Precious is a 6-month old cattle dog-terrier mix with the friendliest personality and a super smile. She’s a happy girl who loves everyone she meets. Precious weighs 30 pounds now and will probably weigh no more than 40 pounds when full grown. She’s a real sweetheart!

Precious and many other dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are available for adoption from Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of Downtown Dallas. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon-5 p.m. The regular adoption cost is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats, but discounts are offered for older animals and those in the shelter longer than 45 days, and to senior citizens and those who adopt two animals at the same time. All dogs are tested for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV. For more information, visit, or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 23, 2012.