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SPCA Pet Adoption, February 18, 2024


The SPCA of Texas Dallas Animal Care Center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 6:00 PM. Animals are available by walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are also available for select animals. Animals at the Jan Rees-Jones building don't need an appointment. Some of the SPCA dogs up for adoption are temporarily housed in the Russell E. Dealey Rescue Center. This overflow area for adoptable animals is nearby but is accessible by appointment only. Please browse available animals at and visit to inquire about a dog or to inquire about a cat.


These adult dogs and adult cats are at the SPCA of Texas’ Dallas Animal Care Center and our Ellis County Animal Care Center (2570 FM Road 878, Waxahachie, TX).  Adoptions are sponsored by the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center. There’s one exception—when a senior adopts a senior pet, age seven or older the adoption fee is waived. Puppies and kittens under the age of six months are $150. 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 MetLife Insurance, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a rabies tag and a free leash. 


Our “True Love Has Paws” Adoption Special—$25 adoptions for all adult dogs and cats runs through February 29th!


Looking for a new home: all of our past dogs (scroll down)


The dog sent by the SPCA this week (a retriever mix named Ismel) was adopted before we could run our weekly pet adoption post. Rather than list his particulars, please take a look at all of of the other wonderful dogs still waiting for a permanent home.


The good news this week: Candy was adopted. KJ, Chata, Powder, Red, Shira, Peter Pan, Ms Puff, Pyle, Barnabas, Vaca, Caido, Chocolate, Daisy, Diamond, Oompa, and Rachel are still waiting for their forever homes.


Still looking for a new home: Jan



Meet Jan, a black and white mixed breed (mostly pitbull) seven-month-old affectionate pup. She's 29 pounds now but is listed as a large dog because when full grown she will probably be over 44 pounds. So far she hasn't met other dogs at the SPCA but she doesn't mind the puppies that walk past her kennel. Jan was born with a heart condition but it doesn't hold her back from play and wanting snuggles. The SPCA will discuss her health with potential adopters. There is no preference listed as far as type of home (whether house with a yard or apartment) and they think she will get along with other pets and small children. As always, bring family members and pets down to the shelter to meet before adopting. She is housed at the Dallas Animal Care Center, and to see her profile visit here:


Still looking for a new home: KJ




Meet KJ, a fun-loving 42-pound mixed breed (mostly pitbull) mix. This black and white female walks well on a leash, loves to ride in the car, plays well with other dogs, and loves people. Small children and dogs in the family are ok - but always bring them down to meet the new animal before a final adoption. KJ has been on a couple of outside visits in the "Borrow-A-Buddy" program and one of the foster handlers said that after pulling a little at the first of the walk she settled in and stayed with her human. KJ is housed at the Russell Dealey Animal Rescue Center so an appointment is needed to meet her. Visit to see her profile. 



Still looking for a new home: Chata



Meet Chata, a 2-year-old mixed breed white with black short-haired female who loves dogs and toys. It isn't known if she is comfortable with small children, but kids over 12-years should be fine. She is cuddly and playful and has a great smile and bright eyes. At 2-years old and 51 pounds Chata is full grown. She is housed at the Russell Dealey Animal Rescue Center so an appointment is needed to meet her, and please bring the whole family, kids and dogs, down to meet her before an adoption is final. Her profile and photos can be found at  


Still looking for a new home: Powder



Meet Powder, a 21-pound 6-year-old black and white male Chihuahua-mix who had a rough start but since arriving at the SPCA he has make a lot of progress, and in this instance, he would do best in a home with another small dog so he can learn how to be a family dog from another pet. He would be best with children over 12, and as usual, it is best to bring the whole family and the dogs down to meet him before a final adoption. His profile can be found at, and you can see in his photos that he has a happy little face and a great smile.


Still looking for a new home: Red


Meet Red, a big goofy 69-pound boy with a short red coat. He is a four-year-old mixed breed pooch who is very friendly, and likes kids and dogs. He walks well on a leash and the SPCA staff report that he loves attention and likes to cuddle. Because he is currently housed in the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center an appointment is needed to meet him. Check out his profile at and click on the "make an appointment" tab to come meet this guy. He loves small children and dogs, but it is always a good idea to let a prospective new pet meet the whole family before the adoption. 


