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SPCA Pet Adoption, November 27, 2022


The Jan-Rees Jones 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. Some of the SPCA dogs up for adoption are temporarily housed in the Russell E. Deally 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.


Looking for a new home: Sissy



Meet Sissy, a big mixed breed dog who weighs 57 pounds and is approaching 2 years of age. She has a nice beige-on-white coat and light brown eyes that just beg for attention. She came to the SPCA of Texas from a seizure in Hopkins County. Sissy is a smart dog. Staff members at the SPCA of Texas often use Sissy as a “helper dog” because she is able to assist with other dogs during play groups, showing them how to dog properly. Sissy can be a bit shy at first meeting, but once she is comfortable, she will be a BFF for life. She seems to do well around children too, especially those who know how to start off slow. A meet-and-greet is recommended for all family members.

The SPCA of Texas is running an adoption special with $25 for adult dogs and cats. 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.

From previous features: Jupiter and Kody have been adopted! Leo, MinervaApollo, Freeway, Cocoa, Chance, Zeus, Miles, Deena, Jimbob, Shayla, Tanner Rose, Peanut, and Art are still waiting for their forever homes.


Still looking for a new home: Mad Eye Moody



Meet Mad Eye Moody, a German Shepherd mix and a fun guy to hang out with. Named after a wizard in the Harry Potter series, he can cast a spell on any over of Shepherds. Unfortunately, Mad Eye had to have one of his eyes removed in emergency surgery after being taken in by the SPCA of Texas. He has since gotten past that setback and is ready to live a happy, healthy life with a loving forever family. He is just over 3 years of age and weighs in at 67 pounds. He’s got the classic black-over-tan coat of his breed. He is super energetic, but a well-behaved boy. He knows some basic commands and is eager and able to learn a lot more. Mad Eye Moody is housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet him.


Still looking for a new home: Leo



Meet Leo, a mixed breed dog waiting for his forever home at the SPCA of Texas. Leo has white fur with brown spots, including the proverbial patch over one eye on his face. He’s a big boy at 65 pounds and he is just over 3 years old. Leo is a friendly enough guy, but he needs a slow introduction. He came to the SPCA of Texas from an animal cruelty case and has made great strides and looks forward to fun times ahead, and a home with a calm environment would give him a sense of security for the transition. He’s good with kids over the age of 5, and does well with other dogs too. Leo is currently housed at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, so no appointment is necessary to meet him in person.


Still looking for a new home: Minerva



Meet Minerva, a Shepherd mix who weighs 55 pounds and has a regal, light brown coat of fur. Minerva is four years old, so she’s a well-seasoned pup. She is named for the Roman goddess of wisdom and justice, probably for her piercingly beautiful eyes that are wise and captivating. She loves treats, toys and snuggling up with a trusted friend. She was found as a stray wandering the streets of Ennis alone, so not too much is known about her earliest days. Minerva needed a little bit of medical TLC upon arrival, and is still being treated for heartworms, so she is on exercise restrictions but is otherwise a healthy gal. She is currently in foster care, so making an appointment in advance is necessary to meet with her in person.


Still looking for a new home: Apollo



Meet Apollo, who came to the SPCA of Texas in an animal cruelty seizure prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, was fostered and has subsequently been waiting for his forever home for more than three years. For almost two of those years there were no adoption events to showcase this wonderful fella. He’s come a very long way following his rough start in life and is now the most fun guy, the sweetest boy and the biggest ham you can imagine, often modeling for photo shoots with his foster with all four legs in the air or cuddling in his cozy bed. His biggest hope is to be adopted, finally, into his forever home. Apollo has legendary ears and a goofy smile to go along with them. He is a mixed breed pooch who weighs in at 51 pounds with black fur and white highlights about his snoot. He’s an active guy who likes to trot about and do some serious rolling in the grass. He would be best as the only dog in a home with children over the age of 13. A prior appointment is necessary to meet him and he is available through a foster-to-adopt program.


