POWBen and his two siblings were found as strays, and a good Samaritan brought them to Operation Kindness. He’s a smooth-coated, mostly white, tricolor Hound mix. Ben will be a large dog when fully grown. He likes to follow his nose, so he’d be happiest in a home with a large, fenced-in yard he can explore. Ben also likes to use his beautiful hound voice to sing, so he isn’t suited to apartment living. Ben is very friendly and is full of love and kisses. He’s a growing boy with lots of energy. He’ll need plenty of walks and play time, and some puppy training will help him become your ideal best friend. He’d love to go home with you today, and is sure to bring lots of fun and laughs into your life. Come visit with Ben to see if he’s the dog for you.

Ben 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 April 25, 2014.