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Thank you!

Our Tiny Dog Calendar contest is complete and we sold a record number 15,695 votes!  This money will be distributed via grants to a variety of local animal rescue groups within the next couple of months.  This is how we all save lives and help relieve overcrowding in local area shelters — SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES- and congratulations to our winners!

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If you’re a member of an animal rescue group in the north Texas area and would like to apply for a grant, please email us at artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com  with the subject line that reads: GRANT PROPOSAL REQUEST and we will email you the appropriate form!

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Voting Update!

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Voting is almost half over and we’re a whisker away from 6000 votes!  What’s your voting strategy?  Waiting until the last minute might and then spending the whole amount? That might sound like the thing to do, but you’re voting blind that last evening and hanging back doesn’t incentivize the pack!

If some of our dogs in the middle of the race think they’ve “got it made” they might not try as hard — and we all need a dangling carrot (um, er, bone?) once in a while.  So why not do half now and save half for the finish line?

Whatever your strategy, we’re so very grateful for your support — and may the best dogs win!

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Artists for Animals Concert alert!

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Artists for Animals presents Mozart in the Sky, a fundraiser concert event featuring Trio Kavanah. All ticket sales and donations go to animal charities in North Texas.

Filmed in 360° and recorded in surround by Samsung VR. Music by Mozart, Harbison, del Aguila, and Stravinsky. Live from the geo-deck on top of Reunion Tower. Sep 9 at 7 PM.

Use this link to purchase your tickets:  https://triokavanah.com/mozart

 

 

Gearing up for the 2019 Tiny Dog Calendar contest

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We’re almost ready to send these beautiful dogs out to FETCH some votes!  Our annual calendar contest starts August 15th with 28 local dogs competing for your attention.  Each vote costs $1 and 100% of the voting proceeds go to the Artists for Animals Grant fund to be disbursed annually to a variety of animal rescue organizations in our local (Dallas) area.  For more information about the groups we have supported in the past, visit the WE SUPPORT page.  This year’s goal is to raise $20,000 — so vote often and share the link for voting with your friends!

Save the date: Tickets now on sale

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Our SEVENTH annual Concert for Kindness will feature all the wonderful music, photography and artwork you’ve loved in the past — plus, of course, the lovely wine and nibbles from the wonderful caterers who perform their magic at the Meyerson Symphony Center ( can you SMELL the bread pudding?) — so don’t delay. This beautiful intimate performance space (formerly known as Dallas City Performance Hall) only holds so many!  Click here to buy your tickets — or email us at artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com if your firm or group would like to purchase a sponsorship. It’s a one-of-a-kind event benefiting Operation Kindness,

The checks are in the mail…

Drumroll, please.  The Artists for Animals board met last week and voted on which of the many deserving groups that applied will be receiving Grants from AFA for 2017.

We loved reading about all of  the wonderful projects and initiatives that are “in the pipeline” for Dallas area rescue organizations.  We’re proud to be able to help.  The following groups have been notified that their “checks are in the mail”!

Angies’s Friends

Basset Rescue Across Texas

Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)

EPIC Animal Rescue

Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes

Road Trip 4 Paws

Rockwall Pets

The Street Dog Project

Thanks to our kind AFA family of supporters — without your sponsorships and donations,  none of this would be possible. We ARE making a difference.

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Santa helps homeless pets!

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We are so grateful to the families that turned out to support our latest Artists for Animals fundraiser with Santa on behalf of Road Trip 4 Paws. $2300 was raised to aid them in their mission to transport adoptable pets from overcrowded Texas shelters to safe havens and homes in other states.  As one of the largest transport partners at Dallas Animal Services, Road Trip 4 Paws is really making a difference!

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Artists for Animals Grants

All year long Artists for Animals is busy raising money for the homeless pets of Texas. How do we do that? We produce events and special programs that are supported by all the animal lovers that attend. AFA, in turn, can give grants to other non-profit organizations that are working to save lives. Every year (usually in the fall) we accept grant requests from local non-profits who need financial support. Our board then meets and chooses the organizations that best match the Artists for Animals goals and we write some checks!

If your organization is a 501c(3) that would like to apply for a grant, please email us for a simple form and return it to us by November 1, 2017.  This year’s grant form is now ready, so please email us at  artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com and we will send you the form with the necessary instructions.  Let’s save some lives together!

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And the winner is….

Murphy! By a nose.  And the hundreds of homeless pets that will benefit from the $9771 raised with your votes.

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This handsome guy will not only appear on the cover of our 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar, but his family receives a gift certificate for a photo session and a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas print from Teresa Berg Photography.  Congratulations, Murphy!  And since it was SO CLOSE, our runner up, Morgan will receive a $250 gift certificate.

Congratulations go out to all of our calendar dogs, with our thanks.  If you’d like to pre-order a calendar, visit Teresa Berg’s Etsy shop. We’ll ship you a signed copy as soon as they’re out of production.