SPCA Pet Adoption, February 28, 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: 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.
From previous features: Anya, Oso, Martin, Morticia, Oswald, Cyrus, Roger, Miranda, Gertrude, Stefan, JJ, Tanner, Auggie, Kody, January, Bosco, and Freckles are still waiting for their forever homes.
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: Martin
Meet Martin, a 3-and-a-half year old Pit Bull terrier mix who is 57 pounds of pure fun. Anyone who thinks dogs don’t have a sense of humor haven’t met Martin. He is always trying to make his friends on the SPCA of Texas staff fall over with laughter at his antics. Martin is super smart and loves to learn new tricks – his current favorite is leaping up higher and higher into the air to catch treats. He’s the type of dog that will help keep your family active, as he is always ready to zoom around the yard chasing toys or out for a long, brisk walk or hike. Martin is looking for a home with a yard and while he’d prefer to be the only dog, he’s happy to have some human siblings as long as they are willing to play with him and teach him new tricks. Martin is neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations. To make an appointment to meet Martin, 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: Oswald
Meet Oswald, a 3-year-old, mixed breed pup searching for a new home. If his ears don’t capture your heart, his big bright smile sure will! Oswald has been through a lot in his life, so he’s pretty timid around new people and new situations. He recently spent time in a foster home and loved trotting around the house with his foster mom – we’re not really sure if he is just curious or likes to be around in case anyone needs his help. Oswald is both crate trained and house trained, and responds well to both praise and a gentle “no.” Though he is quiet and shy, Oswald is attentive and eager to please his human friends. He would love a home with a fenced-in yard, as he’s still learning how to walk on the leash. He’s making it further each day, but it will take quite some time before he’s ready to go on walks around the neighborhood. Oswald would prefer a quiet home with adults, and he would love to meet any potential doggie siblings before he goes home with you. He’s currently available for a trial adoption, meaning you can take him home for several weeks to give him time to settle in and see if he’s a good fit. Oswald is waiting to meet you in a SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To request an appointment to meet Oswald, 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: Roger
Meet Roger, a male, 5-year-old, Hound mix weighing 52-pounds. He has a rusty red coat, big floppy ears and the cutest puppy face you have ever seen! He can be shy around new people, but with time and treats, he’ll be your best friend in no time! He’s a gentle fellow who would love a home with another friendly pup who can show him the ropes. He would prefer home with a yard and with older kids who can be patient with him while he settles in. He has so much love to give and will be the perfect boy for a laidback family looking for a snuggle pup! Roger is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
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: Auggie
Meet Auggie, a male, 1½-year-old Labrador Retriever/Catahoula mix. He has a short, smooth rusty red coat, floppy ears, expressive brown eyes and a huge smile! He takes a minute to warm up to new people, but with a little patience and some treats, he warms up quickly. He's a super fun pup with lots of energy, so he loves showing off his running skills in the yard. Sometimes, he gets a little too excited and can't help but jump on people, so his owners will need to continue working with him on that. Overall, he is a young, goofy boy! He'll require an adult only household with a securely fenced backyard. His home will need to be a calm, quiet environment while he gets acclimated, since he can be timid in new situations. His ideal family will be active, loving, and willing to continue working with him on his confidence as well obedience training. He is his best self when he has the ability to play and socialize with other dogs, so it would awesome if he had dog sibling in the home. If not, play dates with friends' dogs are a must! He also loves sticks! Chasing after them, chewing them... he loves 'em. He also REALLY likes chasing the water hose! Auggie's potential adopters even get to take him on a test drive through a trial adoption to make sure it’s a great fit! Auggie is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas' Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas.
Still looking for a new home
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:
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.
Still looking for a new home: Freckles
Meet Freckles, an 11-year-old, female Shepherd mix weighing 53-pounds. She has a short, smooth coat that is mostly white with touches of charcoal on her eyes and little gray freckles on her face – hence her name! With perky triangle ears, brown eyes and a curled tail, she’s quite the cute little lady. She can be shy around new people, but has gained a lot of confidence since coming to the SPCA of Texas. She’s working on learning to walk on a leash, trusting people and making friends with other dogs. She would love a calm, quiet home where she can continue building her trust with people and take it easy. She’s sweet, gentle and affectionate once she gets to know you, and will be a loyal and loving girl to anyone who gives her time to settle in. If you’re looking for an older lady to enjoy quiet time with, she’s the one for you! Freckles 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 her.
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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.