Ralph (Lauren) is a content, well-balanced puppy. He came to Operation Kindness with bowed out legs, likely caused by malnutrition. Regular feeding and lots of love made him good as new. He walks a little goofy, but that only adds to his charm. He is a true comedian and will make you laugh all day. His foster mom says he is crate-trained, sleeps quietly all night and is 90 percent housebroken. Ralph plays well with other dogs, is very approachable, loves to hoard toys and play fetch. Ralph will do best with lots of chew toys, a dog buddy to romp with and a human to snuggle. He has been neutered, micorchipped, vaccinated and is on heartworm preventative. His Operation Kindness ID is59254.
Ralph and many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, 1 street south of Keller Springs and 2 blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open 7 days a week: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The cost to adopt is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The adoption cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Seniors 65 and over and those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit www.operationkindness.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 17, 2009.