PetBrownie is an adorable 1-year-old Shih Tzu who would love to find his forever home! He is incredibly affectionate and will even roll over on his back for you to rub his belly. Brownie is not too fond of children so a home with no kids would be best for him. He walks well on a leash and is good with other dogs. He will need regular grooming and brushing to keep his fur in good condition. Come and meet Brownie.

Brownie and 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 18, 2013.