SPCA Pet Adoption, April 11, 2021
In an effort to reduce the potential for COVID-19 to spread to more people via gatherings of people and protect the health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff and volunteers, as well as our community, the SPCA of Texas is closing our shelters, clinics, mobile adoption and mobile wellness events to the public until further notice. Adoptions are by appointment only.
Adoptions will be available by appointment only every Thursday and Saturday. Adoption counseling will be done virtually, and curb-side pickups will be offered whenever possible so that in-person meet and greets can be kept to a minimum. Adopters will need to submit an adoption inquiry form in order to begin the tele-adoption process and schedule an appointment to complete the adoption.
Looking for a new home: Eric
Meet Eric, an adorable, 7-year-old Mixed Breed gentleman. He weighs about 45-pounds and is mostly white with large splotches of black on his face and back. His floppy ears and big, brown eyes give him a serious look, but don’t let that fool you! Eric is a sweet and athletic guy who loves to play with other dogs. He’s enjoys playing outdoors, wrestling with other dogs his size and nuzzling up to his favorite people for petting. Eric would prefer a home without young children, and would do best with another canine companion in the household. The SPCA of Texas recommends you bring in your other dog for a meet and greet with Eric to make sure they are a perfect pair. Eric has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. Now through April 25th, you can adopt any cat or dog 6 months or older at the SPCA of Texas for 50% off their regular adoption fees. Eric is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet Eric, please visit spca.org/adopt.
From previous features: Freckles was adopted! Harriet, Persephone, Oscar, Charcoal, CJ, Anya, Oso, Morticia, Cyrus, Miranda, Gertrude, Stefan, JJ, Tanner, Kody, January, and Bosco, are still waiting for their forever homes.
Meet Harriet, a 5½-year-old, Akita/Chow Chow mix weighing 63-pounds. She has a lovely red coat, perky ears, and big, brown eyes and is a happy, curious gal who loves snacks! She can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but after a few sniffs, she’ll warm up to you. Since coming to the SPCA of Texas, Harriet has blossomed from a reserved, timid dog to a spunky, fun and outgoing princess! She loves to run and play outside with the staff, and she will bounce around in delight for her spectators. Harriet would do best as the star of the show as the only dog in a home. The staff who care for her think she would do well with older children who can give her time to warm up before becoming best buddies. This unique dog will make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a playful but well-mannered companion. She has been spayed, microchipped and has received all age-appropriate vaccinations. Now until April 25, you can adopt Harriet or any other adult cat or dog from the SPCA of Texas at 50% off regular adoption fees. Harriet is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.
Still looking for a new home: Persephone
Meet Persephone, a female, 8-year-old, Rottweiler mix weighing 86-pounds. She may be a senior girl, but she still has a whole lotta love to give! Persephone is a gentle giant, and has become a favorite among the staff who care for her. She wiggles her nub of a tail each time you visit her, and will do just about anything for treats and attention from people. She loves belly rubs, curling up for naps in a soft bed and playing with soft toys. She enjoys her daily walks, especially when they include breaks for pets and ear scratches. This sweet girl has the heart to match her size, and she really does just want to be loved, loved, loved! Persephone would prefer to be the only queen in your home without other pets. She would do well with older children and will make a loving companion to anyone looking for a giant teddy bear! She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. Persephone is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney. To request an appointment to meet Persephone, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Oscar
Meet Oscar, an adorable, 9-year-old Welsh Corgi/Shepherd mix. He has quite the unique look, with the short, stout body and legs of a Corgi but the face and markings of a Shepherd! This cute, older gentleman is looking for a laidback home where he can spend his golden years. According to his previous owners, Oscar is very intelligent and knows several commands like sit, stay, come, down, heel and shake! On top of that, he is reportedly well housetrained. He enjoys playing outside but can also be lazy at times, and he thrives on having a typical routine. In his previous home, Oscar got along with both dogs and cats, and enjoyed meeting new people at home. Oscar would do best in a home without young children under the age of 15, and the SPCA of Texas encourages you to bring all family members in to meet him. Oscar has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. From now until April 25, his adoption fee is 50% off! Oscar is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet Oscar, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Charcoal
