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North Texas Giving Day is open now!

The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for both artists and the causes they support. Because of Covid-19, most of our fundraising efforts had to be suspended –which means the small local groups that rely on us for support will be without our help this year.

These are local groups that spay & neuter, groups that help the elderly keep their pets, groups that pull sick dogs off the streets of Dallas. The need is great.

The matching funds provided by the North Texas Giving Day Fund makes a huge difference in what we can do for the homeless animals of North Texas. Can you help?

Contribute any time between now and September 23rd and AFA receives matching funds to help local animal rescue efforts.

Thank you
Erin Hannigan and Teresa Berg


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Shop for Shelter Pets and we’ll deliver!

Santa needs our help this holiday season — shelter pets of all shapes and sizes need food and supplies urgently. Join Artists for Animals and do a little holiday shopping for our four-legged friends!

Use our Amazon Wish list and have your gifts shipped to Teresa Berg Photography or to any one of the participating stores in the list below.

Teresa Berg Photography (Addison)

StretchZone – all 3 locations

Elements Health and Wellness

Terlingo Cycling

I love Kickboxing (Marsh Lane)

Shops at Legacy (Razor’s Edge and Avalon Salon)

Cryo1one – Uptown and Plano

Glo Sauna

Trufusion Fitness

Village Burger Bar -West Village

La Ventana – Cedar Springs

Dear Clark

Elizabeth W

Shine Hot Pilates


OR visit a local pet store or grocery store, shop and purchase using the list above as a guide then drop your items at one of these local businesses. It’s easy shopping — they need almost everything you could possibly choose. Artists for Animals volunteers will pick them up on December 27th and distribute to area shelters.

Thank you, once again, for caring for the homeless pets of north Texas.

Voting Underway for the 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar! Buy a vote and save a life!

Our annual calendar is off to the races! 21 dogs have been photographed for this year’s contest — and votes are $1 each. All voting money goes to Artists for Animals fund for homeless pets.  So don’t miss out on the fun.  Pick a favorite and watch our facebook page for the daily vote tallies!   Vote as often as you wish, but the contest ends on August 31st. The top 13 vote-getters will appear in the calendar.

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Artists for Animals 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar

Triscuit, Hope and Rico are pushing ahead! Voting ends August 31st. Proceeds go to Artists for Animals fund for the homeless animals of Texas!


Tickets on sale for the 2017 Concert for Kindness

Our new venue for 2017 has 750 seats and lots of room for art and animal lovers!

Join us Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the fabulous Dallas City Performance Hall for this multi-media event featuring classical music from some of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s finest musicians. Also featuring photography and art from some of Dallas’ budding new artists (on sale exclusively in our silent auction), Dancers from Avant Chamber Ballet and Wine and Dessert.

All to benefit Operation Kindness — Dallas’ oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Be sure you get your tickets early — available online now- just click the BUY TICKETS tab above.

The voting is over…

But you can always help save a life by making a donation!  With your help we raised over $7700 dollars.  The 2017 Tiny Dog Calendar is available here  and a portion of each sale benefits homeless dogs in the Dallas area. So grab your holiday shopping list and fill a few stockings early.


And don’t be surprised to see some of these dogs pop up in an art display in some public space around Dallas — they are ready to show off and tell their rescue stories!  Helping encourage people to adopt and not over look the beautiful animals waiting for homes is a big job, so help them by sharing the times and dates as the exhibitions are scheduled?  Thank you!

And the winner is…

Pandah!  By a nose and a half.  The competition was fierce and every one of these dogs deserved to win — so our deepest thanks to the families who fought hard and campaigned for their pets. Each dog will receive a gift print of their calendar shot and a copy of the calendar. Best of all, the homeless pets of Dallas win as Artists for Animals continues to fight for their welfare. Thank you!

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Save this date for the Artists for Animals Concert for Kindness

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A wonderful new venue for us this coming year — CITY PERFORMANCE HALL-  and lots more seats to sell!  This could be the concert event that tops all the charts for money raised for our furry friends. Help us spread the word — and mark your calendars today!


Announcing our KICKSTARTER campaign! 22 days left!

Artists for Animals may seem like just a once-per-year event but we’re busy saving dogs and planning ALL YEAR LONG.  And with the new KICKSTARTER Campaign we’re even busier!

In a few weeks our visits to the classrooms at Booker T Washington School for the Arts start up again with the new school year — that means more beautiful relationships being created between students and their “models” and more beautiful artwork. But wait, there’s MORE!  Here’s the video explaining our expansion:

We’re reaching out to more people with larger, better venues and more concert dates — but we need your help!

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Tickets now on sale – Join us February 21st at 7pm

We hope you’ve been following all the activities on our facebook page — the big day is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more pleased at how everything is coming together. We’ve added lots more wonderful artwork from the amazing artists at Booker T. Washington School for the Arts. All donated for our silent auction to help the homeless animals at Operation Kindness!  We’ve also added some premium table seating – but we only have a limited number of tickets for sale, so purchase yours today at the Operation Kindness website.

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Booker T Washington students create amazing portraits for the Artists for Animals event

Crazy PET BED Contest

Love dogs? Got tools? Crafty animal lovers, here’s your chance to show off your skills and help a homeless dog or cat. The Artists for Animals Concert is hosting a pet bed making contest as part of its silent auction. The winning entry will receive a grand prize worth $250.

Call your friends and unleash your imagination! Beds can be made out of any material(s) you like, but the final product must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space. Inspiration can come from almost anything – an empty crate, and old suitcase, storage containers, etc.!

The Rules

– NO FEE TO ENTER –and you could win the $250 cash prize! Just sign up online.
Click here to enter.

-The entry must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space, but can be as tall as you like.

-Include your name/team name (you don’t have to have a team to participate), phone number and email address.

-Include a title for your entry. For example, Ms. Kitty’s Place, or Fido’s Fantasy Digs

-Entries must be delivered to Operation Kindness by March 10th and will be auctioned off during the silent auction the night of the event. All proceeds will go to Operation Kindness.
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About Artists for Animals

Artists for Animals Concert will be held at 7pm Friday, March 14 at the Addison Conference Center and benefits Operation Kindness, which is North Texas’ largest no-kill animal shelter. The fun-filled evening will feature multiple forms of art and music. The event is sponsored, in part, by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and will include a performance by the DSO’s Principal Oboist Erin Hannigan. She will be accompanied by other local professional musicians. Additionally, the evening will feature the artwork of Teresa Berg, a Dallas-based photographer who has saved the lives of hundreds of homeless animals with her creative imagery. A silent auction will include donated artwork, creative pet beds made and donated by local crafters, and much more. Attendees will receive complementary wine and dessert. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online here:

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