Petropolitan opens Oak Cliff location, plans spay/neuter mural


Property owners nixed the planned spay/neuter mural-as-public-service-announcement that had been planned for the building at 520 W. Davis.

But the owners of a new pet-oriented business in Oak Cliff offered to put the mural on their building.

The Petropolitan opens a location at 2406 Emmett this weekend. The owners, Chris Watts and Todd Fisher, live in Oak Cliff and opened the first Petropolitan in Downtown in 2006.

They agreed to let artists Joachim West and Teresa Megahan create the “balls are for fetch” mural on their building. They plan to start painting at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, as part of the Petropolitan’s grand opening, which also includes a low-cost microchipping clinic.

By |2015-07-09T09:42:32-05:00July 9th, 2015|Business, News|3 Comments

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  1. […] This was the mockup that I made very quickly after channel 11 came to the scene to film.  I eventually changed it to add the dog which had inspired Chris and Todd to care for animals.  As you can see, she was a disabled dog and a mix of several breeds. Channel 11 did air the mural but only for a few seconds and twice as the story ended up being replaced by a story about a child who had drowned. We had a grand opening/painting party to celebrate the opening of The Petropolitan and a lot of brave and hardworking people came out and climbed high scaffolding in order to help us to paint.  Before the Grand Opening we had to disassemble what was on the wall and draw in the design.  Unfortunately, we were not able to simply project our image onto the wall and trace it so Teresa and I were forced to draw the entire thing by hand.  It was very strange to draw on that scale because of the fact that we had to do it on a small scaffold which made it very difficult to step back and gain perspective on the mural. We also received complaints about the mural at the new location but Chris and Todd didn’t back down.  They were even told that there would be protestors during the grand opening but we were fortunate to enjoy the day without protest. The Oak Cliff Advocate wrote about it here: https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2015/07/petropolitan-opens-oak-cliff-location-plans-spayneuter-mural… […]

  2. Smokey July 9, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Move it up…split the difference. Congratulations!

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