Still looking for a new home: Shira



Meet Shira, a large 87-pound brindle short-coated mixed breed dog who is currently in foster care through the SPCA. She had puppies shortly after arriving at the SPCA and all of them are now adopted. At 3 1/2 years old, she is a calm dog with a well-behaved and adaptable demeanor. There is conflicting information about her as far as other dogs - the main site says she is good with dogs but the foster who she is with says she would prefer to be the only dog in the home. Shira walks well and is completely house trained, and would benefit from a home with a fenced yard. Her profile at the SPCA is here and you will have to click on "make an appointment" to meet her. Bring any children and other pets in the household with you when you meet her.  


Still looking for a new home: Peter Pan



Meet Peter Pan, a 65-pound tan and white mixed-breed boy who at 2-years-old loves everyone. He's good with young kids and dogs, is house trained and walks well on a leash. He was in foster care and the home reports that he walks well, doesn't lunge at other dogs, is fine going into a crate, and will do just about anything you ask to get a treat. He is in the foster-to-adopt program now, so you can let him stay and see if it becomes permanent. Right now he's at the Dallas Animal Care Center so no appointment is needed. Bring the family and any dogs down to meet him. To see his profile, visit


Still looking for a new home: Ms. Puff




Meet Ms. Puff, an almost-8-year-old mixed breed pooch (who looks like there is a fair amount of blue heeler involved). She is black and white with some tan, and she has the classic blue heeler mask on her face. At 58-pounds she is a medium-large girl, and while she is sometimes shy at first, she responds well to treats. She loves walks and playing with other dogs and is good with kids over five-years-old. She may be good with all kids, but the best way to know is to bring any kids and dogs down to meet her before finalizing an adoption. She would be ok in a house or an apartment (as long as she gets regular walks). And Ms. Puff is available for the foster-to-adopt program, if you need a test run. She is at the Dallas Animal Care Center so no appointment is needed to meet her. That said, her profile is at and you can make an appointment to meet her.

The fee to adopt Ms. Puff is $25, and if a senior adopts this senior, there is no adoption fee.


Still looking for a new home: Pyle



Meet Pyle, a German Shepherd Dog mix who is almost 3-years old and is a big 86 pounds. He is vigorous enough that he should go to a home with children over 12 years of age who can handle his enthusiasm. That home should also have a large fenced yard. Pyle is at the Russell Dealey Animal Rescue Center where he is learning that other dogs can be friends. An appointment is needed to meet him and he should meet any animals you already have in the home. Visit his SPCA profile and see a video and find the link to make an appointment to meet him.


Still looking for a new home: Barnabas



Meet Barnabas, a four-year-old mix of American pit, bulldog, and terrier. At 65 pounds he has a blonde coat, yellow eyes, a sweet disposition, and is a social friendly pooch. When he arrived at the Russell Dealey Rescue Center he was fearful, but has come around to enjoying people in general, other dogs, and small children. He would be happy to join a family with other dogs. He has skills and learns well, especially responding to the offer of treats. Make an appointment at this link to meet Barnabas. Be sure to bring down the dogs and kids to meet him. His adoption fee is $75.


Still looking for a new home: Vaca



Meet Vaca, a two-year-old 70-pound Siberian Husky mix who was pretty timid when he arrived at the Russell Dealey Animal Rescue Center. He has learned that new people and new dogs aren't so scary, but it still pays to give him a little time to relax when you first meet him. They don't know how he is with small children and with your dogs, so as with any other pets available for adoption at the SPCA, take kids and dogs down to meet the dog you're considering adopting. Vaca's profile is at and from this page you can click the "make an appointment" button to set up a meeting. Vaca's adoption fee is $75, but through the end of November, adoption fees for adult dogs and adult cats are waived.


