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SPCA Pet Adoption, October 1, 2023


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. 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.


October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!" In honor of the Bissell Empty the Shelters program, from October 1st through the 15th, all puppy, adult dog and adult cat adoptions are only $25 at the SPCA Dallas Animal Care Center (2400 Lone Star Drive) and the Ellis County Animal Care Center (2570 FM Road 878 in Waxahachie, Texas). 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.

Looking for a new home: Boss

Meet Boss, a 3-year-old male golden retriever mix who's 94 pounds with a tan coat adorned with white paws, tail tip, and chest. Boss is a bit timid at first, but responds well to treats. He's playful and enjoys the game of fetch, a leisurely walk, or simply cuddling on the couch. He's good with other dogs but is dog selective, so bring your dogs to meet him. He's good with kids under 12, but is large enough that children under 5 years should come meet him before you make adoption official. He knows the command "sit" and walks well on a leash. Boss spent time in a foster situation and they give a glowing report of how sweet he is. No appointment is needed to meet Boss at the Dallas Animal Care shelter. To find his profile, visit

Chocolate, Daisy, One-Eyed Jack, Diamond, Oompa, Bella, Zeke, Rachel, Rosco, and Leo are still waiting for their forever homes.

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: Dually



Meet Dually, an energetic two-year-old male Blue Heeler mix with the classic blue heeler coloring. At 60 pounds, he has a mostly black coat, merle chest and neck, and a black mask over both eyes. Dually has participated in the SPCA's "Borrow A Buddy" weekends, easily getting into the car and understanding basic commands such as sit and stay. He loves to meet people and other dogs and is good with kids under 12. This active breed has a lot of energy so Dually would love a home with an active lifestyle. He needs a secure backyard where he can run and he loves to have a wading pool to splash in. Bring the whole family to meet him before you adopt. You can visit Dually at the Dallas Animal Care Center, no appointment needed. To find Dually’s profile, go to, and you'll find a story about how well he does in public places from the family that fostered him.


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: One-Eyed Jack



Meet One-Eyed Jack, a 6 1/2 year old black and tan Rottweiler mix who is a 92-pound couch potato. He is well-mannered and loves to go for walks and to play outside. Bring any pets and children to meet Jack to be sure they get along. Jack is at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center so an appointment is needed to meet him. Visit the page about him at Click on the “Make an Appointment” button and One Eyed Jack’s team will set everything up from there.


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: Bella



Meet Bella, who had a rough start in life, but this beautiful, mixed-breed, eight-year-old lady is all class. Her shiny, mostly black coat with white markings—including four socks and the tip of her tail—make this 48-pound pup remarkably lovely. Never mind her flopping ears and those piercing brown eyes! Bella will have you at "Hello!" She is great with kids of all ages and loves all the people she’s met at the SPCA of Texas. She enjoys long walks and does really well on a leash. Bella is a great listener and such good company! She will need to be the only dog in her forever home because other dogs make her nervous. Please visit Bella’s profile on the SPCA of Texas website to learn more about her at:


Come meet Bella any day of the week, from noon to 6 p.m. at our Dallas Animal Care Center. She’ll be waiting for you! Sweet Bella qualifies for SPCA of Texas' "Seniors for Seniors" special! All adoptions of animals aged seven and older to Senior adults are free!!


Still looking for a new home: Zeke



Meet Zeke, a delightful 7-year-old Pit-Bulldog mix with a gorgeous smile he loves to flash! Zeke weighs 72 pounds, so he’s a bigger guy. He has a smooth, black coat except for a little bit of white on his underside and snoot. He’s as lovable as can be and has the friendliest grin on his face when he’s having a good time. Fun is something this dog is willing to invest a lot of time into. Zeke is a first-rate bum-wiggler and has the happiest prance imaginable when you get him out into the play yard. He also likes to chill out on couches and catch the latest TV shows. He gets along with other dogs and seems to be a good fit for kids too, so bring the whole family down to the shelter to meet him. Zeke came to the SPCA of Texas as a stray from Ellis County and would much rather not be out on his own again.


Zeke qualifies for our “Seniors for Seniors” program. If you are age 65 or older, you can adopt Zeke for free! Please visit his profile on the SPCA of Texas website to learn more about him and make an appointment to visit him at



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.


Still looking for a new home: Rosco



Meet Rosco, a dog who is dedicated to the art of having fun. He is an Australian Cattle Dog mix who is black and white in color, 50 pounds in weight and 7-and-a-half years in age. He also comes equipped with one of the slyest little grins you’ll ever see (it gets even bigger when he knows he’s going outside). Rosco can be a very active and athletic dog, but he also likes to chill out and take it easy for a while too. He does well with other dogs and children too. Bring the whole family down to the Dallas Animal Care Center for a meet-and-greet. He’s available any day between Noon and 6 p.m.


Still looking for a new home: Tonks



Meet Tonks, a dog that can put a smile on your face with just a goofy grin! If this is what you want, Tonks is the dog for you! This is 5-year-old Terrier, Pit Bull mix that just edges into the large dog category at 46 pounds. She has a classic brown coat with white underneath. Tonks isn’t a shy girl. She loves to meet new people and goes crazy for a great toy. She does very well with other dogs and kids too. Bring everyone down to the shelter for a meet-and-great before adopting. Tonks is currently housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her in person.


Still looking for a new home: Monica



Meet Monica, who is one sweet and happy dog. Monica is a Shepherd mix with a full coat of almost ginger hair. She is 8 years old and weighs in at a healthy 69 pounds. Monica is super energetic, blazing a trail around the play yard. She is more than happy to let humans join in on the frolicking if they feel so inclined. There is a bit of a warm-up period as Monica tends to be a little on the shy side at first meeting, but once proper introductions are made, her playful side comes out quick. Bring all pets and family to the shelter to meet her. She is housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, so a prior appointment is necessary to meet her in person.


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.


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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