In partnership with the SPCA of Texas, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD brings you 'Adoptable Pet Pals,' a weekly feature to introduce you to animals that are ready for adoption.
On this week's edition of 'Adoptable Pet Pals,' KRLD and the SPCA of Texas highlight pet pals that are currently living in foster homes and have not been exposed to the distemper outbreak that has temporarily shut down the shelter. The halt on intakes and adoptions at the shelter will be lifted on June 23rd.
Meet Hilary, our featured 'Adoptable Pet Pal' this week!
Hilary has been in foster care and has been having lots of fun with other dogs, cats and even a pig. Anyone who enjoys having several animals or has a ranch setting in the country would love to have Hilary join the gang. She’s a mixed breed dog of 7-and-a-half years with dark fur and a white underside. She’s a good-sized pup at 40 pounds. Hilary is a bit of an independent gal, though she does come in for hanging out and petting from time to time. She is crate-trained, non-destructive and an all-around well-behaved dog who would love to find her forever home. Just like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, Hilary has been spayed, microchipped and has had all of her age-appropriate vaccines. She is currently in foster care, so an appointment in advance will be required to meet her.
Miles is a large dog at almost 80 pounds, and is a big beautiful mix of Great Dane, Labrador and Retriever. He is also 10-and-a-half years old and is already familiar with basic commands and he is also housebroken. Miles has a coat of black fur, with white trim on the underside and tips of his paws. For an older dog, Miles is still quite active. He loves to get out and exercise, getting in a bit of a run and going for a roll in the grass. Inside he can be quite the lap dog, snuggling on the couch with his favorite human. He has an overall calm disposition and is quite a loyal friend. Miles would as the only pet in the home, and the whole family should meet him before adoption. Miles is currently in foster care and requires an advance appointment to meet him.
January is a female Retriever, Labrador mix who is four-and-a-half years old and weighs in at just over 30 pounds. She has brown fur with a white underside and big pointy ears. January came to the SPCA from a cruelty case and had a pretty rough start in life. She is left with one missing leg and is blind in one eye. She can understandably be a little shy at first, but over time she has warmed up quite well. Now she can be quite playful and loves to get out and roll in the grass. She is house-trained and rides quite well in the car. Just like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, January has been spayed, microchipped and has had all of her age-appropriate vaccines. She is currently in foster care with the SPCA of Texas, so an appointment in advance will be required to meet her.
Cona is an older Chihuahua mix who was brought into the SPCA of Texas from a hoarding case, along with 42 other dogs and even a few chickens. As an older lady of almost 10 years, she is not as rambunctious as a younger Chihuahua would be. She came in facing some skin issues and has some naked spots to this day. She weighs 17 pounds, which is a little overweight at this point. Cona would do well with a quiet, calm home. She interacts and takes treats at her own pace. She’d do better without children looking for a playmate, and she can coexist with other dogs though she doesn’t actively engage them. Just like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, Cona has been spayed, microchipped and has had all of her age-appropriate vaccines. She is currently in foster care, so an appointment in advance will be required to meet her.
Regular adoption fees are $150 for puppies and kittens aged 0-6 months and $75 for adult dogs and cats aged 6 months or older. Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of PetHealth Insurance provided by PetHealth, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a rabies tag and a free leash.
KRLD values the connection between animals and people. Through the incredible selflessness of animal advocates who rescue, rehabilitate, foster and adopt animals, we hope to be partners in finding safe and forever homes for these animals in need.
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