former street dog who is now available for adoption at Take Me Home Pet Rescue, went along for the St. Patrick’s Day delivery. 

About Take Me Home Pet Rescue

Take Me Home Pet Rescue, located in Richardson, TX, is a 100% nonprofit organization committed to reducing homeless pet populations by vetting, fostering and placing dogs and cats in loving homes.  Since 2008, TMHPR has rescued over 3500 dogs and cats.  For the past several years, they have stepped up to take on some of the hardest cases—a mom dog raising puppies under a muddy shed; a small dog thrown from a bridge and left to die in a creek with broken legs; skeletal dogs foraging alongside busy streets -- these and more are dogs that have been abandoned in Dallas’ low- income Southern neighborhoods, left to starve, roam the streets, and produce more puppies.

TMHPR also pulls dogs from rural shelters with high euthanasia rates, and all rescued dogs and cats are sterilized, microchipped, and provided with necessary medical care before being adopted. Our rescued pets live in foster homes until adopted to experience the love of a family while waiting for their very own forever homes. Take Me Home Pet Rescue was founded by Elise Bissell, a former nurse at Parkland Hospital and founding member of the Richardson Animal Shelter's Advisory Commission.  TMHPR also runs a store front Pet Adoption Center, which is a multipurpose office, used for isolation for incoming dogs and cats and a place to hold weekend adoption events.  For more information, or to see adoptable pets, go to takemehomepetrescue.com  

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DAWG- There is a special program for young puppies, to foster them until they are old enough to be vaccinated. Are you interested? Dallaspets.org

Be a First Responder- Save a Life!

Everyone has the opportunity to save a life, by being a first responder for a dog that needs out of the shelter. Dallas’ First Responders posed with adoptable dogs as a reminder that anyone can have a big impact and save a life – even if they can only foster for a few days.    

Go to Dallaspets.org, and submit a foster application.  A volunteer will get back to you quickly to find the best match for you – short-term, long- term, small dogs, big dogs – there are lots of choices! Even taking a dog home with you for a few days can save a life,  and will enhance yours. -   

    

Be a First Responder for Dallas Dogs! Fosters save lives. For more information go to Dallaspets.org,   and check out The DAWG Project on Face Book for more details.   

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Sitters often have to multi- task. The Merrifield family in Collin County loves the sitter they found, because she plays games with the older children, cuddles the baby, and is a consistent presence when the parents go out.

 

Finding the right baby sitter or nanny is difficult- you want a person who fits in with your family routine, values, and energy level, and you want to know you can trust them with your children.  It’s especially challenging if you’ve just moved to a new city. To help the thousands of families moving to the Collin County area, College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors has developed a list of tips to help find summer or more permanent child care that parents can count on. The company is opening an Allen location on February 25.  

Hiring a Babysitter or Nanny

  • Determine what type of nanny or sitter is best for your family: are you looking for a high- energy individual who will participate in games and sports or a quiet confidante who will read aloud to your book- loving daughter?  Do you seek a loving grandmotherly type who will hold your baby for hours at a time, or do you want someone who drive to the park to play? Each family and their children have their own unique needs and you want a caregiver who will be a good match and a role model to your children.

 

  • Determine when you need nannies or sitters- on a consistent schedule, like after school every day or daytime in the summer? Or occasionally, for a Saturday night or school holidays?

 

  • Have a Plan B in case your regular sitter or nanny falls sick or cannot make it at the last minute.  Do you have back up?

 

  • Be clear about the duties you expect your nanny or sitter to do. Transport children in their car to practices, games and activities?  Cook and/or feed them meals?  Help with homework?

 

  •  Whether you have a lot of experience with nannies/sitters or this is the first time you are looking to hire someone, you want to know that the person you are trusting to take care of your children is reliable. In-person interviews, national background checks, child care training and certifications (such as CPR/First Aid) and professional reference checks all are all recommended.

 

  • If you hire a nanny directly, make sure you are aware of employment laws, including tax payroll implications requiring withholding from your employee’s pay, and employer taxes you will have to file as a household employer.

 

  • To make your job easier, consider using a professional service, like College Nannies + Sitters +Tutors, that has already thoroughly vetted the sitters and nannies they hire. They will also work to find the best role model match for each family and provide back- up care in case of an emergency. The company also has an app that allows parents to book their favorite sitter in minutes. Since the caregivers are employed by College Nannies directly, all of the tax and insurance details, including liability and worker’s comp, are already taken care of.

 

 

College Nannies +Sitters + Tutors is opening a location in Allen to serve Collin County families, at 950 W. Stacy Road, Suite 170.  All are invited to an open house on Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., to learn more about their services and to meet some of the nannies and tutors, and to have the chance to win free babysitting and tutoring.  All babysitting takes place in individual family’s homes - the site will be used only for tutoring. Owners Amisha and Sanjiv Sinha, who live in Allen, opened their first location in Frisco, at 4350 W. Main Street, last year.   

