Saturday, 14. December 2019, Mesquite Convention Center, Deck the Paws

from 14. December 2019 - 11:00
till 15. December 2019 - 17:00

Mesquite Convention Center

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Event description
Make your holidays extra merry and bright at Deck the Paws, a two-day pet-topia of fun! This year, Mesquite Convention Center will be home to the largest holiday festival for animal lovers in North Texas. The Christmas fun includes tail waggin’ holiday shopping and entertainment that benefits local animal rescues. It's Dog Mom approved! 
Promising to be a fur-vorite holiday tradition for you and your entire family, you’ll fa-la-la-la-love the paw-tastic festivities including:

Holiday shopping for pets and pet lovers
Santa’s village with photo op-paw-tunities with old Saint Nick himself
North Texas’ first Pup-Up Selfie Experience
Picasso Paws Art Zone, where your pets can create their own artistic mutt-terpiece like Vincent van Dog, Pug-casso and a Mew-net! 
Ugly Sweater contest for humans and their pets
Music and other holiday entertainment
Pet adoptions
Simba’s Barkery Holiday #DogBar
Beer & Wine Garden
FREE parking
Only 15 minutes east of Dallas
Other surprises to be announced soon!  

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"This is a Disneyland for your pets!" - Jackie D. 
"We had a great time at Deck the Paws with Tucker!! Thanks for putting on this event, we can’t wait for next year!  - Melodee R. 
"We had a great time at this event! Lots of friendly dogs and people were met. My dog absolutely loved it!" - Alanna M. 
"Manolo was "Single and ready to jingle" So much fun!" - Ranita A. 
"There is so much to do at the event. It is definitely worth coming out to see if you are pet lover! Heck, even if you don’t have a pet. They have some cute adoptables!!!" - Haley R. 
For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, contact
Holiday pet expo volunteers are much needed and deeply appreciated! If you're an animal lover with interest in sharing your valuable time, energy, and enthusiasm during the weekend, you are invited to join the furry fun! All volunteers receive a free 'Paw-ty Patrol' t-shirt, and two tickets to Deck the Paws so that you can enjoy the paw-liday fun, too. To register, visit here. 
Can I bring my pet? 
You are welcome to bring your well-behaved leashed pet, maximum leash length of 6ft and no retractable leashes are not allowed. Pets should be current on all vaccinations. Please bring proper cleaning materials as owners are responsible for clean-up of any accidents. We are not responsible for any incidents involving pets or their owners. Just remember to check into our pet waiver station to sign a release or fill out the online pet waiver form when you purchase your tickets. 
Can I purchase a pet at Deck the Paws?
We do not allow pets to be sold at the festival by pet stores, breeders, etc. The only pets available are the ones up for adoption from one of our reputable rescues, which may require processing fees.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, there isn't. All are welcomed. 
What about parking?
Parking is FREE at Mesquite Convention Center. 
Can I purchase tickets at the door? 
Yes, you can! Tickets are available online or at the event’s entrance. The price of tickets on event days is $10 each for adults (13 and up). Kids 12 and under are free.
I don't see a specific date on my ticket. Can I attend either day? 
Yes, you can attend either December 14 or December 15.
I purchased my tickets online, but lost my email. Can someone resend my tickets, please?
Yes, please email with the name the tickets will be under as well as the email address that the purchase was made under. 
May I get a refund?
Refunds are available through November 15, 2019. However, if you cannot attend, we ask that you reconsider this as a donation to help raise funds for attending animal rescues.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you don't. We can easily scan your phone. We also will have online access to check your ticket order. 
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may! 
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may! 
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, that's fine. 
What does admission include?
Admission includes entrance into the festival and several activities, shows, music, and more. You’ll want to bring cash and credit cards to shop at one of our many fabulous exhibitors and for a photo with Santa. There is an additional fee for concessions.
Do you have concessions available?
Mesquite Convention Center has a full-service concession area available offering a variety of different food options. No outside food or beverages are allowed within the facility.
What if it rains or snows?
Deck the Paws is a rain or shine festival. The majority of the festival is indoors.
Is Deck the Paws wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is! 
Do you provide wheelchairs or scooters for rent?
No, we don't. 
Is smoking allowed at Deck the Paws?
Smoking is prohibited inside Mesquite Convention Center, per the City of Mesquite.
I've lost something. How can I find out if you found it?
If you’re still on the festival property, please go to the production office. If you are off-site, please email kathy@ provide a description of the lost item.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email if you have any additional questions after you have read through the FAQs. 

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