SPCA Pet Adoption, October 2, 2022
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 their care, their staff and volunteers, as well as the community, the SPCA of Texas is following all appropriate CDC guidelines. 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 spca.org/findapet and visit spca.org/dogadopt to inquire about a dog or spca.org/catadopt to inquire about a cat.
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.
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.
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: Becky, Freeway, Jupiter, Cocoa, Chance, Zeus, Miles, Deena, Jimbob, Shayla, Wren, Tanner Rose, Peanut, Art, Eric, and Kody are still waiting for their forever homes.
Still looking for a new home: Becky
Meet Becky! This is a super sweety waiting for a forever home with the SPCA of Texas. Becky is a Terrier, Pit Bull mix who weighs in at 41 pounds. She is just over two years old, so she still has a lot of youthful energy. You can tell when this one is happy by the flurry of wiggles and tail wags. Becky came to the SPCA of Texas from an animal cruelty case, so she is still a little shy at first meetings. She would also prefer to have a gal pal in the house, she hits it off with women a bit faster than men due to past experience. Given a little time – and perhaps a little indulgence in extra toys and treats – this can be easily overcome, and she’ll be the loving and grateful pup she was born to be. Already have a dog? Bring them by to meet her and see if there is a good fit. Available as a foster-to-adopt.
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: Jupiter
Meet Jupiter! This dog is a whole galaxy full of fun! Jupiter is a Boxer mix who is 2-and-a-half years old and weighs 59 pounds. She is a chill, easy-going dog who just wants to find a good family who will give her all the loves and pets she needs. Jupiter is an easy fit into a new home as she is already housebroken and up on her manners. Jupiter was first brought into the shelter as a stray and then adopted out. She came back as an alumni surrender when her adopter had a new baby on the way. Jupiter has had some trouble with one of her legs and is currently under medical care. She is available for adoption but will need to continue her medication and be sure to get plenty of rest until she is back up to speed. Jupiter seems to do well with other dogs too. She is housed at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center.
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 www.spca.org/adopt.
Still looking for a new home: Wren
Meet Wren, a 5-year-old Shepherd mix who is searching for a foster home. She came to the SPCA of Texas as a stray, so not much is known about her past. Wren is a shy, sweet girl looking for a family to show her the ropes of being a pet. She is quiet, calm and very gentle. Once she gets to know you, she loves to be petted and go for slow walks around the yard. Wren is ready to let her personality shine in a home – could that be with you? Wren is waiting to meet you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas. To meet her, please visit www.spca.org/dogadopt.
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 spca.org/dogadopt.
Still 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. 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.
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.
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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.