Louie (left) and Mr. Big are 9-week-old American Staffordshire terrier puppies. Their mother, Bella, survived Hurricane Katrina and was pregnant when she was rescued. Louie, Mr. Big and four other littermates have been raised in a foster home, so they’re quite used to being around people. They will weigh 40-50 pounds when full-grown. Both puppies are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive (near Keller Springs Road and Midway Road), Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. Thursday) and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Cost to adopt is $110 for cats and kittens and $135 for dogs and puppies. The cost includes spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations and other tests. Those 65 and above and those who adopt two pets at the same time get a $20 discount. For more information call 972-418-PAWS, or visit www.operationkindness.org.