Pet of the Week


Ginger takes the prize for “Dog With the Greatest Grin.” She’s a 2-1/2-year-old pointer-heeler mix with brown splotches on her bright white coat. Ginger is friendly to the max, loves people and loves to play. It’s easy to tell she is one happy dog.

Ginger and many other dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of Downtown Dallas. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit or call 214-671-0249.

—  John Wright

Drawing Dallas

Pet-loving Raymondo Lora is all about mind and body in harmony

MARK STOKES  | Illustrator

Let’s get  metaphysical!

Let’s get metaphysical!

Name: Raymondo Lora

Spotted at: Pet Supplies Plus on Mockingbird and Skillman

Occupation: Health care industry

Mixed and matched: Multi-cultural Raymondo is a hybrid of African-American and Mexican ancestry. Originally from Kansas City, Mo., Raymondo has studied at the School of Metaphysics, and loves Pilates, yoga and weight training. He believes that true beauty is all on the inside: “When we get caught up in color, size and race we lose the essence of humankind.” This animal-loving Scorpio shares his life with Ginger, a displaced mixed breed dog. His future travel plans include a trip to Africa.

His philosophy: “Soy muy agradable para mi salud y la vida.” (“Give me health, I’ll make life.”)

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 17, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas