DTX Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week

Fall in puppy love with ready-to-adopt Venice the heartbreaker

Fall in puppy love with ready-to-adopt Venice the heartbreaker

Venice pit bull mix SPCA pet of the week
Venice is a 1-year-old pit bull mix ready for adoption at the SPCA of Texas. Photo courtesy of SPCA of Texas

We are happy to report that former SPCA pet of the week Wyoming has been adopted. This week, meet Venice, a 1-year-old pit bull mix.

If you are looking for love, then your search is over. Venice is a gorgeous 44-pound pup who is sure to make your heart melt, with her red velvet coat, warm caramel eyes and butterscotch nose.

When she’s not breaking hearts with those good looks, Venice is running around the dog park, bouncing after squeaky toys, or playing tug-of-war or fetch. She is heartworm positive, but her treatments are free to her new family at an area VCA animal hospital once she is adopted.

This sweet girl was transferred to the SPCA of Texas from the Humane Society of Central Texas on April 19 so she could find her forever home. Venice was already on the Humane Society’s adoption floor, but she came to the SPCA of Texas so more space could be made available for the dogs and cats affected by the explosion in West, Texas.

Venice also is a VIP (very important pet) because she has been waiting for her new, loving family for more than 30 days, so she has a special lower adoption price.

Come meet Venice (#114105) today at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas at 2400 Lone Star Dr., near I-30 and Hampton Road. The center is open seven days a week, noon-6 pm.

Regular adoption fees are $95-$125 for puppies 0-6 months, $75-$95 for adult dogs 6 months or older, $50 for senior dogs 7 years or older, $50 for VIP dogs, $95 for kittens, $75 for adult cats, $50 for senior cats 7 years and older, and $50 for VIP cats.

The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, feline leukemia test for cats 4 months and older, microchip, rabies tag, and free leash or cat carrier. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit the SPCA website for more information.