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Deck the Paws North Texas

Deck the Paws

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 furry 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
  • Pup-Up Selfies in the doggie art exhibit area 
  • Picasso Paws Art Zone, where your pets can create their own artistic mutt-terpiece like Vincent van Dog, Pug-casso and a Mew-net
  • Pawtastic Talent Show for pets! REGISTER NOW!
  • Ugly Sweater Contest for humans and their pets! REGISTER NOW!
  • Fantastic Paws indoor lure course
  • Music and other holiday entertainment
  • Pet adoptions
  • Simba's Barkery Holiday #Dogbar
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • FREE parking
  • FREE for leashed pets to attend — just remember to bring a signed pet waiver
  • Other surprises to be announced soon!

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Event Information

Dates

Saturday, December 14, 11am – 5pm
Sunday, December 15, 11am – 5pm

Location

Mesquite Convention Center
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149

Wanna start your business’ holiday season on the right paw? Have a new product or service or fundraiser? Do you want to make sure your brand and product are in front of the right target market? Deck the Paws is the purr-fect pawtner. Just like catnip, Deck the Paws gets festival-attendees hooked on your latest products and services.

There are two ways for your company to meet fellow animal lovers and get your brand in front of them in-person. Become a sponsor or an exhibitor! For additional information, please email us.

Become a sponsor
Exhibit with us

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 bring a signed waiver with you.

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.

The 2019 Deck the Paws will be December 14-15 from 11 AM - 5 PM on both days.

Deck the Paws is located at Mesquite Convention Center. The address is 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149.

Parking is FREE at Mesquite Convention Center.

Yes, you can! Tickets are available online or at the event’s entrance.

Yes, you can attend either December 14 or December 15.

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 our attending animal rescues.

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.

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.

Deck the Paws is a rain or shine festival. The majority of the festival is indoors.

Yes. There are small ramps at many locations to assist you getting up the curb, plus we have additional gates where our security staff can assist. Once inside the grounds almost everything is on one flat surface.

Smoking is prohibited inside Mesquite Convention Center, per the City of Mesquite.

If you’re still on the festival property, please go to the production office. If you are off-site, please email us and provide a description of the lost item.

2019 Participating Retailers

AMAZING4PETS
BARK & BONES BOUTIQUE
BATH EXPO & WINDOW EXPO
BENTLEY’S BOWS & WISE GUY TIES
BIG DOGGIE DUDS
BONEJOUR JAX
BORDER COLLIE SAVE AND RESCUE
BOSTON TERRIER RESCUE OF NORTH TEXAS
BRAIDED ONE
BULL LUV ABLE PAWS RESCUE
CANE ROSSO RESCUE
CAT MATCHERS
CEDARCIDE
CODY'S FRIENDS RESCUE
CONNIE'S PARK LANE JEWELRY CORNER & ANGEL PAWS
DALLAS CAT LADY
DFW PUP PATROL RESCUE
DOG FUNADDICT LLC
DOGFRIENDLYALLIANCE.COM
DOGSLIFE
DOGSTERTX
DOGZ N CATZ
DROWZYDAWG RESCUE
ECO-SAFE PEST CONTROL
ERICA'S HEALTHY PET
FORT WORTH ABANDONED ANIMAL ALLIANCE
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY
HAUTE DOGS DESIGN
HELLOFRESH
HIPPIE HOUNDZ
IMPERFECT FOODS
IN STRIDE CHIROPRACTIC
JENNA REGAN PHOTOGRAPHY
LONE STAR PYRS AND PAWS RESCUE
LOOIE
LYLE LOVES IT BARKERY, LLC
MARLEIGH'S FRIENDS RESCUE
MR. WIGGLEBOTTOM'S
MY CRITTER SOLUTIONS
NATURAL BUDDY
NATURE'S SELECT PREMIUM PET FOOD
NBKIDZ.COM
NORWEX - KARIN PORTER, INDEPENDENT SALES CONSULTANT
NULO PET FOOD
PAWTREE®
PET PARTNERS OF NORTH TEXAS
PET WANTS
PETS-GLOBAL, INC.
POOCH HOTEL AND PARADISE 4 PAWS
RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN
RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY
RY'S TIES
SHAGGY CHIC APPAREL
SIMBA’S BARKERY
SPCA
STRICKLY CREATIVE STYLES
SUNNYVALE ANIMAL SHELTER
SUNRUN SOLAR
TAIL WAGGIN' BISCUITS & BONES, INC.
TEXAS DOG MAGAZINE
THE AMAZING DIP COMPANY
THE BEST CBD OIL AROUND (HEMPWORX)
THE PAWS CAUSE
THE PET SCOUT SHOP
THE POOP GUYS
THE STITCHIN' CHICKS
THREE DOG BAKERY DFW
UNLEASHED PAWS, LLC
WHITE KISSES GREAT DANE RESCUE
WIKI WAGS DISPOSABLES
WOODBRIDGE HOME EXTERIORS
WYMER WAX INDEPENDENT SCENTSY DIRECTOR
YOUR HOME PET CARE
ZURVITA AND CBD OIL (NON THC)