Still looking for a new home: Freeway



Meet Freeway! He is an American Blue Heeler mix available for adoption from the SPCA of Texas. Freeway is just under 2 years of age and weighs in at 51 pounds. He has white, speckled fur with big black patches and a cute little tan mask around his eyes. His perky ears snap to attention as he explores his surroundings and takes in the goings-on of the doggie play yards at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center. Freeway came to the SPCA of Texas as an animal cruelty seizure in Van Zandt County. It has taken him a little bit of time to regain his trust in humans, but now gets excited when the leash comes out, because he knows he gets to go outside! Freeway is ready to try his luck at a new forever home with a loving family. He’d be even more excited if there was another dog involved.


Still looking for a new home: Cocoa



Meet Cocoa! As the name implies, this is a chocolate-colored dog who is about as sweet as she can be. Cocoa is a year-and-a-half old and weighs 42 pounds. She is a mixed breed dog who may grow just a bit more before she is through. Cocoa is a bit shy when first meeting new people, but she can warm up quite nicely. Cocoa is looking for a calm, quiet home and a reliable and caring family. Cocoa will probably require a little bit of adjusting time when moving into a new and unfamiliar environment. She would prefer is any children in the home were at least 10 years of age. She is housed at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, and there is no appointment necessary to come and meet her in person. Bring all members of the family for a proper introduction before the adoption takes place.


Still looking for a new home: Molly


Meet Molly, a 4-and-a-half year old mixed breed dog who tips the scales at 77 pounds. She has a short black coat, with a tiny bit of white thrown in the mix. Molly is a large dog, but she believes she is a cuddly pup. She is not one for high octane frolicking, instead she is more of a chill character. She will occasionally prance about the yard or get a bit excited when she sees an old friend, but Molly likes to take it easy and enjoy life one day at a time. She is a curious explorer who likes to sniff out all the comings and goings in the neighborhood. More than anything, she likes attention from her favorite person, and a few tasty treats thrown in are appreciated too. Molly generally does well with other dogs, so bring in any four-legged friends to meet her prior to adoption.


Still looking for a new home: Chance



Meet Chance! If by chance a Hound is in order at your house, Chance is your guy. He is a young dog at 4 years of age, and he weighs in at 64 pounds. He is an energetic Hound at that, and loves to engage in serious zoomies around the play yard. He is a sucker for tasty treats and will do his best happy dance to get them. Chance has done extremely well playing with other dogs at the shelter so he may be a great choice for a second dog. Bring any potential furry siblings to the shelter to meet him in advance. Simply due to his size and energy level, it is advisable that any children in the home be at least 12 years of age or older. Bring the entire family down to the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center to meet him, and there is a good chance he will be more than thrilled to meet them.


Still looking for a new home: Zeus



This week’s adoptable pet is Zeus. He is a big ole’ male Pit Bull, Terrier mix weighing in at a whopping 98 pounds. At first sight Zeus can seem big and tough, but the truth is he is a complete goofball. He has made great appearances at the SPCA of Texas mobile adoption events where everybody loves to pet him and remarks on how friendly he is, but he has not found his own forever home yet. Zeus came to the SPCA of Texas after his previous owners found out they were in violation of their lease restrictions. He is six years old and will sit for treats. He usually does well with other dogs but doesn’t really like cats at all. Zeus is a very inquisitive and intelligent dog. He would love to have a big backyard with a secure fence to play in, but the type of fence is important as this smart guy has figured out how to climb chain link fences.


Still looking for a new home: Miles



Meet Miles, who is large at almost 80 pounds, and is a big mix of Great Dane and Labrador Retriever. He is also 10-and-a-half years old and is already familiar with basic commands and is also housebroken. Miles has a coat of black fur, with white trim on the underside and tips of his paws. For an older dog, Miles is still quite active. He loves to get out and exercise, getting in a bit of a run, roll in the grass and sometimes a messy jump into a mud puddle if one is available. Inside he can be quite the lap dog, snuggling on the couch with his favorite human. He has an overall calm disposition and is quite the loyal friend. Miles does like to be the center of attention, and it would be best if he was the only pet in the home. All children in the home should be at least 12 years of age, and of course the whole family should meet him before adoption. Miles is currently in foster care and requires an advance appointment to meet him.