The couple got involved with College Nannies +Sitters + Tutors after seeing first- hand the challenges of finding high - quality after- school and summer nannies, for their two daughters.  “We feel for the families because we have been there ourselves. We know how important it is to find childcare you can trust and be assured the caregiver is the right fit for your own family’s lifestyle and children’s personalities,” she says. “We interview and vet our nannies and baby sitters, as well as the families, to insure it’s a good match.”  She adds that her daughters, now teenagers, take advantage of the one-on- one tutoring options to supplement their classes.    For more information, go to Collegenanniesandtutors.com/allentx, call 469- 312- 5225 or email allentx@collegenannies.com.

 

 

  

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FItzroy is a Take Me Home Pet Rescue dog that came to the rescue with life- threatening wounds from an animal attack. He got the care and socialization he needed at a foster home, and was recently adopted.

"A Home of Their Own", a cocktail party & fundraiser benefitting Take Me Home Pet Rescue, will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at www.ahomeoftheirown.org , and all are invited.

According to  Executive Director Elise Bissell, "We’re committed to not only saving the lives of animals, but improving their lives by reducing overpopulation and placing them in loving, forever homes. We can only do this because of the generous support of our donors and through fundraising events such as “A Home Of Their Own”.  We are very excited about the event and look forward to seeing even more people there this year!”

The fun-filled evening includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, $500 in gambling money, raffles and hundreds of items to bid on. Plus, you’ll be able to try your hand in a variety of casino games (roulette, Craps  and Blackjack).  Guests will listen to the sweet sounds of Jimmy Barcus and mingle with a host of people from all over the Metroplex!  Hundreds of incredible Silent Auction items and the night will also be available for bidding. Guests will find gift cards, golf items, jewelry, sports tickets and much more!  

Come and help Take Me Home Pet Rescue save even more lives. Your support is what makes it all possible!  

 

About Take Me Home Pet Rescue

Founded in 2008 and located in Richardson, Texas, Take Me Home Pet Rescue (TMHPR) is a 100% nonprofit organization committed to reducing our homeless pet overpopulation. Since its inception, Take Me Home Pet Rescue has saved over 3,000 animals!  TMHPR does all this solely through donations made throughout the year and through fundraisers such as this one. With your support TMHPR is able to take animals from overcrowded shelters and provide them with the appropriate medical care and a loving foster home where they can learn to enjoy life again.  The proceeds of this gala will allow TMHPR to continue to make a difference in the pet community through owner education, foster-based rescue and help more animals and find loving, forever homes. 

Tickets & Additional Information:

www.AHomeOfTheirOwn.org

events@TakeMeHomePetRescue.com

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Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29 with a medium hot coffee from Dunkin' Donuts for 66 cents.

National Coffee Day is September 29, and Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating the holiday in Dallas / Fort Worth and throughout the country with a special coffee offer for its loyal guests, honoring the brand’s 66-year history. On National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests a medium cup of its signature hot coffee for the special price of 66 cents.     Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee heritage goes back 66 years, something no other leading restaurant brand can match. 

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Stop by your local Dunkin' Donuts on Friday Sept. 9, make a donation to the police officer collecting for Special Olympics, and receive a free donut.

Law enforcement officers from throughout the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts to benefit Special Olympics Texas, on Friday, September 9 from 6 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine, police officers are scheduled to cover approximately 27 Dunkin’ Donuts to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics Texas. In return for the police officers “doing time” at their restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a free donut with any beverage purchase to each guest who visits a Dallas/ Fort Worth area Dunkin’ Donuts location that day and makes a donation. 

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the "Flame of Hope" through the streets of their communities and deliver it to their local, state, national or world Special Olympics Games.

 

Local Dunkin’ Donut restaurants

3201 W. Eldorado, McKinney                              4935 Cooper St., Arlington                                    

331 E Highway 377 Granbury                             116 S. Custer, McKinney                        

7272 Independence Pkwy, Plano                        1661 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst

2950 Matlock Road, Mansfield                            1008 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton

2001 Coit Rd, Plano                                          13535 Preston Rd., Dallas

7317 Parkwood Blvd, Plano                                 803 W. Centerville, Garland

650 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill                               9629 White Settlement, Fort Worth

3216 E. Hebron Pkwy., Carrollton                       2101 Lakeview Parkway, Rowlett

2705 Flower Mound Rd, Flower Mound                735 SW Wilshire, Burleson

1510 West Main, Lewisville                                30360 FM 407, Wal- Mart, Highland Village

2875 Main St, Frisco                                          14841 Coit Road, Dallas

2255 West Southlake, Southlake                         1510 Henderson, Cleburne

902 S. Main Street, Weatherford                        313 E. FM 544, Murphy

3035 Ridge Rd, Rockwall                                   8445 Preston Rd, Frisco

5695 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville

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FItzroy stopped by the summer sales at Get Noticed Boutique in Richardson, and made himself at home on the couch.
 