Still looking for a new home: Caido



Meet Caido, a three-year-old male Shepherd dog mix. He's 74 pounds with a tan coat and white toes. He enjoys attention and treats, but there isn't a lot of information about him. He's okay with younger children and dogs, but Caido is at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center so an appointment is needed to meet him. Children under 10 and family dogs should come down to visit him before an adoption plan is made. To meet Caido, click on the "Make an appointment" button on his profile link here. Caido's adoption fee is $75. 


Still looking for a new home: Chocolate



Meet Chocolate, a 50-pound 6 1/2-year-old mixed-breed male. He sports a beautiful black coat with a tan chest and big, fluffy tan eyebrows that accentuate his dark soulful eyes and white paws. His would be okay in a home or apartment. He's playful and loyal, but still learning to walk on a leash. He enjoys leisurely strolls and snuggling up on the couch. He's a bit shy at first, so bring all of the family members and pets out to meet him before adopting. Chocolate is in foster care while waiting for his new family so you'll need an appointment to meet him. For a video and more information, see his profile at and from there you can click the "make an appointment" button.


Still looking for a new home: Daisy



Meet Daisy, a 7-year-old retriever/Labrador mix. She has a sleek black coat with white tips on her toes and tail, and white patches on her chest and neck. At first, Daisy might seem shy, but she loves to go for walks and responds very well to the offer of treats. She is also initially shy with other dogs but soon adjusts, and she likes children under the age of twelve. Bring the family, including the dogs, down to the shelter to meet Daisy, to be sure they get along. Daisy is currently housed in the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her. Visit her profile at and follow the "make an appointment" link to meet her. Daisy has been spayed, microchipped, and has had all her age-appropriate vaccines, and since she is a senior, she is part of the "Seniors for Seniors" program - if you are 65 or older and adopt a senior cat or dog, the adoption is free.


Still looking for a new home: Diamond



Meet Diamond, a dynamic and spirited two-year-old pup searching for her forever home! This 49-pound beauty boasts a charming tan coat with adorable white paws and a touch of white on her nose. With her playful demeanor and intelligent nature, Diamond smart and sweet and is the ideal companion for an active and loving family. She loves playing with other dogs and gets along with kids; however, it’s important to bring siblings—dog and human—to meet her before taking Diamond home. What sets Diamond apart is her exceptional intelligence and eagerness to learn. She'd make an excellent running partner or hiking buddy. Diamond is waiting for her forever family at the SPCA of Texas Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her. Check out her profile.


Still looking for a new home: Oompa



Meet Oompa, a lovable and goofy two-year-old mixed breed dog, searching for his perfect forever home! This charming 68-pound boy is a bundle of joy and silliness, guaranteed to fill your life with laughter and happiness. Oompa's unique journey began when he was found as a stray, seeking refuge under a house alongside 12 other dogs. Despite his rough start, Oompa's resilient spirit shines through, and he's now ready to embark on a new chapter of his life with a loving family by his side. He is in Dallas at the Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so an appointment is needed to meet him. Despite his previous hardships, Oompa is great with other dogs, showcasing his ability to be a wonderful companion to furry siblings. He will be good with human siblings, too! With a little patience and love, Oompa's potential knows no bounds. Visit Oompa’s profile at and click on the "Make an Appointment" button. Oompa's team will set everything up from there.


Still looking for a new home: Rachel



Meet Rachel, a wonderful, young dog looking for a forever home with the SPCA of Texas. Rachel is a Labrador Retriever mix who is just over a year-and-a-half old and weighs a dainty 26 pounds. She is covered in a beautiful jet-black coat which is reported to be at the highest levels of softness. She is currently in foster care, so an appointment will be necessary to meet her, but it will be more than worth the effort. Her foster reports that she is a very well-behaved little lady who can turn up the accelerator when it’s time to play. She gets along well with kids, other dogs and even the occasional cat.


Thank you for your support



Logan Garrett, holding Tony, started the SPCA Pet Adoption program while she was in high school.

 Here are our current SPCA adoptees - the veteran Tater and the new girl, Nellie.





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