Meet Madre, a beautiful 3-year-old German Shepherd/Hound mix who loves to have a good time! In addition to running around, Madre enjoys playing ball, chasing soaring frisbees and playing tug-of-war. Madre is a wonderful bundle of energy who just loves to play! Once the day has wound down and you are exhausted from all your fun, Madre will snuggle up against you. She may even try to squeeze into your lap for a good, long back rub! Doesn't that sound nice? Madre weighs in at 68 pounds and has nice long legs, so she would prefer to be in a home with a large yard so she can run like the wind! Speaking of yards, Madre does have a habit of climbing fences. She just can't help herself, since the world looks so big and inviting beyond that fence! This means that Madre will definitely need a home with a very well-secured fence and supervision when she is outdoors. Madre was transferred to the SPCA of Texas on Aug. 28 in response to Hurricane Isaac. She's a true Texan now! So what are you waiting for? Come meet this sweet girl soon! #107383
This is Luna, a 1-year-old female Domestic Shorthair kitty cat. Luna has a lovely white and blue tabby coat with a cute spot of white on her back. She's a chatty girl who loves to be petted and is very friendly and gentle. Luna was brought to the SPCA of Texas in early September because she just didn't get along with the other animal companions in her previous home. That's why Luna is looking for a home where she can be the only kitty. She knows that she would make a great companion. Come meet this sweet girl today! #73591
Photos courtesy of the SPCA.
Madre and Luna are waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas at 2400 Lone Star Drive near I-30 and Hampton Rd. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Regular adoption fees are $95-125 for puppies 0-6 months, $75-95 for adult dogs 6 months or older, $50 for senior dogs 7 years or older, $50 for VIP dogs, $95 for kittens, $75 for adult cats, $50 for senior cats 7 years and older and $50 for VIP cats. Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia test for cats 4 months and older, a microchip, a rabies tag and a free leash or cat carrier. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org.
Meet Conan the non-barbarian. This guy is way too sweet and cute to be considered a barbarian! This Conan would rather kiss, cuddle and get tummy rubs than cause any kind of trouble. Conan is a 2-year-old Shepherd mix who is quiet and loving. He was transferred here to the SPCA of Texas on Aug. 19 so that he could find a wonderful home. If you're looking for a sweet, fun-loving boy, Conan is definitely your guy! So what are you waiting for? Come meet this precious boy soon! #107172
Photos courtesy of the SPCA.
This is Sassy, a beautiful 5-year-old Domestic Longhair mix with a gorgeous tortoiseshell coat. Sassy is a very sweet girl who gets along well with just about everyone, including other kitty companions! Sassy is also litter-trained! She really is the total kitty package! Sassy has been waiting very patiently for her forever home since Aug. 4, so she’s anxious to meet you. If you’re looking for a fun and friendly cuddlebug, then Sassy is the perfect lady for you. Come meet this precious girl soon! #36991
Conan and Sassy are waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney at 8411 Stacy Road. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Regular adoption fees are $95-125 for puppies 0-6 months, $75-95 for adult dogs 6 months or older, $50 for senior dogs 7 years or older, $50 for VIP dogs, $95 for kittens, $75 for adult cats, $50 for senior cats 7 years and older and $50 for VIP cats. Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia test for cats 4 months and older, a microchip, a rabies tag and a free leash or cat carrier. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org.
Pet tip: Boo? Hiss!
SPCA of Texas Issues Pet Safety Tips
to Take the Scare out of Halloween
With all the gremlins, goblins, Hogwarts graduates and Toddlers in Tiaras out on the prowl, the SPCA of Texas reminds pet owners to keep pets’ safety in mind this Halloween.
• Don’t give any candy to your pets! Even a small amount of chocolate can be fatal. Make sure that all Halloween treats are in a high place where pets cannot reach them. If pets consume chocolate or candy, contact your vet immediately.
• Keep pets away from live flame decorations like candles and jack-o-lanterns, and restrict your pets’ access to hanging decorations such as streamers. Pets are curious and can become tangled or even choke if they chew on the decorations.
• Take extra precautions if you own a cat. Unfortunately, myths regarding cats and witches can put them in danger on Halloween. For peace of mind, keep kitties away from the front door.
• Pets may be terrified by tiny gremlins carrying big, orange pumpkins full of sugar ... wouldn’t you? If you have a protective dog who might feel threatened by strangers, keep him or her away from the door when trick-or-treaters arrive. Keep pets in a familiar place with lots of toys and soothing music to distract them from the doorbell.
• Don’t let the family dog accompany the kids on their Trick-or-Treat outing. Although bringing your pooch may seem like a fun family outing, your pet would likely feel much safer and more comfortable in his or her own home, away from all the Halloween festivities.
• Make sure your pet always has on a collar and identification tags, so you can be contacted if he or she does slip away during all the Halloween commotion.
• And of course, if the thought of more homeless, unwanted dogs and cats scares you like it does the SPCA of Texas, remember the importance of always spaying and neutering and vaccinating your pets.
For more information, log on to www.spca.org or call 214-742-SPCA (7722).
About the author: Stephanie Daniels is communications coordinator with the SPCA of Texas. She is based in Dallas.