 

Fitzroy is a two -year old, 35 lb Shepard/ Beagle mix.  He's a fun, cuddly, playful boy who has been through a lot in his short life.  Before Take Me Home Pet  Rescue, located at 561  W. Campbell Rd in Richardson, rescued him, he had been attacked by a large animal causing 40 puncture wounds. He languished in a rural shelter, frightened, untreated and in pain, and traumatized. According to  TMHPR Executive Director Elise Bissel, who lives in Richardson's  Prairie Creek area, TMHPR pulled him and got him the treatment he needed, and now, after a year of recuperation and training, he is ready for a forever home. "He will be a great addition to some lucky family," she said.  

The wounds left a scar on his back, so he usually wears a shirt outside, to prevent sunburn to his skin. His foster mom has acquired a collection of shirts for him, and his wardrobe will be included in an adoption.  

The trauma in his puppyhood has caused Fitzroy to suffer from severe anxiety at times.  He loves to play tug of war, fetch, treats, the dog park, and snuggling by your side, but new experiences often scare him at first. He will thrive in a calm and patient environment, where someone realizes that he needs time to adjust to new situations.  Even though he loves his two - legged foster brothers, he's best suited in a home with older kids, and as an only dog or other dogs his size. He likes women best, and has some fear of men, but, with time, he has learned to trust the boys in his foster home.

He is fully potty trained and crate trained and behaves wonderfully in a house.  Fitzroy is a volunteer favorite because once he gets past his anxiety, he will be your best friend and lovebug!  He recently visited several Richardson stores, looking for more shirts, of  course, and checking out possible forever families. He didn't find the perfect fit yet, so if you would be interested in meeting Fitzroy,  fill out an adoption application at Take Me Home Pet Rescue, and a visit can be arranged.  


Please visit our website atwww.takemehomepetrescue.com for more information. If you are interested in meeting one of our pets, please fill out the on-line adoption application on our website

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Polar Pizza, an ice cream treat guests can eat like a pizza, can be customized with any flavor or topping.

July is National Ice Cream Month and Baskin-Robbins is celebrating all month with the launch of its Polar Pizza, a donation program to support the United Service Organizations (USO) and the introduction of a new ice cream flavor, USO Patriot Pop®. The donation program and new ice cream flavor are in honor of the military nonprofit’s 75th anniversary and steadfast commitment to supporting our nation’s military throughout their service. Baskin-Robbins is also introducing a new July Flavor of the Month, OREO® Birthday Cake, and is offering a sweet waffle cone upgrade promotion to its guests.

 Available starting July 1st at Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, Polar Pizza, which is an ice cream treat guests can eat like a pizza, is available in four delicious featured flavor combinations: OREO® Cookies ‘N Cream, Peanut Butter ‘n Chocolate and REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and HEATH®, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Guests also have the option to create a customized Polar Pizza by combining a tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie or Double Fudge Brownie crust with their favorite ice cream flavor and any combination of fun toppings.

 National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 17, and Baskin-Robbins is proud to celebrate with guests nationwide by donating 75 cents from every ice cream float sold on that date to the USO in honor of its 75th anniversary.* The donations will go towards supporting the USO’s mission of connecting America’s military to their family, home and country, no matter the circumstances. Guests can also enjoy the new USO Patriot Pop flavor, which is red, white and blue and features cherry, lemon and blue raspberry-flavored ices, by the scoop or in a refreshing float.

 

 For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

 

Local Baskin- Robbins locations  

  • 14841 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75248
  • 13535 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75240
  • 11700 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230
  • 2001 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075
  • 5960 W. Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093
  • 1748 E. Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
  • 8411 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75225
  • 6921 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023
  • 1008 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
  • 5500 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
  • 8008 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX 75235   Dallas Love Field Airport
  • 158 W. FM 544, Murphy, TX 75094
  • 7410 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
  • 2101 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75088
  • 2666 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75062
  • 3200 E Airfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75261   DFW International Airport
  • 2700 E Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
  • 3001 Hardin Blvd, Mckinney, TX 75070
  • 116 S Custer Rd, McKinney, TX 75070
  • 2704 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
  • 2570 Justin Rd, Highland Village, TX 75077
  • 2433 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233
  • 2750 State Highway121, Euless, TX 76039
  • 2951 Ridge Rd, Rockwall, TX 75032
  • 5695 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX 76034
  • 2063 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092
  • 4136 S Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
  • 650 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
  • 6248 Rufe Snow Dr #402, Fort Worth, TX 76148
  • 4654 South Cooper, Arlington, TX 76017
  • 990 Highway 287 N, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • 9629 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76108
  • 735 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028