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.
KRLD's Kristin Diaz along with Maura Davies from the SPCA highlights the critical need for adopting families at local animal shelters by showcasing an "Adoptable Pet Pal" that has stayed at the shelter too long.
Meet Mary Ann!
She is a precious little pup who needs a foster or a foster-to-adopt parent at the SPCA of Texas. Mary Ann is a 6-year-old Shepherd mix who weighs 41 pounds. She needs to go through a foster program to build confidence and social skills. She is a very sweet dog, but she didn’t get a lot of social skills before coming to the SPCA of Texas. She was seized in a hoarding case in Van Zandt County. Pregnant at the time, Mary Ann has given birth to a healthy litter of pups who have all found their forever homes now. Mary Ann is hoping with a little work she can find her new family too.
Meet Daisy Mae!
This dog is a little ray of sunshine. Daisy Mae is an American Blue Heeler mix with a delightfully dappled coat and a charming little grin. She is an older lady at 8 years, but she’s still got a lot of living and loving to do. Daisy Mae is a find because she is house trained and even knows how to use a doggie door. She’s pretty laid back, able to get along well with other dogs even though she doesn’t rush into feisty pay groups. She is currently in foster care, and her foster mom says she is very affectionate, loves to go for rides in the car and is a great walking partner. An appointment is necessary to meet her.
Want a dog that can put a smile on your face with just a goofy grin? Tonks is the dog for you! This is 5-year-old Terrier, Pit Bull mix that just edges into the large dog category at 46 pounds. She has a classic brown coat with white underneath. Tonks isn’t a shy girl. She loves to meet new people and goes crazy for a great toy. She does very well with other dogs and kids too. Bring everyone down to the shelter for a meet-and-great before adopting. Tonks is currently housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her in person.
Jasper is a tabby Domestic Shorthair mix who is hoping to find a great forever home. He is a little on the small side at only 7 pounds, but he has the heart of cats twice his size. Like many cats, he can be a bit on the shy side when first meeting new people, but the SPCA of Texas staff reports that once he is comfortable, he becomes the funniest and most playful cat ever. He would love to find a family who can give him time to acclimate to new surroundings. Jasper does well with other cats and wouldn’t mind having a roomie, but small children scare him. He’d prefer all kids to be at least 15 years old.
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.
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.