Bertie is a Bernese mountain dog mix that, at about 3 months old, weighs 22 pounds. She will be a big girl, and is also a super-smart girl who knows how to sit, stay, come and go potty. Bernese mountain dogs are an easy-going and steady-tempered breed who crave companionship and are very protective of and loyal to their families.

Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days: Monday, 3-8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, noon- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The 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.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 8, 2016.