Still looking for a new home: White Tail



Meet White Tail, one of the smartest dogs you will ever meet. White Tail is a mature dog at 7 years of age, but still has a lot of energy in the tank. He is an Australian Cattle Dog mix who weighs in at 48 pounds and has dappled white fur with a black head and spots. White Tail came to the SPCA of Texas from a hoarding case in Hunt County. He was a very fearful dog upon his arrival but has made Olympic-level strides since then. In fact, White Tail is now the only dog at the SPCA of Texas who is considered staff (and has his own name badge to prove it). He has excelled at not only coming out of his shell but helping the behavior staff calm the nerves of new fearful dogs coming into the program. He is absolutely adored by the staff but deserves to find his own forever home too. He is housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center and requires an appointment. The $25 adoption special has been extended through June as the SPCA still has more than 1,000 animals in its care.


Still looking for a new home: Deena



Meet Deena, a seven-and-a-half-year-old Terrier, American Pit Bull mix who is sporting some serious puppy dog eyes. She has a light buff and white coat and weighs in at 39 pounds. She is currently hoping for a forever home at the SPCA of Texas. Deena walks well on a leash and takes her treats very gently. She has a bit of energy behind her but loves to loaf around on sofas too. Deena tested positive for heartworms and has been receiving treatment from the staff at the SPCA of Texas. She is doing well but will need to return to the clinic for some treatments in the near future. Deena would do best as the only dog in the home, as sometimes other dogs can be mean (and she can be a little bossy). A meet-and-greet is required for any children under 10 years of age, and anyone else in the home should visit her at the shelter too. To meet Deena, come and visit her at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas any day between noon and 6 p.m.


Still looking for a new home: Rooster



Meet Rooster, a young and spunky Shepherd mix who is a lot of fun. He weighs in at 53 pounds and is just over a year-and-a-half old. He is a wannabe track star and looks for any opportunity to accelerate to full speed. Rooster is a funny guy who loves to jump around a lot and he’s pretty skilled at wiggling as well. He would love to have a home with a big yard with a secure fence where he could run and play at his leisure. He might be a good second dog, just be sure to bring in the first pooch to the shelter for a meet-and-greet with Rooster before adopting. Any children in the home should come and meet Rooster too. To meet Rooster, come and visit him at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas any day between noon and 6 p.m.


Still looking for a new home: Bashful



Meet Bashful, a Terrier, Pit Bull and Retriever mix who is just over two years old and is a larger dog. As her name suggests, she is somewhat reserved around new people or animals. Bashful came to the SPCA of Texas as the result of an animal cruelty case and has spent some time learning to have faith in the world again. She is quite friendly with the right companion dogs, and actually might do better with a furry friend to show her the ropes. Kids are not really her speed, and would be best in a home with older teens or adults. A calm environment is ideal for Bashful. A dog like this really needs a yard with a secure fence of at least six feet in height. Like all dogs from the SPCA of Texas, Bashful has been spayed and is current on all her vaccinations and she is currently housed at the Russell E. Dealey Rescue Center, so it is necessary to set up an appointment to visit her in advance. She is available under the foster-to-adopt program to be sure of a perfect fit.


Still looking for a new home: Brooklyn



Meet Brooklyn, a three-year-old female Retriever Labrador mix who is available for adoption at the SPCA of Texas’ Russell E. Dealey Rescue Center in Dallas. She is a large dog with a lot of energy, and really loves people. According to the rescue staff, she gets a case of the wiggles when meeting a new human friend, and she has a pretty serious happy dance to share. Brooklyn came to the SPCA of Texas with other dogs and has done well with her neighbors at the shelter. She is a flexible dog and should do well in just about any healthy environment. Like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, Brooklyn has been spayed, microchipped and is current on all vaccinations. To meet Brooklyn, call the SPCA of Texas and make an appointment as she is housed at the rescue center with controlled access.  