Meet Charcoal, a handsome, 6-year-old Catahoula Leopard dog mix. He has a gorgeous gray merle coat, floppy ears and a smile that will warm your heart. Charcoal can be timid around new people, but deep down he is a goofy, wiggly boy who loves to play. He especially enjoys being around other dogs, and is quick to engage his canine friends in fun and games. The SPCA of Texas thinks Charcoal will do best in a home with a yard for him to romp around in, and thinks he would really shine with a family who has another dog for him to buddy up with. He will make a great companion for anyone who’s wanting a silly pup to put a smile on their face. Charcoal is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet Charcoal, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Dilly
Meet Dilly, a 6½-year-old Shepherd mix with a pretty face and a loving nature. This 50-pound lady loves people and enjoys a good scratch session from anyone who is willing to lend a hand! She is happy meeting new people, making new friends and spending time outdoors. In her previous home, she got along fine with children ages six to ten, and she did well with just about all people she met. She’s a mostly calm and laid back gal who doesn’t mind being a couch potato, but she sure will do tricks in exchange for treats! In fact, she knows how to sit, stay, lie down and even give kisses on command! Dilly would do best with other dogs similar in size, as she can get a little too excited around small dogs or cats. If you’re looking for an easygoing pup to spend time with, she’s the girl for you! Dilly is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet Dilly, please visit spca.org/adopt.
A service note:
Recently the SPCA of Texas sent out the following announcement. For the full statement and more information, visit visit www.spca.org/perrynews for more information.
March 4, 2021 – The SPCA of Texas announces that it is closing the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center and Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic (Perry Campus) in McKinney on April 30, 2021. The future of the building and property is still under consideration. All other SPCA of Texas locations will remain open, their programs and services unchanged, including the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in Dallas, the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas and the Ellis County Animal Care Center in Waxahachie, TX. The SPCA of Texas also features adoptable cats at five North Texas-area PetSmart Stores.
Still looking for a new home: CJ
Meet CJ, a 1½-year-old, Black Mouth Cur mix with a great personality! He spent some time in a foster home, where he showed that he is a funny, curious boy who loves to explore and play with toys. He came to the SPCA of Texas last year through their Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit, so he did not have the best life before. He can still be a little scared in unfamiliar situations, but he has come a long way. CJ would thrive in a home with another dog as his buddy – he just loves hanging out with friends, and they really bring out his confidence! He’s quite a smartie-pants, and has learned tricks like sit, come, stay and down from the staff at the shelter. This goofy, lovable sweetheart is sure to be a loyal companion to anyone willing to give him a chance. CJ is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet CJ, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Anya
Meet Anya, a beautiful, 7 ½-year-old Shepherd mix with some interesting quirks. The most unique thing about her is her love for TV! Her second favorite activity is to sit with her stuffed toys and watch television while she plays with them. But her absolutely favorite thing in the world is to zoom around the backyard with her doggie buddies! Due to her rough start to life, she’s a bit of a chicken, but is getting much braver and has learned to love her walks. She has made amazing progress in her foster home and her confidence continues to improve. Anya would do best in a quiet home with a doggie sibling or two, and no children, as the little ones can overwhelm her. This sweet girl is sure to warm the hearts of anyone who meets her. Anya has been spayed, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. She is waiting to meet you in an SPCA of Texas foster home. To request an appointment to meet Anya, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Oso
Meet Oso, a 7-year-old, Labrador Retriever mix looking for love in time for Valentine’s Day. He’s a sweet, gentle fellow who enjoys the finer things in life like naps, quiet time and thoughtful conversations with his favorite people. He can be shy at first, but he has a lot of love for the people he knows. He’d like to find a family who shares his gentle nature and would prefer a home with adults and young adults age 15 and older. He’ll be the perfect partner for laidback nights filled with reading books, watching movies or playing games. He seems to get along with other dogs, but bring any pups you already have to meet him to make sure that they get along. He’s even eligible for a trial adoption, which means that you can take him home and see how he does with your family before making things official. If you’re looking for senior gentleman to love, he’s the one for you! Oso is waiting for you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet him, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Morticia
