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 this week's featured Pet Pal, Molly!
Molly is a sweet and gentle 11-year-old female Lab mix who is looking for her forever home. She may be a bit of an older gal but she’s still active and enjoys daily walks, fetch with tennis balls and spending time with people. She is very friendly towards people, and she may need some time to adjust to a new environment. If you're looking for a sweet senior pup to complete your family, this rescue pupper is the gal for you! She came from a place with a bunch of dogs, so she feels like it is her turn to be in the spotlight. No canine friends for Molly please. If you are a human 65 or older and adopt a dog or cat, like Molly, over the age of 7 years, the adoption is free thanks to our Seniors for Seniors program! If you’d like to adopt Molly, you can visit her at the Dallas Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas any day between noon and 6 p.m. She’ll be waiting for you to fall in love with her!
Meet Pearl! What an elegant combo of Siberian Husky and German Shepherd (and possibly others) this young lady is. She is 2-and-a-half years old and weighs 53 pounds. She has a white coat and fits the fashion for any occasion. She also has those different-colored eyes that are just mesmerizing. She is a sweetheart, especially if you float a few extra treats her way. Pearl can get a little overwhelmed with other dogs around and would prefer to have a family all to herself. She is good with kids however, so bring any youngsters in the home to meet her at the Dallas Animal Care Center.
Meet Myra! She is an elderly Chihuahua mix who is looking for someone to carry her through her Golden Years. She is available under the SPCA of Texas Fospice program due to her age and some medical conditions. Myra may not be a puppy, and her step may not be as springy, but she has a wonderful personality and is quite the affectionate lady. In fact, Myra would be a wonderful companion for someone who loves dogs but also needs a little calmer pace. As a Fospice dog, the SPCA of Texas takes care of all food, medicine, and essentials. Myra is waiting at the SPCA of Texas Dallas Animal Care Center.
Meet Willy Wonka! Despite the name, this guy doesn’t need to get anywhere near a Chocolate Factory (no dog does), but he is sweet enough to earn the name. Willy Wonka is a mixed breed dog who is a year-and-a-half old now. He weighs 34 pounds and is covered in a black, tan and white coat. Willy Wonka is still a kid, and as such has a lot of energy. His play yard antics are especially cute with his unique little legs blazing a trail. He likes other dogs and kids, so he’ll be a great addition to any family. He is housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet him.
Meet Kanna! She has the royal look of the wild, but this little lady is quite the sweety. Kanna is a Domestic Medium Hair mix with black and tan stripes and a little touch of white underneath. She is a dainty 7 pounds and is just over 2 years old now. She is a mama cat and has fulfilled all her motherly duties to the kittens who have now all found their forever homes. Now Kanna would like to be the baby herself. She would prefer to be the only cat in the home, and is also preferential to humans over the age of 12. Come and meet her at the SPCA of Texas Dallas Animal Care Center.
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.