Operation Kindness puts pets on sale

Don’t torture me, Operation Kindness.

I am widely known for being a soft touch when it comes to rescue animals. I currently have four in my house, all adopted from shelters, and all, in their way, “special needs,” like my one-eyed Chihuahua Popeye and my mentally infirm pit bull mix, Huckleberry, pictured. Most weeks, I’m not even allowed to look at the “Pet of the Week” in the Voice, for fear of breaking down and adding to my brood.

But Operation Kindness is making it very difficult.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, the no-kill shelter is having its own Labor Day sale — $25 off all pet adoptions. That’s as much as a 20 percent discount on normal adoption fees. And so many doggies and kittycats need homes, I’m sure even I can’t adopt all of them. (My cat Banjo will probably have something to say about that, anyway.)

So please, save me from myself. If everybody adopts one, then maybe there won’t be any left for me to bankrupt myself adopting.

Get more details here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Pet of the Week • 02.17.12

DAISY

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Daisy

Daisy is a great dog! She appears to be a Plott hound. She has a great loud voice when she talks to you. Daisy is about 11 months old and should not get much larger than she is now. She will definitely need a big yard so she has room to run and play; however, the fence needs to be wood and about 6 feet high. Like any good coonhound, Daisy can climb chain link fencing.

Daisy and many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, situated at 3201 Earhart Drive, one street south of Keller Springs and two blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS,  or visit OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 17, 2012.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the Week • 02.03.12

Godzilla is a staff and volunteer favorite because of his huge personality. He loves to play with toys and even responds to his name. He is infamous for sneaking out of the adult cat room so that he can be in the lobby where all the action is. If you are looking for a truly social cat that will make you smile, Godzilla is the one for you!

Godzilla and many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, situated at 3201 Earhart Drive, one street south of Keller Springs and two blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS,  or visit OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 3, 2012.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the Week • 01.20.12

Jessica (and Jeffrey)

PetJessica, pictured, and Jeffrey are brother and sister and are about 8 months old. Although they look like lambs, they’re probably Shepherd mixes. They came from a neglected litter in a backyard in West Dallas. Apparently, these were the last two that were not stolen by neighbors. The owner was tired of Jeffrey and Jessica and decided to turn them out on the street on Christmas Eve. These adorable two are learning to walk on leash, but incredibly friendly with anyone who want to pet their furry heads. Jeffrey and Jessica can’t wait to run and play with their new family and friends.

Many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, situated at 3201 Earhart Drive, one street south of Keller Springs and two blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS,  or visit OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 20, 2012.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the Week • 01.06.12

Oscar

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Oscar

Oscar is an adorable 6-month-old purebred miniature poodle currently at Operation Kindness and looking for a family to call his own. He has a beautiful, shiny, apricot coat that he wears with pride. He enjoys sitting in your lap, and he loves to cuddle. He will steal your heart and make a great pet for any family. He has been neutered and is current on all his shots and is ready for adoption.

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 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit OperationKindness.org.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the week • 12.23.11

Boo

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Boo and the rest of her siblings were rescued off the country road. They are all very happy, playful puppies. Boo is a 2-month-old border collie mix that weighs 10 pounds today, but may grow as big as 30 to 40 pounds as an adult dog. Boo and her siblings are looking forward to growing up with you!

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 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS,
or visit OperationKindness.org.

 

 

—  Kevin Thomas

Hotel Palomar hosts Operation Kindness for Santa Paws photo event this weekend

Here at the Voice, we have a soft spot for Operation Kindness, the no-kill animal shelter which offers us a “pet of the week” in the paper. In fact, we love pets, period. We also like the gay- and pet-friendly Hotel Palomar. So we’re happy to let y’all know about Santa Paws, the pet-photo opp at the Palomar this weekend that benefits Operation Kindness. Bring by your dog (or cat or bird or snake or gerbil) and get a free pet-master photo, and help yourself to cocoa and hot apple cider and munchies for man and beast. You can also meet Troy, the new director of pet relations at the hotel and ambassador to four-legged guests.

Of course, it would be nice with all of these freebies that you drop a little cash for Operation Kindness, which will also be there offering up some pets for adoption.

The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from 2–4 p.m., at the Palomar on Mockingbird and Central.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Pet of the week • 11.25.11

Colette is an absolutely adorable 2-year-old Papillon who enjoys sitting in your lap and playing in the yard with her toys. She also enjoys snuggling up in her bed for naps after playtime. She has beautiful black and white fur and is looking for a someone to give her a chance at a new life. She has already been spayed and microchipped, and she has received all her shots.
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Collette 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 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 25, 2011.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the Week • 11.11.11

AlicePet-Alice

Alice is a full-grown Australian cattle dog mix. She is about two years old and weighs almost 40 pounds. Alice has a lot of energy so she will require plenty of walks and activity to tire her out. She loves to play with her toys and can keep herself busy with those for hours. She gets along with other dogs but we recommend a dog intro because she does like to be the boss at times. Alice is very alert and curious and would make a great pet for the right family. If you’re interested stop by and meet our Alice.

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 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit OperationKindness.org.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the week • 10.28.11

Pet-Bambi

Bambi

Bambi

Meet Bambi! She is a very sweet 7-year-old Lhasa Apso Mix that enjoys playing with her toys and cuddling up in your lap. She was brought to Operation Kindness after she was found wondering the streets of Fort Worth. When she arrived, she was extremely matted and dirty after being on the streets for so long. We had her groomed and she has not stopped smiling! She enjoys people and will make a wonderful addition to any family. Please come to Operation Kindness to meet this beautiful blonde lady and consider opening up your heart and giving her a home.

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 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost 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. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 28, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas