DTX Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week

Andy the Anatolian Shepherd mix fits right into any family

Andy the Anatolian Shepherd mix fits right into any family

Andy pet of the week SPCA
Andy is a 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd mix ready for adoption at the SPCA of Texas. Photo courtesy of SPCA of Texas

We are happy to report that former featured pets Cheyenne and Cymba have been adopted. However, Venice is still waiting for her forever home.

This week, meet Andy, a 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd mix. Despite his size — 66 pounds — he’s a gentle, easygoing guy who loves to take long walks, relax under shady trees and watch the birds.

Well-mannered Andy will make a great family pet, because he gets along with people and other dogs. Did you know that you can bring your current, vaccinated dogs to the shelter to meet potential pets like Andy?

In addition to being quite the social butterfly, Andy is polite on the leash and already knows how to sit on command and come when called. He is heartworm positive, but his treatments are free to his new family at a Dallas-Fort Worth area VCA animal hospital after he is adopted.

Andy was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on June 16 after some good Samaritans found him wandering around their neighborhood but could not keep him. Come meet Andy (#116302) 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.