Chula is a 2-year-old, purebred Siberian husky weighing about 59 pounds. In other words, she is a big girl. She is also a gentle, affectionate and playful sweetheart of a big girl who loves her people and loves her treats. She already knows how to sit and would made a great companion for an active family. She doesn’t care for cats, but is good with dogs her size.

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 March 11, 2016.