Still looking for a new home: Jimbo



Meet Jimbo, a 3-year-old mixed breed boy who is a big bundle of love! He came to the SPCA of Texas as a stray, and now he’s ready to find his forever home! Jimbo is full of energy and loves to go outside to play and explore. When he’s not sniffing out his next adventure, he loves to be petted and will lean into you for all the scratches. Jimbo is open to meeting other dogs, and gets along with just about everyone he meets. Like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, Jimbo has been neutered, microchipped and is current on vaccinations.. To meet Jimbo, come visit him at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas any day between noon and 6 p.m.


Still looking for a new home: Jimbob



Meet Jimbob, a goofy, 8-year-old Mixed Breed pup who doesn’t let his age slow him down one bit! Despite being a senior, he has plenty of energy and spunk to keep him active. He’s a bouncy guy, hopping in delight when you visit him and give him attention. He’s working on learning commands like sit, and is happy to sit still in exchange for a snack. Jimbob has a silly name and an even sillier personality – he’s sure to make his new family smile with his antics. Like all pets at the SPCA of Texas, Jimbob has been neutered, microchipped and is current on vaccinations. To meet Jimbob, come visit him at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center any day between noon and 6 p.m. 


Still looking for a new home: Shayla 



Meet Shayla, a petite, 4-and-a-half-year-old Bulldog mix who is one sweet lady! She’s smaller than she looks, weighing in at 37-pounds. With her short, stout body and adorable underbite, she is as cute as can be! Shayla is shy around strangers, but once she gets to know you, she is a total snuggle bug! She loves playing with cardboard toys filled with treats, and adores back and ear scratches. She’d love a laid back home where she can spend her time inside cuddled up on the couch with her people and soaking up lots of love. Shayla is a Shelter Sweetheart, meaning her adoption fee is sponsored and she comes with extra perks, like free training! To learn more about Shayla and schedule a time to meet her, please visit


Still looking for a new home: Tanner Rose



Meet Tanner Rose, a friendly, 8-year-old Australian Cattledog mix who is ready to find her new family! Tanner Rose is a special girl who came to us from an animal cruelty investigation. After coming to the SPCA of Texas, they learned that Tanner Rose is deaf. She may not be able to hear, but that doesn’t hold her back! She loves to be petted, especially behind her ears and on her head. She also loves treats, and her little nub of a tail wags and wags when she knows food is coming. This sweet senior would love a home where she can spend lots of time cuddled up on the couch, eating tasty treats and just hanging out with her people. Tanner Rose is waiting to meet you at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center. To meet her, come visit her any day between noon and 6 p.m.


Still looking for a new home: Peanut



Meet Peanut, a 2½-year-old Mixed Breed who is always ready to play and have fun. Peanut is a bionic dog – he might not be able to walk through a metal detector without setting it off, but at least he can play again! After two knee surgeries, he will always need to take it easy and not jump off porches or furniture to avoid putting additional stress on his joints, but Peanut doesn’t let anything slow him down. Peanut is a strong puller, so he might do better in a home with a yard where he can get a little time to get his energy out before walking on the leash, or at least someone who doesn’t mind very brisk walks. Peanut is super smart and loves cheese treats, so he’s already picked up both “sit” and “stay.” Peanut would greatly benefit from additional training to keep his mind sharp and improve his manners. He can get a little over excited especially first thing in the morning, so he’d love a home with kids 12 and up. Peanut is polite to other dogs on his walks and would like to meet any dogs in the home before adoption. Peanut is waiting to meet you at SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center.


Still looking for a new home: Art



Meet Art, who came to the SPCA of Texas after being terribly abused by someone. When he arrived, he had no idea that he had found a safe place- he was scared of people and didn't want them to come into his kennel. The vet diagnosed him with severe depression and it took him a bit of time to recover. Thankfully, the staff didn't give up on him and he has gained so much confidence since then! Art loves going outside, playing with toys (especially ball toys) and eating yummy treats! He would do best in a home with a private yard and in a home with adults only. Art is looking for a family who will be kind and patient with him as he learns how to be loved by people and shown how great being a pet can be! He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. To request an appointment to meet Art, please visit


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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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