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, Monica!
Meet Monica! This is one sweet and happy dog. Monica is a Shepherd mix with a full coat of almost ginger hair. She is 8 years old and weighs in at a healthy 69 pounds. Monica is super energetic, blazing a trail around the play yard. She is more than happy to let humans join in on the frolicking if they feel so inclined. There is a bit of a warm-up period as Monica tends to be a little on the shy side at first meeting, but once proper introductions are made, her playful side comes out quick. Bring all pets and family to the shelter to meet her. She is housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her in person.
Meet Jack! He is a delightful fellow waiting for a forever home with the SPCA of Texas. Jack has a whole blender full of breeds going on, but he’s a very large dog at 96 pounds, and he is just over 6 years old. He’s got the basic black-over-tan coat of a Shepherd, though he has a very different head structure. Jack ran into a bit of misfortune and had to have one of his eyes removed. He doesn’t let that stop him though, and loves to get out and get his exercise. He also loves hanging out with other dogs and people, and he seems to do just fine with kids under 12. Jack is waiting at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center so no appointment is necessary.
Meet Cheeto! As a kid, you loved them as snacks. Now, love one as an adorable family pet. Cheeto is a female Domestic Shorthair mix who is just over a year old and weighs in at 7 pounds. This little lady has the classic orange cat coat going on, and follows it up with the cutest little face and big, wondering eyes. Of course, Cheeto will be a little shy at first meeting, but once she has the comfort level under control her blissful kitten instincts will take over. She’s fine with other cats, and would like all children in the home to be over 12. Cheeto is waiting at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, so no appointment is necessary to meet her.
Meet Abby! She is a strikingly beautiful German Shepherd mix available for adoption from the SPCA of Texas. Abby is a big, strong girl at 65 pounds, and she is a mature dog at 10 years of age too. She has the classic black-over-tan coat of her breed. Abby actually arrived at the shelter with a daughter in tow, but the adoptions team has been able to place the younger Shepherd already. Abby is a very friendly dog who gets along well with other dogs and seems to do well with children too. She is currently housed at the Ellis County Animal Care Center, which is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.
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.