Meet Morticia, a 6-year-old Shepherd mix with large, pointy ears and beautiful brown eyes. Like her namesake, the matriarch of the Addams family, Morticia is dark and mysterious, but with a good sense of humor and a creative way of showing affection. Morticia likes to stick her head under your arm to feel safe and loved, something she didn’t get much of in her previous life. She is also a huge fan of butt scratches and, as you can see from her plump figure, treats. Morticia loves her doggie buddies, and would love to meet any doggie siblings in the home at your meet and greet. She’s pretty timid and definitely not a fan of the leash yet, so she’ll need a fenced-in yard to do her business in. A laid back household with older teens and adults would be the ideal environment for her to thrive in. Sweet Morticia is waiting to meet you at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. Interested adopters can take her home for a trial adoption for a few weeks to see if she is a good fit for your home. To make an appointment to meet Morticia, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Cyrus
Meet Cyrus, a male, 3-year-old, Pit Bull Terrier mix weighing 56-pounds. He’s a handsome, loving boy looking for a home of his very own. He came to the SPCA of Texas from Louisiana when he was transferred from another shelter in the wake of Hurricane Laura. Not much is known about his past, but he has shown what a sweet, loving boy he is despite his long journey. He can be a little shy around new people, but he warms up quickly – especially with treats! He’d love to have a family who will give him lots of attention, playtime and snuggles. If you have any other dogs at home, please bring them to meet him to make sure they get along. Cyrus is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.
Still looking for a new home: Miranda
Meet Miranda, a female, 1-year-old, German Shepherd mix weighing 42-pounds. She’s a lovely lady looking for a new adventure! She has a tan and black coat, perky ears and a dazzling smile! Her favorite things are squeaky toys, treats, and enjoying the sunshine. Because of her age she’s still learning new tricks and manners, so hopefully you have some things up your sleeve! She would love a pup playmate around her size that can keep up with her high energy during playtime. She’d do best with older kids, and would prefer a home with a yard where she can get lots of exercise. Miranda is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Still looking for a new home: Gertrude and Stefan
Meet Gertrude, a female, 2-year-old, Doberman Pinscher mix and Stefan, a male, 2-year-old, Doberman Pinscher mix. These two big, beautiful pups have sleek black coats, floppy ears and the characteristic narrow Doberman snout. That’s not all they share – Gertrude and Stefan share a whole lot of love for each other! They’re the best of friends, and the SPCA of Texas has pair bonded them so that they must find a home together. They can be a bit timid around new folks, but once they get to know you, they are huge sweethearts! They love to play together, cuddle and spend time outdoors. They are searching for a home with a large, fenced backyard where they’ll have plenty of room to run and romp around together. They’d do best as the only dogs and would prefer to share their home with teen and adult humans only. Gertrude and Stefan are waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Meet Roxie! This 10-month old, 40-lb shepherd mix is an active pup looking for a family who loves to play and stay busy. She’s still in the big puppy stage, so she’s working on basic training, which she will need to continue in her forever home with the teens and adults in her family. Roxie loves toys and treats, but her favorite thing is to catch the water from our hose in the play yards and then splash in the doggie pool. She is a water dog if there ever was one! Roxie would do best in a single family home with a fenced-in yard (hopefully with sprinklers for her to play in during the warmer months), where she can get her zoomies out a few times a day. Roxie enjoys walks with her human friends, but only if she gets to bring one of her favorite stuffed toys along for company – and so she can make you stop to play a quick game of tug of war on the way! Roxie does best solo, but she is willing to go to a home with a dog sibling whose play style matches hers, so please bring them along for your meet and greet. Roxie is spayed and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Roxie is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney. To make an appointment to meet Roxie, please visit spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: JJ
