Meet Oreo, a 6-year-old, mostly black shepherd mix weighing 61 pounds. He came to the SPCA of Texas on July 7 through a compliance rescue case, scared and in terrible shape. He has blue and brown eyes and tiny flecks of grey and white on his face, giving him a cookies and cream coloring. While his skin issues have been treated, he is still missing fur and so is naked in a lot of places, but he’s working on growing his hair back. He can be a bit barky at the shelter, but it is just his way of asking for attention. And he can be a little shy when it comes to handling, but he warms up quickly. He loves other dogs, so he would make a lovely companion for dogs and humans alike for someone that is willing to offer him time and patience. Oreo has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all age-appropriate vaccinations. He is heartworm positive, but thanks to generous donors, his treatments will be free at any Metroplex-area VCA Animal Hospital. #155730

Oreo is waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, near I-30 and Hampton Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Sun-Wed and noon-7 p.m. Thurs- Sat. Regular adoption fees are $100 for puppies and kittens aged 0-6 months, $50 for adult dogs and cats aged 6 months or older, $25 for senior dogs or cats aged 7 years and older and $25 for VIP dogs and cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more.) Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit today.