Pet of the Week
Shadow the Labrador mix has a big kiss waiting for his new owner
Editor’s note: We are proud to present the first in a new weekly series called Pet of the Week, a partnership between CultureMap and SPCA of Texas. Meet a new pet ready for adoption every Monday.
Shadow is a handsome 1-year-old, 48-pound Labrador/Chow Chow mix with a gorgeous, espresso-colored coat and the sweetest personality around. This jubilant social butterfly has a great big kiss ready for everyone he meets.
Once he plants a kiss on your chin or cheek, he loves to go for a walk. He is very polite on the leash and responds well to correction if he gets a little too excited about going to the dog park.
Once he is off-leash, Shadow enjoys skipping and prancing about. He is a great family pet who would get along wonderfully with a child playmate. However, he would prefer to be the only dog in the household.
Shadow is also deaf, but living with a deaf pup is no different than living with any other dog. He still jogs by your side, wags his tail when he’s happy, and showers you with kisses. With love and dedication, you and Shadow can learn to use sign language, movement and even vibration to communicate with each another.
Shadow (#103424) was surrendered to the SCPA of Texas on February 19 by his owners. He is a fun-loving guy who enjoys a good time. Come meet Shadow 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.