Meet JJ, a male, 1-year-old Shepherd mix weighing 22-pounds. He came to the SPCA of Texas through a cruelty case and was so frightened when he arrived! Thankfully, he found an awesome foster mom who helped him learn how to be a dog. He still has some progress to make, but he’s now on the hunt for a forever home. Once he opens up, he’s a ball of fun! He loves playing in water- the water hose is his favorite thing ever. He also met a turtle in his foster home and they were best friends! He is incredibly silly, so he’s sure to put a smile on your face. Thankfully, he doesn't need anyone to entertain him- he can do that all on his own. Either with toys, or his four-legged friends. He would do best in a home with a securely fenced yard, adults only and at least one other canine friend. JJ is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Still looking for new homes: Tanner
Meet Tanner, a 7-year-old, American Blue Heeler mix weighing 28-pounds. He’s a pint-sized pup with a red and white speckled coat, triangular ears and brown eyes. He came to the SPCA of Texas through a hoarding case in August, where he had to share his space with a large number of other dogs. He's a sweet, wiggly boy looking for a home of his very own. He's the perfect little buddy, and would love to cuddle up on the couch, play fetch and gets lots of attention from his humans. He would prefer to be the only dog in the home so he can have all the love to himself. Potential adopters get to take him on a test drive through a trial adoption. Tanner is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Still looking for a new home: Kody
Meet Kody, a 3½-year-old German Shepherd mix with the most handsome smile! He can be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, his playful personality really shines. He loves hard and plays hard, so he will need an adopter who can keep up. His foster mom said he’s super smart. He knows sit, down, leave it, and get it! He also learned how to use the bells on the door to go outside in just one day! He sometimes uses his intelligence for mischief and learned to turn over his slow feeder bowl to get his food faster, so now he eats his food out of snuffle mats and he LOVES them. He’ll require a house with a house with a large, private backyard where he can get all of his zoomies out multiple times a day. He’d do best with an active family who are looking for a dog to exercise and play with. He’s kind of a daddy's boy and tends to bond more with men, so hopefully there will be at least 1 male in the home he can look up to. No offense ladies! He can get a bit rowdy sometimes so he's looking for some humans who have experience with large, energetic goofballs like him and no children. If you have other dogs at home, bring them to meet Kody to see if they get along! If you’re looking for a fun-loving dude to stay active with, he’s the one for you! Kody is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Still looking for a new home: January
Meet January, a female Retriever/Labrador mix who is 2½ years old. She is a medium-sized dog with the most beautiful shiny brown coat with white on her chest and chin and weighs 32 pounds. January has had a rough life; she was one of 20 dogs seized from a hoarding situation. X-rays revealed metal fragments on various parts of her body from gunshot which caused blindness in one eye. She is heartworm positive and is currently on activity restrictions.She will need special attention as she is very timid, but is learning to trust people. She may flinch when you touch her and she is sensitive to noise. She needs a home that is quiet and calm and has a fenced back yard. She also needs to live with adults only. She is on medication, so her adopter will need to administer her meds. If you’re looking for a sweet little gal to be your couch companion, January is the one for you and is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.
Still looking for a new home: Bosco
Meet Bosco, who just turned one year old. He’s a beautiful blue-gray mixed-breed dog with a short silky coat, weighing in at 50 pounds. He was rescued by the SPCA of Texas after being mistreated by his owner. He’s making up for all the fun he missed as puppy and is now a fun-loving, excitable doggy. He’s shown some reactivity while in the shelter and this may carry over into the real world, so he will require a house with a secure wooden fenced yard where he can’t see who is passing by. He will do better in a home with kids over 12 years old and does need to meet them before he is adopted. His ideal adopter is active and patient and will devote time to playing and working with Bosco to help him with his obedience skills. If you’re looking for fun-loving guy who is ready to be your companion, Bosco is the one for you! He is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. Please visit spca.org/dogadopt to make an appointment to meet him.
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Logan Garrett, holding Tony, started the SPCA Pet Adoption program while she was in high school.
Carmen & Tater enjoying their home with the Dirt Doctor. Both are of them SPCA rescues.
Here are our current SPCA adoptees - the veteran Tater and the new girl, Nellie.